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

Notice: On March 21, 2022, the New York State Commission of Correction (SCOC) filed a Notice of Emergency Adoption and Proposed Rule Making with the Department of State. The rule creates new Parts 7076 and 7077, as well as creates new sections and amends current regulations of Title 9 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations (NYCRR).  The purpose of the proposed rule is to establish minimum standards for the imposition of segregated confinement and the operation of residential rehabilitation units in local correctional facilities.  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

Finding of Necessity

Text of Rule

Summary of Text

Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS)

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (RFA) for small businesses and local governments

Rural Area Flexibility Analysis (RAFA)

Job Impact Statement (JIS)