Facility Address & Contact Information
Metropolitan Correctional Center New York
150 Park Row
New York, NY 10007
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/nym/
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
MCC New York
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York, NY 10007
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to federal inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male and Female
Security Level: Administrative (Multiple Security Levels)
Location: MCC New York is located in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to Foley Square and across the street from the federal courthouse.
BOP Region: Northeast Region (NER)
BOP Institution Code: NYM for MCC New York
Medical Care Level: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Southern District of New York
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): 609
Background: MCC New York is a 12-story high-rise that was built in 1975. It houses primarily pre-trial detainees and holdover inmates. Most prisoners held at MCC New York have pending cases in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The facility also holds prisoners serving brief sentences. The Los Angeles Times stated that the prison is often referred to as the “Guantanamo of New York,” and The New York Times stated that its administrative segregation units have severe security measures. Numerous high-profile individuals have been held at MCC New York during court proceedings, including Gambino crime family bosses John Gotti and Jackie D’Amico, drug kingpin Frank Lucas, Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff, terrorists Omar Abdel Rahman and Ramzi Yousef, and weapons trafficker Viktor Bout. In January 2017, after being extradited to the United States, Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán was housed in the facility.
Housing: Inmates are housed in one of 10 housing units. Two of the housing units each have 20-person dormitories, while the other eight consist of two-person cells.
Health Services: Health care includes general medical and dental treatment. This includes nutritious meals, proper bedding and clothing, a laundry schedule, regular showers, a regular exercise period, and toiletry articles. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates must submit sick call forms for routine health care needs.
Psychology Services: Psychology services include screening for signs of suicide and referral to the Psychology Department to address emergency concerns.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): MCC New York does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The Drug Education Class and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) are also available.
Education Services: GED courses are available to inmates at MCC New York.
Advanced Occupational Education: MCC New York does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: MCC New York does not offer any vocational training programs.
Apprenticeship: MCC New York does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: Inmates at MCC New York are provided access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents through the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. The library also provides a wide range of reading materials for educational and recreational purposes, including magazines and newspapers.
UNICOR: MCC New York does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates are allowed to spend up to $360.00 on commissary purchases monthly. Popular items include food, beverages, radios, and other items.
Recreation Services: Inmates at MCC New York have limited access to recreation facilities. Most of the activities occur inside the facility, including watching movies.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about MCC New York, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.