News Releases and Other Information

2018

  • September 16 - Statement by Commissioner Brann on arrest of suspect in shooting of an Off Duty Correction Officer

  • September 14 - Statement by Commissioner Brann on shooting of an Off Duty Correction Officer

  • September 8- DOC Commissioner Brann Remarks at 9/11 Run/ Walk Ceremony

  • September 6 - Commissioner Cynthia Brann, Deputy Commissioner Townsend, and AC Yelardy testimony before the New York City Council Committees on Criminal Justice, the Justice System, and Women

  • August 15 - DE BLASIO ADMINISTRATION UNVEILS PLANS FOR BOROUGH-BASED JAILS TO REPLACE FACILITIES ON RIKERS ISLAND

  • July 31- DOC AT A GLANCE REPORT

  • June 28 - Latest Academy Graduation Reflects Improvements in Work-Life Balance for City Correction Officers

  • June 28 - DOC Commissioner Brann Graduation Remarks

  • June 14 - Statement from Mayor de Blasio on Passage of Legislation Authorizing Ionizing Body Scanners

  • June 14 - Commissioner Brann Remarks at GMDC Ceremony

  • June 7- DOC Commissioner Brann Promotion Ceremony Remarks

  • May 21 – DOC AT A GLANCE REPORT

  • May 19 - Commissioner Cynthia Brann remarks at Correction Officer's for Christ First Annual Awards Brunch

  • May 11 - Commissioner Brann remarks before the New York City Council Committee on Criminal Justice and Committee on Finance

  • May 2 - The NYPL and DOC Celebrate Grand Opening of New Library at Manhattan Detention Complex

  • May 1 - First Lady Chirlane McCray, Department of Correction and Children's Museum of Manhattan Launch Pilot Program to Unite Families of Incarcerated Women

  • April 27 - Mayor de Blasio announces launch of online bail in New York City

  • April 25- DOC launches free, express visitor bus service to Rikers Island

  • April 23 - Senior Deputy Commissioner Timothy Farrell remarks before the New York City Council Committee on Criminal Justice Services regarding Safety and Security in DOC Facilities

  • April 18 – City to invest $3 million per year in services to reduce the number of teens in City custody

  • April 18 – New Federal Monitor Report finds DOC in 98% substantial or partial compliance with key Nunez provisions

  • April 16 - Mayor de Blasio announces Department of Correction will house incarcerated individuals according to gender identity, working with city human rights commission to maintain transgender housing unit

  • April 12 - Department of Correction Opens First Ever Housing Area Exclusively for Military Veterans

  • April 5 - DOC 2nd annual Minority and Women-owned business vendor event

  • March 29 - DOC and Food Bank For New York City Collaborate On Lending Hands Program

  • March 16 - Commissioner Cynthia Brann Remarks for NYC DOC Medal Day

  • March 15 - Commissioner Brann remarks before the New York City Council Committee on Criminal Justice and Subcommittee on Capital Budget

  • February 14 – Mayor de Blasio and City Council reach agreement to replace Rikers Island Jails with Community-based facilities

  • February 14- Mayor de Blasio announces funding for safety and security measures to immediately address violence against New York City Department of Correction officers

  • February 1 - First Lady Chirlane McCray Announces $6 Million Investment to Break Cycle of Incarceration for Women in NYC

  • January 31 - DOC to Open State of the Art Compliance and Safety Center

  • January 26 - DOC Promotes Hazel Jennings to Chief of Department

  • January 22 - DOC Fact Sheet: CAPS & PACE

  • January 22- DOC AT A GLANCE REPORT

  • January 9 - Commissioner Cynthia Brann Remarks to the Board of Correction

  • January 2 - NEW YORK CITY TO CLOSE FIRST JAIL ON RIKERS ISLAND BY SUMMER 2018


  • 2017

  • December 27 - MAYOR DE BLASIO ANNOUNCES CITY JAIL POPULATION IS BELOW 9,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 35 YEARS

  • December 14- DOC STATEMENT ON INDICTMENT OF INMATES IN ATTACK ON CORRECTION CAPTAIN

  • November 29- DOC Commissioner Brann Graduation Remarks

  • November 29 - New York City Department of Correction Graduates Largest Academy Class Ever

  • November 16- DOC HOSTS PANEL & JOB FAIR

  • October 30 - Commissioner Cynthia Brann remarks before the New York State Assembly Committees on Health and Correction

  • October 25 - DOC Commissioner Brann City Council Remarks

  • September 20 - Statement on Mayor’s Management Report 2017

  • September 14 - DOC at a Glance Report

  • August 24 - 29 Former and Current Rikers Island Inmates Indicted for Brutal Assaults in the Jail

  • July 27 - DOC Statement on Inmate Returned to Custody

  • July 18 – DOC Reform In Action

  • July 17 - DOC Investigators Discover Weapons Cache Meant for Inmate

  • June 22- REPORT - Smaller, Safer, Fairer: A Roadmap to Closing Rikers Island

  • June 13 - DOC Young Adult presentation at the Board of Correction meeting

  • June 9 - DOC Names Acting Chief of Department

  • May 31 - DOC Fact Sheet – Body Scanners

  • May 22 - Largest-Ever Class of 902 Recruits Shows Agency’s Strength

  • May 22 - Acting First Deputy Commissioner Cynthia Brann Graduation Remarks

  • May 12 - Statements from Mayor DeBlasio and Commissioner Ponte Announcing Commissioner Ponte's Retirement

  • May 12 - DOC statement on First Deputy Commissioner

  • May 9 – DOC Appoints Acting Deputy Commissioner Investigation Division

  • May 8 - Commissioner Ponte's City Council Budget Hearing Testimony

  • May 1 - DOC Statement on Departmental Vehicle Use

  • April 28 - Statement on Department of Investigation Report

  • April 4 - Statement of Commissioner Ponte on the Selection of Warden Raleem Moses for the NYC Management Academy

  • March 31 - Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce 10 Year Plan to Close Rikers Island

  • March 29 - Mayor de Blasio Announces Re-entry Services for Everyone in the City Jails by End of This Year

  • March 27 - NYC Dept. of Correction Holds Vendor Event for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

  • March 24 - Mayor de Blasio Announces 18% Drop in City Jail Population Since Taking Office

  • March 20 - Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, State Sen. Jeff Klein Visit Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau

  • March 20 - First Deputy Commissioner Honored As 'Influential Black Woman'

  • March 16 - NYC DOC Appoints first Staff Chaplain

  • March 9 - Commissioner Ponte Budget Testimony before the New York City Council Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services

  • February 27- BRONX MAN Will Serve Consecutive Prison Terms for Violence in Rikers Jail

  • February 14- Fact Sheet: Restraint Desk Use in Enhanced Supervision Housing

  • February 14 - Mayor De Blasio appoints James Perrino to Board of Correction

  • February 3 - DOC at a Glance Report

  • January 17- DOC Fact Sheet – Reducing Jail Violence

  • January 17- Commissioner Joseph Ponte testimony before the New York City Council committees on Fire and Criminal Justice Services and Public Safety regarding Prosecuting Violence in the City's Jails

  • January 12- NYC Dept. of Correction Receives Federal Grant to Help Inmates with Mental Health Needs

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