Watertown Correctional Facility – New York

Are you looking for someone incarcerated at Watertown Correctional Facility? Watertown Correctional Facility is a state prison in the New York state prison system, which is part of the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. This guide gives you about anything a person needs to know about Watertown Correctional Facility such as the following: How to do a prison inmate search. Visiting an inmate at this prison The address and phone number at Watertown Correctional Facility How to send mail and money to an inmate. And lots more.

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General Prison Information

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

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Contact Information

Below you will find the mailing address and street address for Watertown Correctional Facility. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner at Watertown Correctional Facility, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Watertown Correctional Facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures heading below if you are going to mail something to a prisoner to learn how to correctly address the item, and use the correct steps for sending a letter or package. If you do not use the correct directions, it could get sent back.

Watertown Correctional Facility
23147 Swan Road
Watertown NY, 13601-9340

Street Address / Prison location


Watertown Correctional Facility
23147 Swan Road
Watertown NY, 13601-9340

Phone Number and Fax Number

Fax Number:

Map and Directions

Use this address if you are visiting a prisoner. You should read over the Inmate Visitation Schedule and Inmate Visitation Procedures headings below before you try to visit an inmate.

Watertown Correctional Facility
23147 Swan Road
Watertown NY, 13601-9340


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Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, but, there are some times when it might be helpful to have the phone number to the facility.

Watertown Correctional Facility prisoners can sometimes make calls using:

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

Fax Number

Watertown Correctional Facility inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax the inmate, but there might be times when it is useful to have the fax machine number to Watertown Correctional Facility.

Email Address

This is the general email address for the prison. You cannot contact inmates at this address. If you need to send an email to a prisoner, 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 Watertown Correctional Facility you must follow an exact process to make sure that the letter gets to the inmate.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the Internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain rules that you have to follow when sending postal mail to a inmate. If you don’t then the mail might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the information below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and inspect all incoming general packages and mail. Received general mail is read as frequently as deemed necessary to maintain security and safety or monitor a problem regarding a certain inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Here is the correct format for how you should address a letter to an inmate at Watertown Correctional Facility:

Watertown Correctional Facility
23147 Swan Road
Watertown NY, 13601-9340

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Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide prisoners a bank type account for inmate money and for buying things not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Anyone may deposit funds to prisoner’s accounts with Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends are able to send inmates money in the mail and will have to send funds to this address and follow the directions provided below:

The funds must be a money order made out to the inmate’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a post office money order, since all non-postal money orders that are processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, during which the inmate will not have access to the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will send back funds that do not have correct inmate information provided the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and checks won’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so don’t send checks or cash.

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Inmate Locator

State prison inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities around the state, so sometimes you may have to look up the current location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click the link here to find an Watertown Correctional Facility inmate.
Inmate Search

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

Inmate Visitation

Before you visit Watertown Correctional Facility, be sure that you be aware of this info:

  • Visitation Schedule
  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Application

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every correctional facility in New York has its own procedures for prison visits and these policies get changed regularly. The procedures listed here could be different by the time you are reading this, so you should also go to Watertown Correctional Facility’s website to read the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation officer ensures all visitors sign the prisoner visitors log before they enter the institution and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo I.D. is OK.

For everything listed below, check the main prison site because this information is changed often:

  • 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 Watertown Correctional Facility prison 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

Info about Watertown 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.


More information 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 coming.

Inmate Programs

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Prison Life

More information about prison life at Watertown Correctional Facility coming.

  • 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.


Watertown Correctional Facility news coming soon.


A section with photos of Watertown Correctional Facility will be posted ASAP.

For example, photos of:

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

If you have any photos of Watertown 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 prison job? Do you have experience? Have you worked at a prison in your previous job?

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:

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

Information about Watertown Correctional Facility inmate family resources coming soon.


A section with the history of Watertown Correctional Facility coming soon.

Such as:

  • Famous Watertown 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

Watertown 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 Watertown Correctional Facility

Have you ever been a prisoner at Watertown Correctional Facility? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit someone at this correctional facility?

If your answer is yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can write in what you write:

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

If you are a prisoner at this facility, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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