About Us

DOCCS Vision and Mission

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, guided by the Departmental Mission, is responsible for the confinement and rehabilitation of approximately 45,000 individuals under custody held at 52 state facilities and supervision of 35,550 parolees throughout seven regional offices statewide. Our mission is to ensure public safety by operating safe and secure facilities, preparing individuals for release, and then supervising them to be successful when they return home from prison.

DOCCS' vision is to enhance public safety by having incarcerated persons return home under supportive supervision less likely to revert to criminal behavior.

Acting Commissioner
Anthony J. Annucci

"Our agency is the finest corrections and community supervision department in the nation.” - Acting Commissioner Annucci
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