WHAT CAN I DO IF MY LOVED ONE IS IN PRISON OR JAIL?

Prison and jail visits at many New York State correctional institutions have resumed, but have significant restrictions and are subject to suspension at any time.  Please contact the specific facility you wish to visit prior to visiting.  Many local county jails have also suspended visitation.  In order to help prisoners keep in contact with their families, NYS Correctional facilities are providing prisoners with 5 free stamps each week, 2 free secured calls via electronic device or tablet, and 1 free phone call.  Contact the chaplain or warden at your loved one’s facility for more information about how to keep in contact remotely during this time.  If you have questions about sending packages to these facilities, the chaplain or warden can assist you with this as well.