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Rikers Island Information

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Rikers Island is New York City's primary jail complex where inmates are awaiting trial in their ongoing case or are serving up to one year of jail time. All sentences above one year are served in prisons in upstate New York and may not be served on Rikers Island. While the island itself is technically part of the county of Bronx, the entrance into the island is from Queens through the Francis Buono Bridge.

Rikers Island includes the following correctional facilities: Otis Bantum Correctional Center (OBCC), Robert N. Davoren Complex (RNDC, formerly ARDC), Anna M. Kross Center (AMKC), George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC), North Infirmary Command (NIC), Rose M. Singer Center (RMSC), Eric M. Taylor Center (EMTC, formerly CIFM), James A. Thomas Center (JATC), George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) and West Facility (WF).

Rose M. Singer houses female inmates. Eric M. Taylor and Robert N. Davoren house male adolescents. The North Infirmary provides medical care and the West Facility houses inmates who may be contagious. When additional medical care is needed, Rikers Island inmates are normally transported to the Elmhurst Hospital Center.

There are currently 14,000 inmates on Rikers Island, as well as 7,000 staff members and 1,500 civilians who are employed there. Since the early 1990s, the crime rate on Rikers Island dropped dramatically and the place is nowhere near as dangerous as it used to be. However, it is still a jail and some inmates may be violent, with the guards not always being able to maintain full control.

New York Jails and Department of Corrections

Board of Correction
Chairman: Stanley Kreitman
51 Chambers Street - Room 923
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-7840

New York City Department of Correction
Commissioner: William J. Frazier
60 Hudson Street - 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013-4393
(212) 266-1212

Rikers Island Inmate Information: (718) 546-0700
Records Access Officer: (646) 248-1414

Rikers Island


Rikers Island visiting hours information web page.

Rikers Island Control Room: (718) 546-4521

Rikers Island Security
16-16 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-1560

New York City Correctional Institution for Men
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-5700

New York City Adolescent Reception & Detention Center
11-11 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-6950

Anna M. Kross Center
18-18 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-3550

Eric M. Taylor Center
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-5750

James A. Thomas Center
14-14 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-5300

George Motchan Detention Center
15-15 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-4550

George R. Vierno Center
09-09 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-2107

North Infirmary Command
15-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-1150

Otis Bantum Correctional Center
16-00 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-6449

Rose M. Singer Center (women's jail)
19-19 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-7450

Transportation Division
17-17 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-1348

Vernon C. Bain Center
1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY 10474
(718) 579-8315

West Facility
16-06 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, NY 11370
(718) 546-4150

Rikers Island Directions

Take the Q101R bus, available from Queens Plaza or on 28th street in Long Island City in Queens. If coming from Manhattan, take the Q101 bus from E. 59 street and 2 Avenue. If traveling by car, take the Astoria Blvd. exit and go to 23 avenue and 81 street. Leave your car in the parking lot right before the Rikers Island bridge.

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