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

Breath Test Operators  (BTO):


     An additional task that Correction Officers perform is the operation of the breath tests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) arrests. The instrument used by the Yates County Sheriff's Office is known as the BAC DATAMASTER.  It measures the blood alcohol content (BAC) in a person’s system. Presently in New York State the BAC for  intoxication is .08%. Officers attend a four day school for New York State Department of Health Certification to operate this instrument. 



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Funeral Visits:
       Inmates may be allowed to attend a family member's funeral. The stipulations for this are as follows:
(1) The funeral is in New York State.
(2) The Jail Administrator is provided with the death notice from the Funeral Home.
(3) The Jail Administrator is provided with the Obituary from a newspaper.
The inmate may be allowed to wear civilian clothes as determined by the Jail Administrator. However, the inmate will be required to be hand cuffed and shackled throughout the funeral proceedings.  Phone: 315-536-5175   Fax: 315-536-5121

Alternatives To Incarceration Program:

     The Alternatives to Incarceration (ATI) program oversees community service hours sentencing in collaboration of the courts and various work sites within the community. Coordinator Sylvia  S.  Thayer, 315-536-5173

Inmate Phone System:

         The inmate phone system is set up and operated by AT&T. The system is strictly a COLLECT CALL operation. Inmates cannot receive phone calls, and neither calling cards nor three-way calling is allowed.  If the person being called has call waiting or if the call has to go through a switch board, the call will be disconnected.  Each cell block has a phone for the inmates’ use. If there is a collect call block on the phone that the inmate is trying to call, the person must call their phone company to have the block lifted. Once a number has been blocked, only the person the number is listed to may unblock the number by calling 1-888-241-1290.



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