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Vernon C. Bain Center
1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY 10474

To locate or find information about an inmate in the Vernon C. Bain Center, call the jail at 718-579-8341 or look them up on the official Inmate Search Jail Roster for both Vernon C. Bain Center 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 Vernon C. Bain Center, click on any of the green 'inmate services' buttons above.

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About the Vernon C. Bain Center

The Vernon C. Bain Center, located in Bronx, New York is a medium to maximum-security facility.

Every year this facility has 17400 Bookings, with a daily average of 870 Inmates and a staff of 217.
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 Vernon C. Bain Center 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.

How to Order Commissary for Vernon C. Bain Center, Rikers Island or NYC Jails

Instructions for ordering commissary for Vernon C. Bain 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 Vernon C. Bain Center


 

How to Look Up an Inmate in Vernon C. Bain Center, Rikers Island or the NYC DOC Jail System

To look up an inmate in Vernon C. Bain 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.


 

How to Mail, What Can you Mail and What Can't you Mail to an Inmate in Vernon C. Bain Center, or Rikers Island or NYC DOC Inmates

To understand the Mail Policies for Vernon C. Bain Center requires a lot of time and attention as NYC DOC Jails are some of the most permissive in America.

1. Vernon C. Bain 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 Vernon C. Bain Center and see the full list of things you can mail to an inmate, check out our Inmate Mail Page.


 

What is the Vernon C. Bain Center?... Where is it Located?... Who is in Jail There? ... How Many Inmates are There?

  • Vernon C. Bain Center is one of twelve jails in the New York City Department of Correction.
  • There are 870 beds in the facility.
  • There are over 17400 of Bookings every year.
  • It is located on the 19th Floor of the Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan.

For all the information about Vernon C. Bain 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.


 

How to Deposit Money in the Account of an NYC DOC Inmate in Vernon C. Bain Center

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 Vernon C. Bain Center.
  • 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.


 

How Inmates in Vernon C. Bain Center, Rikers Island and the entire NYC DOC Jail System Make Phone Calls

To find out how Vernon C. Bain Center makes phone calls, read this information:

  • Inmates in the Vernon C. Bain Center 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.


 

Can Inmates Use Tablets in the Vernon C. Bain Center, and Rikers Island and NYC DOC Jails?

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


 

Third Party Jail Inmate Services for Vernon C. Bain Center

Communication and Monetary Services for Family and Friends of Inmates

Gone are the days where Vernon C. Bain Center 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 Vernon C. Bain Center, 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 Vernon C. Bain Center 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. 

Vernon C. Bain Center

STATE COUNTY BEDS
New York New York 870


PHYSICAL ADDRESS

1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY 10474


TELEPHONE NUMBER

INMATE MAIL

Inmate's First and Last Name
1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY 10474


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many inmates are in the Vernon C. Bain Center in New York?
There are 870 inmates in the Vernon C. Bain Center 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, Vernon C. Bain Center 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 Vernon C. Bain Center.

How many people get arrested and booked into the Vernon C. Bain Center in New York every year?
In 2021, a total of 17400 offenders were booked into the Vernon C. Bain Center 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 Vernon C. Bain Center.

How many people work at the Vernon C. Bain Center in New York?
The Vernon C. Bain Center maintains a staff of approximately 217. 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 Vernon C. Bain Center in New York have an inmate search or jail roster to see who is in custody?
Yes, the Vernon C. Bain Center in New York has an Inmate Search Roster feature. Learn more about how to search for an inmate in the Vernon C. Bain Center. When you get to this page click on the big green button that reads 'OFFICIAL Vernon C. Bain Center 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 718-579-8341 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 Vernon C. Bain Center in New York?
The Vernon C. Bain Center address and phone number is: 1 Halleck Street
Bronx, NY 10474. Their phone number is 718-579-8341. 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 Vernon C. Bain Center.

Where do I found out all the inmate services at Vernon C. Bain Center, 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 Vernon C. Bain Center inmate services: Learn more about how to visit an inmate in the Vernon C. Bain Center. Learn more about how to get phone calls from an inmate in the Vernon C. Bain Center. Learn more about how to text/email an inmate in the Vernon C. Bain Center. Learn more about how to send money to an inmate in the Vernon C. Bain Center. Learn more about how to mail an inmate and what's allowed in the Vernon C. Bain Center. Learn more about inmate commissary in the Vernon C. Bain Center.

How do I bail or bond an inmate out of the Vernon C. Bain Center?
Call 718-579-8341 for the type of bond and any information that is required for a particular individual at Vernon C. Bain Center. 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 Vernon C. Bain Center.

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