NYC Corrections

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

NYC Prisons


  • Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC) - capacity: 759
    275 Atlantic Avenue
    Brooklyn, NY 11201

    This 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

    This facility houses medium to maximum security inmates in 16 dormitories and 100 cells. It serves as the Bronx detention facility for intake processing.
  • 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:

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