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103 Corporate Drive, Owego, New York 13827 (607) 687-1010  Google Directions Directions

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Inmate Services


Educational Services

The Tioga County Jail provides educational opportunities to all inmates ages 16-21 who have not yet received a High School diploma. The inmates may request to enroll in the Test Accessions Secondary Completion (formally known as GED) program or in certain cases, may choose to continue with their current High School curriculum. For those studying for their TASC diploma, when the teacher determines his/her readiness to take the actual exam, they may be scheduled, while incarcerated, to sit with an examiner and take the exam. If they pass, they will be issued a High School equivalency diploma by N.Y.S. Also provided for those enrolled in the program are life and job skills education as well as career and vocational information. All educational services are provided by the Owego Apalachin School District.

Law Library

In March of 2013 the Tioga County Jail went “Green” and installed a Lexis Nexis Law Library system that provides constitutionally required legal research materials on the Federal, State and Local Government levels. This is an innovative touch screen kiosk that is user friendly and is available in each housing unit for inmates to use when researching their legal cases. This change has been an asset to the facility and has cut the costs of expensive books and the space needed for these printed materials.

Commissary

The Tioga County Jails Commissary system are touch screen kiosks which are located in each housing unit. Inmates are responsible for submitting their commissary orders. Commissary orders are delivered twice a week. There is a wide variety of items available for inmates to purchase and new items are added regularly.

"MyCarePack"

The "MyCarePack" is a pre-assembled package that can be purchased by friends and family for inmates.  These can only be ordered on the website and they are delivered on their regular commissary schedule.  To visit their website, click on www.mycarepack.com.  To learn more about how "MyCarePack" works, click on the video below.

Medical / Mental Health / Dental

Medical, mental health and dental services are provided to inmates by onsite staff. The Division cooperates with Tioga Opportunities to provide screening and treatment to jail inmates for sexually transmitted and contagious diseases as well as participation in the adult hepatitis vaccination program in order to protect the public upon the inmate's release. The mental health department coordinates all discharge planning for inmates to have a successful reentry back into the community. This involves collaborating with community agencies to provide educational opportunities such as life skills and self-help to become productive members of society.

Religious Services

The Tioga County Jail provides a variety of religious services to inmates. Religious providers volunteer their time to meet the spiritual needs of the inmates.  Inmates are given the opportunity to attend spiritual services based on their chosen denomination.