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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 Int. 0318-2014 which would prohibit employers from checking into applicants’ criminal histories until later in the hiring process (February 2015) ( PDF format )
Subject area: Prisoner reentry into the workforce

Amicus Brief, Lopez v. Evans (New York Court of Appeals)(January 2015) ( PDF )
Subject area: Parole Revocation

Testimony to NYC Board of Correction re: Proposed Enhanced Supervision Housing Rules (December 2014) ( PDF ) 
Subject area: NYC 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.

Of Interest

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Policy Recommendations for New York City's Next Mayor