Jefferson County NY Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: March 21, 2024
753 Waterman Dr, Waterman, NY 13601

Jefferson 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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Satellite View of Jefferson County NY Correctional Facility

You can support your loved ones at Jefferson Co Jail on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 315-786-2688.

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 Jefferson County NY Correctional Facility so you can stay connected and support your loved one behind bars.

The Jefferson Co Jail is a detention center located at 753 Waterman Dr Waterman, NY which is operated locally by the Jefferson 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. Jefferson County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, Waterman 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.

Established in 1992, the Jefferson County Correctional Facility stands as a 196-bed direct supervision institution, wholly committed to serving the residents of Jefferson County by providing a secure environment for the lawful detention and housing of inmates. Beyond confinement, the facility also assumes responsibility for the transportation of inmates to various legal proceedings, correctional facilities, and designated locations.

With a team comprising two lieutenants, six sergeants, and sixty-six full-time officers, the Jefferson County Correctional Facility operates on principles of fairness, justice, and equality, irrespective of factors such as race, gender, religion, or age. Central to its mission are rehabilitation, education, and the humane treatment of all inmates under its care.

Direct supervision facilities, such as the Jefferson County Correctional Facility, operate on a system of reward and discipline, aiming to foster better inmate behavior and minimize violence, noise, vandalism, and staff harassment compared to traditional jail setups. By promoting a culture of accountability and responsibility, these facilities offer inmates a better chance at rehabilitation and successful reintegration into society post-incarceration. Key to the success of direct supervision jails is staff empowerment, allowing officers to make informed decisions within established parameters, thereby enhancing job satisfaction and operational efficiency.

Within the facility, officers are assigned to oversee each of the six housing units, commonly referred to as "pods," capable of accommodating up to 32 inmates. In this capacity, officers assume responsibility for all aspects of inmates' daily lives during their incarceration. Working in a direct supervision environment necessitates specialized training for officers, distinguishing their roles from those in traditional "linear" jail settings characterized by rows of barred cells. Through ongoing training and a commitment to best practices, the Jefferson County Correctional Facility endeavors to maintain a safe, orderly, and rehabilitative environment for both staff and inmates alike.

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 Jefferson County NY Correctional Facility.

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

The County Jail provides on-site and online visitation options to help inmates maintain contact with family and friends.

On-Site Visitation Hours

  • Monday: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Holidays - call for available times and reserve yours as these days are the busiest times of the year

Visitors must follow the dress code and behavior guidelines whether they are visiting here or from their computer/smartphone. Violations may result in the termination of the visit.

Online Video Visitation
Online visits can be scheduled in advance, allowing remote connection from home or work. Visitors must set up an account and adhere to dress and behavior guidelines. Visits cost a minimum of $0.25 per minute and are monitored for security.

General Information
Visitation hours and policies are subject to change. Call the facility at 315-786-2688 for updates. For more information and to set up an online visitation account.

Ask The Inmate

Ask a former inmate questions at no charge. The inmate answering has spent considerable time in the federal prison system, state and county jails, and in a prison that was run by the private prison entity CCA. Ask your question or browse previous questions in response to comments or further questions of members of the InmateAid community.