Commissioner Gary M. Lanigan
Gary M. Lanigan
Gary M. Lanigan, who has more than three decades of experience in the criminal justice and financial management realms, was confirmed as Governor Chris Christie’s choice as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections in March 2010.
Prior to his current appointment by Governor Christie, the Commissioner served as Director of Budgets and Financial Management at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, where he was responsible for the direction and financial planning of the authority’s $11 billion operating budget.
Prior to that, Mr. Lanigan served in the New York City Department of Correction for nine years during both the Giuliani and Bloomberg administrations. As the Deputy Commissioner of Administration, followed by a position as First Deputy Commissioner, he oversaw all operational functions for the department’s 16 jails, 15 court holding facilities, four prison hospital wards and 12,400 uniformed and civilian personnel.
In addition, Mr. Lanigan spent seven years with the New York City Police Department, as Assistant Commissioner for Financial Affairs. In that role, he managed budget, contract and financial analysis functions. (more...)
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The New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC) has been made aware of a scam involving so-called “spoof calls” that appear to be generated by the NJDOC. The phone number from which the “spoof call” is placed appears to be the number for the NJDOC’s Central Office. When the phone call is answered, the caller says, “Your grandson has been arrested and is requesting that you send bail money.”
This is a scam. Technology is available that allows scammers to disguise their actual phone number and make it appear that the call is emanating from an entirely different phone number.
Sadly, these kinds of scams are prevalent during the holiday season. Please do not allow yourself to be scammed by these “spoof calls.”
Thank you, and happy holidays from the NJDOC.*** Note ***
Visitors who are sick with a fever, diarrhea or cough should reschedule their visit.
The New Jersey Department of Corrections reserves the right to turn away any visitor who appears to be ill with
a communicable disease.
will no longer accept money order deposits at their facilities.
Photos from departmental events can be found on Flickr.com/njdoc. All photos are available for download. To download a particular photo, first click on the photo, then click on the underlined, downward-facing arrow near the bottom right-hand corner of the picture and choose which size you would like.
Statement on Inmate Healthcare
The New Jersey Department of Corrections is committed to providing the best possible healthcare for the men and women committed to its facilities. If you have information or concerns about the health and welfare of an inmate, please call the institution immediately to share your information and/or concerns. We urge you to communicate any information you have about possible suicide or past suicide attempts. You can speak with the facility’s medical staff, or you can contact the shift commander of the facility.
The New Jersey Department of Corrections has volunteer opportunities available in multiple areas, including such areas as education, chaplaincy and social services. For more information, go to the Non Profit, Grants, and Volunteer Information page, which will take you to the Web site’s volunteer’s page.
Fallen Officers MemorialFallen Officers Memorial
“Dedicated to the honor and memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty”
Those 18 words grace the New Jersey Department of Corrections’ memorial to its fallen officers, a polished black granite wall, standing four feet high, that was dedicated on the grounds of our Central Office on May 17, 2007. The U.S. Department of Justice provided the department with a grant to fund the memorial.
The significance of this memorial cannot be overstated. It is our fervent hope that by recognizing our fallen heroes in this manner, perhaps all of us can gain some measure of appreciation of the impact these brave individuals had on the communities they were sworn to protect as well as the lives of those who knew and loved them. (more...)