Corrections Division

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NY Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, has declared a state of emergency in New York State, and Ulster County Executive Pat K. Ryan has initiated the Emergency Operational Center due to a confirmed case of COVID-19 Corona Virus. New York State has seen numerous recent confirmed cases. Due to the contagiousness of this virus, the Ulster County Jail is suspending all regular visits and programs for the safety of the population and our employees for the next thirty {30) days. 

All legal and clergy visits will occur in the non­contact visiting rooms. All requests for emergency visits will be granted on a case by case basis, and will also take place in the non-contact visiting rooms. These requests will be by approval and appointment. 

This is effective March 10th 2020 

Each County Sheriff is responsible for the operation of the county jail. Committed to the county jail are prisoners who may be charged with any type of crime or violation, including homicide, rape, DWI, trespass, etc. The Sheriff is responsible to assure that all prisoners are kept secure and properly cared for. He must continually conform to numerous rules and regulations set forth by NYS Corrections Law and the New York State Commission of Correction, such as providing contact visitation, education and rehabilitation.

In order to provide a safe and secure correctional institution for inmates, the Sheriff's Office employs full and part-time correctional personnel. These positions consist of correction officers, corporals, sergeants, lieutenants, wardens and a superintendent. Civil Service promotional exams are given periodically for all positions, with the exception of the Superintendent.

Correction Division officers may participate in various non-corrections activities, such as the Sheriff’s Office In-Water Rescue Team and Honor Guard, Ulster County Emergency Response Team, and the Ulster County Emergency Response Team (U.C.E.R.T.).