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The Washington County Correctional Facility, located at 399 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY was opened in 2003 to replace the old jail located in Salem, NY, which was built in the late 1800’s. The Corrections Division of the Sheriff’s Office employs 56 Full Time Officer’s and Approximately 20 Part Time Officer’s. The correctional staff are sworn New York State Peace Officers and receive state mandated training and instruction in all phases of Corrections. 

The primary goal of the Washington County Correctional Facility is to provide a safe and secure environment that promotes positive inmate behavior, through fair, impartial and humane treatment of all individuals incarcerated in the correctional facility, this goal will be realized. 

The correctional facility is designed to manage inmates using the "new generation / direct supervision" concept of the correctional facility management. Through these concepts the correctional facility will structure the environment to promote a positive behavior management system to meet inmate needs. 

Inmate Visitation: 

Visiting Hours are Thursday through Sunday 

8:30 am – 9:30 am
10:00 am – 11:00 am
12:30 am - 1:30 pm
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Inmates are allowed 2, 1 hour visits per week.

Visitors must sign in at the Jail Lobby at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the visit. No visitors will be permitted to enter the visitation room after the start of the scheduled visitation time. Inmates are allowed two visitors at a time in the visitation room (no switches may be made). Infants and Toddlers are allowed to sit on a visitors lap and do not count as a second person. Any Visitors under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must also have a birth certificate. If a minor is accompanied by a legal guardian that is not a parent they must have proof of guardianship. Visits are granted on a first come first served basis.  

Upon admittance into the correctional facility all inmates are entitled to a 10 minute non-contact visit within their first 24 hours in the facility. 

Visitation Rules are posted in the jail lobby, if any of those rules are violated the visit will be ended. 

Passing of any Contraband ( any unauthorized item) is a violation of New York Penal Law 205.20, You will be arrested. 

Proper attire is required, no jackets or hooded sweatshirts, No low cut or see through clothing, No tank tops or sleeveless shirts.

Property Drop Off: 

Items Allowed for Drop Off: 

Socks (White Only)                            3 Pair

T-Shirts (White Only)                         3

Underwear (White Only)                    3

Thermal Underpants (White Only)     1

Thermal Undershirts (White Only)     1

Sports Bras (White Only)                   3

 All items must be NEW IN THE PACKAGE. 

Books and Magazines can not be dropped off, they must be ordered and shipped directly to the Facility. (ex. Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble)

New! Money / Payment Services: 

Cash may now be deposited in the Lobby by using the Cobra Banker Cash Machine. You will need either the inmate's facility ID number or the inmate's full name and date of birth to deposit cash. You may also use either a credit or debit card to deposit money using this machine. You must have a valid driver's license with an address that matches the billing address of the credit or debit card, or the machine will not accept the card.

Fees are charged by the company that provides the use of the machine.

Money orders are still accepted, but they must be mailed. No money orders will be accepted if brought to the lobby. There will be a 5 day waiting period on money orders to allow time for the funds to clear. Inmates will not have access
to these funds until this 5 day waiting period has expired.

GovPayNet* now offers a service that allows you to use a major credit card, debit or pre-paid debit card to deposit funds into commissary accounts. To utilize this service there are 2 ways to pay:


GovPayNet LOGO Deposit

or - By Phone: 1-888-277-2535

You will need the following:
-Inmate Name
-Inmate ID Number
-Facility Code - GFL
-Pay Location Code (5500)

Fees are charged by the company that provides this service.


Acceptable forms of payment: 

-          Cash – Needs to be the exact amount

-          Credit Card – in person and a fee will be charged

or Online

GovPayNet LOGO Pay Bail
Click here to pay bail online!

 To post bail  in person you will need a valid photo ID


Did you know? Washington County inmates maintain a working garden which is used to supplement inmate meals.

LEC Corrections Inmate Garden    

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