Everything You Need to Know About the Mohawk Correctional Facility and Contacting Inmates

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Easily Connect With Inmates at Mohawk Correctional Facility

If you’re in the unfortunate position of having a loved one incarcerated in the , you’re probably wondering how to get ahold of them. Communication procedures vary from state to state, but there is a simple and effective way to navigate through the contact process at Mohawk.

This post will look at Mohawk Correctional Facility policy and procedures for contacting inmates and show you the fast and easy way to do it.

Mohawk Correctional Facility 101

Mohawk Correctional Facility is a medium-security men’s prison in the New York State Prison System, part of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Mohawk is in Oneida County, New York.

is an all-male correctional facility that currently houses 1184 inmates. This facility is also connected with the Walsh Regional Medical Unit, a 112-bed maximum-security nursing facility for sick and injured inmates. The RMU, as it is referred to, is also responsible for the health and well-being of other prisoners from surrounding prisons.

The prison is about 42 miles east of Syracuse and about 20 miles northwest of Utica, New York.

Physical addressMohawk Correctional Facility

6514 NY-26

Rome, NY 13440

Phone number(315) 339-5232
General emailN/A

Visiting Procedures for Mohawk Correctional Facility

Visitation rules at the Mohawk Correctional Facility are the same rules in place as the New York State Department of Corrections. Mohawk encourages visitation as it has been directly responsible for successful reintegration into society.

Here are the basic rules for visiting an inmate in Mohawk;

  • Visits are on Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays from 8:30 am to 3 pm.
  • Must provide a picture ID before the visit.
  • Must sign an acknowledgment of rules for the visit.
  • If a minor will be at the visit, bring their birth certificate.
  • All visitors are subject to being searched upon arrival.
  • This prison utilizes an Ion-Scanner to detect drugs and explosives. If you fail this scan and the follow-up scan, you will be denied visitation for two consecutive days.

Additional Information for Visitation

  • If you are loud, disrupting, or argumentative during your visit, your visitation may be terminated at the discretion of on-duty guards.
  • Physical contact beyond a hug or small kiss at the beginning of the visit is not tolerated.
  • Before you come, you should call the prison to make sure the inmate has visitation privileges.
  • No purses, wallets or electronics are allowed inside the prison.
  • You may bring up to $20 in coins to purchase items in the vending machines during your visit.

Visitation Dress Code

  • No exposed back, midriff, shoulders, cleavage, or thighs
  • No sheer or see-through items
  • Nothing that exposes excessive skin such as spandex, leggings, tube tops, or tank tops
  • No bathing suits, flip-flops, or sandals
  • No clothing that promotes alcohol, drugs, or sex will be allowed
  • No clothing that contains any elements of metal or metal-like decorations
  • Any visitor who appears to be intoxicated or under the influence of anything will be denied entry to the prison
  • You are responsible for keeping children under control

Calling or Writing to Inmates at Mohawk Correctional Facility

Inmates at Mohawk prison are not allowed to have telephones, but inmates who have earned the privilege can make collect phone calls to you at certain times. Just know that these types of phone calls can be quite expensive, and your phone number must be on a list of approved phone numbers.

You can call the prison and leave a message for an inmate at (315)-339-5232

Correspondence is allowed and encouraged. The sending and receiving of mail can be restricted to prevent a threat to the safety and security of the facility and inmates. Before you write a letter to a Mohawk inmate, be sure to get the inmate’s name and ID number. Any correspondence without the correct information will be discarded. Read the mail rules and regulations.

Once you have the offender’s name and ID number, you can then address the letter this way:

Inmate Name, ID Number

​Mohawk Correctional Facility

P.O. Box 8451

Rome, New York 13440

Mohawk prisoners are not allowed any use of the internet other than furthering their education in programs directed by the New York State Department of Corrections. Therefore no email corresponding is allowed.

Sending a Mohawk Inmate Money

Inmates at Mohawk may buy items at the commissary that were not provided to them by the prison. The following is a set of instructions for sending money to Mohawk inmates.

  • Money can only be from a Western Union or Postal Service money order
  • The money order must contain the inmate committed name, and ID number
  • All non-postal or Western Union money orders will be held for 15 days
  • Any money order that is not sent to the inmate because of misinformation will only be sent back if a return address is included
  • No cash or checks will be allowed
  • Money orders must be sent to the Mohawk address listed above

All of these policies and procedures are put in place and should be adhered to. But if you could use a simple but effective way of contacting a Mohawk inmate, would you use it? We think you would, and we want to show you that way now!

How to Use DoNotPay to Contact an Inmate at the Mohawk Correctional Facility

Using the DoNotPay Connect With an Inmate feature is the fast and easy way to get in touch with a Mohawk inmate. All you need to do to start the process is;

  • Inmate ID number or booking number
  • Name of the prison
  • Unit the prisoner is in (if applicable)

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

DoNotPay can then assist you with these five easy steps.

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.

  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.

  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.

  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive for your loved one!

And that's it! The fast and easy way to connect with a Mohawk inmate is made simple by using DoNotPay.

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