Onondaga County Penitentiary, NY Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Onondaga County Penitentiary

315-435-5581

6660 East Seneca Turnpike PO Box 143, Jamesville, NY, 13078

http://www.ongov.net/correction/home.html

The original Onondaga County Penitentiary was built back in the 1850s. The original Onondaga County Penitentiary has now been made into a museum.

They have built a newer facility that has all the bells and whistles. The new Onondaga County Penitentiary went to replace the original Onondaga County Penitentiary was burnt to the ground.

The Onondaga County Penitentiary is responsible for keeping inmates who are from Onondaga County as they are going through their trial process as well as when they serve their sentences.

Inmates in the Onondaga County Penitentiary are both male and female over the age of 18.

Onondaga County Penitentiary — General Information

Facility Name Onondaga County Penitentiary
Facility Type County Jail
Address 6660 East Seneca Turnpike PO Box 143, Jamesville, NY, 13078
Phone 315-435-5581
City Jamesville
Postal Code 13078
State New York
County Onondaga County
Official Website http://www.ongov.net/correction/home.html

Sending a Mail/Care Package

If you do not live near the Onondaga County Penitentiary and you still want to converse with an inmate other than phone calls, another great way is to send them letters.

The Onondaga County Penitentiary permits inmates to receive written letters from their friends, family, and even legal counsel.

When writing an inmate, a letter, you should refrain from using any of the following:

  • Staples

  • Stickers

  • Glitter

  • Kissing the letter with lipstick

  • Misting the letter with your cologne or perfume

  • Drawing on it

  • Using crayons

Please ensure you put your return address on every letter you send.

Sending Money

If you need to put money into the inmates account at the Onondaga County Penitentiary, you can stop by the facility lobby with a money order. The money order will then be added to the inmate’s accounts within a few business days.

If you do not live near the Onondaga County Penitentiary, you can send a check or a money order to the facility and they can then add the funds to the inmate’s account. You need to ensure the inmate’s name is on the funds you are sending.

Please do not send cash.

Phone calls

When an inmate is first brought into the Onondaga County Penitentiary, they will have to fill out a phone call approval list. This list will allow them to contact you while they are in the Onondaga County Penitentiary.

If an inmate does not know your telephone number when filling out this list, it is fine, they can add you later.

Inmates in the Onondaga County Penitentiary will be permitted to use the telephone from 7 am to 7:30 pm. They will not be permitted to use the telephone during counts throughout the day.

However, inmates will only be permitted to call you collect. You, the receiver will be the one responsible for the costs associated with the call.

Inmates will be able to make 30-minute phone calls home. However, during rush time, the calls will only be approved for 10-minutes.

Visitation

Again, when an inmate is first brought into the Onondaga County Penitentiary, they will have to fill out an approved visitor list. Inmates will need your information to put you on the list.

Keep in mind that you will need a government photo identification card with you to be permitted into the visitation room.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM

Directions

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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