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The Board of Correction establishes and ensures compliance with minimum standards regulating conditions of confinement and correctional health and mental health care in all City correctional facilities. The Board monitors conditions in the City's jails, investigates serious incidents, evaluates the performance of the Department of Correction, reviews inmate and employee grievances, and makes recommendations in critical areas of correctional planning. If you would like information about how to locate an inmate, get to Rikers Island, post bail, visit an inmate, send money to an inmate’s account, schedule an attorney visit, deliver a package to an inmate, or schedule pick-up of inmate property, contact the Department of Correction at 718-546-0631 or www.nyc.gov/doc. The Board of Correction has jurisdiction over the New York City jails. Its jurisdiction does not include the New York State prison system. Information regarding the NYS prison system may be obtained by contacting the offices listed to the right.
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The Next Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Board of Correction is scheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

The meeting will be located at:

125 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013 - Auditorium on Second Floor Map


Materials for February 9, 2016 Board Meeting

January 12, 2016 Board of Correction Actions

Materials for January 12, 2016 Board Meeting

December 16, 2015 Board of Correction Actions
The Following Amendedments to the Minimum Standards were Approved
• Limited Variance: BOC Minimum Standard 1-02(c) (Date by which the Department shall implement the requirement that inmates aged 18-21 be housed separately and apart from inmates over the age of 21) – DOC
• Limited Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-17(d)(2) (Punitive Segregation)

Materials for December 16, 2015 Board Meeting
The meeting on December 16 will begin with a public comment period of 30 minutes on the items to be voted on by the Board. We welcome speakers to sign up at the start of the meeting. Each speaker will have two or three minutes to speak, depending on the number of speakers who sign up.
Public Meeting Agenda (Subject to Change) (UPDATED - 12/15/2015)
Final Rule Package

o The Board will vote on whether to adopt a final rule that would amend Minimum Standards sections related to classification of prisoners, recreation, visitation, packages, and punitive segregation.
Limited Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-17(d)(2) (Punitive Segregation)
   o Record of Variance Action
Limited Variance: BOC Minimum Standard 1-02(c) (Date by which the Department shall implement the requirement that inmates aged 18-21 be housed separately and apart from inmates over the age of 21) – DOC (SUBMITTED ON 12/15/2015)
   o Record of Variance Action

Board of Correction Has Moved

As of July 27, 2015, the Board of Correction main office is now located at:

1 Centre Street, Room 2213
New York, NY 10007

Phone: 212-669-7900


Board Releases Report: Sixty-day Punitive Segregation Override Notices Received Through September 11, 2015 from the Department of Correction (11/24/2015)
The report is available here

Board Receives Variance Request from DOC (11/10/2015)
Limited Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-17(d)(2) (Punitive Segregation)

Rule Making Fall 2015
To view currently proposed rule, written comments, and video from the public hearing, please see Rule Making Fall 2015 page.

November 10, 2015 Board of Correction Actions on Variance Requests

Materials for November 10, 2015 Board Meeting

Materials for October 13, 2015 Board Meeting

September 8, 2015 Board of Correction Actions on Variance Requests
Limited Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-02, Classification of Prisoners (Date by which the Department shall implement the requirement that inmates aged 18-21 be housed separately and apart from inmates over the age of 21) – DOC
Limited Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-02, Classification of Prisoners (Commingling special category City-sentenced and detainee inmates at RNDC) – DOC
Limited Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-03, Personal Hygiene (Suicide smocks and suicide resistant bedding) – DOC
Limited Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-06, Recreation (Limited recreation for inmates in the Communicable Disease Unit at the West Facility) – DOC
Limited variance on BOC Minimum Standard - (Commingling of detainee and sentenced pregnant inmates at RMSC) – DOC
Limited Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-17, Punitive Segregation (Overrides of Seven Day Period) – DOC
Continuing Variance on BOC Minimum Standard 1-02, Classification of Prisoners (SMI young adults to remain in the PACE unit with adults until they are stabilized enough to enter young adult housing) – HHC

Materials for September 8, 2015 Board Meeting

Board Receives Emergency Variance Request from DOC
The Board of Correction received a variance request regarding punitive segregation.
DOC Variance Request
Comment from Brooklyn Defenders Services
Comment from the Public Advocate
Comment from Jails Action Coalition
Comment for the Legal Aid Society

Board Receives Petition for Rule Making From the Public Advocate
The Board of Correction has received a petition for rulemaking from the Public Advocate, concerning sexual abuse and sexual harassment in New York City jails.
Board Response to Petition Received from the Public Advocate
Download Petition Received from the Public Advocate
Comment Received from Prisoner's Rights Project - Legal Aid Society
Comment Received from Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Comment Received from Brooklyn Defender Services

DOC Petition for Rulemaking
DOC submitted a petition for rulemaking concerning Classification, Personal Hygiene, Recreation, Contact Visits, Limitations on Visiting Rights, Packages, Enhanced Supervision Housing and Punitive Segregation.
DOC Petition for Rulemaking submitted May, 26, 2015
Comment from Chidren's Rights
Comment from the Legal Aid Society
Comment from the Jails Action Coalition
Comment from Brooklyn Defender Services
Comment from City Council Member Dromm
Comment from New York City Bar Association
Comment from NYCLU
Comment from Collective (17 Organizations)
Additional Comment from the Legal Aid Society (July 10, 2015)
Additional Comment from Jails Action Coalition (July 10, 2015)
Additional Comment from the Legal Aid Society (July 13, 2015)

Discussion of Changes to the Board's Visit Standard
The board received the following letter commenting on changes to the Visit Standard being discussed.
Letter from 17 Organizations
Resources
NYS Department of Correctional Services
 
  NYS Commission of Correction  
 
  Prisoners Legal Services  
 
  Legal Aid Society - Prisoner's Rights Project