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.
Looking for a NYC inmate?
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:
- date of birth
- ID number
- facility where housed
- discharge date
- next court date
- bail and bond information
If you click the name, on the next page you may review:
- personal description
- photo, if available
- booking information
- charge information
- warrant information
- Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC) - capacity: 759
275 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11201
single-cell jail can house 815 adult males, most undergoing the intake
process or awaiting trial in Kings County (Brooklyn) and Richmond County
(Staten Island) courts.
- Manhattan Detention Complex (MDC) - capacity: 898.
125 White Street
New York, NY 10013
This complex houses male detainees, most of them undergoing the intake process or facing trial in New York County (Manhattan).
- Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC) - capacity: 870.
1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY 10474
facility houses medium to maximum security inmates in 16 dormitories
and 100 cells. It serves as the Bronx detention facility for intake
- Queens Detention Complex (QDC) - capacity: 467.
126-01 82nd Street
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
This jail houses male detainee inmates, most of them undergoing the intake process or facing trial in Queens County.
Useful Information for Families and Friends
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 New York City Corrections to NY State Inmate Search
Return from NYC Corrections to The Free Inmate Locator
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