DC Corrections Information Council

DC Corrections Information Council The CIC is an independent oversight agency mandated by Congress and the DC Council to inspect, monitor, and report on the conditions of confinement of individuals sentenced in DC.

The District of Columbia Corrections Information Council (CIC) is an independent monitoring body mandated by the US Congress and the DC Council to inspect, monitor, and report on the conditions of confinement at facilities where DC individuals are incarcerated. This includes facilities operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP), the DC Department of Corrections (DOC), and private contractors. The CIC reports its observations and recommendations to the DC Mayor, the DC Council, Congresswoman Norton, the DC Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, the Director of the FBOP, the Director of the DOC, and the DC community.

Mission: Oversight of conditions of confinement of individuals sentenced under the DC Criminal Code, including prisons, jails, and halfway houses.

Operating as usual

03/26/2020
cic.dc.gov

https://cic.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/cic/page_content/attachments/Legal%20Aid%20COVID-19%20Non-Legal%20Resource%20Guide.pdf

01/21/2020
Tomorrow morning, Councilmember Robert White will be introducing the "Restore the Vote Amendment Act of 2019," a bill to...
06/03/2019

Tomorrow morning, Councilmember Robert White will be introducing the "Restore the Vote Amendment Act of 2019," a bill to restore voting rights to DC residents who are incarcerated for felony convictions. He will be holding a press conference at 8:45am in the Wilson Building.

Since DC no longer operates its own prison, most individuals who are convicted of a felony in DC are sent to one of the over 120 federal prisons throughout the country. The CIC will be looking into how this bill, if passed, would be implemented in locations outside of the District, and will be in communication with the Council as well as the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Join me on Tuesday, June 4 at 8:45 A.M., for a press conference on my bill to restore the voting rights of DC’s incarcerated residents.

#RestoreTheVoteDC

On Sunday, June 2, several groups are hosting a Homecoming Celebration for Returning Citizens. The event will have free ...
05/31/2019

On Sunday, June 2, several groups are hosting a Homecoming Celebration for Returning Citizens. The event will have free food in addition to featured participants that can help with employment, housing, and the expungement process. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

WHEN
Sunday, June 2, 2019
3pm-5pm

WHERE
First SDA Church
810 Shepherd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011

The DC Corrections Information Council (CIC) today released its USP Atwater Inspection Report with BOP response attached...
02/19/2019
USP Atwater Inspection Report - February 19, 2019 | cic

The DC Corrections Information Council (CIC) today released its USP Atwater Inspection Report with BOP response attached. USP Atwater is a high security Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facility located in Atwater, California. As of April 2018, there were 30 men convicted of DC Criminal Code offenses at USP Atwater.

https://cic.dc.gov/node/1386586

USP Atwater is a high security Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facility located in Atwater, California. As of April 2018, there were 30 men convicted of DC Criminal Code offenses at USP Atwater. The CIC conducted an onsite inspection of USP Atwater on April 11-12, 2018. The BOP Response is published...

02/19/2019

The CIC will be hosting an Open Meeting on Thursday, 2/21, from 6 - 8 PM at One Judiciary Square, 441 4th St NW, Room 1114, Washington, DC 20001.

For any questions or concerns, please contact us at (202) 478-9211 or [email protected].

02/19/2019

The CIC has received reports from incarcerated residents at CTF and CDF that they have been receiving daily access to outdoor recreation since Tuesday, 2/12.

The CIC looks forward to working with the DOC and collecting more information during our upcoming inspection on 2/25 and 2/26. If you have any additional information, please contact us at (202) 478-9211. All identifying information received is kept confidential.

The CIC will be touring the DOC Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) and Central Detention Facility (CDF) on 2/25 and 2...
02/15/2019
Inspection Announcement: DOC Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) & Central Detention Facility (CDF) | cic

The CIC will be touring the DOC Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) and Central Detention Facility (CDF) on 2/25 and 2/26, respectively, to distribute voluntary surveys to residents and provide the opportunity for interested individuals to speak confidentially with the CIC about their experiences and access to outdoor recreation. The CIC will follow-up the tour and interviews with a document request and release a thematic report on access to outdoor recreation in DOC facilities.

https://cic.dc.gov/release/inspection-announcement-doc-correctional-treatment-facility-ctf-central-detention-facility

The CIC will be touring the DOC Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) and Central Detention Facility (CDF) on the dates listed below to distribute voluntary surveys to residents and provide the opportunity for interested individuals to speak confidentially with the CIC about their experiences and ac...

02/13/2019

If you know any residents currently at CTF or CDF who are there, or have been there, and have not had access to outside recreation at least in the past year, please encourage them to reach out to the CIC. All identifying information received is kept confidential.

