At this year’s Veteran’s Day Celebration, DOCCS honored the theme “Service.” Acting Commissioner Martuscello presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the event's Keynote Speaker, Viviana DeCohen, a U.S. Marine Corps...
DOCCS celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with Keynote Speaker, Superintendent Phil Melecio. Superintendent Melecio was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by Assistant Commissioner Rivera; and Deputy Commissioner McKay.
At this year’s 37th Annual New York State Minorities in Criminal Justice (MICJ) Symposium, the theme encompassed “Accountability for Change While Continuing the Struggle for Justice.” Panelists included DOCCS Acting...
DOCCS recently held their annual Employee Recognition Awards to acknowledge staffs’ service to the Department and New York State. This year recognized 28 employees, including Acting Commissioner Martuscello, who have...
DOCCS’ Downstate Parole Violation Unit showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing pink to work on October 18, 2023.
DOCCS’ Downstate Parole Violation Unit showed their support for Domestic Violence Awareness Day by wearing purple to work on October 25, 2023.
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The Governor of New York has the power to grant clemency in the form of reprieves, commutations, and pardons.