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DC Department of Corrections The DC Department of Corrections (DOC) is one of several agencies under the oversight of the Deputy City Administrator... Website: http://doc.dc.gov.

The DC Department of Corrections (DOC) is one of several agencies under the oversight of the Deputy City Administrator/ Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice. The mission of the DOC is to ensure public safety for citizens of the District by providing an orderly, safe, secure and humane environment for the confinement of pretrial detainees and sentenced inmates, while providing meaningful opportunities for community reintegration.

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Congratulations to Resident Charles Stewart who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies with a minor concent...
05/14/2021

Congratulations to Resident Charles Stewart who earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies with a minor concentration in business administration from Ashland University. In addition to today’s achievement, Mr. Stewart earned an Associates degree of General Studies from Ashland University two years ago. Mr. Stewart, is a true exemplar of dedication, hard work and self-empowerment, and overcoming barriers. The DC DOC celebrates Mr. Stewart’s history-making achievement as the first resident to earn a four year college degree, and we wish him continued success in all of his endeavors!

To kick-off National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, the DC DOC’s Community Outreach Team held its first Beaut...
05/05/2021

To kick-off National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, the DC DOC’s Community Outreach Team held its first Beautification Project at the home of a 102-year-old resident in our community. Special acknowledgements to Lt. G. Shumake, Security Chief D. Burris, Cpl. A. Hayes and Cpl. J. Feliciano, for leading this project and for their exceptional service inside and outside of DOC’s facilities. Happy National Correctional Officers and Employees Week to all who serve the DC DOC and agencies nationwide! #CorrectionsWeek2021 #Pride #Passion #Professionalism

Recently released from the District of Columbia Department of Corrections? The Resources to Empower and Develop You (REA...
04/30/2021

Recently released from the District of Columbia Department of Corrections? The Resources to Empower and Develop You (READY) Center is available to help formerly incarcerated individuals access various resources and services offered by District Government agencies and Community Based Organizations (CBOs). For additional information about the available services, please call (202) 790-6790. A representative is READY to help you!

Recently released from the District of Columbia Department of Corrections? The Resources to Empower and Develop You (READY) Center is available to help formerly incarcerated individuals access various resources and services offered by District Government agencies and Community Based Organizations (CBOs). For additional information about the available services, please call (202) 790-6790. A representative is READY to help you!

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 91...
03/07/2021

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activitie...
03/07/2021

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activities to iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activities to iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s...
03/07/2021

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatc...
03/06/2021

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 91...
03/06/2021

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activitie...
03/06/2021

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activities to iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activities to iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s...
03/05/2021

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatc...
03/05/2021

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 91...
03/05/2021

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activitie...
03/04/2021

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activities to iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

Don’t disregard your instincts. If it seems out of place, then it probably is. Report suspicious behaviors and activities to iwatchdc.org. #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your party by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 9...
03/04/2021

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your party by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your party by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

Congratulations to our three new correctional officers of B.C.T. Class 21-02! DOC extends a special thank you to all who...
03/04/2021

Congratulations to our three new correctional officers of B.C.T. Class 21-02! DOC extends a special thank you to all who tuned into our virtual graduation ceremony! Special acknowledgements to Warden L. Johnson and the Center for Professional Development and Learning staff for their exceptional leadership, and paving the way for our newest team members. #Pride #Passion #Professionalism #SimplytheBest

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatc...
03/04/2021

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Your neighbors rely on you to say something if you see something. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD at iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s...
03/03/2021

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

Protect yourself and your community by speaking up. Report suspicious activity or behavior to MPD: iwatchdc.org. If it’s an emergency, dial 911! #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 91...
03/03/2021

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

We all have a role to play in protecting our community. Do your part by reporting suspicious behavior and activity to 911. If you see something, say something! #SaferStrongerDC

DOC proudly welcomes B.C.T. Class 21-01! Congratulations to our four newest correctional officers who are diversely tale...
02/05/2021

DOC proudly welcomes B.C.T. Class 21-01! Congratulations to our four newest correctional officers who are diversely talented, tenacious and committed to serving with pride, passion and professionalism. Best wishes to each of them as they start their careers.

Congratulations to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Madame Vice President Kamala Harris! 🇺🇸(Photos courtesy of @bideni...
01/20/2021

Congratulations to President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Madame Vice President Kamala Harris! 🇺🇸(Photos courtesy of @bideninaugural)

Today, we honor the life, legacy and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an exemplar of character, change, courage...
01/18/2021

Today, we honor the life, legacy and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an exemplar of character, change, courage, and humanity.

