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What are Inmate Records?

Inmate records contain the official information about persons held in correctional facilities, prisons, detention centers, or jails managed by New York counties, cities or the State of New York. It provides general information such as the name of the inmate, the inmate’s registration number (DIN or NYSID), date of birth, race, sex, offense, and the inmate’s custody status. Inmate records may also include the location of the inmate.

Sending Money to an Inmate

The rules and guidelines for sending funds to an inmate vary with different prisons, detention centers, jails and more. For instance, the New York City DOC provides several avenues for sending money. Members of the public can send funds:

  1. By using the DOC InmateLookup System. To use this method, interested parties must be able to correctly identify the right inmate
  2. By visiting the office of any money transfer agent and making payment by cash, credit card, or debit card
  3. By visiting a DOC-approved kiosk or cashier office (most accept cash only)
  4. By making a payment online using the website of any participating transfer agent
  5. By making payments over the phone using a credit/debit card

Note: The records available on the NYC DOC Inmate Lookup database do not include information on inmates released over 30 days.

Locations of New York State Prisons

Adirondack Adolescent Offender Facility
196 Ray Brook Road
P.O. Box 110
Ray Brook, NY 12977-0110
(518) 891-1343 (Essex County)

Albion Correctional Facility
3595 State School Road
Albion, NY 14411-9399
(585) 589-5511 (Orleans County)

Altona Correctional Facility
555 Devils Den Road
P.O. Box 3000
Altona, NY 12910-3000
(518) 236-7841 (Clinton County)

Attica Correctional Facility
639 Exchange St
Attica, NY 14011-0149
(585) 591-2000 (Wyoming County)

Auburn Correctional Facility
135 State Street
Auburn, NY 13024-9000
(315) 253-8401 (Cayuga County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 618, Zip 13021)

Bare Hill Correctional Facility
181 Brand Rd.
Caller Box #20
Malone, NY 12953-0020
(518) 483-8411 (Franklin County)

Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2400
(914) 241-3100 (Westchester Co.)

Cape Vincent Correctional Facility
36560 State Route 12E
P.O. Box 599
Cape Vincent, NY 13618-0599
(315) 654-4100 (Jefferson County)

Cayuga Correctional Facility
2202 State Route 38A
P.O. Box 1150
Moravia, NY 13118-1150
(315) 497-1110 (Cayuga County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 1186, Zip 13118)

Clinton Correctional Facility
1156 Rt. 374
P.O. Box 2000
Dannemora, NY 12929-2000
(518) 492-2511 (Clinton County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 2001, Zip 12929)

Clinton Annex
1074 Rt. 374
P.O. Box 2000
Dannemora, NY 12929
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 2002, Zip 12929)

Collins Correctional Facility
Middle Road
P.O. Box 490
Collins, NY 14034-0490
(716) 532-4588 (Erie County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 340, Zip 14034-0340)

Coxsackie Correctional Facility
11260 Route 9W
P.O. Box 200
Coxsackie, NY 12051-0200
(518) 731-2781 (Greene County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 999, Zip 12051-0999)

Downstate Correctional Facility
121 Red Schoolhouse Road
P.O. Box 445
Fishkill, NY 12524-0445
(845) 831-6600 (Dutchess County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box F, Zip 12524)

Eastern NY Correctional Facility
30 Institution Rd
P.O. Box 338
Napanoch, NY 12458-0338
(845) 647-7400 (Ulster County)

Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility
611 Edgecombe Avenue
New York, NY 10032-4398
(212) 923-2575 (New York County)

Elmira Correctional Facility
1879 Davis St
P.O. Box 500
Elmira, NY 14901-0500
(607) 734-3901 (Chemung County)

Fishkill Correctional Facility
18 Strack Drive
Beacon, NY 12508-0307
(845) 831-4800 (Dutchess County)
(Inmate Mail: 271 Matteawan Road, P.O. Box 1245)

Five Points Correctional Facility
6600 State Route 96
Caller Box 400
Romulus, NY 14541
(607) 869-5111 (Seneca County)
(Inmate Mail: Caller Box 119)

Franklin Correctional Facility
62 Bare Hill Road
P.O. Box 10
Malone, NY 12953-0010
(518) 483-6040 (Franklin County)

Gouverneur Correctional Facility
112 Scotch Settlement Road
P.O. Box 370
Gouverneur, NY 13642-0370
(315) 287-7351 (St. Lawrence County)

