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Committee on Corrections and Community Reentry

The Committee on Corrections and Community Reentry addresses issues affecting people in jails, prisons and other detention facilities, as well as people on probation and parole and with conviction histories. Such issues include conditions of confinement, including medical and mental health care, education, access to the courts, prison violence, law library facilities; sentencing; classification of prisoners; and use of criminal records by potential employers, educational institutions, and others. The Committee’s recent activities have included submitting an amicus brief to the New York State Court of Appeals in a case relating to resentencing under the Rockefeller Drug Law Reform legislation, and commenting on the U.S. Department of Justice’s proposed standards for implementing the Prison Rape Elimination Act.

Recent Reports

Report re: S.4928-B/A.7333-B, which would give Queens County DA jurisdiction over cases arising on Rikers Island (November 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: District Attorneys

Age of Criminal Responsibility (October 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Statement on Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility

Letter to Mayor de Blasio regarding Int. 292-2014 which requires the NYC Department of Correction to post quarterly reports online about the people who are placed in solitary confinement at city jails (August 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Solitary Confinement, City Jails

For the full list of committee reports click here

Legislative Activity

For more information on the legislative and policy work of the committee, including relevant reports, bill texts and additional advocacy materials, click here.

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