Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility

Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility (AKA Edgecombe Correctional Facility) is a minimum-security institution for adult male and female inmates that is located in the borough of Manhattan in the city of New York. 

This facility is used as a treatment facility for male inmates and a work release facility for females. It’s primary function is to provide a diversion and re-entry program for parolees and parole violators.

Edgecombe provides comprehensive alcohol and substance abuse treatment and transitional services to the inmates, and there is also a cadre of workers who are on facility work detail.

To be placed at Edgecombe, the inmate must be under community supervision or a parole violator diverted from Rikers Island. They must also have a history of behavior that is linked to substance abuse. Female inmates must also be approved for temporary release.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility are as follows:

General Population: 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday through Thursday

Cadre: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday through Thursday

The latest time you can arrive for a visit is 10:30 am. A maximum of three adults are allowed to visit an inmate at one time.

For more detailed visiting information, click here.

Visitor Checklist

There are a few things you should remember to be prepared for your visit, please look over the following checklist:

  • Confirm that the inmate has visitation privileges and has not been transferred to another facility.
  • Bring current photo identification, like a driver’s license or passport.
  • If you have made special arrangements with the facility, call before leaving to ensure that plans for your visit have been made and are in place.
  • Check clothing and jewelry for compliance with the dress code.
  • If you are bringing a child and you are not the legal guardian or parent, be sure you have a notarized statement from the child’s parent or legal guardian.
  • Before leaving home, check your vehicle for contraband and/or hazardous items and be sure to remove these items before entering prison grounds.
  • Double check the visiting schedule, so you arrive on the designated day during proper visiting hours.
  • Leave purses, wallets, and electronic devices in the glove compartment or in the trunk of your car. Do not leave minor children waiting in the car or your visit will be ended.
  • Do not have any contraband on you when you enter the facility.
  • Do not bring anything into the visiting room to give to the offender. Offenders are not permitted to take anything from the visiting area.

Dress Code

Visitors should wear modest clothing with appropriate undergarments, comfortable footwear (bare feet are not allowed) and weather appropriate attire when necessary. If you do not wear appropriate clothing, you will not be allowed to visit. 

Please be sure to understand the dress code. It will help to have a change of clothing with you if you have any reservations about the clothing you are wearing.

Some head wraps may have to be removed in order for you to pass through the metal detector successfully. Jewelry may make the detector go off, so remove anything questionable and carry it with you into the processing area and put it back on later. If you are wearing hair pins and/or an underwire bra that makes the metal detector go off, you will be asked to remove them so you can visit your inmate.

Zippers, metal studs, and decorations can also set the detector off. If this happens, you may be asked to go into the bathroom, take off the clothing, put on alternative articles of clothing provided by the Department that are kept there for those purposes. 

You will go through the detector again until you make it through successfully. It is a good idea to wear simple clothing to make things easy. If in doubt, don’t wear it.

The following clothing is not allowed in the visiting room:

  • See-through (sheer) clothing, bare midriffs or backs
  • Plunging necklines, short shorts, athletic shorts, low tops, or backless tops or dresses.
  • Shorts or skirts shorter than mid-thigh are not allowed.
  • Bathing suits
  • Attire displaying obscene/offensive, derogatory language or drawings, or promoting illegal activity.

Physical Address

Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility
611 Edgecombe Avenue
New York, New York 10032-4398

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/hUN7ixHgQvdwSy539

General Phone Number

​​(212) 923-2575

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility
611 Edgecombe Avenue
New York, New York 10032-4398

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate at the Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours for outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New York, please click here.

How to Send Money

Visitors at Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility can leave cash, money orders, and checks in the visitor deposit lockbox. In addition, JPay offers five additional ways for family and friends to send money to an inmate:

  • Online: Log into JPay to deposit money using your credit or debit card.
  • Mobile App: You can make deposits anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app at the APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY
  • Phone: Credit card deposits can be made by calling 1-800-574-5729.
  • US Mail: Mail a check or money order with a JPay deposit slip to the JPay Lockbox:
    PO Box 531190
    Miami, Florida 33153
    Deposit slip: ENGLISH ESPANOL

Programs For Inmates

Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility is focused on substance abuse treatment, but it does offer other programs and services for inmates, including:

  • Anger Management Programs
  • Guidance and Counseling Services
  • Recreational Programs
  • Trauma Programs
  • Volunteer Services and Programs

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Careers at Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility

If you are interested in a career with the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and would like to work at the Edgecombe Residential Treatment Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here.