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Old 08-01-2006, 11:58 AM
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Default Does anyone have a loved one at Gowanda

I'm still hoping to find some poeple that have loved ones at Gowanda. My boyfriend is being transfered there for the DWI program and I'm really worried about him. I have only herd horrible things about this place. Would love it if anyone could give me some feedback on how things have been for their loved one while at this prison.
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Old 08-01-2006, 01:27 PM
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there are people looking for a ride to Gowanda-therefore I assume they have someone in Gowanda-you can send them a private message-(click on their name and hit send a PM)-there are several

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hi. my husband has been at gowanda for about 6 months. it isn't too bad for visiting. my husband says the co's are jerks but he hasn't had any problems with anyone . pm me if you have any questions. i would be happy to help if i can. best wishes.

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My brother was transferred about 5 months ago. Co's do not give much respect but nothing real bad. They are just very strcit there and it is easy to get tickets for stupid things but if he keeps to himself, he should have no problems.

Commissary does not offer as much as other facilities do.
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My husband has been there since February for the DWI program and he just started. I just don't like how long it takes to get in to the visit. It could be worse. Hopefully my husband will be transferred out once he completes the program
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hi. my boyfriend is at Gowanda. it's a terrible place, but according to him, not so bad as others. he has 4 years left. cant transfer for another 2 years. I talk to him almost everynight.
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do you have any information about the shuttle from buffalo to gowand? i live in Malone NY. takes 6 hours to drive, so thought i would fly to buffalo. any ideas? thanks.
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to Gowanda-there is one from Buffalo to Wende and a few other places but not Gowanda. You could try PM ing aroundawaygyrl2--she knew of a second shuttle service --but I do not think it went to gowanda. So you know, it would be at least a $100 cab ride from the Buffalo airport(one way). Cheaper to rent a car.
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Three years ago I used to go to Collins. At the beginning I was taking the bus there, but I was tired of it and started taking the plane (it got expensive pretty fast though).
At that time, Mr Johnson had a van service between Buffalo and Gowanda / Collins (716) 297-4933 (I took him many times, he is very reliable). I heard there is also another van Mr George (716) 896-0615 (never used him).

If you want to stay overnight, there is the Hope Hospitality House (716) 895-2840 : wonderful place, victorian house, wonderful people, great food, all of this for $10, yes you read that right TEN dollars, they cater to families of the incarcerated. The only thing is that it is in a VERY BAD area of Buffalo...

There is a motel down the street from Collins, I stayed there once. I do not recommend it. I didn't feel safe at all.

I hope all this info is not outdated. Let us know. Good luck.
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my boyfriend was at gowanda a little over a year ago. he was there about 10 months. it was a bad place to visit and so far for me to travel. i drove overnight 6 and a half hours from albany. sat all day and then drove 6 and half hours home. the c.o.s are mean. and they do give tickets for bullshit. sorry if this puts u in a bad mood. luckily my baby got transfered and will be home in 7 days!!!!!
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near Gowanda--Teepee Inn-reasonable -be aware that anything in Buffalo is about 55 minutes from Gowanda-the Teepee is about 5 minutes (tops) from the prison.
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