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The Brooklyn Detention Complex in Brooklyn, New York County, New York, like all jails is a maximum security facility. Because the inmates in this jail range from low level offenders to those being held for violent crimes like robbery, rape and murder, the security level is as high as is it is in any maximum security state prison. Some of the security features in this facility include security cameras, electronic detection and reinforced fencing topped with razor wire. Correctional officers in Brooklyn Detention Complex are armed with mace and trained to use physical force to protect themselves and other inmates from violence.

The men, women and juveniles being held in the Brooklyn Detention Complex are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the New York County Court System already and been sentenced to a period of time of one year or less. When an inmate is sentenced to a year or more, they are admitted into the New York Prison or Federal Prison System. Inmates in the Brooklyn Detention Complex are fed three meals a day totaling 2,500 calories, are allowed access to phones to contact friends and family members, are allowed at least one hour a day for exercise, have access to books, bathroom and shower facilities. The inmates are allowed mail to be delivered to them as well as newspapers and magazine from trusted outside publishers.

The other jail facilities in New York County, New York are: Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward, Bronx House of Detention for Men, Brooklyn House of Detention for Men, Elmhurst Hospital Prison Ward, Goldwater Memorial Hospital Unit, Kings County Hospital Prison Ward, Manhattan Detention Complex, Manhattan Detention Complex, Potter’s Field City Cemetery, Queens Detention Complex, Queens Hse of Detention for Men, Rikers - Anna M. Kross Center, Rikers - Eric M. Taylor Center, Rikers - George R. Vierno Center, Rikers - No Infirmary Command, Rikers - Otis Bantum Correctional Center, Rikers - Robert N. Davoren Complex, Rikers -Geo. Motchan Detention Center, Rikers Island - James A. Thomas Center, Rikers Island - Rose M. Singer Center, Rikers Island - West Facility, Vernon C. Bain Center. In addition, New York County houses the following juvenile facilities: Bridges Juvenile Center, Crossroads Juvenile Center, Horizon Juvenile Center, Rikers - Eric M. Taylor Center-Juvenile, Rikers - No Infirmary Command - Juvenile, Rikers - Otis Bantum Correctl Center-Juvenile, Rikers - Robert N. Davoren Complex-Juvenile, Rikers Isld - Rose M. Singer Center -Juvenile-BK, SEEDS - Non-Secure Detention.

On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: New York County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Brooklyn Detention Complex Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, New York County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.



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Visiting an Inmate in the Brooklyn Detention Complex in New York

The NYPD is essentially responsible for apprehending about 100,000 people in an effort to keep the streets of the sprawling metropolis safe. The New York City Department of Corrections also recognizes the importance of keeping in touch with family members or friends during a period of being locked up, and they encourage loved ones to visit. They have a number of programs to help ease the inmate back to society after their sentence is up, and this includes these visitation periods to make their stay more endurable. As compassionate as they are about visitations and the general well-being of an inmate and their loved ones, they also have rules and regulations. It is important that these rules are followed so that visitations are not hindered for any of the inmates.

Visitations are from Wednesday through Sunday every week – no visitations on Mondays or Tuesdays. There are different schedules for visitations per month, so please visit this site to view a schedule to know when you can visit an inmate. Inmates can have up to 3 visitors during a single session, and they are permitted one visit a day.

In order to visit an inmate, you must register by the time posted on the aforementioned website in order to ensure your visitation period. The times can vary due to unforeseen circumstances. Also, if you are over 18, you are required to present a valid ID. A driver's license will do, but you can also use a state or government issued ID, a passport, or a military ID. See here for a list of acceptable IDs. Visitors under the age of 16 are not required to show ID, but they must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18. Individuals aged 16 or 17  with valid identification may accompany a child under the age of 16 if he or she is the parent of that child and the inmate being visited is also the parent of the same child.  In this case, the 16- or 17-year-old must produce a birth certificate for the child under the age of 16, as per New York City standards. Also refer to the aforementioned website for dress codes and what to bring and what not to bring during a visit. For additional common sense procedures on what to do and how to act during a jail visit, read this tutorial as a reference guide.

Visiting a family member or a loved one in jail is another way to keep the lines of communication open and flowing. A period of incarceration can be tough on friends and family, and especially for the inmate, but keeping in touch is critically important. It's a part of the healing process during a difficult time such as this, and while these visits are definitely not under the most ideal of circumstances, they mean a lot to everyone involved.

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How to use the Inmate Search for Brooklyn Detention Complex in New York

The Brooklyn Detention Complex, abbreviated as BKDC, is a borough facility located on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Formerly known as the Brooklyn House of Detention (or the "House of D"), it is located near some of Brooklyn's priciest neighborhoods, and holds up to 759 men. Yes, this is an all-male facility.

[Article_Ad_2]If you have a friend or a family member currently incarcerated at the former "House of D," you can look them up easily. Go to this website, and click on the "Inmate Lookup" link on the left hand side of the screen. It will then direct you to the New York City Department of Corrections inmate lookup page. With this site, you have to be very specific on who you are looking for. You have to know the inmate's case number, or a full first & last name, as well as a date of birth in order to execute a successful search. No shortcuts. No looking up someone for the heck of it. New York City is a city of purpose, and it requires you to have a purpose when looking up an inmate!

The search database for the NYC Department of Corrections has a reputation for being unreliable sometimes, as it has been reported that it doesn't work a lot of the time. You can use the VINELINK inmate search, located here, fi you are looking for an alternate way to look up an inmate locked up in New York. It will give you a number to call if you want to look up an inmate, or for other inmate information. That number is 1-866-847-1298. It also provides e-mail notifications and other services. It also gives you a link to the New York State Department of Corrections, and you can execute a search that way. The only problem is that it is a statewide search, and since New York State has a huge population (the 3rd highest in the nation after California and Texas), locating your inmate may be a bit difficult.

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Communicating with an Inmate Housed at the Brooklyn Detention Complex in New York

The New York City Department of Corrections is very tough on crime – they don't mess around. Especially after the era before Giuliani and after September 11th, they don't leave any stones unturned. Despite their tough-as-nails approach to crime, they do allow inmates to send and receive mail.

In order to write a letter, you need the inmate's full name, the inmate's book and case number, and the full address of the facility they are housed in. Also, please apply the appropriate postage to ensure the inmate receiving your letter. 

The address for the Brooklyn Detention Complex is:

Brooklyn Detention Complex (BKDC)
275 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, NY  10201

There are no restrictions on printed material or letters that you can send an inmate, but pornographic material and images deemed inappropriate will be confiscated. Also, if you choose to send photographs, there are also a few rules to follow: no Polaroid photos, nothing pornographic or inappropriate, and no pictures of the inmate.

The staff at the Brooklyn Detention Complex also allows you to send items and packages through the mail, so long as their guidelines are precisely followed. Permissible items may be mailed to the inmate, and they cannot exceed fifteen pounds. The packages must also be less than twenty-four inches (24") wide, twelve inches (12") high, and twenty-four inches (24") deep. For a complete list of what can be sent to an inmate via mail, please refer to this website. Please note that if you do knowingly send contraband to an inmate, you will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. As New York City is fairly liberal on what you can send to an inmate during their stay in jail, they are also very tough on crime, so be cautious and respectful to their rules and regulations!

Writing and sending mail to an inmate keeps the lines of communication open, and it shows the inmate that you care for them. If you are a family member or a loved one, a period of forced separation can be very difficult and tough emotionally as well as physically, but sending letters is a good way to keep in touch during this period, and sending them items will make their time in jail somewhat easier knowing you have their back and they have the basic necessities to survive.

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