Albany County Juvenile Detention Center, NY

Updated on: September 13, 2020

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Albany County Juvenile Detention Center, Albany County, County Jail

Juvenile

838 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12211

New York

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The Albany County Juvenile Detention Center is operated by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office and holds inmates that are awaiting trial and/or sentencing. It houses adults inmates. The jail also accepts inmates from surrounding municipalities, towns, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

The Albany County Juvenile Detention Center is located in Albany, New York, and is a medium-security prison. The jail is divided into pods.

Albany County Sheriffs Office

Address: 16 Eagle Street, Albany, New York, 12207

Phone: 518-487-5440

Fax: 518-487-5037

Sending a Mail/Care Package

There are no restrictions in terms of the amount of mail that an inmate at Albany County Juvenile Detention Center can send or receive. However, there are strict rules regarding what is allowed. Only postcards are accepted.

Here is a list of items that are restricted from any and all mail, and which may be returned to sender as a result:

  • Stamps

  • Papers

  • Envelopes

  • Lipstick

  • Crayons

  • Glitter

  • Strings

  • Ribbon

  • Cash

  • Personal Checks

There are some other items that are prohibited, and you can check with the facility for more information.

You can send mail to inmates at this address:

Albany County Juvenile Detention Center

838 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY, 12211

Sending Money

One way to send money to an inmate is by sending a money order addressed to the inmate. This will take longer than other methods. You should call Albany County Juvenile Detention Center for more information about where to send the money order. Usually, the money order is made out to the name of the inmate.

You should be able to walk in and deposit money into an inmate’s account, as well.

The Albany County Juvenile Detention Center may have an agreement with a third-party company that allows individuals to send care packages to inmates for a fee. These care packages can be ordered online and are delivered directly to the inmate, as well.

The standard monthly limit an inmate can spend is around $300-$400.

Another option is to use a debit/credit card and deposit funds into an inmate’s account. This can be accomplished by creating an account at jailatm.com.

Phone calls

Inmates have access to a phone every day from 8 AM to 11 PM. However, the phone service provider for the Albany County Juvenile Detention Center is Amtel, so you will need to direct any questions or concerns to Amtel. The phone number for Amtel is 1-800-849-6081.

Visitation

No inmate can have more than two visitors at one time. Additionally, once a visitor exits a facility, they will not be allowed to re-enter. Visitors at Albany County Juvenile Detention Center are expected to adhere to a code of conduct, and no contact is permitted during visits.

Female inmates can schedule visitation through their jail supervisor. Male inmates have visitation hours of 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM on Fridays.

Only adults (over the age of 18) are permitted. You can find an inmate visitation request form here: http://www.gcso.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Inmate-Visitation-Request-8.17.17.pdf This form has to be filled out prior to any visitation. It must be filled out before 5 PM on the Thursday prior to the week of any planned visit.

There is a strict dress code with regard to visitors. Visitors cannot wear the following:

  1. Hats

  2. Caps

  3. Tank Tops

  4. Bandanas

  5. Scarves

  6. Spandex

  7. Tight-fitting clothing

They also cannot bring food and/or drink into the facility, as well. They cannot bring in backpacks, tote bags, sunglasses, hats, or wallets, either.

Visiting 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

Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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