Buffalo City Jail Inmate Locator

We have gathered for you all the available inmate search links and Buffalo City Jail Inmate locator information. Here is information on how to find someone in this jail. The first thing you should consider is that family members have rights for inmate visitation, inmate mail address and policies, and the commissary in Buffalo City Jail facility.

Here is jail inmate information for the Buffalo City Jail

Buffalo City Jail is located at 74 Franklin Street, in Erie, New York. If you need information on bonds, visitation, inmate calling, mail, inmate accounts, commissary or anything else, you can call the facility at 716-851-4444 Sheriff: 716-858-7608 Buffalo Police: 716-851-4444 Juvenile Secure Detention: 716-924-4062 Girls Non-Secure Detention: 716-783-3371 Boys Non-Secure Detention: 716-783-3317 Erie County Criminal Court: 716-845-9301 District Attorney: 716-858-2424 Adult Probation: 716-858-8200 Juvenile Probation: 716-858-8200 Juvenile Court: 716-858-8105 Public Defender: 716-856-8804 Drug Court: 716-845-7444.
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Buffalo City Jail Inmate Search

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Information for Inmates at Buffalo City Jail

The Buffalo City Jail is located in Buffalo, New York in Erie County. It is a maximum security facility that houses low-level offenders and violent crimes. It holds juveniles, women, and men. They have either been sentenced or awaiting trial. The inmates are fed three meals in a day and have access to the phone. They are allowed to exercise for one hour each day. They have access to shower, bathrooms, and books. They are also allowed mail, newspapers, and magazines.

The facility includes security cameras, razor wire enforced fencing and electronic detection. Correctional officers are trained to use physical force and carry mace.

Mail allowed for Inmates at Buffalo City jail

–          Postcards

Inmates can receive postcards that are pre-metered like the ones that can be purchased from the post office. Certain photo postcards are also accepted if they do not contain obscene images.

–          Envelopes

Many jails are not allowing envelopes to be sent because the paper is being dipped into drugs that have been liquefied, like cocaine and methamphetamines. However, they are allowed at the moment. You can also call the jail to make sure before sending a letter.

–          Newspapers

Newspapers are allowed when they have been mailed from the publisher of the newspaper.

–          Magazines

Sports, special interest, or news magazines can be shipped to inmates if they come from the publisher directly. This is with the exclusion of the magazines that contain pornography, profanity, weapons, and other adult content.

–          Books

Books that are shipped from reputable distribution sources are allowed. Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com are good choices. They can be ordered online and shipped directly to the inmate. Pornographic, obscene, or violent content or images are not allowed. Only soft cover books are accepted. The jail will dispose of any books that don’t meet their standards.

Prohibited mail items include:

–          Stickers and stamps

–          Greeting cards that make music

–          Mail that has been altered or covered in perfume or lipstick

–          Stained paper

–          News clippings

–          Hand painted drawings

Prohibited photos:

–          Photos larger than 4 x 6 inches

–          More than 5 photos at a time

–          Polaroid photos

–          Photos of alcohol, drugs, and weapons

–          Photos of lewd behavior or provocative

Address for the mail:

Buffalo City Jail
74 Franklin Street
Buffalo, New York 14202

Phone Number:  716-851-4444


Inmate calls at Buffalo City Jail

Inmates can make phone calls using several methods, which include:

–          Collect calls

–          Direct calls

Inmates are not allowed to use cell phones or get direct phone calls. If there is a family emergency like a death, it is possible to leave a message.


Visitation Information for Inmates in Buffalo City Jail

Any adult that is over age 18 and not on felony probation and with a valid photo ID can visit inmates in jail. There are times when visitors will have to get their background checked. Those with warrants are denied visitation and will get arrested. The visits are limited to two adults for each visit. Individuals under age 18 need to be accompanied by an adult. A co-defendant in a pending case will be denied as well. Individuals with a court order to not have contact with the inmate will be denied.

All visitors will need to submit an application before the visitation. If the paperwork is not complete, it will be denied. Be sure to answer the questions truthfully or it can get you denied as well.

There are a lot of factors that decide the visiting hours. These factors are:

–          The weekday

–          Where they are housed

–          Gender

–          Holiday

The inmates are allowed one or two a week and range between fifteen minutes to an hour.


What to wear

When you are deciding what to wear, make sure that you choose to wear clothing that:

–          Is not very revealing

–          Is not see through

–          Is not showing undergarments

–          Is not showing too much cleavage

–          Is not too short

–          Have sleeves to the elbow

–          Is free of profanities, obscenities, or gang affiliation

If you need additional information, you should contact Buffalo City Jail at 716-851-4444.

To plan or schedule a visit to Buffalo City Jail see the map below for more information and directions.

Erie County Jail Inmates

Most offenders will start at a local, city or county jail with very few cells. You can locate an offender in custody easily by searching databases found through the links above. You might need to consider transport time to the nearest jail cell before using our Erie inmate locator.

The Buffalo City Jail is usually for short-term custody for adults awaiting trial. (Juveniles wait for disposition of their case). Once booked, the Erie inmate search will reveal the location of the individual. You can check the Erie website - Inmate Services - for more information.

"People Get Arrested for a Variety of Reasons"

If a family member disappears, checking with local jails is a good idea. Your family member may be waiting to be bailed out. Here is how to know if someone is in Buffalo City Jail. You have the right to search even if that person is just a friend, a client or any other individual. You can also use these tools to find a pen pal. Our Inmate lookup service is a good resource for family members and public defenders. You can also search inmates on federal websites.


How to Find Inmates in Buffalo City Jail

First of all, realize that you have rights under the United States Constitution to find a family member who has been arrested in Buffalo City Jail. The "Writ of Habeas Corpus" guarantees the rights of someone "in custody". An inmate locator is useful to help family members during court proceedings.

All police officers must "book" an inmate into the court system. During this process, vital information - such as name, address, fingerprints and photographs - will be taken. Our free inmate lookup service allows you to peruse databases of county, state and federal facilities.

"What Type of Jail or Prison?"

Determine the date and location of the police arrest. Someone on a most wanted poster, sex offenders list or with outstanding warrants might have been jailed after a routine traffic stop. The individual will be located in a jail based on 1) residence or 2) arrest location.

Most of the United States criminal facilities are connected to online inmate search tools. Once booking information is entered and mugshots have been taken, you will be able to find inmates. You will find the available inmate search links above. A free inmate search allows you to view the databases of city, county, state and federal facilities.

"What Information is Available for Buffalo City Jail?"

Many arrest records are public and listed in newspapers. To find someone in jail, check the local police, sheriff and Federal Bureau of Prisons websites. You could also conduct a Department of Justice inmate search or check out Vinelink Offender Search to complete an inmate search by name. You should be able to find information such as the name, address, criminal charges, booking location and hearings.

Get all of your information ready such as the name, date of birth, address, criminal charges, prison and date of arrest.

"How Can I Use This Information?"

There are a variety of ways that you can search the database -like by name, jail or crime type. Once you have the general information, contact them by phone or email to set up a private visit.

This lookup inmate database gives you information for contacting Buffalo City Jail. New York state inmate search helps you determine bonding, when you can visit, add commissary money and send mail. The inmate locator saves you a lot of time and worry. If a loved one is in jail or prison, we are here to assist you in finding him or her. If you just want to run a criminal background check for someone or find a pen pal inmate, we can help you too.


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