The Suffolk County Juvenile Detention Center in Griffing
in Riverhead, Suffolk 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 Suffolk County Juvenile Detention Center in Griffing
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 Suffolk County Juvenile Detention Center in Griffing
are either awaiting trial or have been sentenced in the Suffolk 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 Suffolk County Juvenile Detention Center in Griffing
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 Suffolk County, New York are: Suffolk County Jail - DWI Facility
, Suffolk County Jail - Med/Max Security Facility
, Suffolk County Jail - Minimum Security Facility
. In addition, Suffolk County houses the following juvenile facility: Suffolk County Juvenile Detention in Hauppauge
On this page you will find direct links to specific information that friends and family members of inmates will find useful: Suffolk County Inmate Search, Inmate Phone use, Visitation Rules and Schedules, Commissary Deposits and Information about the Suffolk County Juvenile Detention Center in Griffing
Inmate Mail Guidelines. In addition, you will find information on how to contact the facility, directions to the jail, Suffolk County recent arrests, Most Wanted, outstanding Arrest Warrants and much more.
Suffolk County Juvenile Detention Center in Griffing
Griffing Avenue Secure Holdover Facility
INMATE SEARCH INSTRUCTIONS
Call 631-852-2200 to find out about someone recently arrested and incarcerated in a Suffolk County Correctional Facility and their exact location.
Suffolk County does not have an online public inmate search as of this date (4-22-14).
However, to search for an inmate using Vinelink Offender Search, follow the instructions and the graphic below:
1. Click on the blue 'Offenders' icon on the top left of this page.
2. Fill in the Offender's full legal Last Name and First Name.
If you are unsure of the spelling of the last name, check the 'Partial last name search' box to the right of the last name.
3. Click on the 'Search' button on the bottom left of the page.
HOW THE SUFFOLK COUNTY JAIL SYSTEM WORKS:
Inmates typically enter the Suffolk County Correctional System in one of the following ways:
1. Persons who are arrested for crimes in the western part of Suffolk County are typically brought to the local police substations first.
2. They are then transferred to a holding area adjacent to the District Court in Islip where they are processed and then arraigned.
3. If committed to jail, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office then transports the post-arraigned defendant to the Medium/Maximum Security Correctional Facility in Riverhead, where they are admitted into the jail system.
4. Individuals arrested on the east end of Suffolk County are first taken to the local justice court and then transported after arraignment to Riverhead.
5. Probation/parole violators are typically brought directly to the Medium/Maximum Security Facility in Riverhead to await revocation proceedings.
6. If an offender who has violated their probation or parole is arrested on new charges they will enter the system just as any new arrestee would.