Cayuga Correctional Facility

Cayuga Correctional Facility New York

Cayuga Correctional Facility

Physical Address:
Cayuga Correctional Facility
2202 State Route 38A
Moravia, New York 13118-1150

Administrator:  Joseph McCoy

(315) 497-1110

Inmate Mailing Address:
Inmate Name, ID Number
Cayuga Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1186
Moravia, New York 13118

Cayuga Correctional Facility Inmate Mail

Inmates may receive letters and photos (no polaroids are allowed do not send nude or sexually suggestive photos).  Click here to read the directive on sending packages to an inmate.  When sending correspondence be sure to include the inmates name and ID number as the mailing address above shows.  Be sure you do not mark the envelope or letter in any way, lipstick, perfume, crayon art, stickers, drawings or markings of any kind will result in the correspondence being returned.  DO NOT SEND STAMPS OR BLANK PAPER.  Inmates can receive no more then 5 pages at a time through the mail.  Do not send a letter from someone else, with the exception of a letter from a child.  Inmates may also receive New paperback books, magazines, newspapers or other printed matter mailed directly from (Be sure to include the inmate name and ID number and send to the inmate mailing address above).

Sending Money to an inmate in New York

Family and friends may send money to an inmate by United States Postal Money Order.  The money order must be made payable to the inmates full committed name and DIN.  Send completed legible money order to the inmate mailing address above.

For more information on sending funds to an inmate in a New York penitentiary read the family guide for inmate accounts here.

Visiting an Inmate at Cayuga Correctional Facility

The New York department of correction encourages friends and family members of inmates who demonstrate a positive influence to communicate and visit with an inmate. This can help the inmate in the rehabilitation process, and eventually with his or her reintegration back into society.

Visiting days and times vary from facility to facility.  They are influenced by the security level and population concerns. At many facilities, you may only visit on certain days of the week, for example, by last name (A-L) (M-Z) or by the inmate’s DIN. As a general rule, maximum security facilities have visiting on a daily basis.
Medium and minimum security facilities have visiting on weekends and holidays.
Work Release facilities have visiting for inmates in restriction units only.
Shock Incarceration inmates have visiting every other weekend.

You should always contact the facility for the specific visiting schedule prior to visiting.

Generally visitation begins at 7:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm, but you will not be admitted to visitation if you arrive 2:30pm or later. Some may even include evening hours. Many visiting rooms become very crowded and often visitors are required to end visitation early as there are others waiting to get in.

Contact the facility prior to your initial visit to determine the visiting policy.

Visiting Hours are as follows:
Please comment below if you know the visiting hours for this facility.

To read the New York inmate visitation guidelines click here.

How to do an inmate search in New York

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kiki89's picture

I found the following list

I found the following list online of package room items.  does anyone know how this works? can I send this stuff or does it have to come from somewhere specific?  Any help would really be appreciated.

