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New York City Department of Correction

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Emergency & Safety
  • Justice & Legal


75-20 Astoria BoulevardEast Elmhurst, NY 11370 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

As part of the criminal justice system, the New York City Department of Correction is dedicated to enhancing public safety by maintaining a safe and secure environment for our staff, while providing inmates with the tools and opportunities they need to successfully re-enter their communities.


The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) provides for the care, custody, and control of persons accused of crimes or convicted and sentenced to one year or less of jail time.

The Department manages 12 inmate facilities, 9 of which are located on Rikers Island. In addition, the Department operates two hospital Prison Wards (Bellevue and Elmhurst hospitals) and court holding facilities in each borough.

During Fiscal Year 2016, the Department handled over 63,000 admissions and managed an average daily inmate population of approximately 9,790 individuals.
Our dedicated workforce of both uniformed and non-uniformed staff members represent the city’s BOLDEST.


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