Prison and Jail in New York City Cases

Rikers

Rikers island is located in New York City on the East River between the Bronx and Queens and next to La Guardia Airport. It is home to one of the largest correctional and mental institutions in the world, housing an average of 10,000 inmates on any given day.

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The majority of Riker's inmates are pretrial defendants meaning that they are being held on bail awaiting trial. The others are convicted and serving sentences that are typically a year or shorter which is common in misdemeanor cases. Although you can be sentenced to Rikers for a felony conviction, if your felony sentence is longer than a year you will probably be sent to state prison.


New York State Prison

New York Sate Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is the department of the State of New York responsible for incarcerating inmates in over 50 correctional facilities across the State of New York some of which are almost 200 years old. State prison is a possibility in situations where the period of incarceration exceeds one year. So, if someone in New York City is being sentenced to a sentence of three months, this sentence would be done in Rikers. If the sentence is three years, this sentence is too long for Rikers and they would be sent to state prison.

List of New York State Prisons

  • Adirondack Correctional Facility
  • Albion Correctional Facility
  • Altona Correctional Facility
  • Attica Correctional Facility
  • Auburn Correctional Facility
  • Bare Hill Correctional Facility
  • Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
  • Cape Vincent Correctional Facility (capacity 882)
  • Cayuga Correctional Facility
  • Clinton Correctional Facility
  • Collins Correctional Facility
  • Coxsackie Correctional Facility
  • Downstate Correctional Facility
  • Eastern Correctional Facility
  • Edgecombe Correctional Facility (capacity <200)
    Attica Prison

    Attica Prison

  • Elmira Correctional Facility
  • Fishkill Correctional Facility
  • Five Points Correctional Facility
  • Franklin Correctional Facility
  • Gouverneur Correctional Facility
  • Gowanda Correctional Facility
  • Great Meadow Correctional Facility
  • Green Haven Correctional Facility
  • Greene Correctional Facility
  • Groveland Correctional Facility
  • Hale Creek Correctional Facility (capacity 480)
  • Hudson Correctional Facility (capacity 402)
  • Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility
  • Lincoln Correctional Facility
  • Livingston Correctional Facility
  • Marcy Correctional Facility
  • Mid-State Correctional Facility
  • Mohawk Correctional Facility
  • Moriah Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility
  • Ogdensburg Correctional Facility
  • Orleans Correctional Facility
  • Otisville Correctional Facility
  • Queensboro Correctional Facility (capacity 416)
  • Riverview Correctional Facility
  • Rochester Correctional Facility (capacity <200)
  • Shawangunk Correctional Facility
  • Sing Sing Correctional Facility
  • Southport Correctional Facility
  • Sullivan Correctional Facility
  • Taconic Correctional Facility
  • Ulster Correctional Facility (capacity 882)
  • Upstate Correctional Facility
  • Wallkill Correctional Facility
  • Washington Correctional Facility
  • Watertown Correctional Facility (capacity 753)
  • Wende Correctional Facility
  • Willard Drug Treatment Center
  • Woodbourne Correctional Facility
  • Wyoming Correctional Facility

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