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 September 11, 2018, the New York State Commission of Correction (SCOC) adopted and filed, with the Department of State, a Notice of Adoption for the addition of numerous Parts to Chapter III of Subtitle AA of Title 9 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR).  The adopted rules provide minimum standards and regulations for the operation and management of specialized secure juvenile detention facilities for older youth (SSDs), and will become effective upon their September 26, 2018 publication in the State Register.  Below please find a link to the full text of the adopted rules.

Text of Rule

Commissioners’ Biographies

Commission Organization and History

Reasonable Accommodation Policy in Six Languages