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To visit a Jail inmate in NYC, you must follow the DOC dress code policy and wear appropriate clothing. This policy is for the safety and security of staff, inmates, and visitors, as well as to maintain a family-friendly environment.

You will not be allowed to go to the visit floor of a jail if you wear:

Overly suggestive clothing
More than one layer of clothing
Clothing in which contraband and prohibited items can be hidden
Clothing with holes or rips more than three inches above the knee
Hooded garments
Hats and head coverings (excluding religious head coverings)
Clothing identifying a specific gang by name or logo
Clothing that makes explicit reference to obscene language, drugs, sex, or violence
Swimming attire
See-through garments
Jewelry (excluding a wedding ring and one religious medal. The medal must be no more than two inches in diameter and hung on a chain. The chain must be no wider than one quarter-inch in diameter and no longer than 24 inches.)
Tops and dresses which expose the chest, stomach, or back
Shorts, skirts, or dresses with a hem more than three inches above the knee
Spandex leggings unless covered by a top, shorts, skirt, or dress with a hem no more than three inches above the knee
Outer garments including coats, shawls, ponchos, jackets, vests, gloves, or over-boots or overshoes
All visitors must wear undergarments.

If your attire violates the dress code, you are still permitted a contact visit if you agree to wear a cover-up garment provided by DOC. If you refuse to wear the cover-up garment, you will be denied a visit.

Secure storage lockers will be provided at facilities. On Rikers Island, you must go to the Visit Control Building to get the coins needed to use a locker.