The Office of Public Information

Peter Thorne, Deputy Commissioner for Public Information (DCPI)

The Department of Correction's Office of Public Information works with all divisions to promote the agency's internal and external communications. This includes producing a wide variety of content for agency distribution, from brochures, books, and posters, to content for DOC TV, as well as speechwriting, News Releases and Fact Sheets. The Deputy Commissioner also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Department's monthly newsletter 'BoldPrint', supervises the Department's Social Media channels, and is responsible for event planning, still photography and videography, along with regularly responding to inquiries from a wide variety of local, national and international media outlets.

For Media Inquiries:

Email the Department of Correction Office of Public Information at

Please note that DOC does not supply mugshots.

New York City Department of Correction Media Access Policy 

Security requirements for Media Representative visitor on Rikers Island and borough facilities


For NY State and Federal Facilities

The NYC Department of Correction operates the city’s jails and has no jurisdiction over state and federal correctional institutions. Please direct your inquiries to the appropriate parties: