19-19 Hazen Street
East Elmhurt, NY 11370
The information below provides complete instructions regarding the Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center:
Follow these instructions exactly to help ensure that your inmate has access to commissary, and in some cases medical and bail money, as soon as possible.
Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center staff announced today that deposits for inmates must either be made online, by telephone, by using the Kiosk in their lobby or by sending postal money orders or bank cashier checks to the following address:
19-19 Hazen Street
East Elmhurt, NY 11370
Inmate Name, Inmate ID#
Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center
19-19 Hazen Street
East Elmhurt, NY 11370
Instructions on how inmate deposits can be made online or by telephone can be found by scrolling down this page.
In certain circumstances, cash may still be accepted by jail personnel during 9:00AM and 4:00PM, Monday thru Friday, or when you come to the facility for visitation. Call 718-546-7420 if you have any questions.
Complete information is listed on this page. Failure to follow instructions will result in your payment not being credited properly, or being returned to you.
At the NYDOC cashier office, some providers have set up kiosks where you can deposit money for an inmate.
One of the money transfer agent's kiosks currently accept cash only; another money transfer agent has kiosks that accept both cash and credit cards.
The NYDOC Cashier Office is located at:
Vernon C. Bain Center
1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY 10474
Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat-Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cash, personal checks, and certified checks are NOT accepted by mail.
Make the bank check or money order payable to the inmate, and include the inmate's book and case number. You can look up their book and case number here.
To look up an inmate’s mailing address or book and case number, go to the Inmate Location and Information page.
How to Put Money on an Inmate Account in the Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center
There are usually four options for putting money on an inmate's books:
Option 1 - Dropping Money at the Jail
Bring money to the jail in person.
Either the jail personnel will process the Inmate Account payment or you will use a self-serve kiosk in the lobbies that accepts cash, debit or credit cards.
Option 2 - Deposit Inmate Money Online
Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center and others often use a private company to process all online deposits to an inmate's account. The company charges you a small fee for doing so, but the fee probably isn't as much as gas and parking would cost to take it to the jail in person.
Option 3 - Mail the Inmate Deposit to the Jail
Mailing a deposit takes more time to process than the other methods but can be done if you live too far away to bring it in person and you don't have a debit/credit card for online deposits. Never send cash. Always send a Money Order from the US Post Office, a reputable bank or Western Union.
Make the Money Order out to the inmate's name and put their Inmate ID# in memo section of the Money Order.
Call Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center at 718-546-7420 to confirm the address to send the money order to and how they want it made out.
Failure to do this properly will delay your inmate getting his account credited and may require you to have to resubmit a second money order.
Call 718-546-7420 to ask facility personnel who to make the money order out to, and where to send it.
Option 4 - Make an Inmate Deposit over the Phone
Most of the online companies that provide deposit services will accept deposits over the phone with a debit or credit card.
To do this you will need the inmate's offender # (inmate ID #) and full legal name.
Inmate Care Packages
Some jails have contract agreements with third party Commissary companies that ship predetermined Care Packages of candy and snacks.
These can be ordered by you online and are delivered directly to the inmate.
Click here to see if this facility participates in a care package program.
Maximum Amount an an NYC DOC Inmate Can DepositThis facility does not limit the amount of money an inmate can have on his or her commissary account. Inmates have a weekly spending limit of $125. There is no limit on how much money can be sent at a time. Call Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center at 718-546-7420 or click here to learn the Inmate Account deposit limits and other rules regarding depositing money on an inmate's books.
What can an Inmate Purchase through Commissary?
People who have never been to jail would be surprised by the large amount of candy, snacks, art supplies, playing cards, hygiene products and clothing that can be purchased through this jail's commissary.
The Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center Commissary Instructions and Information can be found on this page. If you need more information contact the jail by calling 718-546-7420.
Who Can Put Money in an Inmate's Account?
Anybody can contribute to an inmate's books or commissary fund as long as there isn't a no-contact order in place.
This facility offers several methods for putting money on an inmate’s account, including by phone, online, in person or by mail. Because of the available methods, friends and family can send money from anywhere in the world.
