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Old 10-08-2004, 08:02 PM
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Elmira Correctional Facility
Box 500
Elmira, New York 14902-0500

(607) 734-3901
(Chemung County)

Maximum Male

Visiting hours 9-3 Monday-Sunday.

Number of visiting rooms: there are 2 and access to vending room is denied to inmates, which is another room off of the visiting rooms.

Lodging: Coachman motor lodge, 908 Pennsylvania ave. It was a great place, it had a combined kithen/livingroom and separate bedroom, this motel is close to Southport correctional facility too, - on interstate 17 and not too far from Elmira CF. There was a Walmart or Kmart close by and fast food resturants.-Horseheads, which is about 15-20 minutes from Elmira, and also close to Southport. Best Western was a bit expensive.

Prison Web Site: N/A

Prison Picture: See Below

FRP available: Yes for General Population NOT for Reception

Opened: 1876, Capacity: 1856 male (16+), Adult Correctional Institutions, Employees: 721, Cost of care: $53.44 per day


If your loved one is in Elmira, in reception he can be there from anywhere from under 2 weeks to about 2 months or more untill he is shipped out to a more permanent facility depending on his security classification. You can visit an inmate in reception after 5 business days.

If your loved one is in reception, he can only recieve a package after his first 30 days there..

If your loved one is in general pop not reception, they are allowed to recieve 2 packages from home, not to exceed 20 pounds per year, then the packages have the same stipulations as all other facilities, no food that require refridgeration, nothing that exceeds 16oz. and nothing that is not hermetically sealed. They may recieve packages from vendors as many times as you can afford to send them from the vendor.

weekends and Gen Pop
the weekend visits are little unpredictable. I noticed that the first weekend of the month is usually bananas and if you don't get there by 7am, don't even bother until after 9:30 or 10am. However, last weekend, I got there at 10am on Saturday and was sent right up, and 9:20am on Sunday and was sent right up.

If you have a toddler and do not want to do the massive stairs up the hill, get there early. They usually will have a van to bring people up to the visit until around 9:30 or so.

Remember, on weekends, you have to go to the hospitality house to fill out your paperwork. You cannot go directly to visiting processing. They will notify you when you can go up. If you go during the week, you can go right up.

Plenty of lockers.

Unwrap your quarters. There is a CO there who is extremely strict with clothing so be careful not to wear anything against policy. Especially frayed jeans, anything with holes in it, layers, etc.

Oh, before you go up to the visiting area, make sure to wash your hands one last time in case they are doing ion scans that day. As you know, anything can happen with those things, so better safe than sorry.

Just a warning about the visiting room, there are like 2 toys in the whole play area, but the CO in there (she is very nice) makes sure there are always movies playing, so hopefully that can keep them occupied.

One thing I wish someone told me, if possible leave your visit by 2:45pm. You cannot leave between 2:55pm and 3:10pm and visit ends at 3:10pm. However, everyone is let out ONE by ONE to sign out... and it takes forever! One time I didn't get out of there until almost 4pm. Especially with a toddler, they may get a little impatient waiting like that.
I no longer work for PTO and do not have updated information to share
please go to the NY Forum for help from current staff and members!
Good Luck to you!

Last edited by sass4221; 09-04-2013 at 01:29 PM.. Reason: update info 9/4/13
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