Off-Rikers Jails: Queens
Except for Staten Island, the Department has a major detention center for male inmates in each of the boroughs. Included is the:
The Department maintains secure facilities in three City hospitals, including
In Queens as in the other boroughs, 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 in Long Island City and Jamaica; the Criminal Courts in Kew Gardens, and the Family Court in Jamaica.
Queens also is home to two major DOC units: its Correction Academy that provides training to officers and staff and its employee Health Management Division (HDM) at 59-17 Junction Blvd., Rego Park.
Although access to Rikers Island is via a bridge connected to Queens, the island itself is actually part of the Bronx. Its jails are listed with the Bronx map. Similarly, Roosevelt Island, where DOC maintains a small unit in Goldwater Memorial Hospital for terminally-ill inmates, is accessed via a bridge connected to Queens. But Roosevelt Island itself is actually part of the Borough of Manhattan. The Golderwater unit is listed with the Manhattan map.
Queens House of Detention for Men
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