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Correction News Dateline
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Above is an image of the first issue of the DOC Correction News Dateline.

In December, 1992 a monthly spinoff from Correction News began publication -- four pages, 8.5x7 -- featuring a centerfold calender of scheduled DOC events as well as front and back pages of news and personnel items of interest.

Called Correction News Dateline, it was printed and distributed from Central Office as well as faxed to facilities for copymachine reproduction, distribution and posting. It eventually superseded and supplanted its parent.

Below are listed the few dozen issues of Correction News Dateline. They are kept in the archives maintained by the New York Correction History Society at the Correction Academy.

Correction News Dateline evolved from the DOC Morale Committee's recognition of the need for communicating the activities of the agency and affiliated groups in a timely fashion throughout the Department.

The front page story of the first issue focused on Commissioner Catherine M. Abate's employee suggestion program. The back page featured a Correction People section that included a listing of facility employees-of-the-month and Substance Abuse Intervention Division honorees. Other items included the following notes [ in their original text ]:

Dateline's centerfold featured a calender of DOC events for the month, including regular and special meetings of affiliated groups.

  • Commissioner Catherine M. Abate, as Correction grand marshall, led the Department's Columbia Association delegation in the Columbus Day Parade. The association is headed by Warden Michael Pastena of Transportation.
  • Salsa superstar Ray Sepulveda and his orchestra performed at GMDC Nov. 19th, marking the beginning of the Department's observance of Puerto Rican Heritage Week. The concert was arranged by Eugene Figueroa, GMDC counseling services manager.
  • Correction offcials from the People's Republic of China visited department facilities Oct. 7th. The group met with Commissioner Abate and Dr. Jess Maghan, Assistant Commissioner for Training and Developmea Helping host were Asian lade Society officers.
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  • Correction Officers For Christ, headed by CO William Green held a fellowship meeting with Police Officers for Christ in BkHDM ...
  • Kristen Krey now executive assistant to First Deputy Commissioner James Shine.
  • Rikers security desk veteran, CO Pedro Lebron, was honored with a Certificate of Recognition at services Oct. 31 in Lebanon Church of Seventh Day Adventists, Queens. The Laymen's Prison Council of Seventh Day Adventists cited his "unfailing courtesy and helpfulness" in a decade of facilitating Saturday visits by ministries' representatives bringing Sabbath services to Rikers inmates.
  • Promoted -- ADWs to Dep.Ws: David Schoenfeld, ARDC to AMKC, and Elease Morgan, BkHDM to NIC.
  • Life blood: CO Carlos Torres, 27,five years in the department assigned to BHPW, sought help when wife, Jacqueline, 2 5, pregnant with their first child, began to hemorrhage severely. Hospitalized, she urgently needed more type A+ blood. COs German Dubois, David Morton, Juan Vincent and Captain Lin Gecaj of BHPW immediately rallied 30 Officers who donated blood. Soon more than 200 officers from other commands came to Torres'aid. On Oct 6th, 4 lbs. 6 ozs. Carlos Jr. was born. . . .

Correction News Dateline
1992-94 Catherine M. Abate David N. Dinkins (except Vol. 2 #s 2, 3, & 4 in 1994)
Vol. 1 No. 1 December 1992 first issue, described above
Vol. 1 No. 2 January 1993 DOC Orange Crush No. 1 in PD grid league
Vol. 1 No. 3 February 1993 250 "employees of the month" in 1992 listed
Vol. 1 No. 4 March 1993 DOC marks Women History Month
Vol. 1 No. 5 April 1993 DOC in city's 1st Take Daughters to Work Day
Vol. 1 No. 6 May 1993 AMKC visit center named for slain CO Neischer
Vol. 1 No. 7 June 1993 Health information fair at Rikers reception center
Vol. 1 No. 8 July-August 1993 MDC's CO John Clavin Place dedication
Vol. 1 No. 9 September 1993 Offer 20G reward in hunt for CO George killer(s)
Vol. 1 No. 10 October 1993 DOC's 1st Multi-Cultural Festival set on Rikers
Vol. 1 No. 11 November 1993 Medal Day set for 560 human DOCers & 1 K9
Vol. 2 No. 1 December 1993 AIDS Day lunches fete 100 DOCers
Vol. 2 No. 2* January 1994 Funder for family of CO Reid, stray gunfire victim
Vol. 2 No. 3* February 1994 Sensitivity to Diversity Training begins at Academy
Vol. 2 No. 4* March 1994 2nd annual Women's History Month awards
*Catherine M. Abate remained as Commissioner during the early months of Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's first term.
Correction News Dateline
1994-95 Anthony J. Schembri Rudolph W. Giuliani
Vol. 2 No. 5 April 1994 New Commissioner: Anthony J. Schembri
Vol. 2 No. 6 May 1994 enlarged to 8.5x11; Capt. Persch memorial at JATC
Vol. 2 No. 7 June 1994 Bernard Kerik named Investigations Director
Vol. 2 No. 8 September 1994 Fred J. Patrick named Acting D/C for Programs
Vol. 2 No. 9 October 1994 BCF re-opened; Robert Daly Acting 1st D/C
Vol. 2 No. 10 November 1994 Major command restructuring begun
Vol. 2 No. 11 December 1994 Council Speaker Vallone visits Rikers
Vol. 2 No. 12 January 1995 Wm Fraser, Rbt Davoren, 3 others named wardens
Correction News Dateline
Michael P. Jacobson
Rudolph W. Giuliani
Vol. 2 No. 13 February 1995 New top mg'mt duo: M.P. Jacobson, B.B. Kerik
Vol. 3 No. 1 March 1995 Emerald Pipe Band marks 15 years
Vol. 3 No. 2 April 1995 EHPW CO Tanya Dean wins Golden Gloves
Vol. 3 No. 3 May 1995 Mayor's proclamation notes DOC's 100 years
The monthly newsletter Correction News Dateline was replaced later in the year with a seasonal publication On the Gate. It followed a magazine style, with more feature stories and fewer brief news items.
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