Visiting Rikers Island - A Guide by JAC
In April 2016, JAC Members published a self-help guide to help visitors navigate the visiting process when seeing their loved one on Rikers Island. The guide was created with the help of directly impacted family members and advocates.
English: What to Expect When Visiting Your Loved One on Rikers Island
Spanish: Que Puedo Esperar Cuando Visite a un ser Querido en Rikers Island
NYC Department of Correction
Please visit NYC Department of Correction for information on visiting.
English: New York City Department of Correction Visit Guide
Spanish: Departamento de Correcció de la Ciudad de Nueva York Guía de visitas
NYC DOC Visit Schedule - Please note the schedule is organized by the last name of the person you are planning to visit.
NYC DOC Visitor Bus: The City provides free visitor transportation to and from Rikers Island at the following locations:
Harlem: East 125th Street, at 3rd Ave.
Brooklyn: Jay Street, between Fulton Street and Willoughby Street
Rikers Visit Bus Departures Times
If you or someone you know is having difficulty visiting a loved one incarcerated in a NYC facility, please notify the NYC Board of Correction:
1 Centre Street
New York, NY 10007
Please reach out to JAC if you're in need of support navigating the visit process or filing a complaint. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org