Nassau County Correctional Center

County Jail

Last Updated: June 14, 2024
100 Carman Ave, East Meadow, NY 11554

Nassau Co Correctional 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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You can support your loved ones at Nassau Co Correctional on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 516-572-3802.

When someone you care about gets arrested, it can be overwhelming. This webpage aims to ease your concerns by providing information about Nassau County Correctional Center. From visitation guidelines to contacting jail staff, we're here to support you as you navigate this challenging time. Take a look around and let us help you understand how to best support your family member or friend in custody.

The Nassau Co Correctional, located at 100 Carman Ave in East Meadow, NY, is a secure detention center operated by the Nassau County Sheriff's Office. This facility primarily houses individuals awaiting trial or sentencing, typically for less than two years. It accepts inmates from various jurisdictions, including surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service, and the East Meadow Police Department.

New detainees are regularly admitted to the jail, with some being released on bail or placed under pretrial services caseloads. Others await their court appearances at the facility, receiving necessary accommodations such as bedding and meals. View all arrest records here.

Individuals who do not post bail within the first twenty-four hours are required to appear before a judge. During this first appearance, conducted either in person or via telephone, the judge informs the arrested person of the charges against them and sets the bond amount.

Following the intake process, which includes property inventory, medical screening, and booking, inmates are assigned to the general population. Housing assignments are based on the classification of their charges, whether felony or misdemeanor, to ensure proper management and safety within the facility.

After processing, inmates are assigned to a housing area based on classification. Appeals to classification must be submitted in writing within ten days, explaining any perceived inaccuracies. A written response will follow. Classifications are reviewed periodically, considering changes in charges or behavior. Compliance with jail rules typically results in a lower classification and more privileges, while rule violations or additional charges lead to a higher classification and fewer privileges. Notices are issued for reclassification, and appeals follow the same procedure as initial classifications. Inmates serving as trustees within the jail undertake various tasks, including cooking, laundry, and commissary management, often receiving minimal compensation or sentence reduction for their services.

The jail is designed with "pods," featuring a large common area with affixed tables and attached seats, and individual cells typically on two levels. Inmates spend certain times in their cells and other times congregating in the pod for activities like playing cards, games, reading, or watching television. Movement outside the pod, such as trips to the commissary, library, or recreation area, occurs under the constant supervision of unarmed correctional officers. The environment in the county jail is considered less stressful than that of a prison.

Books and magazines ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate. You may, however, send letters and selfies to inmates with this easy-to-use app, packages starting at only $8.00.

Inmate workers are chosen based on conduct and cooperation with staff. Participation in the community service program can reduce sentences by one day for every 24 hours of work. Inmate workers receive double feeding trays and two mattresses. Commissary is available weekly, with orders submitted via kiosk two days in advance. On holidays, orders may be doubled. Indigent inmates must miss two commissary days to receive a weekly indigent pack containing basic hygiene items, and indigent mail is stamped only for the Attorney of Record or the Court. Upon receiving commissary items, inmates must present their ID, check their order, and sign for it in the presence of the commissary employee.

The jail offers a phone program for outbound calls only, with inmates unable to receive incoming calls. Accepting collect calls can be expensive, sometimes exceeding $10 per call. Alternatively, setting up an account through a third-party phone company may entail high fees per minute of usage. Click here for discounts on inmate calls, especially if the communication with your inmate is frequent. It's important to remember that all phone calls are recorded, and discussing sensitive legal matters over these lines is discouraged.

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 Nassau County Correctional Center.

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

Nassau County Correctional Center - Visitation

Visiting hours

Inmates are entitled to two (2), one (1) hour personal / family visits each week. Attorney and professional visits are not counted towards the two (2) hour weekly limitation.

  • Monday 8:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Tuesday 8:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am-11:00am and 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Thursdays 12:00pm-3:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fridays 12:00pm-3:00pm and 4:00pm-8:00pm
Visiting is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and on all official County Holidays

You are not permitted to be in possession of any personal items or articles (contraband) while in the visiting room and all of the pockets/pouches of your clothing must be completely empty. All personal items or articles must be properly secured prior to entering the visiting room. Nothing may be passed to an inmate during a visit. You are subject to search at any time to ensure that you are not in possession of contraband.

Contraband includes, but is not limited to, the following.

  • Any weapon or other instrument capable of causing physical injury by being used as a weapon;
  • Any quantity of marijuana;
  • Any quantity of illegal drugs other than marijuana that would constitute a crime under the New York State Penal Law;
  • Any quantity of prescription or over-the-counter drugs;
  • Any quantity of tobacco or tobacco products; 6. Any type of smoking paraphernalia or smoking-related devices;
  • Any lighters, matches, matchbooks, matchbook strikers, or similar devices;
  • Any candy, gum or other food items;
  • Any quantity of alcohol;
  • Any type of voice recording, video recording, or photographing devices;
  • Any cell phone, beeper or other electronic communication devices;
  • Any check, coin or paper money of any type or kind;
  • Any papers, documents, photographs or writing utensils of any type or kind;
  • Any article or substance the possession of which would constitute an offense as that term is defined in the New York State Penal Law;
  • Any other item or article which is capable of such use as may endanger the safety or security of the facility or any person herein.

Your visit may be terminated for violation of any facility rules. You will be denied your visit if you appear to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs. Drug dogs patrol inside the facility and on facility grounds. Any visitor found to be in possession of contraband or defacing/damaging facility property will be subject to arrest and prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.

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