One segment of Jails of New York in the NYCTV Original Productions "Secrets of NY" series focuses on Rikers Island, particularly the NYC Correction facility that began in the mid-1930s as the Rikers Island Penitentiary. It later became the House of Detention for Men and was named the James A. Thomas Center in 1989 for the agency's first African-American warden. Used for offices and hearings, it no longer houses inmates.
This and the other views from the Jails of New York show in the "Secrets of NY" series are presented here by NYCHS through courtesy of NYCTV Original Productions that retains and reserves all rights. ©
'Jails of New York: Secrets Unlocked' in the NYCTV Original Productions 'Secrets of New York' series premiered May 23rd, and was scheduled to air again Oct. 17 th at 8PM, Oct. 18 th at 10:30PM and Oct. 21st at 9PM on WNYE. That's Ch. 25 on Time Warner Cable. That's Ch. 22 on Cablevision. That's Ch. 25 in NY or Ch. 888 in NJ on Direct TV. See their broadcast listings for further airings. Click show's photo logo below for a virtual tour of the show's Rikers Island segment.
1st of 35 Rikers Island images from NYCTV Jails of New York show in "Secrets of New York" series.

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