Collins Correctional Facility – New York

Are you looking for somebody at Collins Correctional Facility? Collins Correctional Facility is a state correctional institution in the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. This site gives you all about everything you might want to know about Collins Correctional Facility such as the following: How to do a prison inmate search. Visitation information. The address and phone number at Collins Correctional Facility Mailing or sending money to an inmate. And much more…

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General Prison Information

Official Name: Collins Correctional Facility
Type: Male
State: New York
County: Erie County
DOC: New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
Security Level: Medium

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Contact Information

Below you have the mailing address and street address for Collins Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are going to mail a package or letter to someone at Collins Correctional Facility, and be sure to use the physical address if you want to know the physical location of Collins Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

You should read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to mail a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the letter or package, and do the right protocol for mailing a package or letter. If you don’t use the correct protocol, it could not get delivered.

Collins Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 340
NY, 14034-0340

Street Address / Prison location


Collins Correctional Facility
Middle Road P.O. Box 490
Collins NY, 14034-0490

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone Number:
Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use the street address if you are visiting an inmate. You should also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings further down on this page before you visit an inmate at Collins Correctional Facility.

Collins Correctional Facility
Middle Road P.O. Box 490
Collins NY, 14034-0490


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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

Inmates can sometimes call out using various methods:

  • Calling Cards
  • Collect Calls
  • Dedicated Phone Line
  • Prison Calling Plan

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have access to fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to the inmate, but there might be times when it might be helpful to have the fax machine number to the facility.

Email Address

This is the main email address for the prison. You cannot contact inmates using this email address. If you want to send an email to an inmate, go to the Inmate Email heading further down on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Collins Correctional Facility you must use an specific process to ensure that the email gets to your inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

State prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special rules that you have to follow when sending mail to a state prison inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Collins Correctional Facility employees open and inspect and read all received general mail. Incoming general packages and mail is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security and safety or watch problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you have to address a package or letter to a state prison inmate at Collins Correctional Facility:

Collins Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 340
NY, 14034-0340

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Inmate Money

Each state prison has a Commissary that serves to provide prisoners a bank account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can send funds to prisoner’s accounts with Western Union or by mail.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send inmates money in the postal service and have to send it to the following address and follow the rules listed below:

The deposit have to be in a money order that is made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be held for a 15-day holding period, and during this period the prisoner will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back money orders that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are from time to time moved to various prisons throughout the New York prison system, so sometimes you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link below to find an Collins Correctional Facility prisoner.
Inmate Search

To find other New York state prisons: New York State Prisons

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Collins Correctional Facility, be sure that you be aware of the following information:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Each New York prison has its own rules for prisoner visitation and these rules change regularly. The procedures listed below could be changed by the time you are reading this, so you should also read Collins Correctional Facility’s website to find the most up to date visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the inmate visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Positive picture identification of visitors is required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued picture ID is OK.

For all of the points listed below, check out the official Collins Correctional Facility website as this information is updated all the time:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

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Prison Records

Information about Collins Correctional Facility records coming soon.

Such as:

  • Inmate records
  • Health records.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.

Death Row

Details about Collins Correctional Facility death row coming soon.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Details about New York parole process to be added later.

For example:

  • Parole hearings.
  • Review boards.
  • Who qualifies for parole.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Section about release procedures coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Information about prison life at Collins Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

  • Activities.
  • Daily schedule and routine.
  • Recreational facilities available.
  • What’s allowed, and what’s not allowed.
  • What the food is like.
  • What to expect.
  • Jobs and work release available.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


A section on news at Collins Correctional Facility to be added later.


A photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

  • Cells at Collins Correctional Facility
  • The yard.
  • What inmates wear at Collins Correctional Facility.

If you have any photos of Collins Correctional Facility that you would like to share, please contact us using the ‘Contact’ link at the bottom of the page.

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a correctional facility previously?

If so, check out:

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The official website:

Victim Resources

Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

Victim’s Rights

The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

  • You have the right to protection from the accused.
  • You have the right to notification.
  • You have the right to attend proceedings.
  • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • You have the right to restitution.
  • You have the right to a speedy trial.
  • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

The definition of victim includes:

  • Spouses and children of all victims.
  • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
  • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
  • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

Victim Notification

The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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Family Resources

Info about Collins Correctional Facility inmate family resources to be added later.


A history section coming.

Such as:

  • Famous Collins Correctional Facility inmates.
  • Escapes and prison breaks.
  • Executions.

If you have any information on these topics to share, please post a comment using the form below.


Information About Other New York State Prisons: New York State Prisons

Collins Correctional Facility Links

The official website:

New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Links

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Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Collins Correctional Facility

Have you ever been an inmate at Collins Correctional Facility? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever visited an inmate at Collins Correctional Facility?

If so, then we would like you to leave a comment below about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people will know what to expect.

Things you might want to put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Prison staff and Guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner programs and activities

If you are an inmate at Collins Correctional Facility, post your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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  1. Toi W S says:

    Could you please provide a fax number for health records

  2. val says:

    If you have been caught with contraband at one facility and the inmate has been moved to another facility can that person go see the inmate

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