Clinton County Jail

The Clinton County Jail is an ICE detention center that is located in Plattsburgh, New York. This facility houses detainees who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

If you need information about a detainee who is housed at the Clinton County Jail, call (518) 565-4343 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. When you call, have the detainee's 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 Clinton County Jail are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am and 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm. 

General Rules

Detainees are allowed two non-contact visits per week at one hour per visit, and one visit per day.

All visitors must provide valid and proper identification. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or have a “Visitor Registration Form” filled out and notarized by the same allowing such visitation.  

Visitors are not allowed to carry items into the visiting area, and can not give any items to detainees. Items such as hand bags or any other objects must be placed in a locker in the lobby or left in your vehicle. No food or drink is allowed.

All visitors must be appropriately dressed. Clothing with excessive metal (buttons, zippers, etc.), hooded sweatshirts, sleeveless shirts, halter tops, tank tops, white t-shirts, mini-skirts (skirts must reach below the knees), under-wire bras, mesh type garments, or tight-fitting/see-through clothing is strictly prohibited.  

It will be at the discretion of the Lobby Officer whether or not visitors will be allowed.  All hair items must be removed before entering the visiting room.

Attorney Visits
Attorneys and paralegals may visit their clients seven days a week between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm.

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 Clinton County Jail at (518) 298-5600.

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

Physical Address

Clinton County Jail
25 McCarthy Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
United States

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

Facility Main Phone: (518) 565-4343
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)

Clinton County Jail
Detainee Name
Alien Number, Housing Unit/Dorm/Bunk Number
25 McCarthy Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
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 Clinton County Jail does not read detainee mail, but they do screen for contraband. 

Sending Packages

Detainees at Clinton County Jail are allowed to receive care packages. Any package(s) received must have the sender’s complete address on the outside and contain a written inventory of all items enclosed. 

White colored clothing may be mailed into the facility every 60 days. All Clothing must be in a new sealed package, and white. No exceptions. All packages are subject to a search for contraband.

Packages sent to detainees may include only the following:

  • WHITE underwear or boxers (not both)
  • WHITE t-shirts (short-sleeve, no pockets)
  • Female detainees may receive bras (WHITE, NO UNDERWIRE)
  • WHITE socks
  • Books (no hard cover)
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Pictures (no Polaroid)
  • Items such as shoes, glasses or contacts must be approved by the medical department in writing before they will be allowed into the facility.

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.).

Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Property Officer
237 West Service Road, Unit 8
Champlain, NY 12919
(Detainee name must appear on shipping label)

How to Call an Inmate

You can't call a detainee at Clinton County Jail. However, if you need to contact a detainee you can call (518) 565-4343 and leave a message. Your message will be given to the detainee, and must include the detainee's full name, their alien registration number, and a telephone number where you can be reached.

How to Send Money

There are three ways to send money to a detainee at Clinton County Jail:

  • Through the kiosk machine in the main lobby (24 hours a day)
  • Online: (facility code 5500; pay code location 5500)
  • By calling 1-888-277-2535

To deposit money, you will need the following information about the detainee:

  • Detainee housing number (CHN#)
  • Detainee birth date (with the full year entered, i.e. 1983)
  • Correct spelling of detainee’s last name

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

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