About the Department of Correction

The New York City Department of Correction (DOC) is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment while providing individuals in our care with a path to successfully re-enter their communities. The Department provides for the care and custody of people ordered to be held by the courts and awaiting trial or who are convicted and sentenced to one year or less of jail time. Our dedicated workforce of both uniformed and non-uniformed staff members represents the city’s BOLDEST.