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ABOUT Schenectady City Jail

The Schenectady City Jail in the city of Schenectady, Schenectady County, New York is a maximum-security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level, misdemeanor offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level has to be as high as is it would be 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 Schenectady City Jail are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence. 

The men and women being held in the Schenectady City Jail are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Schenectady County Court System already and been sentenced to one year or less. 

When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the /state-prisons/new-york or the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Illegal immigrants may be transferred into ICE custody and are then deported.

Inmates in the Schenectady 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, a legal library, and bathroom and shower facilities. 

The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazines from trusted outside publishers.

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to schedule a time to visit.

Information You Will Find on This Page

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find very helpful and very useful: 

Schenectady County Inmate Search

How to Bail out an Inmate at this jail

Inmate Phone use for this facility

Visitation Rules and Schedules - both here and online

Commissary Deposits and Inmate Accounts

Schenectady City Jail Inmate Mail Guidelines


We also provide information on:

  • How to contact the facility
  • Directions to the jail
  • Schenectady County recent arrests
  • Local, State and Federal Most Wanted bulletins
  • Outstanding Arrest Warrants
  • Crime News
  • Schenectady County Court Appearances, and lots more.

Schenectady City Jail

New York Schenectady N/A


531 Liberty Street
Schenectady, NY 12305




Inmate's First and Last Name
531 Liberty Street
Schenectady, NY 12305