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Albany County Correctional Center Information
840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
Phone: (518) 869-2724
The Albany County Correctional Center is located at 840 Albany Shaker Road in Albany, NY and is a medium security county jail operated by the Albany County Sheriff’s Department.This site will tell you information about everything you might need to know about the Albany County Correctional Center, like how to find out who’s in jail at the Albany County Correctional Center, the jail’s address and phone number, booking and intake procedures, court information, and much much more.
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The goal of this guide is to give information you need to make the process a lot easier. If you have a question, feel free to ask it, and also any comments or tips that might be a benefit to other people in the same situation will be appreciated.
Albany County Correctional Center Inmate Search
Do you know someone that is locked up and want to contact them? Do you know someone that has been arrested and you need to find them?
In order to search who is in jail at the Albany County Correctional Center you need to use the search form.
Who’s In Jail
The Albany County Correctional Center Inmate Search is a list of individuals who have been arrested, which includes current status, and visiting schedule. Also, you are able to get information on anybody arrested and processed or discharged in the past 24 hour period. Jail inmates are listed alphabetically by last name. You will be able to locate the information fast if you have their first and last name, birth date, or inmate ID.
Albany County Correctional Center Policies and Procedures
The jail intake process at the Albany County Correctional Center is made up of each of these steps:
You will be placed in a holding cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
First, you will answer a bunch of questions, like what is your full name, address, birth date and contact person, and you will also be asked about your mental and medical history. Next, you will be issued an inmate ID number and you will be fingerprinted. Then, all of your personal property will get taken away from you and stored until you are released.
You will be allowed to make a phone call in order to contact a member of your family, friend, or loved one.
If you are expected to be released shortly, you will be allowed to keep wearing your own clothes, if not you you will have to wear a jail uniform.
When you post bail, you will be allowed to go home after you get discharged. Getting discharged from jail can take between 15 minutes to all day long. So, the quicker bail is posted, the quicker you will get discharged from jail. Also, it depends on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the judge needs to decide on how much to set your bail at. For a minor offense, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a discharge date, you should plan to be discharged anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
Albany County Correctional Center Visitation
In order to have visitors, inmates must give each visitor’s name to the Albany County Correctional Center in advance of the visit. Your visitor’s information will go in a log of approved visitors as an approved visitor. Each and every visitor will be required to provide proof of identification. Any visitors showing up late or that is not an approved visitor will be turned away.
Jail visitation policies change often, so call the facility at (518) 869-2724 before you go.
|Monday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Tuesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Wednesday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Thursday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Friday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Saturday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
|Sunday||9:00am – 5:00pm|
In order to visit an inmate at the Albany County Correctional Center you must have your name on their approved visitation list.
Be sure to bring your valid driver’s license or government issued ID when you go to visitation or you will not be allowed to enter without it.
No mobile phones at Albany County Correctional Center, and you will be searched. Personal belongings are not allowed. Anybody parole, probation, or other corrections supervision must get the permission of both their individual supervising officer and the superintendent before they can visit. Usually is not approved.
If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is a family member of the inmate, they must be accompanied by an adult family member or guardian to include a member of the inmate’s extended family. If a visitor is under the age of 18 and is not related to the inmate, the minor visitor must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Sending Mail to Inmates
This is what you need to know in order to send letters, photos, postcards, greeting cards and magazines to an inmate at the Albany County Correctional Center. Incoming and outgoing inmate mail at the Albany County Correctional Center is always searched and inspected for contraband that might threaten the security, safety or well-being of the facility, its staff, and inmates. Inmates can only receive metered, unstamped, plain white postcards no larger than 4″ x 6″ as mail. The writing on the postcard has to be in pencil or blue or black ink. If it has a stamp on it, it will get returned. If you write in green ink, then it will get returned. If you send any other kind of mail will be returned to the sender. If there is no return address on it, then the unauthorized mail will be stored in the inmate’s locker until the inmate gets release.
Do not include any of these things in the mail that you send to an inmate: any kind of threat to jail order, any description of the manufacture of weapons, bombs, incendiary devices, or tools for escape; do not encourage or advocate any kind of violence, hate speech, or racial or ethnic supremacy. Inmates are not allowed to write to other inmates.
The mailing address for the Albany County Correctional Center is:
Albany County Correctional Center
840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Albany County Correctional Center
840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
The Albany County Correctional Center inmate mail policy changes frequently, so be sure to visit the the Albany County Correctional Center website when you send a letter to an inmate there.
