NYSDOC - Mid-State Correctional Facility

State Prison

Last Updated: February 15, 2024
9005 Old River Rd, Marcy, NY 13403
Mailing Address
PO Box 2500, Marcy, NY 13403

MSCF is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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 State - 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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You can support your loved ones at MSCF on InmateAid, if you have any immediate questions contact the facility directly at 315-768-8581.

Located at 9005 Old River Rd in Marcy, NY, MSCF carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. MSCF offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

Mid-State Correctional Facility, situated between Rome and Utica in New York State, occupies the grounds formerly housing a state asylum from 1912 to 1982. Initially designed to accommodate 3,000 patients, the facility transitioned into a correctional institution in 1983, utilizing the extensive former hospital buildings. Over the years, Mid-State has expanded to include the maximum security SHU-200, known as "S" blocks, opened in 1998, featuring prisoners living in cells with bunk beds and outdoor porches enclosed by fences, despite being classified as a medium-security prison.

Spanning over 1,000 acres of land, Mid-State provides numerous employment opportunities in New York, boasting a mix of historic structures dating back to the 1920s and modern facilities. The new buildings, such as the medical building and the "S" block, maintain the original red brick aesthetic. The facility includes a vast recreation yard with amenities like a racquetball court, basketball court, football field, and gym, frequented by inmates. Inmates are also responsible for various outdoor maintenance tasks, including city cleanup and lawn care for churches in Oneida Co., facilitated through supervised prison bus outings.

Mid-State Correctional has housed notable inmates like Gerald Garson, a former New York Supreme Court Justice convicted of accepting bribes, and hip-hop artists Chinx Drugz, Cormega, and Prodigy. Additionally, Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco International, and Alan Hevesi, former Comptroller of the State of New York, convicted of bribery, have been incarcerated there. Jeffrey Atkins, known as Ja Rule, a rapper and actor with over 40 million records sold worldwide, was also arrested for gun and drug possession charges in July 2007.

Furthermore, Mid-State offers various programs to support incarcerated individuals, covering alcohol and substance abuse treatment, anger management, educational and vocational initiatives, family development, guidance and counseling, library services, recreational activities, religious services, sex offender treatment, temporary release, trauma support, transitional services, veterans support, and volunteer opportunities. These programs aim to address the diverse needs of inmates and facilitate their rehabilitation and reintegration into society upon release.

Inmate Locator

MSCF maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

Visitation information effective 01/02/2024

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Visiting Days: Weekends and Holidays

Visiting Hours: 8:00AM to 3:00PM (Latest arrival time 2:15PM)

Special Housing Unit Visiting Days & Hours:

Weekends and Holidays 8:00AM to 3:00PM (Latest arrival time 2:00PM)

SDP (Orientation, Phase I and Phase II) and Special Housing: One non-legal visit within a seven (7) day period.

SDP (Phase III): Two (2) non-legal visits within a seven (7) day period.

Each period begins on a Monday and ends on a Sunday.

Visitation Schedule: Visitation is available weekends and Holidays for all incarcerated individuals. See attached schedule.

2024 Visitation Schedule

Maximum Number of Visits per Week: Two (2)

Maximum Number of Visitors per Visit: Three (3) visitors and one (1) child under the age of five (5) will be allowed to visit. The child must sit on an adult’s lap. **Any requests for additional visitors outside the policy should be made in writing to the Facility Superintendent no less than 7 days prior to the anticipated visit date.

Visiting Room Overcrowding Policy: If space considerations require termination of visits:

1) Request voluntary termination from any visitor first.

2) If no volunteers, local visitors (1 hour or less travel time) who have been visiting for three (3) hours or more will be asked to leave on a first in, first out basis.

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