Allen Riley, Chairman
Thomas Loughren, Commissioner
Yolanda Canty, 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.

Commissioners’ Biographies

Commission Organization and History

Reasonable Accommodation Policy in Six Languages