In order to ensure all people in custody have an opportunity to visit with their loved one, the Department created a visit schedule that is based on the first letter of the incarcerated individual’s last name. Visitors should check the visitation schedule to be sure their friend or family member is eligible for a visit on a specific day. Click on the month below.
The Department of Correction provides opportunities for visitation Wednesday – Sunday of each week. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department is affording video visiting as well as limited in-person visitation. Beginning on June 25th, 2021, visits will be afforded in one-hour time slots in the following time periods:
In-Person Visits: 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
If you do not have a scheduled visit appointment, your walk-in visit may not be honored if you arrive after 6pm.
In-Person Visits: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
If you do not have a scheduled visit appointment, your walk-in visit may not be honored if you arrive after 12pm.
Saturday - Sunday
Televisits: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Department strongly encourages all visitors to pre-register for their in-person visits. Visitors who do not pre-register, and who do not receive confirmation of their scheduled visit, cannot be guaranteed a visit upon their arrival. Visitors who do not pre-register also may not be able to wait inside, due to social distancing space constraints. To pre-register for an in-person visit please click here.
As of 11/5, 2021, the Department is accepting all walk-in visits at Rose M. Singer Center. Pre-registration for a visit at Rose M. Singer Center is not required. Before you plan your visit to Rikers Island, please be sure to check the NYC DOC Inmate Lookup System (https://a073-ils-web.nyc.gov/inmatelookup/pages/home/home.jsf) to ensure your loved one is still detained at Rose M. Singer Center and has not been transferred to Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. If your loved one has been transferred to Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, please refer to the following website which includes information for Visits at Bedford Hills: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doc/inmate-info/RMSC-Population-Transfer.page
Please note: the start of visiting hours can be delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. Facility lockdowns may affect regularly scheduled visit hours. There are no visits on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Visits to DOC Hospital Prison Wards located in Bellevue Hospital occur on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
Registration hours for the Bellevue Hospital Prison Ward are from 1:45 p.m. to 7 p.m. Visits are permitted from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. On City Holidays, registration hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. and visits are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Hospital visitation does not require pre-registration.
Visiting groups may consist of no more than two (2) adults and one (1) child who will sit on one of the adult’s lap; or one (1) adult and two (2) children, at least one of whom is small enough to sit on someone’s lap.
Detainees may receive visits three (3) times per week. Sentenced individuals may receive visits two (2) times per week. All individuals in custody are limited to one (1) visit session per visit day, regardless of the number of visitors in that session.