Groveland Correctional Facility

7000 Sonyea Road, Sonyea, New York 14556

Phone :
(585) 658-2871
Website :
Inmate Locator :
Security Level :
medium

Groveland Correctional Facility Visiting Information:

Visitation by family and friends is encouraged and can be a positive influence during an inmate’s time in prison, as well as after the inmate’s release. Research has shown that an inmate who receives regular visitation adjusts much better once he or she is released from prison.

Directions and Mileage

Correctional facilities are sometimes hard to find and may take longer to reach than you originally anticipated. Please refer to the addresses of state correctional facilities. The DOCS website gives directions to correctional facilities from Albany, New York. Directions may also be obtained through Map Quest on the internet or by calling the correctional facility.

Who can visit

With little exception, anyone can visit an inmate, as long as it is during visiting hours, the visitor has proper identification, and the inmate agrees to the visit. Visitors are required to sign a statement indicating that they have been advised of and agree to abide by the rules and regulations regarding visiting.

Make sure you know how many visitors may visit at one time. Each facility is different. Sometimes special arrangements for extra visitors can be made through the Superintendent’s Office, with several weeks or a month’s notice. You can call the facility to find out about special arrangements.

Special Permission Visitors

The following individuals can only visit with special permission:

A person who is currently under Parole or Probation supervision.
A Department employee.
A current, active volunteer for the Department.
A current contract employee.
A person with pending or past criminal proceedings may be denied pending approval by the Superintendent.
If any of these conditions applies to you, permission should be sought by writing to the Superintendent well in advance. You must do this and receive approval before you can visit. The Superintendent may deny visiting privileges to visitors with criminal histories if they feel that the visitor’s presence could create a threat to the security and good order of the facility. Criteria to be considered shall include, but not be limited to, the purpose of the proposed visit, the former institutional adjustment of the ex-inmate, the nature of the pending criminal proceeding, and the time frame between release and the proposed visit. NOTE: In addition to the Superintendent’s approval, Probationers and Parolees also need written approval from their Probation or Parole Officer.

Visiting Days and Times

BEFORE YOU VISIT, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE VISITING SCHEDULE.

BE THERE ON THE CORRECT DAY !!!!!!!!!!

Except in cases of emergency and instances of termination, suspension, or revocation of the visitor’s privileges, the number, length and frequency of visits by each visitor will be limited only as necessary to accommodate all visitors who arrive during the scheduled visiting time.

Visiting days and times are different for each facility. They are influenced by the security level and population concerns of the facility. 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. PLEASE NOTE: Inmates designated as SHU status (Special Housing Unit) are limited to one visit per week, excluding legal visits that have been approved. Contact the facility for the specific visiting schedule.

Visiting hours vary by facility, but generally they begin at 7:30 am and end at 3:00 pm. Some may even include evening hours. Many visiting rooms become very crowded and often visitors are told they must leave because there are others waiting to get in. It is good to learn, in advance, as much as possible about the facility you are going to visit.

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

Groveland Correctional Facility Additional information:

Inmate Mail Addresses

Inmate Mail (Groveland Main):
P.O. Box 50, Zip 14556

Inmate Mail (Groveland Annex):
P.O. Box 46, Zip 14556

Duration:

No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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34 Responses to Groveland Correctional Facility

  1. Jerry luna December 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    Do I send the packages to the same addressf

    • PrisonPath December 14, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

      Hi Jerry,

      If that is the inmate’s address,then yes

  2. PrisonPath March 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    In response to the many questions about telephone communications with your loved one locked up in New York state prisons, please note the following:

    TELEPHONE CALLS

    The Department’s “Call-Home” program allows inmates to make phone calls as a way to maintain contact with family and friends. The inmate may only call you collect. This means you will have to pay for the call.

    An inmate is only permitted to call persons on their approved telephone list and may only have up to 15 telephone numbers on their approved list at any time. Phone numbers may only be added or deleted at the request of the inmate. This is generally done on a quarterly basis when the inmate meets with his or her assigned Correction Counselor. If, however, you do not wish to receive telephone calls from an inmate, you need to notify the facility, in writing, and your name will be entered on the inmate’s Negative Correspondence and Telephone List. The inmate will be immediately notified in writing that you have been removed from his/her “Telephone List” and that disciplinary action may be taken if the telephone is used in any manner to contact you. In addition, your telephone number will be removed from the telephone system.

    According to the type of facility, inmates are generally permitted to make phone calls every day, including holidays, between the hours of 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. A schedule for phone calls will be established. Calls will automatically be terminated when the facility specific time limit has been reached, preceded by a warning. No call shall exceed 30 minutes. When other inmates are waiting to place calls, a 10 minute limit may be imposed.

    PROHIBITED CALLS: The following rules are some of the restrictions you should be aware of regarding calls made by inmates:

    No inmate may place a telephone call to the residence of a victim of the crime(s) for which he / she has been convicted, or is presently under indictment, regardless of whether immediate family members maintain the same residence, unless prior written authorization has been received from the Superintendent.

    No inmate may call the phone number of any person listed on a court Order of Protection which prohibits telephone communication, unless the order specifically states that the inmate is not prohibited from communication by phone with another person at that same phone number.

    Inmates are prohibited from making telephone calls for the purpose of harassing or intimidating any person. Staff and inmates are advised that such telephone calls may violate Federal and/or State laws. Facility Superintendents shall report serious and/or continuing telephone calls of this nature to the proper law enforcement authorities.

    Inmate telephone calls and telephone conversations are restricted to the telephone number dialed or otherwise placed by or for the inmate. Telephone call forwarding, third party phone calls, and calls to 1-800 numbers are prohibited. Inmates are also prohibited from placing calls to wireless communication devices (i.e., cellular or PCS phone, pagers, etc.). Inmates will be subject to disciplinary action should they violate these rules.

    PLEASE NOTE: All inmate telephone conversations are subject to electronic monitoring and/or recording by Department personnel.

  3. Jillian May 10, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

    It will be my first time visiting Groveland in Aug. I am unfamiliar with the area.Im flying in to Geneseo airport early august. Any hotels recommendations? Also, do they have taxi service that goes to the facility? Thank you.

    • PrisonPath May 11, 2013 at 2:48 am #

      Hi Jillian,

      For help,please click this link.

  4. eva simmions May 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm #

    i would like to send a package and need of list of stuff i can send to the prison that inmates can have such as food and hygiene products.

    • PrisonPath May 12, 2013 at 3:07 am #

      Hi Eva,

      Please note the following information. For additional information about–What prison is like, click this link.

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      PACKAGES

      This booklet was put together as a broad guideline. Each facility is different. For specific information, contact the facility in question. Generally speaking, offenders may receive a package through the mail or at a visit from anyone who is not on a negative correspondence or negative vendor list. A package which does not have a return address will not be delivered to the offender. For a complete understanding of packages, refer to Directive # 4911, Packages & Articles Sent or Brought to Facilities on the Department’s website, http://www.doccs.ny.gov.

      At most correctional facilities, offenders are allowed two food packages per month, and the combined weight can not exceed 35 pounds (see exceptions for TV facilities). Food packages received from both visitors, and through the mail, shall be included in the two-package limit. 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, tobacco, etc. may be received by an offender and shall not be counted against the food package limit. Be advised, there are limits on the amount of personal property an offender may accumulate based on physical and/or programmatic considerations. There are also restrictions on color of clothing.

      Exceptions to the above package rules exist for offenders in Special Housing Units (SHU), offenders on “loss of package” sanctions, “reception”, or “in-transit” status, Shock, Drug Treatment Centers, CASAT, and Work Release Centers. For example, no packages may be received at any time by an offender in SHU except books, periodicals, and legal materials. For specific information about these special populations, contact the facility in question.

      Additionally, an offender who is located in a “TV Facility” may only receive 2 food packages per calendar year from family, friends, or other personal sources, as well as items ordered directly by the offender from approved vendors. These packages may only contain food items and may not exceed 20 pounds. The following are classified as “TV Facilities”:

      The following facilities are classified as “TV Facilities”:

      Attica
      Elmira
      Five Points
      Shawangunk
      Southport Cadre
      Wende
      Clinton
      Great Meadow
      Upstate Cadre

      For list of allowable items, click this link.

  5. Brittany May 21, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    Is there a certain amount of time the inmate has to be there before you.visit him? My fiance is in this facilty & was in Elmira but you had to wait 2 weeks after they were there to visit!

    • PrisonPath May 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

      Hi Brittany,

      Every facility can vary, I would recommend calling the facility directly for this information.

  6. Anarii May 21, 2013 at 4:16 pm #

    Hi its my first time going to the facility to visit my father . Can you tell me about the I.d you need or can it be any for of I.d because I’m 18 ? And what are the hours of the visit ? Also what are the dress codes because I heard some people had to change a few times .

    Thanks in advance .

    • PrisonPath May 21, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

      Hi Anaril,

      For information about visitation, click this link.

      For information about “What prison is like”, click this link.

  7. Becca May 24, 2013 at 4:24 am #

    It has been a better part of 20 years since I have visited a correctional facility. My fiancee was just transferred to Groveland Facility and I don’t have any clue what to expect. In general, I would like to know how visits go, what is allowed and not allowed for packages, and how much stuff can he get as far as clothes and pictures? If there is a link directly to the facility where I can obtain this information I would greatly appreciate. Thank you in advance for your help.

    • PrisonPath May 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm #

      Hi Becca,

      For answers to your questions, click this link.

      For information about prison life for an inmate, click this link.

  8. Charlene Hunter June 6, 2013 at 1:23 am #

    Hello,

    I would like to know the bus that picks up discharged inmates. I’m trying to be at the right terminal when I pick up released inmate at Port Authority.

    • PrisonPath June 8, 2013 at 3:28 pm #

      Hi Charlene,

      I would recommend calling the facility for information about the bus.

  9. priscilla June 20, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    I havent heard from my nephew he calls when he can but its been threee Weeks and im worried because he is a juvenile…can you help me please

    • PrisonPath June 20, 2013 at 1:51 am #

      Hi Priscilla,

      We recommend calling the facility or the prison’s chaplain for assistance.

  10. Pat Shugars June 21, 2013 at 2:57 am #

    My son Curt

    guthrie was just sent to Groveland. I would like to know what days I can visit and what the hours are. Please

    • PrisonPath June 21, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

      Hi Pat,

      Please note the following information about visitation.
      Visiting Days and Times

      BEFORE YOU VISIT, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THE VISITING SCHEDULE.

      BE THERE ON THE CORRECT DAY !!!

      Except in cases of emergency and instances of termination, suspension, or revocation of the visitor’s privileges, the number, length and frequency of visits by each visitor will be limited only as necessary to accommodate all visitors who arrive during the scheduled visiting time.

      Visiting days and times are different for each facility. They are influenced by the security level and population concerns of the facility. 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 offender’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 offenders in restriction units only. Shock Incarceration offenders have visiting every other weekend.

      PLEASE NOTE: Offenders designated as SHU status (Special Housing Unit) are limited to one visit per week, excluding legal visits that have been approved. Contact the facility for the specific visiting schedule.

      Visiting hours vary by facility. Some may even include evening hours. Many visiting rooms become very crowded and often visitors are told they must leave because there are others waiting to get in. It is good to learn, in advance, as much as possible about the facility you are going to visit. Contact the facility prior to your initial visit to determine the visiting policy.

      From PrisonPath—We recommend calling the facility directly to confirm the visitation schedule. For information about prison survival for an inmate, click this link.

  11. Vickie June 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Is there a list online of items inmates can receive. I would like to print it off and take it with me to the store!!!

    • PrisonPath June 26, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      Hi Vickie,

      For information about packages, click this link.
      For a vendor, who sends gifts to an inmate, click on any of the Konmart ads on our prison pages.
      For information about prison life, click this link.

  12. Scott Hopler July 27, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    How many visitors can a inmate have at one time ?

    • PrisonPath July 27, 2013 at 4:47 pm #

      Hi Scott,

      As indicated below, the number of visitors varies from prison to prison. You should confirm directly with the prison.
      Who can visit

      With little exception, anyone can visit an offender, as long as it is during visiting hours, the visitor has proper identification, and the offender agrees to the visit. Visitors are required to sign a statement indicating that they have been advised of and agree to abide by the rules and regulations regarding visiting.

      Make sure you know how many visitors may visit at one time. Each facility is different. Sometimes special arrangements for extra visitors can be made through the Superintendent’s Office, with several weeks or a month’s notice. You can call the facility to find out about special arrangements.

  13. Kelly August 8, 2013 at 5:06 am #

    When a family member has surgery there @ Grovland. The necessary paperwork has been filled out 2 times. He gave his wife permission. I am also a nurse. When the nurses failed to do there jobs correctly . You do not need a doctors order to do daily weights.. When someone’s weight fluctuates weekly. In 3 weeks u gain 50 pound there is a problem. Believe me. You can loose your license.. The state only protects you so much. I already know of 3 LPN that have been fired in upstate NY. You took an Oath to treat every person the same. If the C.O did not bring him down again . & ask why he has not been seen , if u didn’t he will ask the Doctor. I was right . He was in CHF, which damaged his liver. Look up end stage liver failure .. They give u blood transfusions . I asked to bring a pen in they said yes , I was having him also write me down, to get all the info also. I know what’s going on. There is allot of covering up. You call on a wed eve. Told me he was just admitted. But brought him there on tue. I talked with the head of security.. I had to think about. I fully am aware of the SAFTEY reason. But I WAS LIED to 3 times. 1st if he was brought early in the am he was admitted early your officer was back in time way b4 his shift ended.. SO THERE IS NO EXCUSE FO A PHONE CALL!! MD said if u waited one more day he be Dead.. But HE WAS ADMITTED ON MONDAY. The day after Super Bowl Sunday. 1 reason . Which I think is a crock of shit.. Since I worked for the state. I had to order meds .. The CLIENT RUNS OUT OF A MED YOU CALL THE PHARMACY.. The pharmacy drops the med off. He never should have waited 5-7 days . It’s pretty hard to get him to talk. But what do you expect when he was beaten pretty bad. During transfer to Auburn or from Auburn to Elmira.. I know it happened from syracuse to auburn or @ AUBURN.. I would of Received a call . We called they said he left although Auburn said he was not there. It only takes 40 mins.. I called @ 12. Again @ 6. I even looked his ID # up on the system he wasn’t to he found . That meant he left Syracuse. But what don’t make since there was only one other person on that bus.. He did not come out & tell me. But who ever has his winter jacket I hope they are enjoying it believe me I find out who you are you will loose your job. Your probably getting ready for retirement . So your working allot of O.T. I have a good idea TOM, u lied to me I had to prove to you on my phone. So the MC .. Is more then a motorcycle club.. WHY I AM WRITING TODAY . Why can’t anyone call after he has surgery. IS MY MOTHER COMMIT A CRIME? So if she would of faxed a copy of her drivers license to prove .. Just like the sergeant said he couldn’t prove it was her. Sometimes when one person has been on the job 2 long .. They forget how to treat people.. If that was your mother or grandmother on the phone . It your grandmother was in the hospital, it hie about your little girl. Would you like to wait over 24 hrs ? To find out if he made it or not. Since the people kept telling him he won’t wake up. & we all know @ just look up the quality of STATE DOCTORS . I know the quality of NURSES YOU HAVE. I know I should be writing this. Because what ever I say COMES BACK ON HIM. Don’t worry I will be going to Albany tomorrow .. I have a 69 year old women she is a nervous wreak . I think you forgot about the oath you took along time ago. It maybe u are the one who gave me the hard time parking in the handicap spot & looking & my butt, see how easy that was. But you can go back thru the tapes. I’m sure you will see.

  14. Beverly merrill September 28, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

    fNeed your help in advising what I can either bring in or send in to an inmate as far as clothing and hygene and personal supplies. Is there a website to refer to. Can I order through Amazon.co? Is there a catalog? Thank you for your help.

    • PrisonPath September 28, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Hi Beverly,

      For information about sending packages to an inmate at Groveland Correctional Facility, click this link.
      For information about prison life, click this link.

  15. Mary Thompson December 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm #

    I would like to know what items I can send in box to Grovland Corrections .And what color shits an pant inmate can were.Thank you so much….Mary

    • PrisonPath December 17, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

      Hi Mary,

      For information about what items are allowed for inmate packages, click this link.
      For information about prison life,read the 25 rules.

  16. PrisonPath November 16, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Hi Carilynn,

    We recommend contacting medical or his case manager for assistance. If you are still having difficulty, then try the prison chaplain for help.

  17. carilynn November 16, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    How do I contact these people

  18. PrisonPath November 17, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Hi Carilynn,

    We recommend calling. However, if you do not receive any help, call the prison chaplain for assistance. For information about prison life,
    read the 25 rules.

  19. carilynn November 17, 2014 at 5:11 pm #

    Does the prison chaplain have his own number?

  20. PrisonPath November 17, 2014 at 10:02 pm #

    Hi Carilynn,

    Try calling the main number and request the prison chaplain’s office.

  21. carilynn November 19, 2014 at 2:04 am #

    Thank you

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