Holding Facility

In January 1995, the Erie County Prison relocated to 1618 Ash Street. This resulted in increased job responsibilities for the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, as inmates summoned to court must now be transported and housed in the Erie County Courthouse.

Transports are done on a daily basis by Erie County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Inmates are housed in the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Holding Facility until their court appearance. New commitments to the Erie County Prison are processed and held for transportation.

The duties of the Holding Cell deputies include maintaining the care, custody and control of all inmates in this facility.