|Besides James A. Thomas
Center, 4 other DOC facilities are named for African Americans. The floating
jail moored at Hunts Point, across from Rikers, is named for Warden Vernon C.
Bain (d. 1985). The jails named for Warden Otis T. Bantum (d. 1969) and Chiefs
of Department Eric M. Taylor and Robert N. Davoren (the adolescent facility)
are on Rikers Island.
|Bain barge, Warden
Bantum, Chiefs Taylor & Davoren images are NYC Dept. of Correction (NYC
DOC) photos in the archives managed by the NY Correction History Society. All
rights retained by and reserved to NYC DOC.