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About the Office

Office of Public Affairs is the primary point of contact for the Alabama Department of Corrections media. The Office is responsible for ensuring that the public is informed about the Department’s activities.

The Office advises Department officials on all aspects of media relations and communications issues. The Office also coordinates the public affairs events, tours and interviews at all state institutions.

The Office of Public Affairs prepares and issues all Department press releases. It serves reporters assigned to the Department by responding to all inquiries, issues statements and arranging news interviews. The Office issues news releases on all department activities.

The Office ensures that information provided to the news media is current, complete and accurate. It also ensures that all applicable laws, regulations and policies involving the release of information to the public are followed so that maximum disclosure is made without jeopardizing investigations, operation security, and violating individual’s rights.