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The NYC Department of Correction is the second largest municipal jail system in the United States. It provides for the care, custody and control of adults, 16 years of age and older, accused of crimes or convicted and sentenced to incarceration for one year or less.
The Department consists of 14 jails, including ten detention centers on Rikers Island and four borough houses of detention, and, in addition, two hospital prison wards and court detention facilities in the city's five boroughs. The Department handles approximately 100,000 admissions each year and manages an average daily population of 13,000-plus inmates.
We strive to provide comprehensive skill building and discharge planning services to inmates during their jail stay and after their release to the community through in-jail services and referrals to community-based resources.