City of New York Department of Correction

How Do I... Prevent Recording or Monitoring of Calls from Inmates?

If you are an inmate's attorney, physician/clinician or clergyperson, you can request that calls from inmates to the number(s) you designate will not be recorded. You must submit the request on letterhead; it can be faxed as described below.

Attorneys
In order for a telephone number to be placed on the Do Not Record list, it must be a 10-digit number consisting of a valid U.S. area code, exchange and 4 digits. If you are registered with the NYS Office of Court Administration and are in good standing, and if your primary phone number on record with OCA is in the correct 10-digit format, it has already been added to the Do Not Record List and you do not need to take any further action.

If you are not registered with the NYS Office of Court Administration, or if your registered number is not in the correct format, or if you want to add other numbers to the Do Not Record List, submit your request on letterhead with the following information:

  • Your OCA number, or a copy of your current Certificate of Good Standing, or a printout from your state's court administration website indicating that you are in good standing.
  • Telephone number(s) you want to exempt from recording
  • A fax number or e-mail address we can use to contact you when your request has been reviewed.

Send your request to the DOC Legal Division.
Fax number:  (718) 278-6001 / 6002

Physicians/Clinicians
If you are an inmate's treating physician/clinician and you want to have your phone number(s) placed on the Do Not Record List, submit your request on letterhead with the following information:

  • Inmate's name and NYSID
  • Telephone number(s) you want to exempt from recording
  • A fax number or e-mail address we can use to contact you when your request has been reviewed.

Send your request to the DOC Health Affairs and Forensic Services Division.
Fax number:  (718) 546-8179

Clergy
If you have an endorsement from the relevant religious authority and a pastoral relationship with an inmate, and you want to have your phone number(s) placed on the Do Not Record List, submit your request on letterhead with the following information:

  • Inmate's name and NYSID
  • Telephone number(s) you want to exempt from recording
  • A fax number or e-mail address we can use to contact you when your request has been reviewed.

Send your request to the DOC Ministerial Services Division.
Fax number:  (718) 546-8323