Cortland County Correctional Facility – Cortland, NY

Cortland County Correctional Facility is located in Cortland County, New York and is the correctional facility for that area. Do you know someone locked up in Cortland County Correctional Facility? This page tells you info about everything related to Cortland County Correctional Facility,such as: How to locate an inmate. Find mugshots. The jail’s address and phone number. Posting bail. Booking and intake procedures. Court records. And lots more.

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The chance of going to jail is a scary prospect, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give you all the information and advice you need to make helping a friend or family member get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have a question, feel free to ask it in the comment section below, and also any feedback or comments that might help others will be welcome.

General Information

Address

Cortland County Correctional Facility
54 Greenbush Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 607-756-4275
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone in jail and need to find them?

Has a family member or friend who has been arrested and you want to find them?

To find out who is in jail at Cortland County Correctional Facility you will have to go to their web site and perform an inmate lookup.

Inmate Search

The Cortland County Correctional Facility Inmate List is a list of people who were arrested and are now in jail, which includes current status, bail amount (if applicable), and schedule for visitation. You can get the same information about anyone processed or discharged within the past 24 hour period. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by last name. You will be able to find their arrest information faster if you have the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If the inmate you are looking for could possibly be at another county jail you will want to check the other New York county jails in our New York County Jail Guide: List of all county jails in New York


Mugshots

A mugshot, also known as a jail booking photograph, is a picture taken by the police when you are processed at the jail intake. A mugshot is make of one face photo and a profile photo. Your full name and intake number will be on the mugshot, and they will be kept on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Cortland County Correctional Facility inmates can be searched on the Cortland County Correctional Facility website, or you can see them at the Cortland County Correctional Facility. When you search for mugshots on the website you have to enter the person’s full name, and the arrest date, if you have one.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Want to get your mugshot erased from the Cortland County Correctional Facility website? This can be tricky, since your mugshot is a matter of public record. You will need to file a ‘Petition to Expunge’. This means that the record of your arrest would be sealed, so no one will be able to see them. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.

For more information about removing your mugshot, the different mugshot sites, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re in jail, your primary thought is about getting out. After you’ve gone through booking, your bail is decided using the bail schedule or the magistrate will decide it. In cases where no bail is set this may mean that you will either get released, pending trial, or you are kept in jail until your court date.

If you are are released you must agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you won’t be allowed to leave town.

Typically, an inmate at Cortland County Correctional Facility can earn time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while they are in jail.

If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be given work release detail. You will be required to stay jail every day after work, or you could be permitted to move into a halfway house instead of jail, so it is kind of like an early release.

Bail

Your bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail pending trial. The amount you will be required to pay depends on the seriousness of your crime. Someone you know will need to post 10% of the amount that was determined so you can bail out of jail. If you miss court, whoever put up your bail money will lose that bail money.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

You will have to call the Cortland County Correctional Facility or the County Courthouse. If know the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they’ll be able to let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Cortland County Correctional Facility site.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail someone out of jail is never fun, but thankfully, its really easy. First, you have to find out if their bail is a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a Bail Bondsman. Take cash only to the jail – they can’t accept a personal check. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will get released. If this person doesn’t violate any of the terms of their release, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just don’t have the money, you you should hire a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen generally charge you a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the bail amount, and sometimes with a minimum of $100. The money you pay to the bail bondsman will not be returned to you and has to be paid in cash. If bail is very large, the bondsman may request to use assets as collateral in addition to the fee they charge.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: Find a bail bondsman at Cortland County Correctional Facility

Have you ever hired a bondsman for yourself, a family member or friend? If you have, post a comment below and tell about it, and let us know how it worked out.

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Early Release For Good Behavior
  • Get Out on Work Release
  • Released For Time Served
  • Pre-Trial Release Programs
  • Get Out on House Arrest
  • Get Released on Your Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of each of the following steps:

  • You will be placed in a waiting area or cell. If the jail is busy, you will have to wait, sometimes for many hours, before you get processed.
  • The first step is that you have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, address, birth date and an emergency contact.
  • They’ll also ask about your mental and medical history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID number.
  • You will be fingerprinted.
  • You will have your mugshot taken.
  • All of your personal property will be taken from you and stored until you get released.
  • They will allow you to use the phone to talk to a member of your family, friend, or bondsman to arrange bail.
  • If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be allowed to skip the jumpsuit and keep wearing your own clothes, if not you will be issued a jail issued jumpsuit.

Have you ever been arrested and gone through the jail intake procedure? If you have, please tell your story. How long did it take to get through intake? How were you treated? Can you share any tips that could help other people that get arrested make it through jail intake?

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Discharge Procedures

Once bail has been posted, you will be allowed to leave jail. Getting discharged from jail may take anywhere between 30 minutes to many hours. In other words the faster you can post bail, the sooner you will be released. It also might depend on if you’ve been given a cash bond amount or if the magistrate must decide on the amount of bail to be set. For lesser charges, you will get booked and get released without having to post bail. If you have served a sentence in jail and have a date of your release, expect to get discharged at any time that day – but usually in the morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

In the event there is a, or if you need to begin your jail sentence, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. If you have a warrant, report to the jail reception area, and tell an officer that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will check to see if you have a warrant, and if you do, they will take you into custody. When reporting to serve a sentence, go down to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Be sure to only bring allowed items with you, like a driver’s license or even photo ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

The inmate have to provide each visitor’s name and date of birth to the jail in advance of the visit. Your visitors will be entered into a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Every visitor will have to provide identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to attend visitation.
Visitation procedures change often, so it would be wise to review the official Cortland County Correctional Facility jail site before you visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

All phone calls from jail are with a pre-paid phone card or account, or are collect calls . Phone calls made in jail are usually pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. Inmates are able to make phone calls, with restrictions on when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind that there are a limited number of phones, so all the inmates must share phone time. If you are under any sort of disciplinary procedure, an inmate’s ability to use the phone might get reduced or eliminated completely.

