[DOC Bklyn/SI Map]

Rikers & Off-Rikers Jails:
The Bronx

Except for Staten Island, the Department has a major detention center for male inmates in each of the boroughs. Included is the:
Vernon C. Bain Center.
The Department has reserve facilities that are closed or opened as needed by the jail system in response to inmate population fluctuations. One is the Bronx House of Detention for Men

In the Bronx as in the other boroughs/counties, DOC transports inmate to and from the courts. The holding facilities for inmates making court appearances are located in or connected to the courthouses. These include the Supreme Courts, the Criminal Courts, and the Family Courts. The Bronx also is home to the Department's firearms range at Rodmans Neck near City Island and the City Cemetery, also known as Potters Field, on Hart Island.

Although access to Rikers Island is via a bridge connected to Queens, the island itself is actually part of the Bronx. Rikers is not one jail but a complex of 10 separate facilities:

Ten Jails on Rikers Island

Rikers Jail List Part 1

North Infirmary Command
James A. Thomas Center
Eric M. Taylor Center
George Motchan Detention Center
Adolescent Reception and Detention Center
[Rikers Warning Sign]

Rikers Jail List Part 2

Anna M. Kross Center
Otis Bantum Correctional Center
Rose M. Singer Center
George R. Vierno Center
West Facility

Bronx House of Detention for Men

653 River Avenue,
the Bronx, N.Y.

Bronx House of Detention for Men -- located in the Bronx Terminal Market area -- was built in 1938. Additions were completed in 1963. It can house 469 inmates, many of whom face trial in Bronx County. BxHDM is one of the Department's reserve facilities closed or opened as needed by the jail system in response to inmate population fluctuations.

Vernon C. Bain Center

1 Halleck Street,
the Bronx, N.Y.

The Vernon C. Bain Center is an 800-bed barge built in New Orleans, La. at a cost of $161 million. When used by DOC, the facility can house medium to maximum security inmates in 16 dormitories and 100 cells. Opened in the Fall of 1992, it is named for a well-liked warden who died in a car accident.

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