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NYSDOC - Mid-State Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: July 04, 2020
9005 Old River Rd, Marcy, NY 13403
Mailing Address
PO Box 2500, Marcy, NY 13403

Mid-State Correctional Facility is for State Prison offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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NYSDOC - Mid-State Correctional Facility basic information to help guide you through what you can do for your inmate while they are incarcerated. The facility's direct contact number: 315-768-8581

The inmates housed at Mid-State Correctional Facility located at 9005 Old River Rd in Marcy, NY are placed according to their custody level (determined by a number of factors including the past criminal history and the length of their sentence). There are ample educational and vocational training programs for all inmates, especially ones that show a willingness to learn new things that will prepare them for a better life when they are released. The mission is to promote and prepare the offender to leave in better shape than when they arrived, giving them the best chance to never come back and thus lower the state's recidivism rate.

Mid-State Correctional Facility is located in the Town of Marcy, between the cities of Rome and Utica in New York State. From about 1912 through 1982 the state ran a state asylum on these grounds. That institution would grow to hold 3,000 patients. Mid-State opened as a correctional institution, in the extensive former hospital buildings, in 1983.

Mid-State has grown and now includes maximum security SHU-200, opened in 1998. These blocks are called "S" blocks and consist of prisoners living in cells with bunk beds. These prisoners are let out into their porches for several hours, numerous times throughout every day. The place where they are allowed to go outside mimics their room except that it is outside, and surrounded by a fence. Even though Mid-State has a maximum security building it is still classified as a medium security prison.

Mid-State has provided many jobs to people in New York. Mid-State consists of over 1,000 acres of land, with buildings dating back to the 1920s. Among the older buildings, there are many new and improved facilities as well. The structures of the new buildings maintain the same look as the original, consisting of red brick. There are two new buildings, the medical building and the "S" block, which is the only maximum security part of the prison. There is also a large recreation yard that has a racquetball court, basketball court, football field, and also a gym, which the prisoners use the most. In addition to the outdoor area, there are many other things to keep up around the prison, and it is the inmates' responsibility to take care of and maintain them all. For the good prisoners and the ones who are only in for a short time, they are taken out on a prison bus around Oneida Co. They help clean up the city and surrounding areas by picking up garbage along the sides of the roads, mowing church lawns, and helping with other outdoor maintenance.

Notable inmates

  • Gerald Garson, former New York Supreme Court Justice, convicted of accepting bribes
  • Chinx Drugz, hip-hop artist
  • Cormega, hip-hop artist
  • Prodigy, hip-hop artist
  • Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco International
  • Alan Hevesi, former Comptroller of the State of New York, convicted of taking bribes in return for investing in firms for the New York State Retirement Fund
  • Jeffrey Atkins (Ja Rule), rapper and actor that has sold over 40 million records worldwide. In July 2007, Ja Rule was arrested for gun and drug possession charges.

NYSDOC - Mid-State Correctional Facility - Handbook for Families of Inmates

UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Education (Vocational) Barbering Education (Vocational) Building Maintenance Education (Vocational) Computer Information Technology & Support Education (Vocational) Electrical Trades Education (Vocational) Custodial Maintenance Education (Vocational) Floor Covering Education (Vocational) Horticulture Education (Vocational) Masonry Education (Vocational) Painting & Decorating Education (Vocational) Printing Education (Vocational) Small Engine Repair Guidance and Counseling Incarcerated Veterans Program Level II Guidance and Counseling Incarcerated Veterans Program Level III Guidance and Counseling Sex Offender Counseling & Treatment Program (SOCTP) Residential Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Visitor Hospitality Centers Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Volunteer Services Substance Abuse Treatment Services Alcohol/Substance Abuse Treatment (ASAT) GP, PCU, SOCTP Substance Abuse Treatment Services Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) ICP Substance Abuse Treatment Services Special Housing Unit Pre-treatment Workbook Program SHU 200 UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Guidance and Counseling EEP/MT/Presumptive Release/SMT/LCTA Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Services Children’s Play Areas See Description Ministerial, Family & Volunteer Service Ministerial Services See Description Resource Management Waste Management Recycling Activities Special Subjects Art/Handicrafts and Music As Staffing Allows Special Subjects Inmate Organizations Special Subjects Recreation Special Subjects Special Events Program Temporary Release Temporary Release Programs Transitional Services Transitional Services Program See Description


UNIT PROGRAM COMMENT Education (Academic) Adult Basic Education Education (Academic) High School Equivalency (HSE) Guidance and Counseling Incarcerated Veterans Program Level I Transitional Services Phase I Transitional Services Moving On Phase II Transitional Services Phase III Transitional Services Inmate Program Associate (IPA) Transitional Services Aggression Replacement Training (ART) Program Transitional Services Thinking For a Change (T4C)

Inmate Locator

NYSDOC - Mid-State Correctional Facility is a facility in the New York Department of Corrections. The DOC publishes the names of their current inmates and identifies which of their locations the inmate is being held. Your search should start with the first DOC locator to see if your loved one is there. Begin with the first three letters of the offender's first and last name, it does not have to be spelled exactly.

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 aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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Covid Visitation Information

Unfortunately, as a result of the significant increase in COVID-19 infections among the incarcerated population, staff and the surrounding communities, visitation will be temporarily suspended statewide, effective December 30, 2020. Non-contact legal visits will be allowed to continue under previously announced protocols.

The Department continues to work with our phone and tablet vendor as previously announced to ensure continued access to some free calls and secure messages each week. The Department will also make (5) free stamps available to the population for general correspondence.

We will continue to monitor the infection rates and resume visitation as soon as practical. We recognize that visitation is a vital part of family reunification and therefore, we will resume it when safe to do so.

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) encourages visits by family and friends, which can be a positive influence during the time a person spends in prison and after their release. Research shows that incarcerated individuals who receive regular visits adjust much better once they are released from prison when the privilege is used to maintain positive relationships.

DOCCS wants the visiting experience to be family-friendly and positive. The Department has Visitor Hospitality Centers that provide shelter and respite for visiting families and friends prior to entering the facility. Restrooms, a baby changing station, lockers for storing personal belongings, and information concerning rules and regulations pertaining to visitation, including packages for inmates, are available.

To ensure the safety of family, friends who are visiting, as well as our facilities staff and the incarcerated population, visits are subject to DOCCS rules. To help address questions you may have about visitations, DOCCS has prepared a variety of resources.

Visitation Information

NYSDOC - Mid-State Correctional Facility - Visitation

8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Weekends and Holidays - Latest Arrival Time 2:15 PM

SPECIAL HOUSING UNIT VISITING DAYS & HOURS (Inmates in SHU – 1 visit within 7 day period)
8:30AM to 3:00PM Weekends and Holidays - Latest Arrival Time 2:30PM
S-Block 5:00PM to 9:00PM Saturday Only. Latest arrival time is 8:15 PM
PIMS Level 3 5:00PM to 9:00PM Sunday Only. Latest arrival time is 8:15 PM
Four (4) Visitors allowed per inmate.

A visitor may visit more than one inmate on the same day.

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF VISITORS PER VISIT/DAY (How many people at a visiting table at one time)

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