The Buffalo City Jail
in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Buffalo City Jail
are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.
The men, women and juveniles being held in the Buffalo City Jail
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Erie County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the New York Prison
or Federal Prison System
Inmates in the Buffalo City Jail
are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.
The other jail facilities in Erie County, New York are: Cheektowaga City Jail
, Erie County Correctional Facility
, Erie County Jail - Holding Center
, Erie County Jail - Holding Center Annex
, West Seneca City Jail
. In addition, Erie County houses the following juvenile facility: Erie County Juvenile Detention Center
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Erie County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Buffalo City Jail
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Erie County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Buffalo City Jail Inmate Search
Buffalo Police Department
74 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202