Office of Public and Employee Communications (OPEC)
The Office of Public and Employee Communications (OPEC) is composed of the CDCR Press Office, Office of External Affairs and Office of Strategic Communications (including the Multimedia Unit and the Office of the Webmaster). OPEC also includes the communications offices for Health Care and Juvenile Justice.
OPEC provides timely and relevant information to educate and inform the public, the news media, agency staff, and stakeholders on the policies, events and successes of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and California Correctional Health Care Services.
The Press Office researches and responds to inquiries from the media. Facts are gathered as quickly as possible and provided to the inquirer. If the requested facts are not known or are otherwise unavailable, the inquirer shall be informed and the reasons therefore. Contact the Press Office at (916) 445-4950 or use the form above.
As part of the California Public Records Act, public records maintained by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (the Department) will be available for inspection by members of the public. Requests can be made through the Public Records Portal.
Additional Contact Info
Call the CDCR Main Number at 916-324-7308 or visit the CDCR Contact Information page.