The Cortland County Correctional Facility phone number is: 607-756-4275

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You must not use any other type of mail delivery. You must write or type the name, inmate ID, and the jail address on the letter that you send. Don’t mail anything in a package or box, envelope with padding or insulation, plastic bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and read and examined by the jail administration, and the mail will be sent back if deemed inappropriate.

Mailing Address

Use this address when sending a letter to an inmate at Cortland County Correctional Facility:

Cortland County Correctional Facility
54 Greenbush Street
Cortland, NY 13045

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Cortland County Correctional Facility
54 Greenbush Street
Cortland, NY 13045


The Cortland County Correctional Facility inmate mail policy is always changing, so we suggest that you check the the Cortland County Correctional Facility website when you send a letter to an inmate.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

When you’ve been arrested, you have certain rights, and an important one is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to have a friend or family member find an attorney when you talk to them. You may be asking yourself ‘I don’t need a lawyer – I can just represent myself’ While you are not required to have one, a criminal defense lawyer will advise you about your rights, protect your interests and help you navigate the complicated legal system in your county. The sooner you get a lawyer involved with your criminal case, the better off you’ll be.

For more detailed information on how to find an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender’s Office is staffed by investigators, experts in forensics and social workers. You should be reassured that Public Defenders are bona-fide attorneys, admitted to the New York State Bar Association and are completely licensed to represent you in court and practice law.

Have you or someone you know used a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

Court records are public records. They are comprised of a court case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence filed during your court case. You, and anyone else, can access your court records using the online service, or by going to the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

The Clerk of Court is an officer of the court that manages the records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and also read the jury’s verdict. All records associated with your court case are kept and available to you at the office of the Clerk of Court.

Fees

Court costs and court fees are all costs from your court case, such as for example filing fees, motion and claim fees, and court charges. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have a court appointed attorney, you will not be responsible for these fees.

Magistrate

A Magistrate is the person who presides over your case in court. Magistrate judges do many different things, such as determing how much your bail will be, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the judge will take into account when determining your sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be requested from the person on trial, their family, and in some circumstances the victim in the crime. Don’t forget you are able to ask to receive a copy of your pre-sentencing report before sentencing, and review it and correct any mistakes.

Sentencing

After you are convicted of a crime, you will be given a sentence for your crime. There are several different options for sentencing, ranging from community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on the severity of the crime, you might get taken into custody immediately, or you could receive a date that you must turn yourself into jail to serve your term.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if some you know is in jail, or has been an inmate in the past?

To do this, just access the Cortland County jail website and do an inmate search lookup, and search using:

  • Their name.
  • Birthdate.
  • Approximate booking date.
  • or jail ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can call the jail find out if they’ve been arrested.

Warrant Inquiry

If you think you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can find out by checking the court records online or call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and inquire at the information desk. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you have a first and last name, and their arrest date, contact the jail, either by phone, in person, or check online. Arrest records are a matter of public record and this information is accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as a court order. You can find these civil process orders by contacting the Sheriff’s office, on their website or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All convicted sex offenders are required to be registered and listed on the sex offender databases required by the area they live in. The people on these databases have been convicted in a court of law of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access these offenders online, but bear in mind that you can’t find the actual address, rather the block that they live on.

Court Records

Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a court case file containing a court docket and any filings and documents filed in the case. You can access your court records via the internet, or at Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state keeps a record of a person’s criminal background. These online databases are all linked so you are able to track criminal convictions from other states. You are able to go to courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It helps to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you may have to pay for a more intensive search.

When you look up someone’s criminal record you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for any of the following crimes:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Sexual offenses including rape, assault.
  • Violent crimes like assault or murder.
  • Theft.

During a criminal records search, you will not be able to find out if that person has had:

  • Tickets for speeding.
  • Lost their drivers license or license revoked or suspended.
  • Been in a traffic accident.
  • Other moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To search for this kind of information, you will have to do a driving records search.

    Have you ever had to look for criminal records online? How easy was it? Dis you do your search online or did you call the jail? was the information you recieved correct? There are many reasons that folks look up criminal records, and your account may make it easier for others.

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    Most Wanted

    Everyone knows that the FBI has a listing of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. In Cortland County,the Sheriff has a list of most wanted criminals, too.

    FBI Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    Everyone knows that getting locked up in Cortland County Correctional Facility is no fun, eventually you will become accustomed to the daily routine. Inmates get a wake-up alarm each morning at 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. After roll call you will have breakfast. After breakfast, you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Cortland County Correctional Facility, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Cortland County Correctional Facility uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    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.

    The process for sending funds to inmates changes, so visit the official website before you send money to an inmate.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

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    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Cortland County Correctional Facility

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cortland County Correctional Facility, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Cortland County Correctional Facility

    Requirements:

    • You must be over the age of 21.
    • You must possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You must be a US Citizen.
    • You must pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You must pass a drug test.
    • You must have a good level of fitness.
    • You must be in good health.
    • You must have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been incarcerated at this jail? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever visited a prisoner at this jail?

    If your answer is yes, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so others can find out what to expect.

    What to include in the review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail and pod layout and facility
    • Staff and guards
    • Food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • Inmates.
    • Inmate safety
    • Gangs
    • Inmate activities and programs


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s ever been arrested and sent to jail has at least one story to tell about it. How’d you end up in jail? Were you mistreated? What was it like in jail? How did you get along with the other inmates? How has this experience impacted your life?

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    Throw A Shout Out to Your Cell Mate

    Make some good friends in jail? Need to find an inmate you met while you were incarcerated? Post a message to them below.

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