Cayuga County Jail is in Cayuga County, NY and is the main correctional facility for this area. Looking for somebody incarcerated at Cayuga County Jail? This page tells you about everything one might want to know about Cayuga County Jail: Find out who’s in jail at Cayuga County Jail? Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and bail bondsmen. Cayuga County Jail intake procedures. Court information and records. And more…
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The prospect of going to jail is a scary and daunting situation, not only for whoever goes to jail, but also their family, friends, and loved ones. This guide is designed to give you advice and information that you’ll need to make helping someone get out of jail a little less stressful. If you have questions, please feel free to ask them, and please leave any tips or comments that might help other people in the same situation is much appreciated.
Cayuga County Jail
7445 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
Phone Number and Fax Number
Phone Number: (315) 253-2911
Map and Directions
Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail
Do you have a family member or friend that is in jail and need to contact them?
Has a friend or family member that’s been arrested and you don’t know how to find them?
To see who’s in jail at Cayuga County Jail you need to click on their web site and do an inmate search.
The Cayuga County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons who have been arrested and are in jail, including status, bail amount, and visiting schedule. Also, you can get info about anybody booked or discharged within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are listed alphabetically by their last name. You will be able to get the information fast if you enter the arrestee’s first and last name, date of birth, or inmate ID Number.
If the person you’re searching for could possibly be incarcerated at a different jail you can check our New York county jail guide: List of all jails in New York
A mugshot, or booking photo, is a photo that the jail takes when you get processed at jail intake. They take one frontal photo and one profile photo. Your name and intake number will be in the mugshot, and they will be kept on file at the jail.
Mugshots of Cayuga County Jail inmates can be searched on the Cayuga County Jail website, or you can go in person to the Cayuga County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you will need to enter their name, and a booking date, if you have it.
How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Trying to figure out how to get your mugshot taken off of the Cayuga County Jail website? This may not be possible, because your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot taken down you must file a Petition to Expunge with the court. What this means is that the record of your arrest would be sealed, and unavailable to the public. Depending on your situation, this may be a longshot.
Read our in-depth tutorial about removing your mugshot, the various mugshot sites, and the mugshot removal services: How To Get Your Mugshot Removed
Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail
Of course, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when and how you will get out. After booking, bail will be set by a special judge called a magistrate. If there is no bail set this can mean that you will either be released on your ‘own recognizance’ until your court date, or you are kept in jail until your court date.
If you do bail out of jail you are required to promise to be in court on your court date, and until that date you are not permitted to leave the county.
Usually, inmates are given time off in exchange for good behavior when they respect the rules and act right while locked up.
If you do exhibit good behavior and the jail believes you can be trusted, you might be allowed to do work release. You will be required to stay jail at the end of the day when you’re finished at your job, or you may be allowed to live in a halfway house instead of jail.
Your bail is how much money that you will be required to pay in order to be released from jail until you go to court. Your bail amount all depends on what crime you are charged with and how serious it is. Someone you know will need to post 10 percent of the total that was set in order to bail out of jail. If you fail to show up for your court appearance, the person that paid your bail will lose that money.
Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is
In order to find out how much someone’s bail is, you will need to call the Cayuga County Jail. If you have all the person’s info, such as name, address and date of birth, they will tell you the bail amount. You can also check their bail amount and status on the Cayuga County Jail website.
How To Bail Someone Out of Jail
Posting bail to get out of jail is an unpleasant situation, but fortunately, it’s easy if you have the money. To start with, you have to find out if they have a Cash Only Bond. If this is the case, you will not be able to use a bail bondsman. Cash only – they won’t take checks. Once you have paid the bond, the prisoner will be released into your care. If the conditions of bail are not violated, the bail money you posted will be returned to you.
If the amount of bail set is large, of if you can’t pay it, you should use a bail bondsman. Bondsmen will generally charge you a fee of 10-15% of total bail, and sometimes have a minimum fee of $100. This will not be returned to you and must be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bondsman will ask to use your assets, such as home, property or cars, as collateral for the bond.
To find a bail bondsman click here: Find a Bail Bondsman in Cayuga County
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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail
- Get Time Off For Good Behavior
- Work Release Programs
- Get Out For Time Served
- Pre-Trial Release Programs
- House Arrest
- Be Released on Your Own Recognizance
Jail Policies and Procedures
Intake Procedures / Booking
The jail intake process includes these steps:
- You will get put in a holding cell. When 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, like what is your full legal name, home address, birth date and contact person.
