The Office of Counsel


The Office of Counsel provides legal support and services to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.


To improve public safety by ensuring compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations, support appropriate treatment services, and facilitate successful completion of each inmate’s sentence.

Core Services

  • Legal Counsel for the Department
  • Visitation Appeals
  • Sentencing Review
  • Extradition
  • Freedom of Information Law Requests and Appeals



Deputy Commissioner and Counsel Department of Corrections and Community Supervision The Harriman State Campus 1220 Washington Avenue, Building 9 Albany, NY 12226

Telephone: 518-457-4951

Fax: 518-453-8475