The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS) is the department of the New York State government responsible for the care, confinement, and rehabilitation of inmates.
It is responsible for the care, confinement, and rehabilitation of approximately 54,700 inmates at 54 correctional facilities funded by the State of New York, and currently supervises 36,500 parolees at seven regional offices. The department employs a staff of approximately 31,300 individuals, including approximately 23,000 uniformed correction officers, and is currently the 12th largest state prison system in the United States. Its regulations are compiled in title 7 of the New York Codes, Rules and Regulations.
In response to falling crime rates and prison populations in New York State, the Department has closed a number of facilities between 2009 and 2014. On April 1, 2011, the New York State Division of Parole merged with the New York State Department of Correctional Services to form the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
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