On Wednesdays and Thursdays, visiting hours at Rikers Island are from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m, according to the City of New York Department of Corrections. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, visiting hours begin at 7 a.m. and last until 2 p.m., and all visits must finish by 4 p.m.
Visitors must register prior to visiting, with registration hours for Wednesday and Thursday running from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Registration times for other visiting days are from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the City of New York Department of Corrections. The monthly schedule for visiting hours determines visiting days based on the first letter of a inmate's surname.