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Rikers Island - West Facility
16-06 Hazen Street
East Elmhurt, NY 11370

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility, call the jail at 718-546-4120 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for both Rikers Island - West Facility and all of the New York City Department of Correction, including Rikers Island inmates and inmates housed in the various borough jails linked below.

If you need to address a specific issue with an inmate, are filing a complaint or greivance on behalf of an inmate in custody, then please provide all relevant information i.e. inmate name, booking & case number, the facility they are housed and a full description of the issue.

Below are links to all the jails in New York City. 

Each linked page below has all the information you need to understand the NYC DOC inmate phone system, depositing money for commissary or bail, visitation rules and hours, the scheduling of a visit, directions to each jail, and more.

Rikers Island - Anna M. Kross Center (AMKC)    
Rikers Island - Eric M. Taylor Center (EMTC)    
Rikers Island - George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC)    
Rikers Island - George R. Vierno Center (GRVC)    
Rikers Island - North Infirmary Command (NIC)    
Rikers Island - Robert N. Davoren Complex (RNDC)    
Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center (RMSC)    
Rikers Island - West Facility (WF)    
       
Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward (BHPW)    
Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC)    
Elmhurst Hospital Prison Ward (EHPW)    
Queens Detention Complex (QDC)    
Vernon C. Bain Center (VCBC)    

For information on any of the inmate services such as inmate visitation, receiving phone calls, sending an inmate a letter, a text, an email, money, commissary or anything else for Rikers Island - West Facility, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

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About the Rikers Island - West Facility

The Rikers Island - West Facility, located in East Elmhurt, New York is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 18800 Bookings, with a daily average of 940 Inmates and a staff of 235.
Inmates range from low level misdemeanor offenders to those being held and awaiting trial for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder. Therefore, the security level must be high.

All of the men and women being held in the Rikers Island - West Facility are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the New York County Court System and been sentenced to one year or less. 

Family and Friends of inmates are allowed to:
•    Receive phone calls from the inmates, 
•    Provide them with commissary money,
•    Receive and send them mail
•    Schedule a time to visit

Convicted and Sentenced Inmates
When an inmate is convicted and sentenced to a year or more, they are transferred to the New York State Prison System or the Federal Bureau of Prisons.  

Inmates that are convicted of a misdemeanor and/or sentenced to less than one year of a state crime serve their time in the jail. 

Illegal immigrants convicted of a state or federal crime will first do their time, then may be transferred into ICE custody for deportation.

Can Inmates Use Tablets in the Rikers Island - West Facility, and Rikers Island and NYC DOC Jails?

To find out if NYC DOC inmates have access to Tablets, check out our Tablet Rental Page.


 

How Inmates in Rikers Island - West Facility, Rikers Island and the entire NYC DOC Jail System Make Phone Calls

To find out how Rikers Island - West Facility makes phone calls, read this information:

  • Inmates in the Rikers Island - West Facility can make 21 minutes worth of domestic calls every three hours, with no call going longer than 15 minutes.
  • Inmates in Segregation get less time, and only once a day maximum.
  • There is a fee if an inmate wants to buy more phone calling time when incarcerated in the NYC DOC.

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.


 

How to Deposit Money in the Account of an NYC DOC Inmate in Rikers Island - West Facility

To deposit money in the commissary account of an NYC DOC inmate, follow these instructions:

  • You can deposit money online using Jpay, Western Union or Moneygram. The money can also be used for bail.
  • You can mail a money order of cashier's check into Rikers Island - West Facility.
  • You can deposit cash into a kiosk that is located in the Vernon C. Bain Center in the Bronx.

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.


 

What is the Rikers Island - West Facility?... Where is it Located?... Who is in Jail There? ... How Many Inmates are There?

  • Rikers Island - West Facility is one of twelve jails in the New York City Department of Correction.
  • There are 940 beds in the facility.
  • There are over 18800 of Bookings every year.
  • It is located on the 19th Floor of the Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.

For all the information about Rikers Island - West Facility, 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.


 

How to Mail, What Can you Mail and What Can't you Mail to an Inmate in Rikers Island - West Facility, or Rikers Island or NYC DOC Inmates

To understand the Mail Policies for Rikers Island - West Facility requires a lot of time and attention as NYC DOC Jails are some of the most permissive in America.

