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How do you find an inmate in Rikers Island?

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The City of New York Department of Corrections' website provides a search to find an inmate on Rikers Island. The search includes the location of the inmate as well as basic case information.

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The City of New York Department of Corrections' website also includes information on inmates not just located on Rikers Island, but anywhere in the New York City system. It does not provide information on inmates in state, federal or police custody.

Inmates can be found searching by a combination of first name, last name and date of birth or by the book and case number. An alternative option is to search by the "NYSID." The "NYSID" is a unique identification number designed to be used solely by criminal justice agencies.

Other services the City of New York Department of Corrections' website provides are options to write to an inmate, pay an inmates' bail or send an inmate money. It also provides a phone service called Victim Information and Notification Everyday. This service allows victims of crimes to call a phone number and receive information on whether or not an inmate is still in custody. Victims can also receive an alert when an inmate is released. Users need to sign up through the website in order to use the service.

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