Rikers Island - George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) is a high security facility, also known as a penitentiary. Rikers Island - George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) has a reinforced perimeter. Inmates are either housed on their own or with another inmate. The safety of inmates is closely monitored, with a high number of staff and the movement of inmate movements around the facility closely managed.

Rikers Island - George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) is a City Jail used by the jurisdictions of East Elmhurst to confine inmates for short periods while awaiting trial or processing. As inmates are staying for only a short period, it has fewer amenities than a jail or prison. Inmates do, however, have access to bathroom facilities and are provided with meals during their stay. Rikers Island - George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) may also have a common area in which inmates can socialize.

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Physical Location

City of New York Department of Correction
09-09 Hazen Street

East Elmhurst, NY 11370

Contact Info

212-266-1500