Rochester Correctional Facility

Rochester Correctional Facility is a minimum-security facility for male inmates that is located in Rochester, New York. This facility is for inmates who are preparing to be released, and it is operated by the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

There is very little public information available about Rochester Correctional Facility.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

There are no visiting hours at the Rochester Correctional Facility.

Physical Address

Rochester Correctional Facility
470 Ford Street
Rochester, NY 14608-2499

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General Phone Number

​​​(585) 454-2280

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Rochester Correctional Facility
470 Ford Street
Rochester, NY 14608-2499

Inmate mail may include personal letters (a maximum of five pages per envelope) and photographs. However, you are not allowed to send: nude photographs, Polaroid photos, postage stamps, and letters from other people, except children.

Inmates may receive a package through the mail from anyone who is not on a negative correspondence or negative vendor list. A package without a return address will not be delivered to the offender. 

Inmates are allowed two food packages per month, and the combined weight cannot exceed 35 pounds. Food items must be commercially or hermetically sealed and contain no alcohol. For exceptions, please review the list of allowable items. Additional packages containing non-food items, such as clothing and tobacco, may be received and will not be counted against the food package limit. 

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Rochester Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours to make 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 Rochester 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.

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

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

Programs For Inmates

There aren’t any educational or counseling programs available for inmates at Rochester Correctional Facility because they are preparing for release.  However, there is the final phase of the Transitional Services Program.

The Transitional Services Program is a three-phase program designed to assist in preparing individuals for return to their community. Goals include assisting individuals throughout the stages of incarceration to fully participate in programs designed to prepare them for a successful reentry as law abiding and productive citizens.

Phase One

Phase One is the Introductory Phase provided to all entering the state correctional system. It consists of the following courses:

  • Relating to the correctional situation
  • Maintaining significant relationships and positive community ties
  • Developing work ethics
  • Decision making
  • Goal setting and time management
  • Socialization skills

Participation is required for all individuals upon arrival at their first general confinement facility.

The goal of Phase One is to assist inmates with transitioning to incarceration and to begin preparing them for successful reentry to the community as law abiding and productive citizens.

The incarcerated population is required to participate in and complete Phase One. All individuals will complete Phase One once during their incarceration.

Phase Two

Phase Two --Thinking for a Change (T4C) Program -- is an integrated, cognitive behavioral change program designed for incarcerated individuals and delivered by trained staff in small group (12-15 participants) settings.

The program is closed-ended and intended for the general population. It includes cognitive restructuring and developing social and problem-solving skills. Participants learn how to take charge of their lives by taking control of their thoughts and feelings.

T4C is a close-ended program consisting of three major components:

  • Cognitive Self Change
  • Social Skills
  • Three Steps of Problem Solving:

Phase Three

Phase Three is designed to assist in planning for reentry into society as crime free, productive citizens. Participants receive a "portfolio" to assist in organizing documents, such as birth certificates, social security cards, and resumes. 

They keep vocation and education certificates in one place, locating reentry strategies and plans, and preserving service referral information and employment related materials. The curriculum calls for them to prepare for Departmental staff to evaluate the following:

  • A release portfolio that will include vital documents, education, and vocational training history, and a functional resume.
  • An examination of barriers to family relationships and a written plan that addresses issues likely to arise when returning to their family environment.
  • A "mock job interview" exercise to practice interviewing skills that also involve responding to difficult questions. In addition, they will learn how to dress for success and tailor their resume by matching skill sets acquired to meet the job description, etc.
  • A realistic six-month "job search plan" using their Education Achievement and Employability Profile Report as a tool/resource in preparing functional resumes and responding to an employer’s job application.
  • A "recreation plan" to address personal wellness issues and family reintegration concerns.

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Careers at Rochester Correctional Facility

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