The Jail Bureau of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office currently operates three facilities: a pre-trial detention facility that houses approximately 1,000 inmates in downtown Rochester, a sentenced facility in suburban Brighton, New York, that houses 475 sentenced inmates, and a regional forensic unit at the Rochester Psychiatric Center.
Visiting an Inmate
Professional Visitation FAQ and Application
Each inmate housed at the Monroe County Jail and Monroe Correctional Facility is permitted two one-hour visits each week by appointment.
Downtown visits may be scheduled in person or by calling 753-4000 beginning at 8:45 a.m. until all appointments are filled. All visits are scheduled one week in advance; there are no walk-in visits available. Visits will be scheduled on Monday for the following Monday, Tuesday for the following Tuesday, Wednesday for the following Wednesday, Thursday for the following Thursday, and Friday for the following Friday and.
Inmates who have Trustee Status are allowed to request a permanent visit time which will automatically be scheduled each week once they are approved. Permanent visit times are granted based on the availability of space and the inmate’s status.
All visitors must arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled visit time. If you are not on time, your visit may be cancelled.
You must have a valid government issued photographic identification to enter the visiting area such as a NYS Drivers License, Non Driver I.D. card or Benefit Card.
THE INMATE VISITATION AREA IS CLOSED ON NATIONAL HOLIDAYS - APPOINTMENT WINDOW IS OPEN
Monroe County Jail Visit Schedule
Monday through Friday
8:45 AM to 9:45 AM
9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The visiting area will open at 9:00 AM, Monday through Friday, for professional visits only.
Monroe Correctional Facility Visiting Hours
Tuesday through Friday
7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
1130 AM to 12:30 PM
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Monroe County Jail and Monroe Correctional Facility conduct numerous rehabilitation, educational and treatment programs for locally sentenced inmates and detainees. Click here for detailed program information.
The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA)
The United States Department of Justice adopted the National PREA Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to sexual abuse and sexual harassment in juvenile detention, prisons and/or jails, lockups, and community confinement facilities.On June 20, 2012, the Department of Justice officially published the finale PREA standards for the four types of facilities: Juvenile Detention, Prisons and/or Jails, Lockups, and Community Confinement Facilities. CLICK HERE to read the final standards and the Justice Department commentary [PDF].The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has actively been implementing the PREA standards through policy, education, and good working strategies with the goal of preventing sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment in its facilities.The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office has zero tolerance toward all forms of sexual abuse and sexual harassment involving any employee, volunteer, contractor, or inmate. All reports of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and any possible retaliation for reporting sexual abuse or sexual harassment will be thoroughly and objectively investigated to completion.Third-party reporting of sexual abuse and sexual harassment can be made 24 hours a day to the Monroe County Jail Administration Office at (585) 753-4178.A delay in reporting an incident will place the safety of any inmate in jeopardy and make the investigation of the incident far more difficult.Annual statistical data reports will be available for public display at the Monroe County Jail Property/Jail Records lobby and the Monroe County Correctional Facility lobby.