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Updates for Inmate Families

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The Department of Corrections is working hard to keep our staff, those incarcerated in our facilities, and those under supervision safe. We know there are a lot of questions about how we are doing that. If you have questions related to our COVID-19 response or planning, please see the below FAQs. You can also send an email to

Memos to Inmates

Important Information about Economic Impact Payments (February 1, 2021) (Spanish version)

Memo to Incarcerated Population from Commissioner about COVID Vaccines (December 30, 2020)

UPDATE: Important Information about CARES Act Economic Impact Payments (Spanish version) (October 13, 2020)

Memo: Important Information about CARES Act Economic Impact Payments (October 5, 2020)

Updated Covid-19 Medical Release Process (August 24, 2020)

Memo from Commissioner Schnell: Update on COVID-19 Response (June 16, 2020)  (Spanish Version)

Update memo to inmates from Commissioner Schnell (March 30, 2020)

Social Distancing, Visiting Update (March 26, 2020)

Memo to inmates: Latest Information on DOC COVID-19 Response (March 18, 2020)

Inmate Memo on Coronavirus (COVID 19) & Seasonal Influenza from Commissioner Schnell (March 6, 2020)

Frequently Asked Questions

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