Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

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.8588-A/S.6466-A in relation to restricting use of segregated confinement in New York prisons (July 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Prisoners, Isolated Confinement of

Letter to the Parole Board commenting on proposed regulations implementing the 2011 amendments and adding two factors that should consider in making parole decisions (January 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Parole Regulations

Letter to Congress regarding holding the Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) accountable for its promise to continue housing women prisoners from the Northeast at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution (December 2013) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: Female Inmates

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

mayoral-campaign-cover 125x165
Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor
(PDF)