Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility

Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility is a medium-security facility for male inmates that is located in Mineville, New York. This facility can house approximately 300 inmates, and it is operated by the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

The shock incarceration facilities in New York are based on a boot-camp program with strict, military-like discipline. This facility is usually an alternative to traditional incarceration, and the inmates are in the program for a short time to be “shocked” into altering their behavior.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility are on Sundays from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Inmates are allowed one visit every other Sunday, and a maximum of three adults and two lap children are allowed to visit an inmate at one time.

Please call the facility IN ADVANCE to make sure that your inmate is available to visit on the day you are planning to arrive. 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.

The only items allowed in the visiting room are: a small change purse with money for vending machines, playing cards, and a maximum of 20 loose photos. If you are bringing an infant to the visit, you may bring two diapers, two bottles, baby wipes, and a blanket.

Dress Code

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.

The following clothing is prohibited:

  • See-through (sheer) clothing, bare midriffs or backs
  • Plunging necklines, short shorts or athletic shorts, low tops, backless tops, or dresses.
  • Shorts or skirts shorter than mid-thigh are not allowed.
  • Bathing suits
  • Attire displaying obscene/offensive, derogatory language or drawings, or promoting illegal activity.

If in doubt, you should not wear questionable items of clothing. Under no circumstances will visitors be allowed into the facility dressed inappropriately.

Physical Address

Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility
75 Burhart Lane
Mineville, NY 12956-0999

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number

​(518) 942-7561

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility
P.0. Box 999
Mineville, NY 12956-0999

All mail sent to the offender must be clearly marked with the offender’s name and 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 Moriah Shock Incarceration 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 a maximum of $50 in cash, money orders, or checks in the visitor deposit lockbox located at Moriah Shock Incarceration 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

Because the Moriah Shock Incarceration program is a short-term boot camp program, they do not offer vocational classes or other inmate programming.

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.

Waste Management

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. 

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Careers at Moriah Shock Incarceration 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 Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here.