The Office of Public Information

The Department of Correction's Office of Public Information works with all divisions to support the agency's internal and external communications. This includes producing a wide variety of content for distribution, from newsletters, brochures, books, and posters, to content for DOC TV and the intranet, as well as writing speeches, News Releases and Fact Sheets. DCPI also supervises the Department's Social Media channels, and is responsible for coordinating major department events, and scheduling still photography and videography, along with  responding to inquiries from a wide variety of local, national and international media outlets 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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: