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.