[DOC Bklyn/SI Map]

Off-Rikers Jails:
Brooklyn &
Staten Island

Except for Staten Island, the Department has a major detention center for male inmates in each of the boroughs. Included is the:
Broooklyn House of Detention for Men
The Department maintains secure facilities in three City hospitals, including
Kings County Hospital Prison Ward
In Brooklyn (Kings County) and Staten Island (Richmond County) as in the other boroughs/counties, DOC transports inmate to and from the courts. The holding facilities for inmates making court appearances are located in or connected to the courthouses. These include the Supreme Courts, the Criminal Courts, and the Family Courts. Brooklyn also is home to one of DOC's two major reserve facilities that are closed or opened as needed by the jail system in response to inmate population fluctuations: Brooklyn Correctional Facility

Brooklyn House of Detention for Men

275 Atlantic Ave.,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Brooklyn House of Detention for Men, built on Atlantic Avenue in 1957, is a single-cell jail that can house 815 adult males, many of whom await trial in Brooklyn and Staten Island courts.

Prior to the City Charter of 1938 taking effect, police had custoday of the various hospital prison wards. But Section 623.1 gave their control to the Department of Correction; thus on Jan. 1 of that year, DOC took over the prison wards then in Bellevue, Kings County and Fordham Hospitals.

Kings County Hospital Prison Ward

451 Clarkson Avenue,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Kings County Hospital Prison Ward in Brooklyn houses male inmates requiring acute psychiatric or medical treatment.

Brooklyn Correctional Facility

136 Flushing Avenue,
Brooklyn, N.Y.

The former Navy Brig, which once held military service personnel, reopened as a DOC facility in 1984. As such, BCF housed adult male sentenced and detainee inmates and, at times, federal Immigration and Naturalization Service detainees. With capacity for more than 1,350 inmates, it is one of the Department's reserve facilities closed or opened as needed by the jail system in response to inmate population fluctuations.

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