WHY DOES AN INMATE NEED MONEY IN THEIR ACCOUNT AT THE Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center?Since inmates are not allowed to possess cash money while in custody in the Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center, the jail maintains a 'bank account' for the inmate to purchase products and services from their commissary (canteen) store.
Call the Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center at 718-546-7420 and ask how you can view a commissary list. This gives you an idea of what things cost the inmate and you can make an informed decision regarding how much to deposit.
Not surprisingly much of an inmate's commissary money is used to purchase item's to pay gambling debts or purchase prescription medicine from another inmate. If your inmate is spending more than $3-4.00 a day on commissary items, you are paying for him or her to gamble or buy drugs.
Put your financial needs first and the inmate's second. Don't forget, the inmate is getting three free 2,000 calorie meals a day. The food may not be of the highest quality, but the commissary food is generally much less nutritious.
Click here to view the jail website for additional information.
To rent a tablet for an inmate in New York County follow these instructions:
For all New York County information on Tablet Rentals for your inmate, check out our Tablet Rental Page.
To lean about inmate visitation in the NYC Correction Department, read the following:
TELEVISITING (Remote Visitation)
Televisiting will take place from 8:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, and 8:00am to 2:00pm on Sunday. Televisiting follows the Department's existing in-person visit schedule, which organizes visit days based on the first letter of the person in custody's last name. Please refer to the Visit Schedule in order to determine which day of the week you may visit your loved one.
VISIT SCHEDULE (changes monthly)
In-person visits will take place Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.- and Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visitors need to arrive 1 hour prior to their scheduled visit time. Visits will follow the existing visitor schedule according to the last name of the individual in custody.
To learn more about the Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center inmate visitation procedures, polices and schedules, which change monthly, check out our Inmate Visitation Page.
To find out how Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center makes phone calls, read this information:
For all the information on how to buy time, using tablets to make calls, how much it costs and more, check out out Inmate Phone Page.
To deposit money in the commissary account of an NYC DOC inmate, follow these instructions:
For all the information, including links to all of the online deposit methods and addresses fo mailing money orders, check out our Send Money Page.
For all the information about Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center, how to reach an inmate there, how to find out if the inmate is there, or where he went when he was released, check out our Family Info Page.
To understand the Mail Policies for Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center requires a lot of time and attention as NYC DOC Jails are some of the most permissive in America.
1. Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center allows unlimited mail.
2. They allow packages to be sent in to inmates.
3. They allow magazines, newspapers and books to be sent direct from friends and family.
4. They allow clothing, jewelry, art supplies and all kinds of stuff to be sent to inmates.
In short, to fully understand the Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center and see the full list of things you can mail to an inmate, check out our Inmate Mail Page.
To look up an inmate in Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center or any of the New York City Department of Correction follow these instructions:
1. Proceed to the NYC DOC Inmate Locator Page.
2. Type in the inmate's first name, last name or case and book number.
3. If you just type in the first name or last name, you will see a list of every inmate that uses that name.
4. Select your inmate from that list.
For full instructions on how to interpret the information on the Inmate Search Locator including criminal charges, bail, court dates and more, check out our Mugshots Page.
Instructions for ordering commissary for Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center will soon be announced.
The New York City Department of Correction is rolling out a new commissary system in the Spring of 2022. Inmates will be able to order commissary directly and have it delivered from an outside vendor. Stay tuned for updates.
This jailhouse 'Uber Eats' system will be replacing the current commissary system.
Stay tuned by checking out our Commissary Page for Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center
To Bail out an inmate in Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center or a New York City Jail follow these instructions:
1. You can post bail either online or in person.
2. To post bail online or in person you need the exact name your inmate used when arrested, and their book and case number. You can find this information here.
3. You can use one of multiple payment systems online.... Western Union, Moneygram or Jpay.
4. In person bail payments must be made in Brooklyn, Queens or the Bronx.
5. Personal checks or Money Orders exceeding $1,000 will NOT be accepted for bail.
For the complete information on how to bail out someone from Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center or any Rikers island or NYC Jail, check out our Inmate Bail Page.