Sending Other Things to an Inmate
There are strict procedures that you must follow to send anything to an inmate at the Albany County Correctional Center. This includes sending money for to spend in the commissary, sending regular mail or photos, sending money for phone calls, and even postcards.
This page covers everthing you need to know about the Albany County Correctional Center to help you follow these procedures and guidelines. If you have questions, or there is something that you were looking for, but did not find, please contact us using the contact link in the site menu.
If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can check the court records online or call the jail directly. This requires a first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you will be taken into custody immediately.
Arrest Record Search
If you know a person’s name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Records of arrests are a matter of public record and these records are available to anyone.
Court Records are public records. These records include a court case file that includes a docket sheet and all of the documents and filings filed in your court case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at the Albany County Clerk of Court where the case was filed.
Each and every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These state databases are linked together and you can track criminal histories from any other state. Go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you may have to pay for a more complete search.
When you look up a person’s crminal records you can get a listing of all the arrests, charges, or convictions for any crimes they may have committed, which could include DUI or DWI, drug offenses, kidnapping, sexual offenses including rape, assault, violent crimes like assault or murder, or theft.
Money & Commissary
The process for sending money to someone in jail are always changing, so check the Albany County Correctional Center website when you send funds to an inmate there.
How To Send Money to an Inmate at Albany County Correctional Center
You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.
Guidelines For Sending Money To An Inmate
Before you send any money you should find out what online money transfer companies the jail your inmate is incarcerated in uses. The exact method that the Albany County Correctional Center uses changes frequently, so it is best to call them at (518) 869-2724 to get the current payment method.
You may be required to be on the inmate’s visitation list in order to send them money, and be aware that they may have a limit on how much you deposit at one time, like $200-300 at a time, or a limit on how much money may be in the inmate’s account at one time.
Some of the money transfer firms being used by various facilities include JPay, MoneyGram, AccessCorrections, OffenderConnect, Touchpayonline, JailATM, WU, smartdeposit, and tigercommissary.
If an inmate has fines or are required to pay restitution then they will be subject to garnishment of their commissary/trust account. If the inmate has a garnishment, then money to pay them will be taken from the inmateâ€™s bank account. In some cases it may be a percentage or the entire amount of the obligation, but the actual percentage depends on the circumstances. We recommend that inmates talk to the counselor at their facility and try to find out. You can also try to make an arrangement so that only a percentage of your commissary funds are taken, instead of all your funds take at one time.
The commissary is the Albany County Correctional Center store. An inmate can purchase several different things here, like personal items, food, and things for writing. Bear in mind that you will probably want to buy things from the commissary on a daily basis, and any infractions will cause you to lose commissary privileges.
The Commissary will sell an assortment of different items that inmates can buy if they have enough money in their trust account. These items include clothes, shoes, small snacks and other food items, as well as hygiene products including soap, shampoo, and disposable razors for shaving. The commissary also sells other things like books and magazines, televisions and radios, playing cards, headphones, MP3 players, and electronic tablets. They also sell everything need to write home to family, friends, and loved ones: paper, envelopes, and stamps. If an inmate is indigent and cannot afford paper and stamps, the jail will provide these things to an inmate who has not had any money in their commissary account for at least 30 days.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from the Albany County Correctional Center are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . Phone calls made in jail are a lot more costly than phone calls made at home. There is no limit to how often you can use the phone, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the jail rules, an inmate’s phone privileges might get reduced or eliminated completely, as part of the punishment.
The Albany County Correctional Center phone number is: (518) 869-2724
How To Save Money on Inmate Calls
Correctional facility phone service companies have exclusive contracts at every facility that they have a contract with, which means that they they control how much it costs to make phone calls. The money these phone service providers make off of all phone calls that inmates make are shared with the facility, so there is no incentive for the jail or the counselors at the facility to show inmates or their family how to save money on inmate phone calls at the Albany County Correctional Center. The prices are posted and there are at least two different prices based on where the inmate is calling. The following three things will determine the cost of an inmate phone call: Where you are located; Where your inmate is located, What type of phone number you have.
For example, if your inmate is in federal prison, if you get a new local number then this will decrease your inmate’s phone call rate from $.21 per minute to only $.06 per minute.
For the other correctional facilities like state prisons, and local and county jails finding out how to lower your inmates phone charges can be more difficult. ArrestedResources.com is an expert in keeping up with all of the changes that affect your inmate’s rate and in most cases is able to offer you an inmate calling number that will save you a lot of money on how much it costs you to call your inmate. There are some prisons or jails where we won’t be able to save you money on your inmate calls, and in these cases we will not offer you an inmate calling number. In cases like this, the facility has set their phone rates so high that nobody can save you money.
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