- You will also be asked about your psychological and medical history.
- You’ll be given an inmate number.
- You will get fingerprinted.
- You will have your mugshot taken.
- Any property you have will get taken away from you and stored until you get released from jail.
- They will let you make a telephone call to talk to family, friends, or bail bondsman.
- If you are expected to be released quickly, you might be able to keep wearing your own clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will have to change into a jail uniform.
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When you pay your bail, you will be discharged from jail. The discharge process can take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day. Or, simply, the faster bail is posted, the sooner you will be released. How quickly you get discharged will depend on if you have a bond amount or if a magistrate needs to determine how much your bail will be. For a minor offense, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and have a date of your release, expect to get released anywhere between the hours of 9am and 12pm.
How To Turn Yourself In
If the police have a, or if you have to begin your sentence in jail, you should do the right thing and go down to the jail and turn yourself in. In the case of an outstanding warrant, go down to the jail intake center, and tell the intake officer that you think there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. They will check their system to see if there are any outstanding local, state or federal arrest warrants out for you, and if you do, you will be taken into jail custody. If you have a jail sentence to serve, report to the jail at the exact time and date that the sentence order requires you to. Be very careful that you don’t show up late. Make sure that you only bring allowed items with you, such as a driver’s license or even state issued ID, prescription medication, as well as a sentencing order from court.
Inmates have to provide each visitor’s full name to the jail in advance of any visit. Your visitors will be entered into the visitation log as an approved visitor. Each visitor has to provide acceptable photo identification. Anyone that gets to visitation or that is not on the visitation list will not be able to attend visitation.
Jail visitation policies are always changing, so review the official jail site before you try to go to visitation.
Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy
All phone calls from jail are made through a jail approved pre-paid phone account or phone card . These phone calls are a lot more expensive than phone calls made outside of jail. Phone calls are restricted on how often you can use the phone, but you should keep in mind that a long line can form at the phones, because everyone wants to use the phone, too. If you are disciplined for an infraction, phone privileges might get cut back or cut altogether.
Phone Number: (315) 253-2911
Sending Mail to Inmates
All inmate mail is required to be mailed using the actual US Postal Service, and not courier or delivery, or hand delivered. You can’t use any other method of mail delivery. You have to clearly print the prisoner’s name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Do not send anything in a package or box, padded envelope, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal in it. All mail that you send to inmates gets opened and inspected and read by the jail administration, and will be returned to the sender if the jail decides it is inappropriate.
The address that you should use if you are sending a letter to an inmate at Cayuga County Jail is:
Cayuga County Jail
7445 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
Here is how you should address the letter:
[INMATE’S FULL NAME]
Cayuga County Jail
7445 County House Road
Auburn, NY 13021
The Cayuga County Jail inmate mail policy can change, so double check the site when send a letter to someone in jail there.
Get A Lawyer
If you have been arrested, you still have certain rights, one of these is that you have the right to request a lawyer. You won’t get many phone calls in jail, so it is important to have a friend or family member locate an attorney when you call. You might be asking yourself ‘do I really need an attorney?’ You’re not required to have an attorney in all cases, a criminal attorney will advise you about your rights, help protect your best interests and help you navigate through the criminal justice system that you are now faced with. The sooner you hire an attorney to represent you and work on your charges, the better.
For more info on how to find an attorney, visit: Find a Lawyer
If you’ve been arrested and cannot afford a lawyer, a Public Defender will be assigned to you. Also, the Public Defender has a number of staff such as private investigators, crime scene and forensics experts and case workers. Public Defenders are actual attorneys who are members of the State Bar and are licensed to practice law in New York.
Have you or someone you know had to use a court appointed attorney or Public Defender? Do you think they properly handled your case?
All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a file with a docket sheet and every motions, documents, and evidence that have been filed in your case. You have the ability to access your court records with the website, or by going to the Cayuga County Clerk of Court.
Clerk of Court
The Clerk of Court is an officer and clerk of the court that manages access to court records. They also administer the oath for anyone testifying in court, and read the verdict when the jury makes their final decision. All records related to your case are kept and available to you at Clerk of Court.
Court costs and court fees are the costs from your case, such as filing charges, motion and claim fees, and court appearance fees. If you don’t have the money to pay these fees and have court appointed legal counsel or a Public Defender, you will not be responsible for these fees.