  • Food products must be received commercially sealed, except Fresh Fruits and Vegetables (sealed cans, heat sealed, vacuum sealed, hermetically sealed, ***NO foil sealed***)
  • NO home bakery, restaurant or deli prepared foods
  • NO alcoholic content or ingredients
  • NO frozen foods or keep frozen
  • Beverages – 32oz max size
  • Liquids – can, pouches, boxes allowed NO STRAWS
  • Mix – NO plastic jugs, Non-enhanced
  • Bread – in sealed packages (NO twist ties – NO raisins)
  • Canned Foods – (16 oz max)
  • Candy – Read ingredients (NO alcohol filler)
  • Cheese – sliced or chucked only – (NO Velveeta or spread)
  • Coffee – cans or plastic (NO glass) 36 oz limit
  • Cold cuts
  • Fruit – (NO dried fruit except raisins)
  • Meats – fully cooked & sealed only
  • Nuts (without shell)
  • Pastries
  • Raisins (not to exceed 2 oz per food package)
  • Seafood (cooked or smoked)
  • Snacks (potatoes chips, cheese twist, cracker, cookies etc)
  • NO snack mixes that contain raisins
  • Tea – bags only herbal and flavored allowed
  • Vegetables – must not require cooking
  • (plastic only) NO double wall or insulated
  • Forks and Spoons – (pliable plastic only)
  • Cups, saucers, plates and bowls (pliable)
  • Drink containers (16 oz max)
  • Thermos (2 qrt max all plastic)
  • Newspapers and periodicals (from publisher or distributor) – subscription only
  • Books and magazines (ALL subject to media review)
  • Carbon paper
  • Calculator batteries (one for one exchange)
  • Clipboards 9”x15” (max) (Non metal)
  • Composition notebooks (NO metal rings or spirals)
  • Crayons
  • Dictionaries
  • Drawing paper
  • Erasers (NO kneaded type)
  • Headphones (from manufacturer - $50.00 limit - permit)
  • Masking tape – 1” max width
  • Mini calculator ($30.00 limit) hand held only
  • Pens – ballpoint, felt tip (NO florescent, retractable, gel)
  • Pen holders – clip type
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener – manual
  • ***radio – (must be from manufacturer – NO batteries)
  • ***tape players – (from manufacture – non recording)
  • Tapes – (sealed cellophane – from manufacture – store no screws)
  • Transparent tape (1 inch)
  • Typewriter ($350.00 max – PERMIT REQUIRED) clear
  • Typewriter ribbons & correction tape
  • Must be clear (see through)
  • Must be mailed by company
  • No larger than 8”x14”
  • Must have company remove antenna
  • Recreational supplies
  • Bag gloves
  • Baseball caps (NO blue, black, gray, orange or logos, solid colors only)
  • Baseball shoes (3/4 rubber cleats only)
  • Checker boards and checkers
  • Chess set
  • Dominos
  • Gloves – baseball fielders, handball, (NO batting)
  • Handballs (original sealed container)
  • Jigsaw puzzles (sealed NO 3D)
  • Playing cards (unopened) (NO CASINO)
  • Tennis balls (original sealed container)
  • Afro picks (plastic) 6 inch – No handle
  • After shave
  • Baby oil
  • Beard Trimmers – model Norelco T510 only
  • Caustic sticks and styptic pencils
  • Combs (plastic) 6 inch – No handle
  • Cream rinse
  • Denture adhesive
  • Denture cleaning tablets
  • Deodorant – stick type only
  • Emery boads
  • Finger nail clippers – without file (2 ½” max)
  • Hair brush – short handle – plastic)
  • Hair dressing (non medicated)
  • Hand & Face cream – lotion
  • Mirror 8”x10” (plastic)
  • Mouth wash
  • Razor (electric) LOCAL PERMIT
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving items (BRUSH, cup, cream, soap)
  • Soap (bar) (NO liquid or soap on a rope)
  • Soap dish (plastic)
  • Stick cologne
  • Toenail clippers – without file (3 ½” max)
  • Toothbrush
  • Tweezers – (4” max)
  • Cigarettes (2 carton per month)
  • Cigarette papers (NO tubes)
  • Cigarette roller (1)
  • Cigars (50 per month)
  • Pipes and pipe cleaners
  • Tobacco – smoking (12 oz loose per month)
  • Tobacco – chewing (24 oz per month)
  • Snuff – (24 oz per month)
  • Clothing
