New York State Jails

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The state of New York has a population of over 20 million people, located in the urban areas of New York City as well as rural areas of the apple orchards and agricultural farms upstate. The New York State Correctional Facilities has 75 jails and 70 correctional facilities. These facilities are located throughout the state from as far west as Buffalo, as far north as Saint Lawrence, as far south as Manhattan, and as far east as Montauk. The jails and correctional facilities represent cities or entire counties. Most of the county jails only have a few cells but the New York City Department of Correction in Manhattan, located on the 6th floor of 60 Hudson Street has an average of 13,000 inmates daily and an average of 100,000 yearly.


Combined, New York jails can hold a maximum of 38,000 inmates. The combined correctional facilities are able to hold 59,000 inmates. Inmates can have up to three visitors a day. However, each correctional facility and jail has certain rules as to how many can visit at the same time. A visitor must be 17 years or older to visit and anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. It is the job of the New York State Commission of Correction to perform jail inspections and implement obligatory standards compliance.

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New York State is ranked top ten safest states with lowest inarcaration rates based on total population.
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