Chemung County Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: October 11, 2021
211 William St, Elmira, NY 14901

Chemung Co Jail is for County Jail offenders sentenced up to twenty four months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for County - medium facility.

If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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You can support your loved ones at Chemung Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 607-737-2934.

When someone you care about gets locked up, it's tough to figure out all the ins and outs of jail life. From sending mail to visiting, there are a lot of things to sort out. And getting info about the arrest? Not always easy. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get a handle on how things work at Chemung County Jail so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Chemung Co Jail is a detention center located at 211 William St Elmira, NY which is operated locally by the Chemung County Sheriff's Office and holds inmates awaiting trial or sentencing or both. Most of the sentenced inmates are here for less than two years. Chemung County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Elmira Police Department, and the US Marshal's Service.

New detainees arrive at the jail regularly, with some being released on bail, placed under pretrial services caseloads, supervised by probation agencies, or released on recognizance with a court appearance agreement. Those who are not released await their court appearances at the jail, receiving accommodations including bedding and meals. You can see all the arrest records for New York here.

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. The Correctional Facility has a maximum capacity of 262 inmates. The Correctional Facility is overseen by the Office of the Undersheriff and run on a day to day basis by 1 Captain, 4 Lieutenants, 4 Sergeants and 66 Correction Officers. The Sheriff’s Office also employs 20 part-time Correction Officers, 3 full-time nurses and 1 clerk. The Correctional Facility offers a variety of programs to inmates, such as a GED Program, parenting and religious classes and a law library.

Depositing Money into inmates account/hours and procedure - Money will be accepted and deposited into the inmate’s accounts Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 2:30 PM and Monday and Wednesday between the hours of 4:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Inmates may also receive money the form of cash, money order or checks approved by the Chief Administrative Officer into their account through the mail.

Packages - Magazines, newspapers, softcover books (non-pornographic) (maximum of three each at a time) are allowed into the Chemung County Jail through the United States Mail, U.P.S., Federal Express, etc.

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 stationery products.

Education 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 is available from your housing unit officer.

  • Drug and Alcohol Counseling
  • Mental Health Counseling

Inmate Telephone Usage - Inmates in general population will be allowed the use of the telephones located in the housing areas between 0800 and 2300 hours daily.

Inmate Locator

To utilize the Inmate Search page on InmateAid, begin by selecting the relevant prison facility in New York. This allows you to view the current list of inmates housed at Chemung County Jail.

The second section features the InmateAid Inmate Search tool, providing a user-generated database of inmates. You can access this resource to utilize any of InmateAid's services. If you require assistance in creating an inmate profile to maintain communication, please contact us at, and we'll gladly help you locate your loved one.

As a last resort, you might have to pay for that information if we do not have it. The Arrest Record Search will cost you a small amount, but their data is the freshest available and for that reason, they charge to access it.

Visitation Information

Chemung County Jail - Visitation

Visiting schedule:

  • Monday / Wednesday / Friday from 2:30 pm through 9:00 pm.

Each inmate has two (2) authorized one-hour visits per week.

Each visit will consist of two (2) visitors at a maximum, (all children will be counted as a visitor.)

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