The Cayuga County magistrate acts as the judge that will preside over your case in court. Magistrates do several different things, such as setting your bail amount, issuing warrants, and presiding over initial court appearances and detention proceedings.
A pre-sentencing report is put together with information about the arrestee’s background and information about the defendant’s life and public history, which the magistrate will consider when determining a sentence. Information will be gathered from the defendant, his or her family, and in some circumstances the victim. Don’t forget that you should ask to receive a copy of this report before your sentencing, and correct the mistakes.
If you get convicted of a crime during your trial, you will then get sentenced. There are several different options for sentencing, which include community service and probation, to even incarceration in either jail (short term) or prison (long term). Depending on how serious your crime was, you will either be immediately taken into custody, or you might be given a date that you are required to go to jail to serve your sentence.
Do you need to find out if some you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?
This is pretty simple to do, just just query the jail’s website, and do a search using:
- The inmate’s name.
- Birth date.
- Their booking date if you know it.
- and their jail ID.
If you think this person is in jail, you can also call the jail get confirmation.
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you are able to check the arrest warrants inquiry on the Cayuga County court website or call the court. You have to have their first and last name. Or, you can just go down to the jail and ask the officer in charge. Keep in mind that there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest, they will take you into custody immediately.
If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Cayuga County jail, on the phone, in person, or look online. Arrest records are in the public record and these records are available to anyone.
Civil processes are when you get served with papers, like a court order. You can access civil process orders by getting in touch with the Cayuga County Sheriff’s office, either by phone or through their website.
Sex Offender Search / Lookup
All people registered as sex offenders are listed and registered on both a national and state sex offender database. The people listed on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to view these offenders on the website, but remember that you can’t see the exact address, but rather the neighborhood block of the address that they registered.
Court Records are public, and are accessible by anyone. Court Records include a case file that contains a docket sheet and all documents and filings filed in the case. You can access court records via the internet service ‘Public Access to Court Electronic Records’, or at the Cayuga County Clerk of Court in the county where the case was filed.
Every state maintains a record of their state citizen’s criminal past. These online databases are connected and you can track criminal backgrounds from other states. You can go to the Cayuga County Courthouse and make an inquiry, or check online. It is helpful to know the county, and if the crime was in a different state entirely, you might have to pay for a more comprehensive search.
A search of someone’s criminal history you will be able to find out if a person has ever been arrested, charged or convicted for any crimes they may have committed, which could include:
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
- Drug Possession of Drug Trafficking.
- Sex offenses which could include rape, and sexual assault.
- Violent crimes.
- Theft, breaking and entering.
But, when you do a criminal records check, usually won’t find if that person had:
- Tickets for speeding.
- Drivers license suspended or revoked.
- Been in a traffic accident.
- Other moving violations.
- Parking Tickets.
- You have to be over the age of 21.
- You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
- You have to be a US Citizen.
- You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
- You have to pass a drug test.
- You have to have a good level of fitness.
- You have to be in good health.
- You have to have a valid Driver’s License
- An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.
- The right to protection from the accused.
- The right to notification.
- The right to attend proceedings.
- The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
- The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
- The right to restitution.
- The right to a speedy trial.
- The right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
- 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.
- Jail conditions.
- Jail facility and layout
- Guards and staff
- Food and commissary
- Visitation Days
- The other inmates.
- Prisoner safety
- Inmate activities and programs
To search for this information, you must do a search for their driving history.
Have you ever had to search for criminal records of someone you know? How easy was it? Did you search online or did you have to make a phone call to the courthouse? Was the information correct? There are plenty of reasons that people search for criminal records, and your feedback might help other people that are in the same situation.
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The FBI maintains a list of the Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Cayuga County, the Sheriff has their own list of the most wanted criminals, that you can access online.
Life In Jail / What Its Like
Just the thought of being incarcerated in the Cayuga County jail is quite unpleasant, in time you will get accustomed to the daily routine. You should expect an alarm for wake-up at about 6:00 AM, and next they’ll do roll call. You will then get breakfast. Following breakfast you will have to work in the program that has been assigned to you. 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 Cayuga County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.
When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Cayuga County Jail 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 rules for sending money to Cayuga County Jail inmates could change, so be sure to check the official Cayuga County Jail site before you send any money.
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.
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.
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.
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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Types of Jobs at Cayuga County Jail
The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Cayuga County Jail, 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.
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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.
Speak Your Mind
Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.
The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:
The definition of victim includes:
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.
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.
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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