The NYC Corrections Department maintains borough jails in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx. The court pens
are located in the Criminal, Supreme and Family Court buildings in each
borough. In Manhattan, an additional court pen is operated in the
special Narcotics Court. These courthouse facilities hold inmates
scheduled for the day’s proceedings.
Seriously ill inmates and those requiring intensive psychiatric observation are held in prison wards
that the Department operates in Elmhurst General Hospital and Bellevue
Hospital. The North Infirmary Command on Rikers Island houses detainees
with less serious medical problems and persons with AIDS not requiring
hospitalization, as well as high security inmates.
Rikers Island has 10 different jail facilities. For information specific to those facilities, visit the Rikers Island Inmates Page.
For an inmate search, click to the NYC Inmate Lookup page. Enter a name and click 'Search'. You will be brought to the next page which will give you:
If you click the name, on the next page you may review:
Looking for information about visiting rules, sending money to an inmate, or how to get release information? Follow the links below for the answers to those and other questions:
Return from NYC Corrections to The Free Inmate Locator