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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 on A.7030/S.5169 re: Sealing Misdemeanor Felony Records (July 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Sealing of Criminal Records

Report in opposition to A.5726, which would give Queens County DA jurisdiction over cases arising on Rikers Island (Reissued May 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: District Attorneys

Report on 2015-16 Executive Budget Proposal regarding Raising the Age of Criminal Responsibility ( PDF format )
Subject area: Raising the Age

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.

Of Interest

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Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor