Lakeview Shock Incarceration C. F. Visitor Information & Inmate Locator- Prison Inmate Search

Lakeview Shock Incarceration C. F.

Lakeview Shock Incarceration C. F.

9300 Lake Avenue, Brocton, New York 14716

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(716) 792-7100
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Lakeview Shock Incarceration C. F. 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



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.

Lakeview Shock Incarceration C. F. Additional information:

Lakeview is the largest shock incarceration facility on earth. It is not only a huge program facility for 650 male and female shock participants, but is the statewide reception and screening center for all program applicants. It is also the central staff training agency for the shock program statewide, administering training on-site as well as coordinating training at other shock facilities.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

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24 Responses to Lakeview Shock Incarceration C. F.

  1. PrisonPath March 17, 2013 at 4:41 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:


    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.

  2. Eileen May 29, 2013 at 2:08 am #

    Are trailor visits permitted at Lakeview Shock

    • PrisonPath May 29, 2013 at 2:19 am #

      Hi Eileen,

      We recommend calling the facility directly for that information.

    • frank March 18, 2019 at 3:54 pm #

      now do you get the address to write inmates

  3. brian daniels June 12, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    When do the graduation invatations get mailed to family? Son gets out on the 27th and as of the 12 invites still have not be recieved

    • PrisonPath June 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

      Hi Brian,

      I recommend that you call the facility directly for information about the invitations.

  4. Tynesha August 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    How can I get here from NYC ? PLEASE email me

    • PrisonPath August 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

      Hi Tynesha,

      I have sent your inquiry to a transportation company that services inmate’s families in NY. The company’s ad is also listed on the prison page.

  5. renee miller August 17, 2013 at 2:18 am #

    i’ve been trying to gather information to visit my son for a couple of months now, but have been unsuccessful because of the lack of information, no one evers awnsers the phone and i would like very much to see my child saturday , august 17th and i will be making the trip there to do so, i just hope it’s not a blank trip. micheal Goggans 13B1702 is his din.#

    • PrisonPath August 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

      Hi Renee,

      for information about visitation, click this link.
      Unfortunately, the NY family guide is not helpful with the visitation schedule.
      For tips for your son about prison life, click this link.

  6. Amanda August 21, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Is there any bus services from manhattan that go to lakeview . If so email me

  7. marge September 1, 2013 at 3:03 pm #

    whout can thay have

    • PrisonPath September 1, 2013 at 5:54 pm #

      Hi Marge,

      For information about Lakeview Shock Incarceration, click this link.
      For information about prison life, click this link.
      For tips on prison survival, click this link.

  8. Alex d September 3, 2013 at 2:28 am #

    I’m making my first visit to lake view this weekend. Is there a certain dress code? I’m mostly wondering about shoes. Also what about jewelry.

    • PrisonPath September 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

      Hi Alex,
      Please note the following information about visitation dress code at Lakeview Shock Incarceration C.F.;

      See-through (sheer) clothing, bare midriffs or backs.
      Plunging necklines, short shorts or athletic shorts, low tops or backless tops or dresses.
      Shorts or skirts shorter than mid-thigh length are not allowed.
      Bathing suits.
      Attire displaying obscene/offensive, derogatory language or drawings; or promoting illegal activity.

      If in doubt, you should not wear a questionable item of clothing. Under no circumstances will a visitor be allowed into the facility dressed inappropriately.

      Please be advised, if your bra makes the metal detector go off, you will have to take it off and/or be searched by an officer. (See policy regarding searches).
      If you wear many hair pins and the metal detector goes off because of them, you will be told that you have to take them out of your hair in order to visit. It is easier to do your hair another way.
      Be aware that some head wraps may have to come off in order for you to pass through the metal detector successfully.
      Many kinds of jewelry make the detector go off. It is easier to remove anything questionable and carry it with you in the processing area. Put it back on later.
      Zippers, metal studs, and decorations can make the detector go off. If this happens, you may be asked to go into the bathroom, take off the clothing, put on an alternative article of clothing provided by the Department and kept there for those purposes, and go through the detector again until you make it through successfully. It is best to wear simple clothing so that you can become accustomed to the procedures at the correctional facility.
      For additional information, click this link.
      From PrisonPath– For information about prison life, click this link.

  9. rosalie September 27, 2013 at 11:24 pm #

    how many people for weekend visits?

    • PrisonPath September 28, 2013 at 12:37 am #

      Hi Rosalie,

      For information about visitation, click this link.

  10. ashley November 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    how do i get a inmates I.D number so i can send him a letter

    • PrisonPath November 10, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      Hi Ashley,

      Please use our inmate locator link on this prison page to locate the inmate;s ID. No.
      For information about prison survival, read the 25 Rules.

  11. Debbie Black May 3, 2016 at 8:24 am #

    I’m coming over from England to see my boyfriend, do I need to get special permission? I don’t know how to go about it. I’m on the list. Been together for years but also I was told there was a strict dress code. I don’t want to turn up after a 14hr flight and get sent away because I wear tight jeans lol
    Any help you can give would be appreciated.

  12. PrisonPath May 3, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

    Hi Debbie,

    Please note the above answer to Alex. The dress code rules have not changed. If in doubt regarding any of your clothes, change to something more conservative.

  13. Kim June 15, 2016 at 2:15 pm #

    I live in Albany how can I get info on getting to Shock from Albany?

  14. Mike November 28, 2016 at 8:01 pm #

    Hello do all new incoming shock programs start on the same day of the month . If so what day would that be . Thanks

  15. Jay November 27, 2018 at 1:54 pm #

    Here in Lakeview can they use the phone everyday for a short period of time? I have an autustic 6 year old who needs to hear from his father I’ve had so many issue and hear they can only use the phone every two weeks.

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