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Corrections Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

1-Major

2-Administrative Lieutenants

3- Shift Lieutenants

3- Shift Sergeants

 62-Correction Officers

1- Nurse Administrator

 2- Registered Nurses 

                                                                        Phone Number- 607-737-2934       

                                                                                      Inmate Visitation

                               ***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.

 

Commissary Services

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.

 

Educational Services

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

 

Bail

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://198.173.15.31/forms/pdf_files/CashBailCityFlyer.pdf 

 

Inmate Phones

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/

 

Amnesty Program 

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

https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2021/S2836

 

  • Limits the use of segregated confinement in state prisons and county jails and implements alternative rehabilitative measures, including the creation of Residential Rehabilitation Units (RRU).
  • Restrict the use of segregated confinement for all incarcerated persons for up to 15 days.
  • Expand the definition of segregated confinement to include any form of cell confinement where an individual is held for more than 17 hours a day.
  • Mandate additional out-of-cell time and rehabilitative programming for individuals diverted to rehabilitative units after the 15-day limit has been reached.

Prohibit segregated confinement for special populations for any period of time.

Special populations are:     

  • Individuals age 21 or younger,
  • Individuals age 55 and over,

  • Individuals with a disability,
  • And individuals who are pregnant, up to eight weeks postpartum, or caring for children in a facility.
  • Prohibit the denial of services, treatment, or basic needs such as clothing, food, and bedding while an individual is held in segregated confinement.
  • Mandate that staff  must undergo 37 hours and 30 minutes initial training prior to assignment on segregated confinement units and 21 additional hours, annually, after assignment.
  • Add due process protections by prohibiting placement in segregated confinement prior to a disciplinary hearing and by allowing access to counsel.
  • Require the Facility to publish monthly reports on its website with semi-annual and annual cumulative reports of the total number of people in segregated confinement.

          Monthly/Semi-Annual & Annual Reports Located on the Left Tab Option

 

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