Attorneys & Advocates


Whether you are an attorney, an advocate, or just someone interested in learning more about the policies, procedures and programs of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS), the following information will be helpful. It provides information ranging from rules and regulations governing DOCCS' prisons and incarcerated population, to the process of parole and parole appeals, to policy dictating community supervision, programs offered, and reports detailing Department statistics and our compliance to state laws.

Drug and Mental Health
Facilities with a Special Focus
Drug Treatment

DOCCS has facilities that provide drug treatment and education to certain individuals whose crimes are predicated on drug use.

Mental Health

DOCCS has facilities that seek to address the needs of individuals requiring special mental health assistance.


Important Laws Learn about specific laws

The Sex Offender Registration Act requiring authorities to make information on registered sex offenders public.