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Visiting with Incarcerated Individuals at the Suffolk County Correctional Facility




As the health and safety of inmates, visitors and our staff remain paramount, we are reintroducing contact inmate visiting beginning June 29, 2021 with special safety criteria in place. An individual requesting a contact visit must provide proof upon arrival to the facility of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination occurring at least 14 days prior to the visit. The individual you are requesting the contact visit with must also satisfy this vaccination requirement. If the COVID-19 vaccination criteria cannot be met, non-contact visits will remain available to accommodate visitors. All inmate visits are currently limited to half-hour sessions by reservation only. Existing safety measures, including passing a temperature screening, remain in effect for all those entering either the Riverhead or Yaphank Facility. Reservations for contact visitation will begin to be taken as of June 28, 2021. For further information or to make a reservation please call (631) 852-1894.

Attorney Visiting Update

As the health and safety of inmates, visitors and our staff remain paramount during the COVID-19 pandemic, in person non-barrier attorney visiting is available beginning April 26, 2021 during Attorney Room visiting hours with the following safety criteria and precautions in place.  An attorney requesting a non-barrier visit must provide proof of a negative PCR or rapid COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the requested visit; the attorney may also provide proof of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination in place of a negative COVID-19 test.  In addition, the completion of an Attorney Visiting Rooms COVID-19 Waiver is also required for a non-barrier attorney visit. If the safety criteria cannot be met or a non-contact visit is preferred, non-contact booth visits will remain available to accommodate attorney visits.   Existing safety measures, including passing a temperature screening and the wearing of a proper face covering, will remain in effect for all those entering either facility.  Video and telephone conferences also remain available and may be scheduled by calling (631)852-3356.             ​​

Are you looking for help for loved ones, family members or yourself?  

Do you have a friend or loved one who is currently incarcerated?  The Suffolk County Correctional Facility offers a range of programs and services to help people reclaim their lives and become more productive members of society.  Learn more on the Reentry and Rehabilitation page.  

Sometimes families and loved ones also need assistance.  Contact our S.T.A.R.T. Resource Center to talk with a caring Correctional Counselor.  

Are you looking for information on what to bring or mail to your loved ones, or how to use the phone service? Click here.  

You can now send photos online!  Click here for more information on Print Budii

Our Response to COVID-19 and How are Protecting County Inmates, Staff and Visitors


We have changed the way newly arriving inmates are housed during the first 14 days of incarceration.  Dedicated housing for new inmates has been set up in Yaphank to allow for greater social distancing and ongoing medical evaluation to prevent the spread of the virus to the general population.  A strict protocol of proper hand-washing, around the clock sanitizing of both the Yaphank and Riverhead facilities, enforcement of social distancing and mask wearing have all played a part in maintaining minimal opportunities for the virus to spread. County inmates have also stepped up to help prevent the spread of coronavirus inside and outside the jail by sewing thousands of face coverings for widespread distribution. 

We are all in this together, and by maintaining order and sanitation within the jail, we will continue to keep your loved ones and visitors safe during this difficult time.