Gowanda Correctional Facility
South Road
P.O. Box 350
Gowanda, NY 14070-0350
(716) 532-0177 (Erie County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 311, Zip 14070-0311)

Great Meadow Correctional Facility
11739 State Route 22
P.O. Box 51
Comstock, NY 12821-0051
(518) 639-5516 (Washington County)

Green Haven Correctional Facility
594 Rt. 216
Stormville, NY 12582-0010
(845) 221-2711 (Dutchess County)

Greene Correctional Facility
165 Plank Road
P.O. Box 8
Coxsackie, NY 12051-0008
(518) 731-2741 (Greene County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 975, Zip 12051-0975)

Groveland Correctional Facility
7000 Sonyea Road
P.O. Box 50
Sonyea, NY 14556-0050
(585) 658-2871 (Livingston County)

Hale Creek ASACTC
279 Maloney Road
Johnstown, NY 12095-3769
(518) 736-2094 (Fulton County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 950, Zip 12095)

Hudson Adolescent Offender Facility
50 East Court Street
P.O. Box 576
Hudson, NY 12534-0576
(518) 828-4311 (Columbia County)

Lakeview Shock Incarceration C. F.
9300 Lake Avenue
P.O. Box T
Brocton, NY 14716-9798
(716) 792-7100 (Chautauqua County)

Marcy Correctional Facility
9000 Old River Road
P.O. Box 5000
Marcy, NY 13403-5000
(315) 768-1400 (Oneida County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 3600, Zip 13403)

Mid-State Correctional Facility
9005 Old River Road
P.O. Box 216
Marcy, NY 13403-0216
(315) 768-8581 (Oneida County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 2500, 13403)

Mohawk Correctional Facility
6514 Rt. 26
P.O. Box 8450
Rome, NY 13442
(315) 339-5232 (Oneida County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 8451)

Moriah Shock Incarceration Corr. Fac.
75 Burhart Lane
P.0. Box 999
Mineville, NY 12956-0999
(518) 942-7561 (Essex County)

Ogdensburg Correctional Facility
One Correction Way
Ogdensburg, NY 13669-2288
(315) 393-0281 (St. Lawrence County)

Orleans Correctional Facility
3531 Gaines Basin Road
Albion, NY 14411-9199
(585) 589-6820 (Orleans County)
(Mailing Address: 3531 Gaines Basin Road)

Otisville Correctional Facility
57 Sanitorium Road
P.O. Box 8
Otisville, NY 10963-0008
(845) 386-1490 (Orange County)

Queensboro Correctional Facility
47-04 Van Dam Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-3081
(718) 361-8920 (Queens County)

Riverview Correctional Facility
1110 Tibbits Drive
P.O. Box 158
Ogdensburg, NY 13669-0158
(315) 393-8400 (St. Lawrence County)

Rochester Correctional Facility
470 Ford Street
Rochester, NY 14608-2499
(585) 454-2280 (Monroe County)

Shawangunk Correctional Facility
200 Quick Road
P.O. Box 750
Wallkill, NY 12589-0750
(845) 895-2081 (Ulster County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 700, Zip 12589)

Sing Sing Correctional Facility
354 Hunter Street
Ossining, NY 10562-5442
(914) 941-0108 (Westchester County)

Southport Correctional Facility
236 Bob Masia Drive
P.O. Box 2000
Pine City, NY 14871-2000
(607) 737-0850 (Chemung County)

Sullivan Correctional Facility
325 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 116
Fallsburg, NY 12733-0116
(845) 434-2080 (Sullivan County)

Taconic Correctional Facility
250 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507-2497
(914) 241-3010 (Westchester County)

Ulster Correctional Facility
750 Berme Road
P.O. Box 800
Napanoch, NY 12458-0800
(845) 647-1670 (Ulster County)

Upstate Correctional Facility
309 Bare Hill Road
P.O. Box 2000
Malone, NY 12953
(518) 483-6997 (Franklin County)
(Inmate Mail: P.O. Box 2001)

Wallkill Correctional Facility
50 McKendrick Road
P.O. Box G
Wallkill, NY 12589-0286
(845) 895-2021 (Ulster County)

Washington Correctional Facility
72 Lock Eleven Lane
P.O. Box 180
Comstock, NY 12821-0180
(518) 639-4486 (Washington County)

