Welcome to the Onondaga County Department of Correction, located in Jamesville, New York, a suburb of Syracuse. We are a direct supervision facility with a capacity of 516 inmates and employing approximately 210 employees. This web site offers information on our organization and mission, opportunities afforded to inmates incarcerated at our facility, and what our inmates provide to benefit taxpayers and the general public during their stay.
The Department of Correction is pleased to participate in the New York Sheriff’s Victim Hotline, “Victim Information and Notification Everyday,” or VINE program. This system provides will tell you if an offender is in jail or prison in New York State and will give you other important custody information. The hotline will also let you leave a telephone number where you want to be notified when that offender is released, transfers, or escapes. Click here for more information on VINE and the many benefits it can offer.
A good place to start browsing our site is the online tour. This tour shows the inner workings of our facility including a typical housing unit and inmate room. We hope this tour betters your understanding of what a modern correctional facility looks like.
Another interesting stop is the inmate work program. This branch of the site illustrates the many and varied work programs performed by our inmates which is a benefit to county taxpayers while helping to develop vocational skills and responsibility for preparation back to the community.
Click here for a quick link to inmate visiting information.
Maps and Directions
Address: 6660 E Seneca Turnpike, Jamesville, NY 13078
From the NYS Thruway (Interstate 90): Take the I-481 exit (Exit 34A) towards Syracuse/Oswego. Once past the tollbooth, stay left at the fork in the ramp and merge onto Route 481 South. Proceed approximately 6.1 miles south to the Jamesville Road exit (Exit 2). At the base of the exit ramp, take a left at the traffic signal onto Jamesville Road, following the road up the incline (past the entrance to the quarry) and around the bend at the top of the hill, continuing straight into the village of Jamesville. At the first traffic light, take a left onto Route 173 (East Seneca Turnpike), and proceed east up the hill. The entrance to our facility is on the right hand side and is well marked. Parking is available in the visitor parking area near the United States flagpole.
From Interstate 81: Take the I-481N exit (Exit 16A) towards DeWitt and merge onto Route 481. Proceed approximately ½ mile to the Rock Cut Road exit (Exit 1), keeping to the left at the fork in the ramp. At the traffic signal, turn left onto Rock Cut Road, and proceed approximately 1 ½ miles to the end. Turn right onto Jamesville Road and continue straight into the village of Jamesville. At the first traffic light, take a left onto Route 173 (East Seneca Turnpike), and proceed east up the hill. The entrance to our facility is on the right hand side and is well marked. Parking is available in the visitor parking area near the United States flagpole.