The Westchester County Department of Correction serves the public by providing an efficient, secure and humane means of detaining individuals with criminal matters pending in Westchester County.

Civilian Visitation Suspended Effective March 13
Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 all civilian visitation is suspended. This decision was made after consultation with the Westchester County Health Department and the New York State Commission of Correction. It’s a proactive measure being applied out of the abundance of caution and is not in response to any confirmed covid-19 cases at WCDOC. 

WCDOC is headed by Commissioner Joseph K. Spano and located in Valhalla, New York on the Grassland Campus. It consists of a Jail Division, which houses individuals 16 years and older (including males accused of a crime or awaiting sentencing and females accused of a crime, awaiting sentencing or sentenced to terms of a year or less) and a Penitentiary Division, which houses males sentenced to terms of one year or less.

The Department is accredited by the American Correctional Association and operates within local, state and federal guidelines. Its medical operations are accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.