Ten Jails on Rikers Island
List Part 2


Anna M. Kross Center

Address:
18-18 Hazen St.,
East Elmhurst, N.Y.
11370

Anna M. Kross Center was completed in 1978 and named for the Departmentís second female commissioner. Her tenure in that post was the longest of any DOC commissioner: 12 years. AMKC houses 2,400 inmates in 40 housing areas spread over 40 acres. It is also the location of a Methadone Detoxification Unit for detainees and the Departmentís Mental Health Center established in 1962.
[Rikers Island Jail List]

Otis Bantum Correctional Center

Address:
16-00 Hazen St.,
East Elmhurst, N.Y.
11370

Otis Bantum Correctional Center was opened in June 1985. It had been completed in less than 15 months by using modern design and construction methods. OBCC has dormitory and cell housing for 2,000. It is named for its second warden, who was in command at the time of his death. OBCC has two annexes, former Staten Island ferries, each with 162 bed-capacity -- the Harold A. Wildstein, opened in March, 1987, named after a 35-year DOC employee murdered by a would-be robber, and the Walter B. Keane, opened in late 1987, named in memory of a veteran Correction Officer who died in a job-related accident.
[Rikers Island Jail List]

Rose M. Singer Center

Address:
19-19 Hazen St.,
East Elmhurst, N.Y.
11370

Rose M. Singer Center was opened in June 1988 as an 800-bed facility for female detainees and sentenced inmates. Subsequent additional modular housing has brought the total capacity to more than 1,700. In 1985, the Department opened the nationís first jail-based nursery at the old Correctional Institution for Women.The present female inmate facility, that features a nursery with capacity for up to 25 infants, was named in honor of Mrs. Rose M. Singer, an original member of the New York City Board of Correction set up by Mayor Robert F. Wagner in 1957. At age 90 and still active with the board and with the City Commission on the Status of Women, the Women's Prison Association and Citizen's Union, Mrs. Singer attended the dedication ceremonies.
[Rikers Island Jail List]

George R. Vierno Center

Address:
09-09 Hazen St.,
East Elmhurst, N.Y.
11370

George R. Vierno Center was opened in 1991 as an 850-bed facility for detainees. The facility was named after a deceased retired Chief of Department who had served as Acting Commissioner in 1990. A 500-bed addition opened at GRVC in 1993.

[Rikers Island Jail List]


West Facility

Address:
16-06 Hazen St.,
East Elmhurst, N.Y.
11370

West Facility was opened in the fall of 1991. It was designed to be an 800-bed facility constructed of Sprung structuresó rigid aluminum framed structures covered by a heavy-duty plastic fabric. The structures are climate controlled and represent the application of a modern building technology system that has been successfully used by the Department in past emergency conditions. Sprung Structures on Rikers Island provide capacity for 1,900 inmate beds. Part of the West Facility was converted into the Departmentís Communicable Disease Unit (CDU) in which 140 specially air-controlled housing units are reserved for male and female inmates with contagious diseases such as tuberculosis. Currently West Faciluty, except for CDU, has been placed on reserve status and is not housing inmates.
 
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