Watertown Correctional Facility
23147 Swan Road
Watertown, NY 13601-9340
(315) 782-7490 (Jefferson County)

Wende Correctional Facility
3040 Wende Road
Alden, NY 14004-1187
(716) 937-4000 (Erie County)

Willard Drug Treatment Campus
7116 County Route 132
P.O. Box 303
Willard, NY 14588-0303
(607) 869-5500 (Seneca County)

Woodbourne Correctional Facility
99 Prison Road
P.O. Box 1000
Woodbourne, NY 12788-1000
(845) 434-7730 (Sullivan County)

Wyoming Correctional Facility
3203 Dunbar Road
P.O. Box 501
Attica, NY 14011-0501
(585) 591-1010 (Wyoming County)

Obtaining Inmate Information

How to Find Inmate Records of Persons Held in State Prison

The New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision maintains records of individuals held in state prisons. It also provides online access to these records via an online lookup database. It contains the names of persons held in state prisons, with the exception of:

  • Individuals who have their convictions overturned by a court
  • Youthful/Juvenile offenders
  • Individuals who have had their record reversed

To use this service, interested parties must provide specific information such as the inmate’s full name (first and last) as well as any suffix. Names can be used alone or paired with a date of birth to narrow down the results. Searches can also be conducted using either a known DIN Number (Department ID Number) or an NYSID number (New York State ID Number).

How to Find Inmate Records of Persons Held In New York City Jail

The New York City Department of Correction is tasked with the control, care and custody of inmates held in New York’s City Jail. It also maintains and provides public access to a searchable online database of persons held in DOC custody. Interested parties can search for inmates using the online Inmate Lookup. Searches can be done using an inmate’s first and last name or by searching with a book & case number or NY SID number (New York State ID Number). It provides general inmate records such as the inmate’s current housing facility, arrest date, book and case number, and physical information. It also includes details such as race, weight, sex and year of birth.

Victims of crimes and other eligible persons may also search for inmates or check up on an inmate’s status using the Victim Information and Notification Everyday (VINE) service. Members of the public can use the service to confirm if an inmate is in custody. It also provides notifications on the inmate’s status, if/when the inmate is released or transferred from the custody of the New York DOC. To use VINE, requesters will be expected to provide relevant information that can be used to identify the subject, such as the NYSID or any three of:

  1. Date of Birth
  2. First Name
  3. Last Name
  4. Date of Arrest

How to Find Information on Persons Held in New York County Jails

Most of the counties in New York maintain an online database that provides interested constituents with inmate information. To conduct a successful inmate search, requesters must have relevant information related to the record, such as the full (or partial) name of the inmate arrested or a registration number. Members of the public can also locate inmates or obtain information on persons held in county jail by contacting the support desk of the Sheriff’s office.

Note: The records available on the NYC DOC Inmate Lookup database don't include information on inmates released over 30 days.

New York State Archives

State Archives

Contact:(315) 273-4660

Search Includes

  • Arrests & Warrants
  • Criminal Records
  • Driving Violations
  • Police Records
  • Sheriff Records
  • Inmate Records
  • Felonies & Misdemeanors
  • Probation Records
  • Parole Records
  • Bankruptcies
  • Tax & Property Liens
  • Civil Judgements
  • Marriages & Divorces
  • Birth Records
  • Death Records
  • Property Records
  • Personal Assets
  • Business Ownership
  • Professional Licenses
  • Political Contributions
  • Unclaimed State Funds
  • Relatives & Associates
  • Address Registrations
  • Affiliated Phone Numbers
  • Affiliated Email Addresses

Results are based upon available information from state, county and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the above details.

Aerial view of Rikers Island

Rikers Island is home to one of the world's largest correctional and mental institutions, and has been dubbed as “New York's most popular prison”.

  • There were over 1,240,000 reported violent crimes in the United States in 2017.
  • Between 2006 and 2010, approximately 3.4 million violent crimes went unreported.
  • Around 73 million (29.5%) of Americans have criminal records, many of which are eligible for sealing or expungement.
  • There were nearly 7.7 million property crimes in the United States in 2017. This represents a 3.6% decrease from the previous year.
  • Some newspapers have reported the cost of a public record can cost between $5 and $399,000.
  • In 2017, there were 1,920 presidential pardon requests. Of those, 142 were granted.