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Community Services / Civil Division
KIMBERLY L TENNY
The Corrections Division of the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the Staffing, Operation, as well as the Safety and Security of the Chemung County Correctional Facility. All Correction Officers receive extensive training approved through the Department of Criminal Justice Services. Officers maintain their knowledge by completing annual training in some topics to include: Suicide Prevention, Use of Force, CPR/AED, Narcan Administration, Chemical Agents, Sexual Harassment and Legal Issues. The Chemung County Jail, through the hard work by its Corrections Professionals, remains an Accredited Agency through the New York State Sheriff's Association.
The Correctional Facility has the maximum capacity of 262 inmates which are housed according to their Classification Status. The Correctional Facility is overseen by the Office of the Undersheriff and runs on a daily basis by:
3- Shift Lieutenants
3- Shift Sergeants
1- Nurse Administrator
2- Registered Nurses
Phone Number- 607-737-2934
***DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS, VISITATION REMAINS SUSPENDED***
Visitation Schedule: Monday and Friday- 6:30 AM-1:00 PM
Each inmate is authorized two (2) One-Hour visits Per Week. Each visit will consist of two (2) visitors at a maximum, (All children will be counted as a Visitor.)
Depositing Money into Inmates Accounts:
Money will be accepted and deposited into the inmate’s accounts Monday through Friday between the hours of 6:30 AM and 1:15 PM.
Inmates may also receive money the form of cash or money order into their account through the mail.
Mail & Packages
Magazines, newspapers, soft cover books (maximum of three each at a time) will only be allowed into the Chemung County Jail, if they are purchased from, and mailed to the facility by, a company whose ordinary business includes the sale and shipping of such items through the United States Mail, U.P.S., Federal Express. Examples: Amazon, Barnes & Nobles or any other publishing company.
The Chemung County Jail provides a commissary program for the convenience of inmates and is available once weekly.
Items available are those deemed acceptable for inmate needs, and are limited to, selected food and snack items, toiletries, clothing, games, and stationary products.
The Chemung County Jail invites all qualified inmates to take part in a General Equivalency Diploma Program along with parenting classes or computer classes, which are under the direction of Board of Cooperative Educational Services.
Inmate Counseling Programs
The Chemung County Jail offers the following inmate counseling programs. Inmates wishing to participate in the programs listed below are required to submit an inmate request form, which are available from your housing unit officer.
1.Drug and Alcohol Counseling Services Provided by CASA-TRINITY
2. Mental Health Counseling- Provided by Chemung County Family Services
The Chemung County Jail will accept cash from individuals that want to post bail or pay a fine on inmates that are incarcerated at the Chemung County Jail.
The Chemung County Jail also accepts credit cards bail in conjunction with
GOVERNMENT PAYMENT SERVICE (GPS) – CREDIT CARD BAIL system. http://220.127.116.11/forms/pdf_files/CashBailCityFlyer.pdf
Inmates in General Population will be allowed use of the telephones located in the housing unit areas between 0800 and 2130 hours, daily.
All Housing Unit telephones are completed by collect call. Telephones are maintained by GTL, Further information is available at https://gtl.net/
The Chemung County Sheriff's Office has implemented an Amnesty Program to assist inmates with surrendering any contraband during the intake process without facing any criminal prosecution or internal disciplinary action. This program strives to protect the Inmate Population and Corrections Staff from coming into contact with dangerous drugs or weapons. If an inmate surrenders any drug related contraband they are offered treatment services through our local CASA-TRINITY Office.
H.A.L.T.-The Humane Alternatives to Solitary Confinement Act
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