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About New York City Department of Corrections

The New York City Department of Correction is responsible for caring for those offenders who are in one of their facilities within the state. However, with caring for these individuals, the New York City Department of Correction is also responsible for controlling all operations within these facilities meaning providing the offenders with the best of the best treatment programs, educational programs, and even transition programs.

As of today, the New York City Department of Correction is responsible for 11 facilities located throughout the New York state. 8 of the facilities are situated on Rikers Island. The New York City Department of Correction also manages two hospital prison wards known as the Elmhurst and Bellevue hospitals as well.

On average, the New York City Department of Corrections handles roughly 49,000 offenders coming in and out of their facilities, with a daily offender population just under 9,000 throughout all the facilities located within New York state.

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