Prisoners sentenced in Clinton county are generally sent to NY DOC Altona Correctional Facility in the city of Altona, Always call first to make sure an inmate can receive visitors and is at the facility at Altona NY, 12910-3000 in Clinton before traveling or booking hotels.
Calling inmates can be costly. Some prisons charge inmates up to $14 a minute for long-distance calls. To avoid these fees, set up a local phone number that rings at your phone number(s) no matter where you live. Securtel.com can provide local numbers that won't have to pay any extra for long distance. You can reach them at inmate calls. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards. Once you are able to communicate with your inmate, you can start making plans for visitation. There are many types of prison facility in NY. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries. Each will have it's own rules and times for visitation, calls and mail.
Everything in prison costs money. Soap, toothpaste, phone calls and stamps and envelopes must all be purchased at the commissary. Step one is to get set up with phone service so you can communicate. Then you can learn what an inmate needs and how to properly send it.
It's important for prison families to help each other to help their loved ones inside and out. By sharing information about NY DOC Altona Correctional Facility with other families, it will help them avoid mistakes and confusion that no one needs or wants.
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