Genesee County NY Jail

County Jail

Last Updated: May 02, 2022
14 W Main St, Batavia, NY 14021
Mailing Address
PO Box 151, Batavia, NY 14021-0151

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

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Genesee 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: 585-343-0838

The Genesee County NY Jail is a medium-security detention center located at 14 W Main St Batavia, NY which is operated locally by the Genesee 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. Genesee County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Batavia Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

The Genesee County Jail was originally built in 1903, with several modifications since then and has an authorized capacity of 87 prisoners. The jail staff consists of full-time Correction Officers, first-line supervisors (Senior Correction Officers), part-time Correction Officers, a full-time Cook Manager, part-time Cooks, Medical Staff (a full-time Nurse, a contracted Nurse Practitioner and a Medical Director), a Financial Management Assistant, and a Jail Superintendent. The Sheriff has the overall responsibility and accountability for the administration and operation of the jail.

The New York State Commission of Correction oversees correctional facilities within New York State, including the Genesee County Jail, by establishing Minimum Standards for the care, custody, correctional treatment, supervision, discipline and other correctional programs for all persons confined. The Minimum Standards promulgated by the State Commission of Correction addresses areas such as food services, visitation, religion, exercise, legal services, grievance programs and health services, to name a few. The Commission visits and inspects the jail to ensure compliance with the Minimum Standards.

The Genesee County Jail also offers numerous spiritual programs for inmates of various denominations.

The jail currently has a commissary program whereby inmates are allowed to place an order for extra food, toiletry items, cards, letters, paper, pens, stamps, etc. Each inmate is allowed to place an order on every Sunday, up to $80.00 worth of items, for delivery on Monday or Tuesday. This means that cash or money orders are accepted and placed into each individual inmate's account.

Inmates may also receive, in combination, a total of three (3) small, paperback books and magazines, with the exception of any that contain sexual penetration, guns, drugs, and self-defense (or any deemed inappropriate by the Officer in Charge); two (2) newspapers daily. Inmates may also receive in total five (5) family pictures (NO POLAROIDS, NO PORTRAIT PHOTOS OVER 4X6 in size, and NO PHOTOS WITH ANY SEXUAL PENETRATION). An inmate may receive three (3) white underwear, three (3) socks, three (3) short-sleeve tee-shirts without pockets and one (1) thermal top, either white or off white, from an outside source as long as they are dropped off at the jail in the original, unopened retail package.

What can I drop off for an inmate?

  • Up to five (5) photographs. NOTE: Polaroids are NOT acceptable.
  • Up to three (3) magazines. Adult magazines are accepted, however, content should be limited to non-penetration photography.
  • Up to three (3) paperback books.
  • Two (2) newspapers daily.
  • Money. Inmates are allowed to purchase food items, cosmetics and other items weekly from our commissary, up to $80 per week. Commissary orders are placed Sunday morning and delivered Monday or Tuesday, ex holiday changes. Cash can be left with the control room officer and will be deposited in the inmate's account. Please maintain copies of your receipts.
  • Three (3) white pair of underwear, socks, or t-shirts (must be NEW, in an unopened retail package).
  • One (1) thermal undershirt (must be white, off white, and in an unopened retail package)

All acceptable property that is dropped off should have the inmate's name clearly written on it. For publications, the name should be on the outer cover or, if necessary, on the inside front page. Photos should be marked on the back. NO MESSAGES should be written on any dropped off item. Messages are considered correspondence and need to be mailed, NO EXCEPTIONS!!


Inmate Locator

Genesee 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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Genesee 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 585-343-0838.


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

Visitation Information

Genesee County NY Jail - Visitation

Visiting Schedule

  • VISITS START PROMPTLY AT APPOINTED TIME, visitors MUST be in the lobby at the top of the hour (ie: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm).
  • Visitors who are not present at the top of the hour, but arrive late, will be offered a "walk-in" visit for the next available visitation slot. If space is not available, the visit may be scheduled for the next available day.
  • The visits are divided into (3) three 45- minute appointments per week.
  • The visitation schedule is as follows:

Monday - Thursday 12:15pm - 7:00pm
Saturday 12:15pm - 7:00pm
Sunday 12:15pm - 2:15pm, 4:15pm - 7:00pm

There are also no visits on Thanksgiving or Christmas.

  • Visits are by appointment only, first-come, first-served basis; and a 24-hour notice is strongly recommended. Visits are scheduled every hour during the times listed above.
  • All inmates may receive an intake visit within 24 hours of booking.
  • The maximum amount of visitors is (3) three.
  • Additions to a visit must be made 24 hours prior to the time of the scheduled visit.
  • All visitors must provide acceptable picture identification.
  • All visitors must sign in separately and fully list all information requested on visitor sign-in form.
  • Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with acceptable photo ID.
  • Please remember your scheduled visit times or write them down.

Visitation Rules

  • Our visits are contact visits. You will be allowed brief contact at the beginning and end of your visit but not during your visit. A brief kiss or hug over the table area is acceptable. Excessive contact is not allowed.
  • Children must remain on the visitor’s side of the divider and remain seated and under control at all times. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • The opening at the end of the divider is for jail staff only. Please do not stand in this area.
  • Passing of any items in the visitation room without the officer's permission will not be permitted and possible criminal charges may be filed.
  • Improper conduct and/or vulgar language are not permitted. Any willful or repeated violations could cause visitation privileges to be suspended or revoked.
  • Proper clothing is required. No gang colors or symbols allowed.
  • Lockers are available prior to entering the visitation room. You are required to empty ALL pockets of ANY loose items and place them into a chosen locker. Lockers may be locked with the placement of a quarter. Emergency medication will be given to the officer prior to entry and will remain with the officer unless needed.
  • Visitor’s jackets are to be hung on the coat rack or placed in a locker. Lightweight sweaters and hooded sweatshirts are permitted at the officer's discretion.
  • Headband, caps, dew rags or other headgear are not permitted in the visitation area.
  • Officer may inspect a visitor's mouth, if necessary.
  • Infants are allowed into the visitation room along with one (1) filled bottle; one (1) pacifier; one (1) burp cloth or small baby blanket; and one (1) solid, non-metal toy with no loose pieces (ie: plastic keys or baby tether). Car seats, strollers or other devices are not allowed.
  • Visitors are not allowed into the Genesee County Jail under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


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