1. Rikers Island - West Facility 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 - West Facility and see the full list of things you can mail to an inmate, check out our Inmate Mail Page.


 

How to Look Up an Inmate in Rikers Island - West Facility, Rikers Island or the NYC DOC Jail System

To look up an inmate in Rikers Island - West Facility 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.


 

How to Order Commissary for Rikers Island - West Facility, Rikers Island or NYC Jails

Instructions for ordering commissary for Rikers Island - West Facility 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 - West Facility


 

How to Bail out an Inmate in Rikers Island - West Facility or any NYC or Rikers Island Jail

To Bail out an inmate in Rikers Island - West Facility 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 - West Facility or any Rikers island or NYC Jail, check out our Inmate Bail Page.


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Rikers Island - West Facility

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Rikers Island - West Facility supervised their own phone system, mail system, visitation, commissary and inmate money deposit systems. Jails throughout the United States are now partnering with high tech companies to provide and manage these servives for them and the jail in New York County is no different.

Everything from video calls, to messages to visitation, and even digital mail and money deposits can be done from your home computer or personal device. Inmates in Rikers Island - West Facility, if they don't already, will soon have their own personal tablets for watching movies, TV shows, access to educational and and legal information, and more.

As Rikers Island - West Facility adds these services, JAILEXCHANGE will add them to our pages, helping you access the services and answering your questions about how to use them and what they cost.

You can check out this information now by going to the: Family Info page, Visit Inmate page, Inmate Mail page, Inmate Phone page, Send Money page, Inmate Bail page, Mugshots page, Text/Email an Inmate page, Commissary page, Remote Visits page, or the Tablet Rental page. 

Rikers Island - West Facility

STATE COUNTY BEDS
New York New York 940


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

16-06 Hazen Street
East Elmhurt, NY 11370


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INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
16-06 Hazen Street
East Elmhurt, NY 11370


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Rikers Island - West Facility in New York?
There are 940 inmates in the Rikers Island - West Facility in New York. While that is what they are approved to have incarcerated at any one time, they have on occasion had to add additional beds, even having inmates sleep on the floor when overcrowding becomes an issue. When possible, Rikers Island - West Facility will temporarily transfer some inmates to a neighboring facility, or if necessary, release some offenders from custody. Learn more about how to search for a specific inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Rikers Island - West Facility in New York every year?
In 2021, a total of 18800 offenders were booked into the Rikers Island - West Facility in New York. That is less than previous years, mostly due to restrictions related to the COVID pandemic. As of April 2022, the number of arrests and bookings are returning to normal, which means they are running higher than 2021. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility.

How many people work at the Rikers Island - West Facility in New York?
The Rikers Island - West Facility maintains a staff of approximately 235. Staff positions include correction officers, maintenance, clerical, kitchen workers and management. New York law allows for inmates to work alongside the paid staff during their incarceration, saving the facility money. Even though the inmates are paid, the cost is less than 15% of what a normal worker from the outside would be paid.

Does the Rikers Island - West Facility in New York have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Rikers Island - West Facility in New York has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Rikers Island - West Facility INMATE LIST'. After clicking on the link, type in the offender's name and then click 'search'. You can always call and speak to someone on the staff at 718-546-4120 if you are have further questions. In most cases the Inmate Roster provides information about the inmate's bond, criminal charges, mugshot, and even their release date, as long as they are not being sent to a New York prison or the US Bureau of Prisons to serve a sentence that is longer than one year.

What is the address and phone number of the Rikers Island - West Facility in New York?
The Rikers Island - West Facility address and phone number is: 16-06 Hazen Street
East Elmhurt, NY 11370. Their phone number is 718-546-4120. To find out the address for sending an inmate mail, sending newspapers, magazines or care packages, learn more about how to mail an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Rikers Island - West Facility, such as visitation policy and schedule, how the inmate phone system works, emailing an inmate, and sending them money to buy things in commissary?
Here is where you get direct access to all the information you need for Rikers Island - West Facility inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Rikers Island - West Facility. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Rikers Island - West Facility.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Rikers Island - West Facility?
Call 718-546-4120 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Rikers Island - West Facility. A bond is set according to a court-approved schedule. You will either have to pay a cash bail, or put up a private, surety or a property bond to guarantee to the court that the defendant will return on their assigned court date. Learn more about how to bail or bond out an inmate in the Rikers Island - West Facility.

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