Today, we honor the life, legacy and sacrifice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an exemplar of character, change, courage, and humanity.

The D.C. Department of Corrections wishes you a Merry Christmas and a joyous and safe holiday season!
12/26/2020

The D.C. Department of Corrections wishes you a Merry Christmas and a joyous and safe holiday season!

The D.C. Department of Corrections wishes you a Merry Christmas and a joyous and safe holiday season!

The D.C. DOC wants to thank staff, residents and their families, volunteers, and contractors for being instrumental in h...
12/18/2020

The D.C. DOC wants to thank staff, residents and their families, volunteers, and contractors for being instrumental in helping us to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout our facilities. Our College and Career Readiness (CCR) Division has continued to provide educational opportunities for all residents through our tablet program and partnerships with American Prison Data Systems, Free Minds Book Club, Unchained Stories, Georgetown Street Law and Dr. Steve Parese’s TACT2 on the Inside.

Our Programs and Case Management (PCM) Division is thankful for all vendors, contractors, volunteers, community-based organizations and other community partners for working with us while we navigate through our “new normal”.

Although this is our "new normal" we are continually reengineering operations to provide a sense of normalcy by making sure that residents are still able to communicate with family members, implementing a tablet program, and continuing to offer educational resources and some modified programming and services.

Remember, this will be a process, but we are in this process together. Thank you.

The D.C. DOC wants to thank staff, residents and their families, volunteers, and contractors for being instrumental in helping us to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 throughout our facilities. Our College and Career Readiness (CCR) Division has continued to provide educational opportunities for all residents through our tablet program and partnerships with American Prison Data Systems, Free Minds Book Club, Unchained Stories, Georgetown Street Law and Dr. Steve Parese’s TACT2 on the Inside.

Our Programs and Case Management (PCM) Division is thankful for all vendors, contractors, volunteers, community-based organizations and other community partners for working with us while we navigate through our “new normal”.

Although this is our "new normal" we are continually reengineering operations to provide a sense of normalcy by making sure that residents are still able to communicate with family members, implementing a tablet program, and continuing to offer educational resources and some modified programming and services.

Remember, this will be a process, but we are in this process together. Thank you.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
11/27/2020

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

The D.C. Department of Corrections honors all veterans for their exemplary service in the United States Armed Forces. Yo...
11/11/2020

The D.C. Department of Corrections honors all veterans for their exemplary service in the United States Armed Forces. Your bravery and sacrifices are appreciated. 🇺🇸

Testing is free, simple and quick. Contact your medical provider and then come see us at a location near you.
08/10/2020

Testing is free, simple and quick. Contact your medical provider and then come see us at a location near you.

ATTENTION Community Partners and Volunteers: DOC’s Case Management and Programs division invites you to participate in a...
08/10/2020

ATTENTION Community Partners and Volunteers: DOC’s Case Management and Programs division invites you to participate in a series of upcoming Tele-Town Halls to discuss how we will resume programming and services for our resident population. Your presence and input are vital to the process as we plan the various phases to reopen. If you have any questions please contact LaTonia Battle-White, Special Assistant for Programs and Case Management at [email protected].

Need a test? Get a test. Today. #Covid19 #FreeTesting
07/09/2020

Need a test? Get a test. Today. #Covid19 #FreeTesting

Have a happy and safe Independence Day! 🇺🇸
07/04/2020

Have a happy and safe Independence Day! 🇺🇸

Wishing the fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, uncles, and father figures that lead their families and serve our...
06/21/2020

Wishing the fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, uncles, and father figures that lead their families and serve our agency an enjoyable, memorable and peaceful day.

June 19, 1865 or “Juneteenth” marks the day that the last Africans in America were freed from enslavement, more than two...
06/20/2020

June 19, 1865 or “Juneteenth” marks the day that the last Africans in America were freed from enslavement, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was passed. Today, we celebrate and reflect on the magnitude of this historic day, the resilience of the formerly enslaved during the long journey to freedom, as well as the countless contributions their descendants have made not only in our country but across the globe. ❤️🖤💚

Congratulations to Basic Correctional Training Class 20-02! Your perseverance, hard work and bravery during these unprec...
05/28/2020

Congratulations to Basic Correctional Training Class 20-02! Your perseverance, hard work and bravery during these unprecedented times is truly commendable. Best wishes as you embark upon your careers as correctional officers and agents of change in the communities we serve. Welcome to DOC! #Pride #Passion #Professionalism #StrongerTogether #SimplytheBest

Paying homage to our fallen heroes of the armed forces. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day! Special acknowledgments to a...
05/25/2020

Paying homage to our fallen heroes of the armed forces. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day! Special acknowledgments to all DC DOC employees serving on the front lines today. You are greatly appreciated!

