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Databases Updated on Oct 24, 2020

How to Perform New York Inmate Lookup

You only need someone’s name to search for him or her in the state prison. The state’s Department of Corrections offers an New York inmate records search tool on their website. You can search with name, birth year, department or criminal ID. You can view extra details by clicking on their name. You will see all their crimes, convictions and sentencing. You will also see their prison ID, full name, gender, date of birth, race, status, facility information, date of admission and possible release. You may also use a New York inmate search online to find someone incarcerated in state prison.

Creating Public Jail Records

The state creates jail records for each inmate in their prison system. A lot of people are processed through the NY prison system and to keep everything straight, every item must be updated within the online system. Each inmate has their own trust account where friends and family can donate money for purchases. These two are records created and maintained by the administrators for the Department of Corrections. Other things recorded are court-related items, additional charges, sentencing and moves to a new facility. For more information, you can use New York prison inmate search tools.

What are New York Jail Records?

New York jail inmate search records are the documents and forms kept on every prison inmate. They begin when someone is arrested and continue through parole. Every time an event or change occurs, new paperwork is filled out and entered into the system. A lot of what is documented is public record such as court documents, arrest records, charges, sentencing, and mug shots. Other things like mental health screenings are kept in the file but private and only shared among law enforcement agencies.

Jail and Inmate Search in New York

Currently, the State has 50,717 people in prison and 749 inmates on parole. 95.5% of NY inmates are male and the rest female. The average age of prisoners is 38.6. 48.1% of inmates are African-American, 24.4% are White, and the remainder is Hispanic. 66.1% of inmates have never been married. The average time in prison is 72 months. Violent crimes account for 64.6% of offenses, 12.9% are for drug offenses, and the rest are property-related or other. 59.6% of inmates have graduated high school. 46.4% of NY inmates come from Upstate and 43.2 from NY City.

Criminal Justice Quick Facts

265
New York Imprisonment Rate
50,620
Prison Population
101,789
Probation Population
44,562
Parole Population
8.0:1 (Black : White Ratio)
3.1:1 (Hispanic : White Ratio)
Racial Disparity in Incarceration Rate
99
Juvenile Custody Rate (per 100 000)
97,581 (0.63%)
Disenfranchised Population
46,286 (2.03%)
Disenfranchised African Americans
3,208
Corrections Expenditures (in millions)

New York Parole Population

New York parole population as of the beginning of 2016 counted 44,562 people, 285 paroles per 100.000 population. That’s by 136 people less compared to the previous year, which has decreased by 0.3%.

Paroles per 100.000 population (2016)
Nationwide
349
New York
285
Parole Total Population in New York (2016)
Nationwide
870,657
New York
44,562
Parole Entries & Exits (2016)
Entries
20,443
Exits
20,579
Change in 2016, in Percentage and Number
Percent
-0.3%
Number
-136
Number on parole per 100,000 U.S. adult residents
Increased by
4,120
Adults entering parole, by type of entry
Type of Parole Entry:
Number of Parolees:
Discretionary
5,272
Mandatory
6,439
Reinstatement
0
Term of supervised release
7,867
Other
865
Unknown
0

New York Prisons

The state’s Department of Corrections operates and maintains 73 jails over 58 counties and another 53 prisons. They currently house about 26,950 inmates in jail and 50,717 people in prison. NY has an annual budget of $3.2 billion and a staff of 19,308 employees. NY prides itself on running safe, secure and humane correctional facilities and has won dozens of awards for excellence. Based on one hundred thousand residents, the state has an incarceration rate of 256, a property crime rate 1,546 and a violent crime rate of 376. It costs NY $60,076 to house and care for each inmate per year.

Prison Name Prison Type
Adirondack Correctional FacilityState Prison
Albion Correctional FacilityState Prison
Altona Correctional FacilityState Prison
Attica Correctional FacilityState Prison
Auburn Correctional FacilityState Prison
Bare Hill Correctional FacilityState Prison
Bedford Hills Correctional FacilityState Prison
Brooklyn MDC Federal Prison
Cape Vincent Correctional FacilityState Prison
Cayuga Correctional FacilityState Prison
Clinton AnnexState Prison
Clinton Correctional FacilityState Prison
Collins Correctional FacilityState Prison
Coxsackie Correctional FacilityState Prison
Downstate Correctional FacilityState Prison
Eastern NY Correctional FacilityState Prison
Edgecombe Residential Treatment FacilityState Prison
Elmira Correctional FacilityState Prison
Fishkill Correctional FacilityState Prison
Five Points Correctional FacilityState Prison
Franklin Correctional FacilityState Prison
Gouverneur Correctional FacilityState Prison
Gowanda Correctional FacilityState Prison
Great Meadow Correctional FacilityState Prison
Green Haven Correctional FacilityState Prison
Greene Correctional FacilityState Prison
Groveland Correctional FacilityState Prison
Hale Creek ASACTCState Prison
Hudson Correctional FacilityState Prison
Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional FacilityState Prison
Lincoln Correctional FacilityState Prison
Livingston Correctional FacilityState Prison
Marcy Correctional FacilityState Prison
Mid-State Correctional FacilityState Prison
Mohawk Correctional FacilityState Prison
Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional FacilityState Prison
New York MCC Federal Prison
New York RRM Federal Prison
Ogdensburg Correctional FacilityState Prison
Orleans Correctional FacilityState Prison
Otisville Correctional FacilityState Prison
Otisville FCI Federal Prison
Queens Detention FacilityPrivate Prison
Queensboro Correctional FacilityState Prison
Ray Brook FCIFederal Prison
Riverview Correctional FacilityState Prison
Rochester Correctional FacilityState Prison
Shawangunk Correctional FacilityState Prison
Sing Sing Correctional FacilityState Prison
Southport Correctional FacilityState Prison
Sullivan Correctional FacilityState Prison
Taconic Correctional FacilityState Prison
Ulster Correctional FacilityState Prison
Upstate Correctional FacilityState Prison
Wallkill Correctional FacilityState Prison
Washington Correctional FacilityState Prison
Watertown Correctional FacilityState Prison
Wende Correctional FacilityState Prison
Willard Drug Treatment CampusState Prison
Woodbourne Correctional FacilityState Prison
Wyoming Correctional FacilityState Prison
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