702 Stowersville Road
PO Box 68
Lewis, New York 12950
Civil Office - 518-873-6907
County Jail - 518-873-6970
Road Patrol - 518-873-6915
Sheriff David E. Reynolds
The Essex County Sheriff is mandated by the New York State Constitution to maintain a county jail. Inmates who are incarcerated in the Essex County Jail are both sentenced and un-sentenced. The Essex County Jail holds all inmates, male or female, 17 years old and older. The crimes can be anything from traffic infractions to violent felonies.
If the inmate is sentenced to jail time, he/she will serve their time at the Essex County Jail for up to one year. If the sentence is longer, the inmate will be transferred to NYS Department of Corrections. All inmates in State Prisons start their court imposed sentences in County Jails.
While in the Sheriff’s custody, the inmates are given an opportunity for self-improvement. These include, high school education programs, substance abuse counseling, mental health services and religious services.
Saturday and Sunday only
You must register at least 15 minutes
prior to your visit in the Jail Lobby.
Government Issued Photo ID Required
First Come, First Serve
Inmates are allowed two(2),
visits per week
You must wear appropriate attire, your visit will be denied for inappropriate clothing.
New York State Penal Law 205.20, Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd
He/she knowingly and unlawfully introduces any contraband (anything not allowed) into a detention facility.
Is an A Misdemeanor, punishable up to One (1) year in county jail