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Updated on: May 18, 2024

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About Erie County Holding Center

The Erie County Holding Center is located in Buffalo, New York. There are female and male inmates at this jail. The Erie County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Erie County Holding Center.

The facility serves all the cities that are in Erie County. There they have inmates serving time, awaiting trial, or waiting for sentencing. 

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Erie County Holding Center
Facility Name
Erie County Holding Center
Facility Type
County Jail
40 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14202
Postal Code
New York
Erie County
Official Website

Visitation Hours

  • Sunday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 Am to 2:30 PM
  • Holiday Closed

Erie County Sheriffs Office / Erie County Holding Center

Timothy B. Howard
10 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14202

Inmate Search

Finding an inmate in the Erie County Holding Center is very simple. You won't have to search for the correct phone number, be on hold and transferred from officer to officer.

From the comfort of your own home on your mobile device or computer, you can do an inmate search.

The Erie County Sheriff’s Department manages and operates the Erie County Holding Center. Keeping and maintaining an up to date database of all the inmates currently in their custody is a big responsibility. That is what the Erie County Sheriff's Department does.

These records are available to the general public by the Erie County Sheriff's Department. By going on to this website you can find the Erie County inmate search Erie County Sheriff’s Department official website.

This database can be searched by the list of information below:

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Race
  • Sex
  • CID Number

You will see a list of the inmate's that fit the criteria when you do a successful search. You will see the following information once you click on the inmate's personal profile..

  • Last Name
  • First Name
  • Charges
  • Ses
  • Race
  • CID Number
  • Date of Birth
  • Mugshot

You will want to call the Erie County Holding Center at 716-858-7636 if you do not find the information you are looking for.

Sending a Mail

At the Erie County Holding Center inmates can receive written letters from their friends and family. These letters must be 12”x16” or smaller.

Inmates cannot receive a number of things through the mail which incudes stamps, writing paper, pencils, pens and envelopes. Through the commissary these items are available for the inmates to purchase. These items will be disposed if they are sent to an inmate.

Inmates can receive up to ten 4"x6" unframed photographs. However these photographs cannot be Polaroids.

Inmates can receive paperback books, newspapers, and magazines. These items are required to be sent directly to the jail from the publisher or bookstore. All books will need to be paperback and brand new. Hardcover and used books are not permitted.

In Erie County Holding Center the mailing address for inmates is the following:

Inmate Name, Inmate ID #
Erie County Holding Center
40 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14202

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Sending Money

While inmates are in the Erie County Holding Center they will need money to make purchases through the commissary. 

You will need to make an Access Corrections account.  to send an inmate money. By using your debit or your credit card you can make deposits online.

Using the following phone number 716-858-7636 you can deposit money. By using your debit or credit card you can deposit again.

There is a kiosk that is available in the jail lobby that you can use . The kiosk accepts credit and debit cards as well as cash payments.

At this site you can find a location to deposit money also. They accept debit, and credit card, as well as cash payments.

You can also send a cashier’s check or money order to the jail directly. You are not allowed to drop off the money at the jail anymore. Here is the address below to send your cashier's check or money order:

Erie County Sheriff's Office Detention Bureau
40 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14202

Phone Calls

Inmates at Erie County Holding Center are able to make free phone calls when they are in the booking process. There is a telephone supplied in every cell. The inmates can use their telephone to call to arrange bail, call their legal counsel and to call home. All local calls are free. Inmates will be required to make a collect call for any long distance phone calls.

All calls will be collect calls when inmates are in general population. Inmates can only call those who possess a landline. You will not be able to receive a collect call from a cell phone. The individual receiving the collect call is responsible for any charges from the collect call.

Three-way calls, call forwarding and other calling features are not permitted for the inmates. The call will be terminated immediately if an inmate is found using these features. Disciplinary action will be taken against the inmate.

Visiting Rules

In the Erie County Holding Center the inmates can receive visitors. Thirty minutes before visiting hours begin visitors need to sign up. After 8:30pm there will be no visitors allowed. 

Visitors can't be previous Erie County Holding Center inmates within the last 6 months.

One 30-minute visit every day is permitted for every inmate in good standing. The visit can include 2 adults and 2 children. Children are considered under the age of 17. During the visit all children will be required to stay with their legal guardian. 

Inmates at Erie County Holding Center can't have more than 3 visits per calendar week. Law enforcement, attorney or professional visits do not include these visits.

Erie County Prison Statistics

Erie County Jail Held Inmates

Jail Population Held for State Prison 830
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Prison 4
Jail Population Held for State Jail 9
Jail Population Held for Federal Agencies 8
Jail Population Held for Out-of-State Jail 3
Jail Population Held for ICE -

Erie County Jail Admissions By Race

Black Jail Population 795
Asian Jail Population -
White Jail Population 438
Native Jail Population 14
Latino Jail Population 131

Erie County Prison Population By Race

Native Prison Population 33
Other Prison Population 28
Latino Prison Population 251
Asian Prison Population 4
White Prison Population 591
Black Prison Population 1,660

Erie County Jail Admissions

Total Jail Admissions 15,581
Male Jail Population 1,198
Total Jail Population 1,301
Female Jail Population 46

Erie County Pretrial Jail Population

Pretrial Jail Population 296
Female Pretrial Jail Population 81
Male Pretrial Jail Population 741

Erie County Prison Admissions

Total Prison Admissions 875
Black Prison Admissions 486
Other Prison Admissions 12
Native Prison Admissions 14
Latino Prison Admissions 104
White Prison Admissions 259
Male Prison Admissions 832
Asian Prison Admissions -
Female Prison Admissions 43

Erie County Prison Population

Female Prison Population 90
Total Prison Population 2,567
Male Prison Population 2,477


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