Mohawk Correctional Facility

Mohawk Correctional Facility is a medium-security facility for male inmates that is located in Rome, New York. It is operated by the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and can house approximately 1,200 inmates.

Mohawk has a 112-bed maximum-security nursing facility called the Walsh Regional Medical Unit (RMU). This nursing unit treats inmates from Mohawk, as well as other correctional facilities in the area.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours for the general population and Walsh RMU at Mohawk Correctional Facility are on weekends and holidays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. You must arrive by 2:30 pm to visit with your inmate.

Inmates in SHU (Special Housing Unit) custody are allowed one non-legal visit within a seven day period between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm on weekends and holidays.

A maximum number of three visitors are allowed to visit with an inmate at one time. For more detailed visiting information, click here.

Visitor Checklist

To make sure you are prepared for your visit, please look over the following checklist:

  • 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. 
  • 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.

Physical Address

Mohawk Correctional Facility
6514 Rt. 26
Rome, NY 13442

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​(315) 339-5232

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Mohawk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 8451
Rome, NY 13442

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Mohawk 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 visitor deposit lockbox located at Mohawk Correctional Facility. In addition, DOCCS has contracted with JPay to offer additional ways for family and friends to deposit money.

Online and Mobile App
Log into JPAY to deposit money using your credit or debit card or make deposits anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app at the APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY.

Make deposits using a credit card by calling 1-800-574-5729.

A check or money order utilizing a JPay deposit slip can be mailed to the JPay Lockbox:
PO Box 531190
Miami, Florida 33153

Make deposits in person using cash at MoneyGram locations using Receive Code 1317.

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 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.

College Classes

In addition to the New York Theological Seminary's Masters of Professional Studies Program, Mohawk offers on-site, college level, credit-bearing courses for incarcerated individuals from Herkimer County Community College.

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.

Building Maintenance

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.

Custodial Maintenance

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.

Earned Eligibility / Merit Time / Presumptive Release / Supplemental Merit Time / Limited Credit Time Allowance Programs

The concept of Earned Eligibility is based upon the premise that incarcerated individuals successfully participating in assigned programs will be more likely to make a successful transition to their family and the community upon release. 

Incarcerated individuals granted Certificates of Earned Eligibility prior to their Parole Board appearance are granted release at the expiration of their minimum sentence or as authorized under the Shock Incarceration Program unless the Board of Parole determines their release is not compatible with the welfare of society.

Presumptive Release allows inmates serving indeterminate sentences for certain non-violent crimes who have no history of violence to be released to community supervision without appearing before the Parole Board, provided they have maintained positive disciplinary and program records and have not filed a frivolous lawsuit.

Supplemental Merit Time allows incarcerated individuals serving indeterminate sentences for Class A-II through Class E drug felony offenses committed prior to December 27, 2004 to qualify for an additional one-sixth reduction off their minimum sentence in addition to the conventional one-sixth Merit Time benefit.

Limited Credit Time Allowances (LCTA) is a six-month benefit for most offenders who are not eligible for traditional Merit Time. Certain offenders serving either a determinate or indeterminate sentence for a crime that is not a Merit eligible offense may be eligible to earn a six-month LCTA benefit against their sentence.

Electrical Trades

This course provides instruction in basic electricity with emphasis on installing and servicing of all types of residential and commercial wiring systems. Skills taught include code interpretation, installation and servicing of circuits and controls, use of testing equipment, reading of architectural drawings, and wiring schematics.

Floor Covering

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.

General Business

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.


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.

Incarcerated Veterans

The Incarcerated Veterans Program is designed to address the readjustment and reentry needs of veterans returning to society following a period of incarceration. All correctional facilities provide Level I services ensuring that veterans obtain a copy of their DD214 Military Discharge papers and that appropriate referrals are made through the Veterans Administration (VA) for ongoing treatment, vocational training, education, housing, and employment when the veteran is released from incarceration. 

In addition to the Level 1 services provided, Mohawk is also a Level II facility and features a Veterans Inmate Organization that meets on a regular basis providing education, camaraderie and support to each other. There is often a community group involved, such as an American Legion or a VFW Post. There is a Veterans’ Day Recognition Ceremony and Banquet to honor their service to their country.


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.

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.

Plumbing and Heating

Students in Plumbing and Heating Course learn the installation of water, gas, waste disposal systems, and heating units in buildings and homes. This program covers basic instruction in plumbing, including code restrictions, blueprint reading, fixtures for domestic and commercial establishments, as well as oil burner repair and servicing.

Sex Offender Counseling and Treatment Program

The Sex Offender Counseling and Treatment Program (SOCTP) is a comprehensive program of counseling and treatment offered by the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for convicted sex offenders and other offenders the Department identifies as likely to benefit from sex offender counseling and treatment based upon a study of their background.

Small Engine Repair

The Small Engine Repair course provides training in the repair and maintenance of lawn and garden equipment, recreational vehicles and motorcycles. Students learn troubleshooting, including testing, diagnosis, and repair. 

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Careers at Mohawk 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 Mohawk Correctional Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here.