Allen Riley, Chairman
Thomas Loughren, Commissioner


Mission Statement

The New York State Commission of Correction has a mission to provide for a safe, stable and humane correctional system in New York State. To this end, the Commission:

  • Promulgates minimum standards for the management of correctional facilities;
  • Evaluates, investigates and oversees local and state correctional facilities and police lock-ups;
  • Assists in developing new correctional facilities; and
  • Provides technical assistance.

Notice: On December 19, 2017, the New York State Commission of Correction (SCOC) approved, and filed with the Department of State, a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making.  The adopted rule creates a new Chapter III of Subtitle AA, and Parts 7303 and 7304 of Title 9 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR).  The purpose of the adopted rule is to provide regulations for the construction, renovation and certification of specialized secure juvenile detention facilities for older youth (SSDs).  Below please find links to the Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making, the full text of the rule, and all other corresponding promulgation statements and analyses.

Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making
Text of Rule
Finding of Necessity
Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (RFA) for small businesses and local governments
Rural Area Flexibility Analysis (RAFA)
Job Impact Statement (JIS)

 

Commissioners’ Biographies

Commission Organization and History

Reasonable Accommodation Policy in Six Languages