Effective immediately, attorneys may make arrangements to talk to their clients who are in custody in the Suffolk County Correctional Facility in Riverhead and the Yaphank Correctional Facility via video conference, by calling the Office of the Sheriff at 631-852-3356. Video conferences may be scheduled for either that same day or for a date in the future. The meetings will be scheduled at fifteen minute intervals starting at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 3:45 p.m.
Attorneys interested in video conferencing must go to the Cohalan Court Complex in Central Islip, or the Cromarty Court Complex in Riverhead. An attorney scheduled for a video conference at the Cohalan Court Complex should contact the Court Officer assigned to the fourth floor of the District Court Building in order to gain access to the video conference room. If you are unable to access the video conference room or make contact with a Court Officer dial 631-853-4630. At the Cromarty Court Complex they should check-in at the clerk's window on the second floor. Attorneys may be required to produce identification and sign a log.
Every effort will be made to produce defendants in as little as one hour; however unexpected occurrences may delay appointment start times and or duration.
If you have any questions regarding the use of the system or wish to see the facilities which attorneys will be using, please contact the District Court Operations office at 631-853-4630.