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Madison County, New York, U.S, was established in 1806 and named after James Madison, the fourth president of the United States of America. Madison lies at the center of New York State, with its major economic activities being agriculture, dairy farming, and tourism. Madison has a population of 70,990 people as of the 2020 census. The land comprises rugged uplands bounded by Oneida Lake, Oneida creeks, Chittenango to the north, and the Unadilla River to the southwest. Other waterways include the Chenango River, Sanger Field River, Cazenovia Lake, and Tuscarora Lake. Indians inhabited the land before the arrival of Europeans and the American colonist. There has been a noticeable climatic change in Madison over the past few years, resulting in changes in the environment, infrastructure, agriculture, and public health. Madison County is committed to reducing pollution and promoting sustainability to ensure the resilience of the environment, as well as current and future generations.

The County's Economy

Madison County has a robust and diverse economy mainly because of its central location within the state of New York. The county has an active network of government agencies and private partners working to promote economic development. Madison Industrial Development Agency cultivates growth throughout the county to generate and enhance the livelihood of area businesses, industries, communities, and citizens. Madison County's board of supervisors has developed an economic strategy that gives a community a clear understanding of its current financial situation, identifies potential opportunities and obstacles for economic growth, and specifies the actions necessary to reach particular objectives.

Tourism in The County

Madison has beautiful scenery like rolling hills, rivers, waterfalls, lakes, and forests. Madison three has parks, the Nichols Pond, oxbow falls park, and Delphi falls park, managed by the county planning department. The parks have trails linked to unique surroundings, restaurants, and even more sites. There are various breathtaking outdoor activities, luxurious hotels, and eclectic shops for tourists. Madison county outdoor activities include:

  • Fishing
  • Paddling
  • Swimming
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • House ridding
  • Hiking
  • Bicycle riding

Agriculture in Madison County

Madison County has contributed hugely to New York State's agriculture. The county came in second for cotton production in New York, third for soybean production and fifth for corn production. Agriculture and forestry industries have significantly impacted the job market by creating 10.7 percent of the country's workforce. The county agricultural investment program (CAIP) offers farmers financial incentives to improve and diversify their current production practices. 

The Buy Madison County Program

Buy Madison is a program that helps support local businesses and generate revenue for the county through sales taxes. The program started in 2013 as a campaign but has grown and absorbed many local businesses in the county. The county works with C&D Advertising to help run a more effective and targeted marketing campaign to help develop and build Madison. Locals are encouraged to register their businesses with buy Madison which helps market their products.

Transport in The County

The Madison transit system, run by the Birnie bus, is managed by the planning department. The department has also established a coordinated transportation plan to improve the Madison transit system by minimizing route duplication and sharing transit resources to reduce overall costs and provide better service to Madison County residents.

Madison County Sheriff's Office

The Sheriff, assisted by the deputy sheriff, runs the Sheriff's office. The Madison County Sheriff's Office's mission is to serve the public with compassion, respect, and courtesy while upholding the US Constitution and applying New York law to safeguard everyone's lives and property. The Sheriff's office features the following divisions:

Civic Division

State laws require the Sheriff's office to provide a civic division in the county. The division's primary duty is to serve and complete the numerous legal processes issued by the county's non-criminal courts, the state of New York, other states, and countries.
Some of the legal purposes of the civil division are:

  • Income and property executions
  • Serving notices
  • Summons
  • Warrant of eviction
  • Family court matters

Correction Division

The purpose of the division is to implement the Sheriff's policies and plan of action. The division's head is the captain, supported by two lieutenants and nine supervisors. 
This division's objectives are to run a secure, humane, and cost-effective facility that offers a setting for confinement, punishment, a chance for self-reflection, and constructive change.

Criminal Division

The Criminal Division's primary duty is to enforce the law, including responding to citizen requests for assistance, investigating crimes committed, enforcing traffic laws through proactive traffic stops, and preventing crime through community outreach.
The criminal division has several units and support staff which include:

  • Evidence unit
  • Road patrol
  • County complex security
  • Traffic safety/ acts
  • Community relations activities and initiative
  • Navigation and snowmobile units
  • Warrants/most wanted initiative
  • K9 units
  • Special operations unit
  • Criminal and narcotics investigative unit

Madison County Jail, NY

Madison County Jail is located at 138 N Court St, Wampsville, NY 13163, United States. This county jail is headed by Captain Timothy Flynn, with the support of nine supervisors and two lieutenants. Alongside his staff members, the Sheriff is determined to implement and enforce the Sheriff's policies and plan of action to operate a safe, humane, and cost-effective jail that offers a place of punishment, confinement, and a chance for reflective thought and positive change as well as training and staff development. This facility accommodates locally apprehended law-breakers before they are presented in courts or transferred to bigger state facilities. 

Inmate Search

If you want to search for an inmate at Madison County Jail, you can visit an inmate lookup tool to get all the information about a specific inmate in custody. For a successful search, you should provide inmates' full names, DOB, and inmate I.D. If, for instance, you would love to search for a former inmate, you may be required to obtain through the records as some information may be unavailable. Moreover, you can get more information regarding an inmate by calling +1 315-366-2289.

Sending Mails

The Madison County Jail does have a limit to the number of letters that an inmate should receive. However, all incoming and outgoing mails are inspected for contraband. If, for instance, you send a mail or package that raises suspicion, it is sent back to the sender. In addition, all publications, such as books and magazines, should be sent directly from the publisher. To send a mail to an inmate at Madison County Jail, you should use the following address:
Inmate's Name
Madison County Jail
P.O. Box 16
Wampsville, NY 13163


The Madison County Jail allows the inmates to be visited by their loved ones. However, during visitation, you must produce your I.D. before entering the facility. In addition, the facility requires you to arrive at least half an hour before the scheduled time, and individuals below the age of 18 years are not allowed to visit unless accompanied by a legal parent or guardian. Visitation at the Madison County jail is on weekdays between 7.30 am-9.00 pm, while on weekends is between 7.30 am-2.30 pm.

Bail and Bail Bonds

Madison County jail accepts cash bail 24 hours a day. However, while posting bail, you are required to produce photo identification. The bail posted is forwarded by the facility to the court of jurisdiction, and the person posting the bail must contact the court to collect the amount posted. Credit cards, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover, are accepted as cash bail. If you are posting bail, you can purchase a bond from a bond dealer, and the cost is usually 10% of the bond amount set by the court.

Making Calls

Inmates at Madison County jail are allowed to make calls to their loved ones. However, you must be on their calling list to receive a call from an inmate. Phone calls at Madison County jail are limited to 15 minutes.

Inmate Money Deposit and Commissary

The Madison County jail uses Access Corrections Secure Deposits, also known as the intelligent deposit, to deposit money into an inmate's account. You can deposit money to an inmate's account at Madison County jail, such as mail-in lockbox, jail lobby kiosk, or by phone by dialing 866.345.1884. Alternatively, you can send money online using a verified Visa, MasterCard, or the Apple or Android app.

Inmate Programs

The Madison County Jail provides inmates with programs that help them gain new skills, which will help them after their release. Some of the programs provided by the facility include:
The Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) is usually provided to all inmates 21years and below who do not have a high school diploma or GED. In addition, inmates can participate in the work release/job training programs during incarceration. The Madison County jail provides the inmates with various services and Bible study groups such as Gideon, Catholic, Bible study, and Imam.

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