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FOIL Requests

How to make a FOIL request

Dutchess County Jail is committed to comply with the New York State Freedom of Information Law (F.O.I.L.). This Law requires government agencies to allow the general public access to department records for review and/or copying upon request.

When making a FOIL request, the requestor must reference it as a “FOIL request,” (for example, “I am requesting information regarding/pertaining to...”). You should also include as much information about the document(s) needed such as dates, names and descriptions.

Please be sure to provide your contact information as it corresponds to your preferred method (mailing address or email) for how you would like to receive the records requested. Prior to requesting a record, please be aware many County records may already be available online.

Mail or email your request to:

Dutchess County Jail
150 North Hamilton Street
Poughkeepsie, New York 12601
Attention: FOIL Request Officer


FOIL Request Officer Mark Ralton at

You will receive an acknowledgment regarding the status of your request and further instructions within five (5) business days after we have received your request.

Please visit the Department of State Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) page for more information regarding F.O.I.L. Requests.



A division of the Dutchess County Sheriff's Office