Queensboro Correctional Facility

Queensboro Correctional Facility is a minimum-security facility for male inmates that is located in Long Island City, New York. This facility is a re-entry center for the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and can house approximately 400 inmates

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at Queensboro Correctional Facility are Monday through Friday between 1:00 PM and 3:45 PM. Visiting hours for the Restriction Unit are also on Monday through Friday between 1:00 PM and 3:45 PM.

Visiting hours and days are based on the last digits of the inmate’s DIN. A maximum of five visitors are allowed to visit with an inmate at once. For more detailed visiting information, click here.

General Rules

To make sure you are prepared for your visit, please confirm that your inmate has visiting privileges and is available for a visit on the day you plan to arrive at the facility.

Bring valid photo identification, and if you have made special arrangements, please call before leaving to ensure that plans for your visit have been made and are in place.

Before leaving home, check your vehicle for contraband and/or hazardous items and be sure to remove these items before entering correctional facility grounds. Leave purses, wallets, and electronic devices in the glove compartment or in the trunk of your car. 

You may bring a package for your loved one to a visit. The package must be presented at the front gate prior to the visit. Remember, you cannot give anything to an Inmate during the visit without permission. For complete details, click here.

Dress Code

Visitors should wear clothing that enhances a family atmosphere, including complete attire with appropriate undergarments, comfortable footwear (bare feet are not allowed), and weather appropriate attire when necessary.

Inappropriate clothing will result in being denied entry into the facility. Please be sure to understand the dress code for visitors. It will help to have a change of clothing with you if you have any reservations about the clothes you are wearing.

Physical Address

Queensboro Correctional Facility
47-04 Van Dam Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-3081

Driving Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/u2eMgaHGb4WZCUxa9

General Phone Number

​(718) 361-8920

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, DOC Number
Queensboro Correctional Facility
47-04 Van Dam Street
Long Island City, NY 11101-3081

Inmate mail may include personal letters (a maximum of five pages per envelope) and photographs. However, you are not allowed to send: nude photographs, Polaroid photos, postage stamps, and letters from other people, except children

How to Call an Inmate

Inmates at the Queensboro Correctional Facility can’t receive incoming calls, but they do have access to phones during daytime hours to make outgoing calls. For complete details on how to call an inmate in New York, please click here.

How to Send Money

Visitors can leave cash, money orders, and checks in the visitor deposit lockbox located at Queensboro Correctional Facility. In addition, DOCCS has contracted with JPay to offer additional ways for family and friends to deposit money.

Online and Mobile App
Log into JPAY to deposit money using your credit or debit card or make deposits anytime, anywhere by downloading the free app at the APP STORE or GOOGLE PLAY.

Make deposits using a credit card by calling 1-800-574-5729.

Make deposits in person using cash at MoneyGram locations using Receive Code 1317.

A check or money order utilizing a JPay deposit slip can be mailed to the JPay Lockbox:
PO Box 531190
Miami, Florida 33153

Programs For Inmates

Because Queensboro Correctional Facility is a re-entry center, programs are limited to transitional services that prepare the inmate for rejoining society.

The Department operates a Transitional Services Program to assist inmates in achieving a successful transition to the community. Participation in the Transitional Services Program is mandatory for all inmates.

Transitional Services program components include:

  • Phase 1-Introductory Phase - is designed to assist inmates to begin planning for their transition to the community.
  • Phase II-Thinking for a Change/Moving On - Thinking for a Change is for male inmates and Moving On for female inmates and Decision Points for Youth (16/17-year-olds) consists of lessons designed to provide inmates with the cognitive and behavior changing tools necessary to lead to successful and crime-free lives.
  • Phase III-The Transitional Phase - is designed to assist inmates in their final preparation for release to the community. Inmates will be placed in Phase III within 120 days of an approved release date.

Transitional Services Resource Center – a designated space accessible to all inmates where they can conduct research regarding available assistance in the communities they are returning to. The following programs are available through the transitional services resource center:

  • Personal Document Procurement – Ensures eligible inmates are provided with the opportunity to secure personal documents.
  • Aggression Replacement Training (ART) – is designed to assist inmates in identifying and controlling their aggressive behavior.
  • Living Safely Without Violence – Trauma informed aggression program for female inmates emphasizes self-regulation practices as a coping mechanism to deal with stress and is an extension of Moving On.
  • Inmate Program Associate (IPA) – The purpose of the IPA program is to provide meaningful work assignments for inmates with advanced education and training, and to assist staff in providing program services to inmates in each facility.
  • Network - is a voluntary, therapeutic program that uses a hierarchical process to assist inmates in learning cooperative work and leadership skills while demonstrating responsible behaviors.
  • Community Lifestyles – is an open ended residential therapeutic program. It provides a structured dormitory program that supports the essential correctional goals of order and safety.
  • Parole Diversion Program (PDP) – Designed to provide parolees who have committed a technical violation of parole terms an opportunity to correct behaviors before it escalates to reincarceration.
  • Re-Entry Units – Designed to provide inmates with 120 days or less to release an opportunity to finalize their release plan for an orderly transition back into society.
  • Medicaid Enrollment – Provides assistance to eligible inmates with Medicaid enrollment.

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Careers at Queensboro Correctional 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 Queensboro Correctional Facility, you can find out more information by clicking here.