According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, inmate visitations at the Oneida County Correctional Facility will begin a transitional reopening on Wednesday, July 21st.

This initial phase of visitations is planned to operate on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:30am until 3:00pm until further notice. Visitations at the facility have been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

All visitors and inmates must be masked at all times during the visitation period as correctional facilities are still under an active state ordered mask mandate, whether or not the person is vaccinated. COVID-19 screening and temperatures will also be conducted.

This is beginning on a trial basis to insure everyone’s health and safety. Due to the nature of the pandemic, these requirements may change at any time and possibly without notice. Therefore, we are requiring everyone to call the Sheriff’s Office (visitation) at 315-765-2380 prior to coming to the jail for your visit, at which time you will receive up to date COVID-19 information, instructions, and your request to visit will be confirmed.

Sheriff Maciol is happy to make this important announcement as there are parents, children, and siblings who have not seen their family members in person for over a year in some cases. Video visitation has been taking place daily well before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived. Video visitation is still an option and always will be.