Cayuga Correctional Facility
Cayuga Correctional Facility is a medium-security facility for male inmates that is located in Moravia, New York. It is operated by the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and can house approximately 1,100 inmates.
Cayuga Correctional Facility
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Visiting Hours and Rules
Visiting hours at Cayuga Correctional Facility are on weekends and holidays from 8:30AM to 3:30PM. You must arrive by 2:30PM to visit with your inmate.
Special Housing Unit Visiting Days & Hours (Inmates in SHU custody are allowed one non-legal visit within a seven day period): SHU 8:30AM to 3:30PM Weekends and Holidays; Latest Arrival Time 2:30PM
S-BLOCK 5:30PM to 9:30PM Saturday and Sunday; Latest Arrival Time 8:30PM
Number of Allowable Visits: Unlimited number of visits during visiting hours.
Maximum Number of Visitors per Visit: Three adults, Three lap children, and infants. Visitors may leave & other visitors are permitted to visit. Once a visitor leaves, they will not be permitted to visit the same inmate again.
Visiting Room Overcrowding Policy: In the event that space considerations require termination of visits, the following procedure will be followed:
1) All visitors have a minimum of three hours to visit.
2) An announcement will be made for volunteers to leave first.
3) If no volunteers, those visitors who travel within 100 mile radius from the facility will be asked to leave.
4) Visitors on buses and/or transportation vans from the NYC area will not be terminated.
For more visiting information, click here.
The following is a checklist to ensure you are prepared for the visit:
- Confirm that the offender has not been transferred and has visitation privileges.
- Bring valid photo identification.
- If you have made special arrangements with the facility, call before leaving to ensure that plans for your visit have been made and are in place.
- Check clothing and jewelry for compliance with visiting regulations.
- If you are bringing a child and you are not the legal guardian or parent, be sure you have a notarized statement from the child’s parent or legal guardian.
- Before leaving home, check your vehicle for contraband and/or hazardous items and be sure to remove these items before entering correctional facility grounds. This includes, but is not limited to:
- implements of escape
- drug paraphernalia
- items posing a danger to others
- weapons, such as knives, scissors, or firearms
- items used to show a gang affiliation
- Arrive on the designated day during proper visiting hours.
- Leave purses, wallets, and electronic devices in the glove compartment or in the trunk of your car. Be sure to lock your car!
- Do not leave minor children waiting in the car or your visit will be ended.
- Do not have any contraband on you when you enter the facility.
- Treat correctional staff with respect.
- Do not bring anything into the visiting room to give to the offender. Offenders are not permitted to take anything from the visiting area.
Visitors should wear clothing that enhances a family atmosphere, including complete attire with appropriate undergarments, comfortable footwear (bare feet are not allowed), and weather appropriate attire when necessary.
Inappropriate clothing will result in being denied entry into the facility. Please be sure to understand the dress code for visitors. It will help to have a change of clothing with you if you have any reservations about the clothing you are wearing.
Cayuga Correctional Facility
2202 State Route 38A
Moravia, New York 13118-1150
Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/xsckp6xaGAU3xvU4A
General Phone Number
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
Inmate Name, DOC Number
Cayuga Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1186
Moravia, New York 13118
All mail sent to the offender must be clearly marked with the offender’s name, Department Identification Number (DIN), and the sender's return address in the left top corner of the envelope. Envelopes may include personal letters and photographs.
Do not send:
- nude photographs
- Polaroid photos
- postage stamps
- letters from other people, except children
A limit of five pages of printed or photocopied materials may be received within a piece of regular correspondence. An individual newspaper clipping will be considered one page. To facilitate media review, do not tape, glue, or paste clipping or pages together or to other pages.
How to Call an Inmate
Inmates at the Cayuga Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New York, please click here.
How to Send Money
Visitors can leave cash, money orders and checks in the conventional visitor deposit lockbox located at Cayuga Correctional Facility. DOCCS has also contracted with JPay to offer five additional ways for family and friends to deposit funds:
Log into JPay to deposit money using your credit or debit card.
Make deposits using a credit card by calling 1-800-574-5729.
Make deposits using cash at MoneyGram locations using Receive Code 1317.
With a check or money order utilizing a JPay deposit slip mailed to the JPay Lockbox:
PO Box 531190
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Programs For Inmates
DOCCS offers an extensive array of programs and services for incarcerated individuals to assist them in redirecting their lives and becoming productive, law-abiding members of society.
Adult Basic Education
The Adult Basic Education Program provides individualized instruction. This is provided to meet the needs of incarcerated individuals who have reading and math scores below the sixth grade level on the Department's selected standardized test in reading, mathematics, and language arts in the context of real life adult problems and situations.
