Riker's Island is the main jail complex of New York City, located on the East River between Queens and the Bronx.


After the Megaspook incident, Ron Alexander was arrested. However, he got a great lawyer and served his sentence at a minimum security prison on Riker's. In a few months, Ron's sentence was commuted in part to serve Walter Peck's plan to deal with the city's ghost problems.



Primary Canon

Ghostbusters II

Ghostbusters: The Video Game

Secondary Canon

IDW Comics


  1. Aykroyd, Dan & Ramis, Harold (1983). Ghostbusters (First Draft August 5, 1983) (Script p. 107). Biker says: "Yeah, sure. Listen, if they send you to Ryker's Island, look for a guy named "Gash." Tell him you know "The Hook" -- that's me. He'll take care of you. You guys are alright.""
  2. Mueller, Richard (August 1985). Ghostbusters: The Supernatural Spectacular, p. 213. Tor Books, New York NY USA, ISBN 0812585984. Narrator says: "The simple solution would be to dismiss them as frauds, toss them into Riker's Island, and feed the key to a sea gull."
  3. Stephen Wexler (1999). Ghostbusters II - Chapter 10: Their Day in Court (1989) (DVD ts. 31:49-31:58). Columbia Pictures. Stephen Wexler says: "I find you guilty on all charges! I order you to pay fines in the amount of $25,000 each! I sentence you to eighteen months in the city correctional facility at Riker's Island!"
  4. Walter Peck; Gameplay (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions) - Possessor Ghost battle in Museum of (Super)Natural History Level (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Terminal Reality. Walter says: "I'll see you all on Riker's Island for this!"
  5. Peter Venkman; Cinematic (2009). Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Realistic Versions) - Cinematic between Lost Island Rising Level and Central Park Cemetery Level (2009) (PC/PS3/Xbox 360). Terminal Reality. Peter says: "So either there was a mass escape from Rikers..."
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