Inmates released from Rikers Island who still have personal items in storage may retrieve their property according to the following Department of Correction guidelines:
- An inmate who entered DOC custody on December 1, 2014, or later will have 30 days to pick up their property upon discharge.
- An inmate who entered DOC custody prior to this date will have 120 days to pick up their property upon discharge.
Inmates can pick up their valuable property at the Samuel L. Perry Center 24 hours a day/7 days a week, without an appointment, subject to the 30 day/120 day guideline that applies to the inmate. The Perry Center is located at 16-16 Hazen Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11370. It can be reached using the Q100 bus.
For bulk (non-valuable) property, you must request a property pickup appointment by calling 311, subject to the 30 day/120 day guideline that applies to the inmate.
To schedule the pickup appointment, you will need to provide your book and case number or New York State identification number (NYSID). You must make your request 3 business days before the date when you want to pick up your items. A confirmation number will be provided when a pickup date is scheduled.
If you were an inmate at the Manhattan Detention Complex, Vernon C. Bain Center, or the Brooklyn Dentention Complex, you may pick up your property at your facility without an appointment. It is recommended that you contact the facility before going, to be sure your property is still there.