Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) Requests

All requests for access to records of the Commission of Correction must be in writing and shall reasonably describe the record or records sought.  Such requests should be made to the Commission’s Records Access Officer by one of the following means:

E-mail
FOIL requests may be submitted to the Commission at foil@scoc.ny.gov.  To ensure proper attention and response, the subject line of your request should read “FOIL Request.”

Regular Mail
FOIL requests may be sent to the Commission at:
           Records Access Officer
           NYS Commission of Correction
           Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
           80 South Swan Street, 12th Floor
           Albany, New York 12210

Facsimile
FOIL requests may be faxed to the Commission at (518) 485-2467.

In Person
Records are available for public inspection and copying at the offices of the New York State Commission of Correction, Alfred E. Smith State Office Building, 80 South Swan Street, 12th Floor, Albany, New York 12205.  Requests for public access to records of the Commission are accepted, and available records produced, on any business day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Reproduction Fees
The fee for reproducing records shall be 25 cents per page not in excess of 9 inches by 14 inches, or the actual cost of reproducing any other record.

Subject Matter List
A copy of the Commission's subject matter list is available here.

FOIL Forms/Links
Forms for requesting records are available here.  Further information regarding the Freedom of Information Law is available on the website of the New York State Committee on Open Government.

Appeal Process
If you believe you have been denied access to a record by the Records Access Officer, you have the right to appeal. Appeals must be made in writing within 30 days from the date of the determination.

Submit your appeal to:

Brian M. Callhan
General Counsel
New York State Commission of Correciton
Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
80 South Swan Street, 12th Floor
Albany, New York 12210