Clicking on any of the New York facilities below will direct you to an information page with Inmate Search, Visitation, Mail, Phone, Email, Most Wanted and FAQ for families and friends.
New York maintains their own state prison system; forty-four facilities which consist of every security level; maximum, medium, and minimum.
The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is where offenders are sent that have been convicted of felony crimes of murder, rape, assault, serious thefts and drug related offenses. These are offenses of at least one year, and all the way up to life imprisonment. New York abolished the death penalty in 2007, when the last person moved off of death row.
Go here for full instructions on using the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Inmate Search, as well as for the Bureau of Prisons inmates and ICE detainees.
The New York State Office of Children and Family Services oversees eight secure juvenile detention centers, and eight non-secure juvenile residential centers.
To search for an inmate or juvenile offender, or learn how to communicate with an inmate in the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision or the Office of Children and Family Services, start by choosing from the list of facilities below.