Oswego County NY Correctional Facility

County Jail

Last Updated: March 30, 2021
39 Churchill Rd, Oswego, NY 13126

Oswego 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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Oswego County NY 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: 315-349-3300

The Oswego County NY Correctional Facility is a medium-security detention center located at 39 Churchill Rd Oswego, NY which is operated locally by the Oswego 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. Oswego County accepts inmates from surrounding towns, municipalities, the US Marshal's Service and the Oswego Police Department who do not have their own long-term lock-up.

Most inmates in the Public Safety Center live in an area called a "pod." Based on their behavior, prisoners are assigned to pods ranging from minimum to maximum security. Males and females are separated by gender. Each pod has three levels of security with increasingly better accommodations: Individual cells have a metal bed, sink, small desk, and toilet. Some cells open out into small "sub-day areas" with tables and seats. Other cells and the sub-day area open out into a large, communal "day area" with tables, chairs, and telephones.

An inmate's behavior determines if he or she must remain in a cell or be allowed into the sub-day or day areas. Electronic locks control access to the areas.

Divided by walls of security glass, each area is within sight of the others 24-hours a day. Inmates who behaved poorly always see other inmates in the less restrictive areas, and realize that if they behave, they will be allowed into those areas, too. The reverse is also true. The sight of inmates in more restrained and confined areas will serve as a constant reminder of the consequences of poor behavior.

Direct supervision makes inmates responsible for the quality of their life during their jail sentence. The lesson remains with them after they've served their sentence and are returned to society. The old jail's design had no incentives to learn how to behave.

A jail which rewards good behavior with cells containing porcelain fixtures is economical because the fixtures are less expensive to buy and maintain than the stainless steel fixtures in higher security cells.

The jail also features programs for inmates, including educational classes, a library, and better recreation areas. All of these features are required by state mandates or national standards which govern the accreditation of jails.

Life in a direct supervision jail is also different for the corrections officers. Instead of supervising inmates by "walking the rounds" past rows of barred cells, officers will interact with inmates, often without a physical barrier between them.

Inmate Locator

Oswego County NY Correctional Facility 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 aid@inmateaid.com and we will assist you in locating your inmate.

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.

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Covid Visitation Information

As of March 18, 2020, registration and visitation rules have changed to protect inmates at Oswego County NY Correctional Facility 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 315-349-3300.


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

Visitation Information

Oswego County NY Correctional Facility - Visitation


Visiting Times

Close Custody

  • Wednesday and Saturday ONLY
  • 8:30 am to 9:30 am

All Other Classifications

  • Wednesday through Sunday
  • 8:30 am to 9:30 am
  • 10 am to 11 am
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
  • 2 pm to 3 pm

Schedule a Visit

Seating is limited. To ensure you are able to visit an inmate you must schedule your visit in advance

* To schedule an inmate visit you can call the Jail Receptionist at 315-349-3346 between 8 am and 3:30 pm.

* You may reserve a time several days in advance but, you may only schedule ONE (1) visit at a time.

* If you are unable to keep your scheduled visit, please call the Jail Receptionist to CANCEL.

  • - if you fail to cancel a scheduled visit in advance three (3) times, you will be required to follow the facility's walk-in visitation procedure for the remainder of the inmate's incarceration.

* All visitors must sign in with the receptionist at least 10 minutes prior to visit. If not signed in by this time, your visit will be cancelled.

* Inmates are only allowed one visiting hour per day twice a week.

* Any visitor who is currently on probation or parole must provide written authorization to visit.

PROPER IDENTIFICATION is required for anyone wishing to visit an inmate. Identification is required every time you attend an inmate visit.

The only acceptable types of identification are:

  • State Driver's License
  • Non-Driver's Identification card
  • Military I.D.
  • Other government-issued picture I.D. (local, state or federal)

* Children UNDER the age of 16 need an ORIGINAL birth certificate with an official raised seal.

* NO ONE UNDER THE AGE OF 16 will be permitted to visit unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

* Visitors, ages 16 and 17 must provide an adequate picture I.D. and a juvenile permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian in the presence of an OCSD correction officer or the jail receptionist. Juvenile permission forms may also be completed at home and notarized before a Notary Public.

Visits will NOT be allowed until all paperwork has been properly completed

Juvenile Permission Form


You MUST wear:

  • A shirt or blouse (NO halter tops, tank, crop or tube tops),
  • Pants/slacks/shorts (NO short-shorts),
  • Dress/skirt (appropriate length required, NO mini-skirts) and,
  • Appropriate footwear (NO shower or beach shoes allowed)

NO PERSONAL PROPERTY may be brought into the visiting area. All coats, jackets, sweaters, hats, pocketbooks, cigarettes, lighters, matches, keys, sharp objects, knives, pens, pencils, baby bottles, etc. MUST be secured in a facility locker at no cost. If you fail to secure any items that are prohibited from being brought into the facility, you may be denied access and could face criminal charges. You will receive a locker token from the jail receptionist in exchange for your photo identification when you sign in. Your identification will be returned upon completion of your visit, in exchange for your locker token.

You will be required to pass through a metal detection device before entering the visitor’s waiting area. If you refuse to do so, you will be denied access to visiting. If you set off the metal detector, you will be asked to check your pockets, remove any items that may set off the alarm and, pass through the metal detector again and, possibly be scanned with a hand-held metal detection device. If you refuse or are unable to successfully pass through the metal detectors without setting off their alarms, you may be denied access to visiting.

NO PERSONAL PROPERTY will be accepted for inmates. All items that are required are either provided by the facility or, can be purchased through the facility commissary.

MONEY will ONLY be accepted Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 3:30 pm or through the U.S. Postal System. We accept money orders, bank checks or cash ONLY. Personal checks WILL NOT be accepted.

FACILITY VISITATION RULES are posted in visitation waiting and in the visiting room. Read and familiarize yourself with these rules. ANY violation of these rules will result in the termination of your visit and, you may also be denied future access.


  • NO profanity
  • NO yelling or Loud conversations. Respect other peoples privacy
  • NO Visiting between groups
  • NO items will be brought into the Visiting Area
  • NO items will be passed between individuals
  • Once you are seated, you MUST stay seated until your visit is finished
  • If you leave the Visiting Room for any reason, the visit is terminated
  • Any action that is a violation of facility rules and regulations is PROHIBITED
  • A BRIEF kiss will be allowed at the beginning and end of your visit
  • Feet must remain on the floor




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