Antiguan National Lynelle Maginley-Liddie Makes History as NYCDOC Commissioner, Paving the Way for Women of Color in Leadership”

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Lynelle Maginley-Liddie, has become the first Caribbean and the second Black woman to hold the position of Commissioner at the New York City Department of Correction (NYCDOC) in its 128-year history.

Mayor Eric Adams praised her contributions to the department’s progress in the last 23 months.

Raised in a Caribbean Christian household, Maginley-Liddie credits her moral compass to her diverse background and attributes her success to faith and family support.

With a history in various roles within NYCDOC since 2015, she is dedicated to creating safe and humane conditions for detainees, adhering to correctional best practices.

Her appointment, welcomed by NYC Corporation Counsel Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix, marks a significant milestone for women of color, serving as a powerful role model for aspiring leaders, emphasizing the potential for real change within the agency.

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