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Erie County Holding Center

Erie County Holding Center

40 Delaware Ave. Buffalo, New York, 14202, New York

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(716) 858-7636
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  1. Wayne McNerney October 8, 2012 at 12:01 am #

    We are concerned for our Son who is in the ECHC as he is on prescribed medication from his Doctor, which can result in seizures if abruptly taken off the medication. Is there any way of lawfully having the medication dispensed in the facility.We treat our heroin attics with enough dignity to hand out savaxin, methodone and needles. It scares me to think he could be paying with his life, for a mistake he confessed to, and is willing to pay the price for.

    • PrisonPath October 8, 2012 at 11:55 pm #


      It would be worthwhile to contact an attorney to help you with this important issue.

    • dawnaltemus July 28, 2015 at 2:24 am #

      Listen my son is also at holding center same problem i called my lawyer hegot his medication that tbey give for methadone but if your son gets h uhh s medication fro. A dr not a methadone clinic he can get same perscription from h center if u call.look up numbers and give dr nam we they will call a nd give them med ..i also found a number for forensic .there were down to see hi. Same day and medicated him so he could sleep..i ts not h i s perscription but.atleast,they pretended they care to many people are sueing and commiting s uicide for them not to list e n from a pleading parent or your lawyer keep calling keep chirping what do tb e y say loudest bird gets feed…good luck i. Heart broke i c as nt do anything but we hat iv e done its never enough as a par e nt watching my child hurt….

    • Jim April 6, 2017 at 11:27 pm #

      They don’t give buprenorphin(suboxone, not savaxin) nor needles in echc. Ur son is fine. If he’s prescribed a seizure med he’s fine. Don’t spew crap if u don’t know the facts. If a cancer patient goes into echc and is prescribed suboxone they do Not get that right in echc and therefore denied their prescribed meds. And it’s not only heroin addicts(not attics) that are on suboxone or methadone. And a person who is in a methadone program is denied their prescribed meds in echc. Learn the facts and learn to spell

  2. Liberal Cabrera Raya October 26, 2012 at 2:51 am #

    I enjoy reading write-up. Hope i can discover a lot more articles like this one. Thanks for posting.

    • PrisonPath October 26, 2012 at 3:02 am #

      Hi Liberal,

      We appreciate your comment. We try to have articles that are informative and helpful.

  3. Trudy Knight October 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    My boyfriend was arrested for DWI – blowing .1 which means a blood alcohol level over only by .02. He had 2 beers in 4 hours. We didn’t know where he was as he was planning to be visiting the USA for a few hours, but didn’t make it back home to Toronto. Not allowing him to call his family to let them know what was going on is shameful on your facility’s part – no excuses for that. First offense for him – not like he makes a living by being a criminal.

    Thank God for an inmate who, upon release, called me to let me know where he was. Imagine that.

    I hope my country/people don’t treat your people, under the same circumstances, the same way you treated us.

    • PrisonPath October 30, 2012 at 10:15 pm #

      Hi Trudy,

      We at Prisonpath are very sympathetic to your predicament. Please note that prisonpath is a privately owned company that provides information about every prison or jail to individuals like you.

  4. General Question December 5, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    What information do I need to write an inmate so I know the letter will get to them? Are they allowed to receive mail?

    • General Question December 5, 2012 at 4:15 am #

      Referring to the question above, the person I am writing to is at the Erie County Holding Center.

    • PrisonPath December 5, 2012 at 4:17 am #


      You need the inmate’s ID NO., the prison’s full address,and you can write to the inmate.The correctional officers will search the envelope for contraband. You cannot mail cash to the inmate, but you can write to him.

  5. Heather urbank December 23, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Is there visiting hours on Christmas Eve?

    • PrisonPath December 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm #

      Hi Heather,

      When it is the holiday season, you need to call the facility to confirm the visitation schedule.

  6. Kathi January 14, 2013 at 11:39 pm #

    Is there a way to search to see if someone is in the holding center?

  7. Patrick February 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    Can you have more than one visitor at a time

    • PrisonPath February 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

      Hi Patrick,

      I recommend that you call to confirm that you can have more than one visitor at a time. It is my understanding that you can.

  8. Debbie Sabatini February 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    I am trying to write an inmate, is there a way to get an inmate number or even to find if he is there?

    • PrisonPath February 13, 2013 at 3:09 am #

      Hi Debbie,

      First, try our inmate locator page. If not successful,click our inmate locator on the prison page. For further information, call the facility.The telephone number is located on the top of the prison page.

  9. Kimmie May 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    Can you visit someone at ECHC at 17?

    • PrisonPath May 30, 2013 at 10:17 pm #

      Hi kimmie,

      Almost all prisons require an adult to accompany a minor to visitation. I recommend calling the facility directly for additional information about visitation.

  10. kevin July 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    how do i find an inmate in the holding center

    • PrisonPath July 12, 2013 at 7:15 pm #

      Hi Kevin,

      For information, click this link and go to inmate information.

  11. Caprie July 22, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Hello. My son was recently arrested for several warrents,but when picked up by regular buffalo police deparrment it was seen by witness sitting in their window as well as camera on the biulding that my son was trapped inside a car by police he was sitting in, also they were seen pulling him out and 2 police officers beating him pretty bad. This was described in detail by several different elderly tenants. They were very upset to had witness this and I soon came upon the seen where he was siiting in a cop cae and was very bloody. I do plan to persue this situation with a lawyer and such because I have plenty of proof. It was noticed that my son never refused arrest or seen trying to defennd himself. He is about 125 lbs and at least 5.7. Very sickly person but missed some court dates resulting in warrents. If anyone can help me my email is I would greatly appreciate. Il give my phone num from there. Thaks in advance.

  12. Thomas August 20, 2013 at 12:17 am #

    What is the information for visiting the ECHC? hours? Days dresss code? can you wear shorts? I live some 80 miles away and would hate to travel there and not be allowed to visit. Can not find any information using the link at the top of the page. Am I missing something?

    • PrisonPath August 20, 2013 at 2:19 am #

      Hi Thomas,

      Unfortunately we do not have specific information about the Erie County Holding Center visitation policy. We recommend that you call the facility for information–: (716) 937-9101

      • Thomas August 20, 2013 at 2:25 am #

        Thank you for your help

  13. Tammy August 29, 2013 at 12:00 am #

    What are the visitation times? what forms of ID do you need to visit.

  14. Ashley April 24, 2015 at 3:00 am #

    okay we have tried to call every polkce station there is. no response. ARENT POLICE SUPPOSED TO HELP? if i had a gun to my head rn i woukd be dead. thank you cops for all your help! my brothers friend got picked up from the sheriffs and she is in the holding center and we have no way of contacting her. thanks sheriffs.

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