Onondaga County Penitentiary, NY

Updated on: November 14, 2020

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Onondaga County Penitentiary, Onondaga County, County Jail


6660 East Seneca Turnpike PO Box 143, Jamesville, NY, 13078

New York


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The Onondaga County Penitentiary is nestled in Jamesville, New York.

The Onondaga County Penitentiary is operated by the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department. The Onondaga County Penitentiary is a medium-security facility that mainly houses pre-trial detainees. The facility will also house already sentenced inmates who have 24 months left on their sentences as well.

The Onondaga County Penitentiary is the stopping site for anyone who is arrested within Onondaga County. The Onondaga County Penitentiary will keep both female and male offenders

Onondaga County Sheriffs Office

Address: 407 South State Street, Syracuse, New York, 13202

Phone: 315-435-3044

Sending a Mail/Care Package

You will be allowed to send an inmate who is sentenced and staying in the Onondaga County Penitentiary mail. If the inmate is just in the facility for a short-term time frame, you will NOT be permitted to send them mail until they either get released or transferred out to their permanent facility.

Sending Money

Everyone believes that the jails will supply everything the inmate needs. In a sense, they do. They will supply inmates with three meals a day and the ability to use the bathrooms. But inmates will need to purchase things like personal hygiene products, entertainment items, and can purchase extra food.

To give an inmate money, you can either mail a money order with the inmate’s name and ID number on it, or you can drop the money order off when you come down to the facility to visit.

Phone calls

Inmates will have the chance to contact their friends and family by making collect calls. Inmates will only be allowed to make collect calls. The inmate or the Onondaga County Penitentiary will not be responsible for fees.


All visits in the Onondaga County Penitentiary will be non-contact visits. All this means is your visit will be through a glass partition.

Inmates in the Onondaga County Penitentiary will be permitted to have two visitors per day. You will be permitted to come down to the Onondaga County Penitentiary to visit daily between 9 am to 6 pm.

Please bring your photo identification card.

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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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