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NYC DOC - Rikers Island - George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) is a high security facility, also known as a penitentiary. NYC DOC - 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.

NYC DOC - 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. NYC DOC - Rikers Island - George R. Vierno Center (GRVC) may also have a common area in which inmates can socialize. Use the inmate search feature to find an inmate here.

Facility Details

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

East Elmhurst , NY 11370
Phone
718-546-1500

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Houses detained male adults.

The Rikers Island complex, which consists of ten jails, holds local offenders who are awaiting trial and cannot afford, obtain, or were not given bail from a judge; those serving sentences of one year or less; and those temporarily placed there pending transfer to another facility. Rikers Island is therefore not aprison, which typically holds offenders serving longer-term sentences. It is home to ten of theNew York City Department of Corrections' fifteen facilities and can accommodate up to 15,000 prisoners.