  • All clothing must be new!!! No used clothing will be allowed. No mesh clothing, quilted clothing allowed
  • Solid colors only
  • NO cargo pockets
  • $50.00 value limit
  • Athletic supporter – No cups
  • Bathrobes – (solid color only)
  • Belts – non elastic – 1 ½ inch wide (NO braided)
  • (Buckle 1 ½ x 1 ½ max)
  • Boots – (NO steel toe, or shanks, 8” high max, valid receipt) No camo
  • Bow ties
  • Earmuffs – (plastic)
  • Gloves & Mittens, bag gloves (NO Metal inserts, leather or suede)
  • Handkerchief (white only)
  • Hats – winter knit watch cap (solid color) black okay
  • Jackets – (fabric, ¾ length, green, NO hood)
  • Military Field jacket (NO hood, lining, or patch)
  • Neckties (cloth, solid color)
  • Pajamas (solid color)
  • Rain Jacket (clear plastic)
  • Rubber Goulashes, overshoes (10 inch max)
  • Sandals, slippers, shower shoes
  • Scarves (solid colors, NO black)
  • Shirts (solid colors, manufacture logos, animal shapes, NO lettered logos)
  • Shoes – 2” max heal (NO metal shanks)
  • Shorts – Gym or Bermuda – (NO logos) (14” max)
  • Sneakers (NO pockets, hollow soles, or pumps NO blue or camo)
  • Socks (NO pockets – or logos)
  • Sweater (solid color) manufacture logos
  • Sweat shirts / pants suit (NO zippers) (ONE 2” vertical strip – NO logos)
  • T-shirts (solid color, NO letters, decals, or logos)
  • Underwear (Jockey, Boxer, Thermal – NO quilted solid color only, band may be different color)
  • *Must be sealed
  • Aluminum foil
  • ***Acrylic paint (nontoxic and water soluble) – limit
  • 40 oz in cups or tubes not to exceed 4 oz each
  • Artist brushed – limit 20
  • Bristle board
  • Brush tubes holder – translucent plastic only
  • Blending stumps
  • Canvas boards & stretched canvas up to 24” by 36” – limit 4
  • Cloth for painting (NO blue, black or orange)
  • Crochet needles, plastic – one pair
  • Drawing pencils, charcoal
  • ***Elmer’s glue (white glue only)
  • Geometry sets (triangle, protractor, and compass – plastic only)
  • ***glitter, glitter/glue combination
  • Markers – water color
  • ***paint by number kits, water based paint
  • Palates
  • Palette cups
  • Pastels
  • Pens – felt tip, drawing & calligraphy – water based
  • Pop stick
  • Poster / drawing paper (card stock) up to 24” x 36” – no limit
  • ***Stain (water base) limit 10-2 oz bottles
  • Thread – limit 5 spools (the following colors are acceptable – red – burgundy – pink – yellow – green)
  • Tracing paper
  • ***varnish / gloss finish (water base only) limit 20 oz, not to exceed 4 oz each
  • Vinyl sheets – up to 24” x 36” limit 4
  • ***water color paint – dry cake form in tray sets
  • Yarn, skein – limit 1 (the following colors are acceptable – red – burgundy – pink – yellow – green)
  • Bedding (NO blue, black, gray, orange, or white – solid color only – twin only)
  • Calendars (18” x 14” max when opened – no metal)
  • Can openers (manual short handle)
  • Coat hangers (plastic)
  • Extension cord (9’ max one allowed)
  • Greeting cards (50 max – no musical)
  • Hot – pot – commissary purchase only
  • Lamp – commissary purchase only
  • Fan – commissary purchase only
  • Magnifying glass (plastic 3”x3” or 3” round)
  • Matches – book
  • Needles & thread (no craft needles, no blue, black, gray, orange)
  • Pillow cases (see bedding)
  • Pins, safety
  • Poster 14”x18” max
  • Religious medal with chain (one 2” max No stone $50.00 max value)
  • Rug (one 3’x5’ max, not braided) (must say fire retardant)
  • Saddle soap
  • Shoe laces – No leather
  • Sponges
  • Sunglasses (limit 2 pair – NO mirror type - $25.00 max value – per pair)
  • Tissues
  • Towels (see bedding – NO green or white)
  • Wash cloths (see bedding – NO green or white)
  • Watch & band ($50.00 max value Alarm only NO stop watch)
  • Watch battery (one for one exchange)
  • Wedding band ($150.00 max value) (NO stones)
  • Writing paper (no envelopes)