The goal of this program is to provide individuals with skills or competencies necessary to function successfully in contemporary society and to enable the participant to function at the sixth grade reading and mathematics level.
Cornell University through Cayuga Community College – Associate's Degree Program and Certificate in Liberal Arts Program. On-site college level credit-bearing courses for incarcerated individuals who possess a verified high school equivalency or high school diploma.
The goal of college programs is to enable incarcerated individuals to continue education beyond high school and work toward earning a college certificate or degree. A high school diploma or HSE is required.
Aggression Replacement Training (ART)
A cognitive behavioral intervention program designed to assist individuals in improving social skills, moral reasoning, coping with and reducing aggressive behavior through the use of self regulating exercises and mindfulness.
ART consists of three coordinated interventions: anger control training, structured learning, and moral reasoning. The program consists of five modules with 32 sessions.
Participants will learn to understand what causes them to feel angry and act aggressively, as well as techniques to reduce anger/aggressive behavior, self-regulate to stop "automatic" aggression, and to build skills that help make better choices.
Individuals who are assessed as having the need for ART are assigned to the program by the facility Program Committee.
The Building Maintenance program provides students with fundamental skills required to make minor repairs in carpentry, masonry, electricity, plumbing and weatherization. This course prepares the student with entry-level skills as a building superintendent.
This program is self-paced individualized instruction to assist students in developing competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.
The Custodial Maintenance Course emphasizes custodial services, including floor care, carpet and fabric care, upholstery care, window care, restroom care, and the safe use and operation of power cleaning equipment and sanitation chemicals.
The goal of this course is to provide students with competencies in entry level skills in commercial, institutional and industrial cleaning and maintenance. This is self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.
Basic and Advanced Custodial Technician certifications, NCCER core training program certification, and New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship program are also available.
The Floor Covering Course covers the installation of most floor covering materials including types of carpeting, floor tile, sheet goods, wall tile, and quarry slate. Students learn layout and measurement, floor preparation, maintenance and repair, and job estimation.
The goal of this course is to provide students with entry level skills which will enable them to be employed as a Floor Covering Mechanic. It offers self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills.
A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and NCCER Core Certification Training Program are available.
The General Business course provides students with instruction on using computers, calculators, and printers. Students become familiar with software applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentations, and desktop publishing. In addition, instruction is offered in filing, mailing procedures, bookkeeping, and business correspondence.
The goal of the course is to prepare students to work in a business office. It provides self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.
IC3 Digital Literacy Certification from Certiport and Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications in Excel, PowerPoint, and word processing from Certiport are available.
Horticulture refers to the production, care, management, and marketing of plants such as flowers, shrubs, trees, bulbs, and turf. Training includes instruction and practice in techniques and methods of plant propagation, transplanting, pruning, cultivation, fertilization, and greenhouse production, as well as plant identification and insect control.
Students learn basic landscape design through the use of brick, stone, and wood in the construction of walks, walls, and fences as well as the construction of new lawns, mowing, fertilization, and insect and disease control. Instruction is given in operating various horticulture hand and power equipment, such as mowers, tractors, rototillers, and other garden tools.
The goal of the Horticulture course is to provide a student with entry level skills to be employable as Horticulturist or Groundskeeper. It offers self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.
Students in masonry are taught the fundamentals of wall construction, mixing mortar, learning to work with brick, cinderblock, cement blocks and concrete. Students must also learn blueprint reading and trade mathematics.
The goal of the Mason Shop course is to provide students with entry-level skills as a bricklayer or a mason. Self-paced individualized instruction is provided to develop student competencies in entry-level skills as defined by modules.
New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and NCCER Masonry Certification Training Program are available.
Painting and Decorating
Students in this program learn techniques of paint application to both interior and exterior surfaces. Skills taught relate to preparation of the surface, and application of stains, clear finishes and pigmented paint. Students learn techniques of wallpapering, and wood refinishing. Instruction is given in safety procedures in handling paints, ladders, and scaffolding.
The goal of this course is to provide students with entry level skills as a painter or painter's helper. It offers self-paced individualized instruction to develop student competencies in entry level skills as defined by modules.
A New York State Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program and NCCER Painting Certification Training Program are available.
The Waste Management Program provides recycling and organic waste diversion and avoided cost services for the Department and selected municipalities. The program employs up to 1100 incarcerated individuals at various levels in facilities and regional recycling processing centers.
Food Waste composting operations are located throughout the state and generally outside facility security perimeters.
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Careers at Cayuga Correctional Facility
If you are interested in a career with the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and would like to work at the Cayuga Correctional Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here.