Essex County NY Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: October 13, 2022
702 Stowersville Rd, Lewis, NY 12950

Essex 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.

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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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Essex County NY 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: 518-873-6974

The Essex County NY Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 702 Stowersville Rd Lewis, NY which is operated locally by the Essex 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. Essex County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Lewis Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Inmates who are incarcerated here are both sentenced and un-sentenced. The Jail holds all inmates, male or female, 16 years old and older. The crimes can be anything from traffic infractions to violent felonies. If the inmate is sentenced to jail time, he/she will serve their time at the Essex County Jail for up to one year. If the sentence is longer, the inmate will be transferred to NYS Department of Corrections. All inmates in State Prisons start their court-imposed sentences in County Jails.

Members of the Essex County Sheriff’s Office will transport the inmate to the next court date and any subsequent dates.

Medical treatment will be provided to the inmate as needed and prescribed by the Facility Doctor.

Inmate Locator

Essex County NY 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 Essex County NY 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 518-873-6974.


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

Visitation Information

Essex County NY Jail - Visitation

Visiting Hours

Saturday and Sunday only

  • 08:30—09:30
  • 10:00—11:00
  • 14:00—15:00
  • 15:30—16:30

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