Albany County Correctional Facility

The Albany County Correctional Facility is an ICE detention center that is located in Albany, New York. This facility houses both male and female detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

If you need information about a detainee who is housed at the Albany County Correctional Facility, call (518) 220-2185 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. When you call, have the detainee's biographical information ready. Including their full name (first, last, and hyphenated), known aliases, date of birth, and country of birth.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Albany County Correctional Facility are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.The visit schedule is based on the first letter of the detainee’s last name. 




H — O

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

P — Z

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

A — G

12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.


P — Z

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

A — G

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

H — O

12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.


A — G

3:30 p.m. to 4:45 a.m.

H — O

6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

P — Z

8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

General Rules

Detainees are allowed two visits per week, and two visitors per visit w/small children. Visitors may split time if more than the allotted show up. Visits are contact visits and can last a maximum of 45 minutes.

All adult visitors must have a valid photo ID. Visitors under the age of 18 must have their birth certificate and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If not, the accompanying adult must possess a notarized letter from the parent or legal guardian authorizing such a visit. 

The letter must include the parent or legal guardian’s name, address, and telephone number, the reason for the visit, and the date and time of such visit, and the name of the detainee to be visited.

All visitors must clear the metal detector to enter the visitation room. If you are or appear to be intoxicated, visitation will not be allowed.

All visitors are subject to search while in the facility. You can't pass anything to a detainee.

Visitors must dress appropriately – no see-through clothing, hats, scarves, hoods, or overly alluring, suggesting, or revealing clothing.

No electronic devices (cell phones, pagers, radios, etc.) are permitted in the secure areas of this facility.

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit their clients at the following times:

  • 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • 12 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
  • 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Consular Visits
Consular officials are allowed to meet with their detained nationals at any time, seven days a week. Whenever possible, arrangements should be made with the ICE Supervisory Deportation Officer in advance of the visit. All consular officials should bring appropriate credentials. 

You may call the ICE Supervisory Detention and Deportation Officer in charge of Albany County Correctional Facility at (518) 220-2185.

Clergy Visits
Clergy are allowed to visit detainees housed at Albany County Correctional Facility at any time. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Chaplain’s Office.

Physical Address

Albany County Correctional Facility
840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
United States

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (518) 869-2600
Field Office Main Phone: (716) 843-7600

Immigration Court: 1-800-898-7180
Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA): (703) 605-1007

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Albany County Correctional Facility
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
United States

When sending a detainee mail, you must include the last four digits of their Alien number, plus your name and address. The staff at Albany County Correctional Facility does not read detainee mail, but they do screen for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees are not allowed to receive care packages. However, they may receive necessary travel items when scheduled for transfer or release from agency custody, with approval of the ICE Deportation Officer. 

In order for a detainee to receive a package, they must fill out a detainee incoming property package form and submit it to a supervisor for approval. They must also mail a copy to the person who intends to mail the package.The form will list what the detainee is allowed to have. The form must accompany the package when mailed to the detainee.

Detainees who are being removed from the United States are allowed to have one small piece of luggage. You can send the luggage and travel items after getting approval from the Supervisory Deportation Officer. For security reasons, you are not allowed to send electronic devices (cell phones, electric razors, laptop computers, radios, etc.).

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Albany County Correctional Facility. However, if you need to contact a detainee, you can call (518) 869-2611 and leave a message. Your message will be given to the detainee, and must include:

  • the detainee's full name
  • alien registration number, and 
  • a telephone number where you can be reached

How to Send Money

To send money to a detainee at Albany County Correctional Facility, you can mail a check or money order directly to the facility. Do not send cash.

Mail the check or money order to:
Albany County Correctional Facility
Detainee Name/Alien Number
840 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211
United States

When a detainee receives money in the mail, a mailroom officer will take it to the processing area and put it into their account. The processing officer will provide a receipt for all funds that an inmate receives. 

To Post a Delivery Bond

When someone is taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings while they are in the United States, a delivery bond may be posted. When you post a delivery bond, you are required to show proof of identity.

Bonds for aliens detained by ICE can be posted at ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nationwide, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., local time. For a list of ICE ERO bond acceptance offices nearest you or for bond information, click here. You must have the last name of the detainee and their alien registration number before calling. 

Acceptable forms of payment are: 

  • money orders
  • cashier’s checks 
  • certified checks

Payments must be made payable to “U.S. Department of Homeland Security” or “Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”

Programs For Inmates

This information is not publicly available.

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