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Yates County Jail
227 Main Street  Public Safety Building
Penn Yan, New York  14527-1720
Phone:  315-536-5175   Fax:  315-536-5121


      The Yates County Jail is made up of thirty-eight full-time Correction Officers, eleven part-time Correction Officers, three full time civilian employees and four part-time civilian employees. The staff consists of:
1) Jail Administrator with the rank of Lieutenant
(4) Correction Sergeants
(33) Full-time Correction Officers
(11) Part-time Correction Officers
(3) Full-time Kitchen staff
(2) Part-time Kitchen staff
(1) Jail Physician (Part-time)
 (1)Registered Nurse (Part-time)
 (1)Jail Chaplain)



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Correction Officers:              

       Correction Officers have the responsibility of maintaining the safety and security of the Jail. Officers perform tasks that include:
(1) Security tours to insure accountability and inmate safety
(2) Supervise inmate exercise periods
(3) Supervise inmate Law Library
(4) Supervise educational programs
(5) Supervise distribution of inmate meals and medications
(6) Transport inmates to and from courts, outside medical services, funeral visits, etc.

Support Services:

 Jail Ministry - including literacy volunteers and advocates including the jail chaplain
 FLACRA- addictions counseling services
 BOCES - Vocational Training
 GED classes
 A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous)

       Visitation days for inmates are on Tuesdays and Saturdays. All visits are on an appointment basis. Visitors must call the Jail at 315-536-5175 or come to the Jail the day before the visit to make the appointment. Inmates may receive up to two one-hour visits per week. The hours for visits runs from 1:00pm to 5:00pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm. 
         Visitors arriving for inmate visits must have a valid form of photo identification issued by a government agency to enter the Jail. The visits start on the hour and run for one hour. Visitors arriving thirty minutes late for the visit will be denied the visit. Any visitor seventeen years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Legal Guardians will be required to produce the paperwork from the court granting Guardianship.  An average of 6,000 visitors arrive at the jail annually.
Types of Payment Accepted for Bail and Fines: 
Refer to "Bail, Bail Bonds & Fines" on FAQs webpage  

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