The Admissions Unit processes and tracks each inmate committed to the Oneida
County Correctional Facility. The unit also records all inbound and outbound
inmate activity, such as court appearances, medical transports and facility
Booking Officer process:
When an prisoner is first admitted to the facility, he or she is pat frisked
and placed in a secure holding area. The admissions unit booking officer checks
the paperwork (commitment or other securing order) accompanying the inmate to
insure that it is complete and meets all legal requirements.
The booking officer conducts a Suicide Prevention Screening interview with the
inmate. If risk factors are identified, the admission officer forwards the
appropriate paperwork to the Mental Health Unit for immediate review.
The booking officer processes each new inmate into the computerized Jail
Management System (JMS). The officer records the prisoner’s personal
information; and commitment information such as arresting agency, officer and
charges. This initial information provides the base inmate record that is
continuously updated throughout the inmate’s incarceration.
The admission officer obtains an initial medical profile on each new admission
and forwards the profile to the Medical Unit for review. Mental health profiles
are forwarded to the Mental Health Unit.
All property and currency possessed by an inmate is secured, logged into JMS
and receipted. The officer fingerprints and photographs the inmate, and then
prints the inmate profile report. The inmate is turned over to the
property officer. The inmate paperwork is forwarded to the Jail
Property Officer process:
The inmate is stripped and searched. The inmate's "street" clothing
is secured and receipted.
The inmate is required to take a shower, which includes an application of a
lice and parasite killing shampoo.
An orange, one-piece jumpsuit is issued to the inmate. The inmate
also receives bedding materials, hygiene products and an inmate handbook.
The inmate is turned over to the Housing Officer.