Albany County Correctional Facility, NY Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: March 31, 2020
Albany County Correctional Facility

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Built-in 2003, the Albany County Correctional Facility is a medium-security detention center located in Albany, New York. This facility currently has a capacity of 1043 inmates. The Albany County Correctional Facility’s mission is to keep the public safe through custody and control of inmates while maintaining a safe, humane, and secure environment for inmates, staff, and the community.

Albany County Correctional Facility provides its inmates basic services including meals, medical and mental health care, clothing and linens, laundry, visitation, mail and telephone privileges, recreation, religious programs, and access to courts and attorneys.

Albany County Correctional Facility operations are overseen by Jail Captain. The other roles at this facility include four Sergeants, 22 full-time jailers, and five part-time jailers.

Albany County Correctional Facility - General Information

  • Facility Name

    Albany County Correctional Facility

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    840 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12211

  • Phone

    518-869-2724

  • Capacity

    1043

  • City

    Albany

  • Postal Code

    12211

  • State

    New York

  • Country

    Albany County

  • Official Website

    Website

  • Facility Name

    Albany County Correctional Facility

  • Facility Type

    County Jail

  • Address

    840 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12211

  • Phone

    518-869-2724

  • Capacity

    1043

  • Country

    Albany County

Albany County Sheriffs Office

  • Address

    16 Eagle Street, Albany, New York, 12207

  • Phone

    518-487-5440

  • Fax

    518-487-5037

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If you are looking for an inmate who is serving time at Albany County Correctional Facility, search for him or her on this link which is provided by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. When you find the inmate you are looking for, click on his or her name, and you will see the information you are looking for.

Send a Mail/Package

Inmates at Albany County Correctional Facility may receive only metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4" x 6" as mail. Writing must be in pencil or blue or black ink. Any other mail will be returned to the sender.

Inmate mail can be addressed as follows:

Inmate Name
C/O Albany County Correctional Facility
840 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12211

Photos may be sent to inmates, but they will be checked to make sure they do not contain nudity, violence, or are gang-related. Hand-drawn pictures from children are allowed, but they must not contain with glitter, glue or tape.

Magazines and books are not allowed to be sent to inmates, with the exception of religious material.

Sending Money

You can send money to an inmate in Albany County Correctional Facility via a money order. Make sure it is made out to the inmate and you can either drop it off at the jail or send it through the mail. Money can also be deposited to the inmate’s account in person with either cash or a credit card by the use of the kiosk located in the jail lobby. There is a fee of $2.50 per transaction.

Commissary

More than likely, inmates will apply money they receive to their commissary account. Commissary is a jail “store” that sells snacks, candy, playing cards, board games, hygiene products, and more.

Inmates at Albany County Correctional Facility are given three meals a day, but they also are allowed to purchase snacks and drinks from the commissary if they have money available on their account.

Phone Calls

Inmates booked into the Albany County Correctional Facility have access to payphones managed by Paytel Communications from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Inmates are not allowed to receive phone calls.

If you have problems receiving calls from the Jail, contact 518-869-2724.

Visitation Rules

Visitation at Albany County Correctional Facility is Monday through Friday 9 AM-6 PM.

Visitors must be on the inmate’s requested visitation sheet and have a valid state-issued ID (minors excluded) or a valid United States Passport. Visits are held in a small room that has about five telephones, which inmates and visitors talk into and see each other through a glass window. All visitations are monitored by staff.

Here are some other things to remember:

  • No cell phones are allowed during the visit to Albany County Correctional Facility.

  • No visitors can be added to the visitation the day of visitation.

  • You must schedule your visits 24 hours in advance.

  • Visitation is Monday through Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm.

  • Visits can also be set up by video.

VISITATION 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

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