Happy Mother's Day to those that serve DC DOC and all who are celebrating! Enjoy your day.
05/10/2020

Happy Mother's Day to those that serve DC DOC and all who are celebrating! Enjoy your day.

05/08/2020

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2000 14th St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20009

General information

**This page is only operated during business hours, Monday through Friday.** DOC currently operates one of the largest municipal jail systems in the country with an average daily population of approximately 1,700 inmates. Those in the custody of DOC include males (93 percent) and females (7 percent). The DOC system is comprised of two primary correctional facilities—the Central Detention Facility also known as the DC Jail and the privately operated Correctional Treatment Facility. In addition, DOC contracts with two privately operated halfway houses for the community placement of male/female inmates that offer a variety of educational opportunities and other programming services. In 2012, DOC achieved national reaccreditation of its medical and mental health service delivery system by the National Commission on Correctional Heath Care (NCCHC). NCCHC accreditation is recognized as the gold standard for jail health care programs. DOC has also received recognition for its pioneering efforts in automatic HIV/AIDS testing, as well as its commitment to innovative thinking. Both the DC Jail and Correctional Treatment Facility are fully accredited by the American Correctional Association (ACA). This designation reflects compliance with critical safety, security, operational and programmatic mandates.

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Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

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(202) 673-7316

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We are so proud to be finishing this calendar year having served 161 participants! Thank you to our amazing partners Calvary Women's Services, Together We Bake, Community Family Life Services (CFLS), Georgetown University Pivot Program, Friends of Guest House, Women Involved in Reentry Efforts - The WIRE, Father Factor, and DC Department of Corrections. We can't wait to work together again in the new year!
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Together with a coalition of organizations and #DC residents, we are urging Mayor Bowser and The Council of the District of Columbia to take immediate action to address conditions and culture at the DC Department of Corrections DC deserves better & we have the plans for change! We demand the DC Council and Mayor Bowser: 1⃣ Pass omnibus decarceration legislation in early 2022 for the Mayor to immediately sign 2⃣ Ensure oversight, transparency, and accountability in investigating and improving Jail conditions and culture 3⃣ Expedite funding and plans for new facility 4⃣ Continue reinvesting in community-based violence prevention, crisis intervention & reentry Read the full letter: https://tinyurl.com/yckvyrj7
All of you guards and other authorities, abusing the prisoners, will face trial. And all of you scanks involved will get a taste of your own medicine. You will be put in prison, your selves.
There have been complaints about the conditions at DC Jail for years, but, curiously, they’ve never gotten much attention until the Jan. 6th rioters arrived. Why is that? Like many, I was disgusted by the findings described in the U.S. Marshals memo about the condition of DC Jails – incarcerated residents being denied food and water for punitive reasons, large amounts of standing sewage, and DC Jail staff antagonizing those in jail. I have been to the jail many times, but last week, I visited w/several colleagues in response to the Marshall’s letter. I wasn’t able to verify many of the allegations in the memo, & several close partners who work at DC Jail have raised doubts about it. HOWEVER... Since our visit a sewage leak occurred that significantly impacted residents. And I am VERY concerned about moving our residents out of DC to far away federal facilities and away from their families. We must get to the bottom of this at today's hearing to better understand what DC Department of Corrections intends to do about this & why, now, we are hearing about a myriad of complaints about DC jail conditions. These are human beings who should be treated with dignity.
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DC Department of Corrections forced 1,500 people into #solitaryconfinement at the start of the pandemic. SOME HADN'T EVEN BEEN TO TRIAL and were in this so-called "medical lockdown" for longer than their maximum sentence would have been if they were convicted. It was a massive violation of civil and human rights right here in the Nation's capitol. Clearly the DC Department of Corrections needs oversight and needs to immediately take action to be in compliance with international law. Email them to demand change with one click now! https://p2a.co/4V2hK94