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.

The phone carrier is Public Communication Services - PCS (GTL), to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

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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Chemung County Jail basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 607-737-2934

The Chemung County Jail is a medium-security 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, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Elmira Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

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

Chemung County Jail publishes the names of their inmates currently in their facility in New York. Your search should start with this locator first to see if your loved one is there.

The second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is user-generated content for the purpose of accessing and utilizing any or all of the InmateAid services. If you need our assistance creating your own inmate profile to keep in touch, email us at and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Chemung County Jail and their loved ones during the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no in-person visits for family and friends due to the COVID-19 situation. Video visitation is available; details can be found below or call 607-737-2934.


  • All visits through the video visitation system require the visitor to establish a user account.

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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