Essex County Jail

Essex County Jail, NY Inmate Search, Visitation Hours

Updated on: June 9, 2022
New York
Postal Code
Essex County
Phone Number
PO Box 68 702 Stowersville Road, Lewis, NY, 12950

About Essex County Jail

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The Essex County Jail serves all of Essex County, New York.

The Essex County Jail is not like many other county facilities throughout the United States.

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The Essex County Jail is classified as a medium-security county facility. The Essex County Jail will only house those adults who are over the age of 18.

Essex County Sheriffs Office / Essex County Jail

702 Stowersville Road, Lewis, New York, 12950

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The Essex County Jail approves the following items to be sent to inmates:

  • Letters

  • New Paperback books

  • Magazines

  • Photos

  • Newspapers

All items will need to have the inmate’s information on them and be mailed by USPS.

Sending Money

You are only allowed to mail an inmate a money order by using USPS. No cash.

Phone calls

If you do not have a mobile line and would like to receive calls from the inmates in the Essex County Jail, you will be happy to know they don’t just do collect calls anymore. They also use Paytel.

Paytel is a third-party service that contracts with the Essex County Jail. You can choose a plan you would like when you create your account.

Keep in the back of your mind that if there is no money in the phone account, the inmate will not be able to call you using the Paytel service. They will have to call you collect.


Visitation is held on Thursdays at the Essex County Jail.

Visitation will be held during two set times on Thursday. The first time being 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. The second time being 7 pm to 9 pm.

You should note that the inmates in the Essex County Jail will only be allowed to have one visit every week.

Everyone in your party will need to have a photo identification card prior to being allowed in the visitation area. If you are bringing someone under the age of 18, they will need to be brought with their legal guardian and stay with the party the entire time.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday — 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
Sunday — 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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