Erie County Jail & Prison

Find Erie County New York jails, prisons, detention centers, departments of corrections, and penitentaries. Jails and prisons provide information on inmate searches, rosters, lookups, lists, records, and mugshot photos.


Buffalo City Jail 74 Franklin Street Buffalo NY 14202 716-858-7608


Cheektowaga City Jail 3223 Union Road Cheektowaga NY 14227 716-686-3500

Erie County Correctional Facility 11581 Walden Avenue Alden NY 14004 716-858-8700

Erie County Holding Center 40 Delaware Avenue Buffalo NY 14202 716-858-7636

Erie County Juvenile Detention Center 810 East Ferry Street Buffalo NY 14211 716-924-4062

West Seneca City Jail 1250 Union Road West Seneca NY 14224 716-858-7608

Do Prison inmates work?

Federal Prison inmates and some State Prison inmates are required to work unless they have a medical restriction. Inmates who are participating in educational or treatment programs, or inmates who are considered a security risk, may receive an exemption from work requirements.

How can victims of a crime learn when an inmate is being released?

Most states have a Victim Services Unit or similar agency that can provide information on the release of inmates. In some cases, a petitioner may also be notified of parole hearings.

What is Good Conduct Time?

Good Conduct Time refers to time that can be deducted from an inmate's sentence as a result of good behavior. Though the actual formula for calculating Good Conduct Time is complex, a commonly used rule of thumb is that a year of good behavior can reduce a sentence by roughly 54 days.