Metropolitan Correctional Center New York is an administrative-security federal prison located in New York, New York. It is also known as MCC New York, New York Correctional Facility, Manhattan Prison, and Manhattan Detention Center. The facility houses male and female inmates.
Table of contents
- MCC New York Contact Information
- Metropolitan Correctional Center New York Inmate Information
- MCC New York Prison Services Information
- MCC New York Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for MCC New York
- MCC New York in the News
- More Information About Metropolitan Correctional Center New York
MCC New York Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Metropolitan Correctional Center New York
150 Park Row
New York, NY 10007
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
MCC New York
Inmate Name and Registration Number
MCC New York
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York, NY 10007
How to Send Money
Do not send money directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.
Metropolitan Correctional Center New York Inmate Information
Male and Female Inmates
Prison Security Level
MCC New York is located in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to Foley Square and across the street from the federal courthouse.
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.
Mental Health Care Level
Southern District of New York
MCC New York houses approximately 0 inmates.
MCC New York Prison Services Information
Metropolitan Correctional Center New York is an administrative-security federal prison in New York, New York, which houses both male and female inmates. It is alternatively and unofficially known as Manhattan Detention Center, Manhattan Prison, and New York Correctional Facility.
MCC New York is a 12-story high-rise housing primarily pre-trial and pre-sentence detainees, as well as holdover inmates. Most inmates held at this Manhattan prison have cases pending 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 has reported that the prison is referred to as the “Guantanamo of New York,” and The New York Times reported that its administrative segregation units have severe security measures. Amnesty International stated that the conditions of MCC New York “fall short of international standards for humane treatment.”
Though not as well known as the New York Correctional Facility at Rikers Island, numerous high-profile individuals have been held at MCC New York including:
- Gambino crime family bosses John Gotti and Jackie D’Amico
- Bonanno crime family member John Zancocchio
- Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab
- Drug kingpin Frank Lucas
- Ponzi scheme mastermind Bernard Madoff
- Terrorists Omar Abdel Rahman and Ramzi Yousef
- Weapons Trafficker Victor Bout
- Multi-U.S. Embassy bomber Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani
In January 2017 Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘‘El Chapo” Guzman was housed in the facility.
Media reports indicate that one guard was indicted for raping a detainee, a lieutenant was charged with beating a handcuffed detainee, three guards were indicted for smuggling drugs into the institution, and one guard was indicted for applying for fraudulent unemployment benefits. In addition, at least one inmate who was assaulted and required hospitalization and at least one inmate has been murdered at the facility.
10 housing units. Two of the housing units have multiple 20-person dormitories, while the other eight consist of two-person cells.
Health care includes general medical and dental treatment. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates must submit sick call forms for routine health care needs.
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 (Manhattan Detention Center) does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The Drug Education Class and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) are available.
MCC New York Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
GED courses are available to inmates at MCC New York.
Advanced Occupational Education
MCC New York does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
MCC New York does not offer any vocational training programs.
This (Federal) New York correctional facility does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
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.
MCC New York (Manhattan Detention Center) does not house a UNICOR facility.
Inmates can spend up to $360.00 monthly. Popular items at this Manhattan prison include food, beverages, radios, and other items.
Inmates at MCC New York have limited access to recreation facilities. Most of the activities occur inside the facility, including watching movies.
Visitation Information for MCC New York
Visitating hours arebetween 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. On federal holidays visiting hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Visitation is based on each inmate’s housing unit. Mondays, Z-A (9 South/SHU) and B-A (Unit 2 – Females) Units have visitation. On Tuesday, K-S Unit (11 South) has visitation. On Wednesday, G-S (7 South) and G-N (7 North) Units have visitation. On Thursday, I-N (9 North) and E-N (5 North) Units have visitation. On Friday, K-N Unit (11 North) and K-S (11 South) Units have visitation. And on Saturday and Sunday E-S Unit (5 South – CADRE) has visitation. See Chapter 1 for more information on visitation. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
MCC New York in the News
In August 2018, John Zancocchio of the Bonanno crime family, whose lawyer persuaded a federal judge to release him prior to trial because the food at Metropolitan Correctional Center New York “dangerously exasperates [sic] his condition,” was caught on camera buying a hot dog from a Manhattan street vendor.
In April 2018, Victor Casado, a guard at MCC New York, was charged with taking more than $45,000 in bribes from wealthy Turkish gold trader Reza Zarrab to smuggle cell phones, alcohol, and other contraband into the facility for him.
In February 2018, retired cop Nicholas Tartaglione, who was charged with the kidnapping and murder of Martin Santos-Luna, Urbano Morales-Santiago, Miguel Sosa-Luna, and Hector Gutierrez, was attacked, hospitalized for two-and-a-half-weeks, and returned to solitary confinement at MCC New York.
In 2018, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo was held in the most secure section of MCC New York while awaiting trial.
In September 2017, civil rights attorney Andrew Laufer sued the Bureau of Prisons, alleging that after prisoner Robert Grant was beaten to death at MCC New York in May 2015, prison staff tried to cover it up, telling the man’s family that he died of an overdose.
In January 2017, activist Martin Gottesfeld, who was in solitary confinement at MCC New York (Manhattan Detention Center) for his involvement in a cyber-attack of Boston health care facilities in defense of a patient, wrote an open letter to the Attorney General, the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General, the Bureau of Prisons’ Acting Director, and the Huffington Post alleging prisoner mistreatment and inadequate medical care.
In June 2016, Andrew Kessler, a guard at MCC New York, was arrested and charged with applying for nearly $14,000 worth of fraudulent unemployment benefits.
In May 2016, Rudell Mullings, a guard at MCC New York, was sentenced to seven years in prison for forcibly raping a female prisoner.
In February 2016, The Intercept reported that MCC New York’s pre-trial isolation practices are worse than Guantanamo, according to at least one prisoner who has been held at both facilities and an attorney who has represented clients at both locations.
In 2014, a report by Human Rights Watch noted the brutal nature of life and the extreme conditions of isolation at MCC New York.
In 2011, Amnesty International reported that the conditions of MCC New York “fall short of international standards for humane treatment.”
In June 2009, Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani, who was being held at Guantanamo Bay since September 2006 for the bombings of U.S. embassies and the murder of 224 people, was transferred to MCC New York to face criminal prosecution.
In 2005, Edwin Williams, an MCC New York (Manhattan) prison guard, was arrested for taking thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle contraband, such as marijuana, tobacco, and food to prisoners.
In 2003, Edward Mulroney, a lieutenant at MCC New York, beat a prisoner who was handcuffed and held down by two other guards, resulting in fractures to the prisoner’s eye socket and cheekbone.
In 1998, Roy Thomas, a guard at MCC New York correctional facility, was charged with conspiring with a jailed drug dealer to steal 100 kg of cocaine from a rival drug dealer and then sell the drugs himself. Thomas was also accused of taking $1,500 from the jailed drug dealer to smuggle in contraband.
More Information About Metropolitan Correctional Center New York
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.
Published May 17, 2018 | Last Updated May 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm