Groveland Correctional Facility – New York

Looking for somebody locked up in Groveland Correctional Facility? Groveland Correctional Facility is a state prison in the New York state prison system. This page will tell you information about everything related to Groveland Correctional Facility,such as: How to do a prison inmate search. Visiting an inmate at this prison The prison’s address and phone number. How to send mail and money to an inmate at Groveland Correctional Facility. And much, much more.

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General Prison Information

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

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Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Groveland Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to someone there, and use the street address if you want to know the actual location of Groveland Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to check the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section further down on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to someone in prison to learn how to correctly write the address, and do the correct procedure for sending a letter or package. If you don’t follow the correct steps, the letter or package could get sent back.

Groveland Correctional Facility
7000 Sonyea Road P.O. Box 50
Sonyea NY, 14556-0050

Street Address / Prison location


Groveland Correctional Facility
7000 Sonyea Road P.O. Box 50
Sonyea NY, 14556-0050

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule headings on this page if you are going to visit an inmate here.

Groveland Correctional Facility
7000 Sonyea Road P.O. Box 50
Sonyea NY, 14556-0050


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Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call inmates, but, there are times when it is necessary to know the phone number to the prison.

Prisoners can sometimes call out using:

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

Fax Number

State prison inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t get to send a fax to an inmate, but there are times when it is useful to know the fax machine number to Groveland Correctional Facility.

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the prison. You can’t reach inmates using this email. If you want to send an email to a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.

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Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:
Total Staff:

Inmate Email

To send a letter via email to an inmate at Groveland Correctional Facility you must follow an specific process to make sure that the message is received by the prisoner.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners can’t access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that are necessary to follow when mailing a package or letter to a state prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

Before you proceed, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Groveland Correctional Facility employees do open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general postal correspondence can be read as frequently as necessary to ensure security and safety or monitor problems confronting inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the format for how you must address mail to a state prisoner at Groveland Correctional Facility:

Groveland Correctional Facility
7000 Sonyea Road P.O. Box 50
Sonyea NY, 14556-0050

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Inmate Money

Each state correctional institution has a Commissary that was created to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner money and for buying items not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may add funds to prisoner’s Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: Inmates’ families and friends are able to send prisoners money through postal mail and have to send money to the address below and do so in accordance with the directions written below:

The money have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you 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 hold, during which the prisoner will not have access to the depsoit. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that do not have valid inmate info if the envelope you sent it in has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are frequently transported to various prison facilities throughout the New York prison system, so sometimes you might need to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to find an state prisoner.
Inmate Search

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

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit an inmate at Groveland Correctional Facility, make sure you know the following:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every New York state prison has their own procedures for prisoner visitation and these policies are changed often. The policies discussed here may be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to Groveland Correctional Facility’s website to read the most up to date rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The front entrance officer will ensure each visitor signs the inmate visitors log before they enter the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture identification of visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued picture ID is acceptable.

For all of the things listed below, go to the official correctional facility site because this info is changed 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

More information about Groveland Correctional Facility records to be added later.

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

Info about Groveland Correctional Facility death row will be posted ASAP.

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


Details about New York parole procedures 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.


More information about release procedures for Groveland Correctional Facility to be added later.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

Details about what life is like at Groveland 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 news section will be posted ASAP.


A Groveland Correctional Facility photo section to be added later.

For example, photos of:

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

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to:

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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:

  • The right to protection from the accused.
  • The right to notification.
  • The right to attend proceedings.
  • The right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
  • The right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
  • The right to restitution.
  • The right to a speedy trial.
  • 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.

Click here to share your story

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Family Resources

Details about resources for family members of inmates at Groveland Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.


A history section coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Groveland 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

Groveland 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 Groveland Correctional Facility

Have you ever been a prisoner in Groveland Correctional Facility? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever visited an inmate there?

If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your prison experience because others can learn what to expect.

Things you could include in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Facility layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate at Groveland Correctional Facility, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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  1. linda says:

    Hi I was wondering if i was going to send something to an inmate that is religious there certain rules that i am to follow.. for example not to open the package just send it to your facility as it came from the company i ordered it from.. thank you in advance for any information you may provide..

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