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Statement by Commissioner Ponte on Murder of Off-Duty Correction Officer Alastasia Bryan

NYC Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte said:

“The entire NYC Department of Correction is in mourning, deeply saddened to learn of the shooting death of off-duty Correction Officer Alastasia Bryan. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the officer’s family, friends, and fellow officers throughout the department, during this most difficult time.”

About the New York City Department of Correction

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.