The CIC published its Thematic Report, IRAA Inmates in DOC Custody, with DOC's response attached. The report highlights ...
02/11/2019
IRAA Inmates in DOC Custody | cic

The CIC published its Thematic Report, IRAA Inmates in DOC Custody, with DOC's response attached. The report highlights the concerns regarding the conditions of confinement received from individuals in DOC petitioning a resentencing hearing under the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA). Individuals primarily reported concerns about safety at CDF & being placed in vulnerable positions because of the unique factors considered under IRAA, a mindset difference between those who have served over 20 years in prison as opposed to those just entering into a jail system, and limited access to programming and reentry services in CDF. As a result of the CIC findings, the CIC recommends all individuals in DOC custody who have a pending IRAA hearing should be placed in CTF. Furthermore, the CIC wishes to coordinate a quarterly education session for all IRAA individuals in order to provide updates, answer any questions, and connect individuals with resources specific to their needs.

The CIC looks forward to working closely with DOC to improve the conditions for IRAA individuals to ensure a smooth transition back to society.

https://cic.dc.gov/node/1384136

This is the CIC's Thematic Report, "IRAA Inmates in DOC Custody", with DOC's response attached. The report highlights the concerns regarding the conditions of confinement received from individuals in DOC petitioning a resentencing hearing under the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA). The C...

The CIC has released its 2018 Annual Report. In FY18, the CIC created a new Liaison position to communicate direct conce...
02/05/2019
cic.dc.gov

The CIC has released its 2018 Annual Report. In FY18, the CIC created a new Liaison position to communicate direct concerns to DOC & BOP.

Read our report online here: https://t.co/rBW8MnpeaD

Will you be at our Open Meeting?
12/31/2018

Will you be at our Open Meeting?

Local prison union speaks out about government shutdown
12/31/2018
Local prison union speaks out about government shutdown

Local prison union speaks out about government shutdown

A memo sent from the Federal Bureau of Prisons allegedly informed employees that they will not receive holiday pay for days already worked earlier in the week.

Can Prisons Find Alternatives to Solitary? https://buff.ly/2Cx3WCM via @thecrimereport
12/28/2018
Can Prisons Find Alternatives to Solitary?

Can Prisons Find Alternatives to Solitary? https://buff.ly/2Cx3WCM via @thecrimereport

A pilot program in Virginia led to a reduction in the number of individuals held in restrictive housing between 2016 and 2018, and offers some lessons in how correctional authorities can re-think the use of solitary confinement for inmates, according to a Vera Institute study.

DC Department of Corrections
12/21/2018

DC Department of Corrections

The new Video Visitation Center (VVC) is NOW OPEN. The VVC is located behind the Correctional Treatment Facility (1901 E. Street, SE Washington, DC 20009), on the ground level of The READY Center.

All visits will continue to be scheduled via the Internet or by calling 1 (888) 906-6394 or (202) 442-6155 (Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am-5 pm).

Investigation into inmate's suicide faults Maryland women's prison's treatment of people with disabilities
12/17/2018
Investigation into inmate's suicide faults Maryland women's prison's treatment of people with disabilities

Investigation into inmate's suicide faults Maryland women's prison's treatment of people with disabilities

An investigation into Maryland’s only prison for women following the 2017 suicide of an inmate found the facility violated the constitutional rights of individuals with disabilities who are placed in segregation and did not take sufficient steps to “prevent future harm.”

Daniel Holt, the legal scholar who has studied heat in prisons, says that climate has not historically been a considerat...
12/13/2018
Incarcerated People Remain Vulnerable to the Worst Ravages of a Warming World

Daniel Holt, the legal scholar who has studied heat in prisons, says that climate has not historically been a consideration in prison design. “When correctional facilities were built, the number one consideration was security. Everything else took the back seat.” Read here:

Harsh conditions inside U.S. prisons and jails have led to growing concerns about the unsustainability and climate vulnerability of mass incarceration.

Address

441 4th St NW, Suite 270N
Washington D.C., DC
20001

Columbia Heights Metro Station

General information

The CIC collects information from many different sources, including facility inspections, communication with incarcerated DC residents, and community outreach. During site visits, the CIC inspects a facility, assesses programs and services available to inmates, and interviews DC residents at the facility. The CIC does not handle individual complaints, and it does not act as a personal attorney or provide legal representation or advice. However, all information from DC residents is important to the CIC and its purpose of providing accurate information on the conditions of confinement of DC residents. All information the CIC receives is kept confidential and anonymous. The CIC does not give out specific names or confidential information to any person, any agency, or the government without the express permission of the provider of the information. The CIC may include information on the conditions of confinement in published reports, but the names and identifying information of DC residents will be kept anonymous. If you have any questions or would like to provide any information to the CIC, we encourage you to contact us.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 478-9211

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