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Mission

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is responsible for providing services that offenders need in safe and secure facilities, preparing offenders for release, and ensuring they receive appropriate monitoring and support while under community supervision. The goal of the Department is to enhance public safety by ensuring the successful completion of an offender’s sentence in order to lower the risk of reoffending.

Organization and Staffing

The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision operates 54 correctional facilities across the State. Each facility is managed by a superintendent, who reports to the Commissioner. More than 66 percent of the Department's staff are security personnel with the remaining staff primarily dedicated to the delivery of inmate programs, health services, community supervision, and facility operations.

The Parole Board operates as an independent body housed within DOCCS. The members of the board are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. One member is designated by the Governor to serve as the Board's Chair. Board members review the cases of offenders eligible for parole and determine if the offender should be released to parole supervision.

Budget Highlights

The FY 2019 Executive Budget recommends $3.295 billion for the Department, an increase of $16.2 million from FY 2018. This increase includes $26 million in the capital program offset by a reduction of $9.8 million in State Operations funding. Reductions in State Operations funding include, but are not limited to, savings related to reduced hepatitis C drug costs and the closure of certain special housing units. Capital increases include additional funding for preservation of facilities projects and capital maintenance and operations.

The Executive Budget recommends a workforce of 29,183 FTEs for the Department, a decrease of 71 FTEs from FY 2018. This workforce level reflects a decrease related to the closure of three special housing units, offset by an increase for the implementation of programming related to the NYCLU agreement, and additional Parole Board members.

Program Highlights

Correctional Services

Since peaking at nearly 71,600 in 1999, the under-custody prison population is projected to decline by over 21,000 inmates to approximately 50,300 inmates by the end of the current fiscal year. This decline can be largely attributed to the dramatic drop in the State’s crime rate over the last decade, and the success of legislatively enacted programs that allow certain non-violent offenders to earn time off from their sentences for good behavior and program achievements.

As soon as an inmate enters prison, an assessment is conducted to determine the need for rehabilitative programs. The Department offers a variety of programs designed to improve the prospects of an offender’s successful re-entry into the community. These include educational programming, with the minimum goal of assisting inmates who do not have high school diplomas to receive New York State High School Equivalency Diplomas; apprenticeships; substance abuse treatment services; anger management therapy; and sex offender treatment programs.

Meeting the critical need of providing appropriate levels of medical services is important to the safety of the prison system and to the general public when an inmate is released. The Department acts quickly to diagnose and begin treatment, if necessary, when an inmate enters prison, and provides the greatest degree of services possible to seek a cure. The Department also offers mental health services at several facilities and operates State of the Art Residential Mental Health Units to treat inmates with serious mental illness and disciplinary sanctions.

Community Supervision

The focus of the Community Supervision program is to prepare inmates for reentry into the community; assist the Board in making release determinations; and supervise parolees released from prison while supporting their successful reintegration into the community.

Immediately upon being released from prison, parolees are assigned to a Parole Officer. Parole Officers supervise parolees by monitoring behavior, reviewing employment, evaluating treatment progress, and administering drug tests. In addition to closely monitoring offenders in the community, the Department helps parolees avoid reverting to a life of crime by contracting for various services to support their return to society, such as supportive housing and employment training.

ALL FUNDS
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Category Available
FY 2018
Appropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
Change From
FY 2018
Reappropriations
Recommended
FY 2019
State Operations 2,848,553,000 2,838,728,000 (9,825,000) 119,596,000
Aid To Localities 29,493,000 29,493,000 0 45,085,000
Capital Projects 401,000,000 427,000,000 26,000,000 701,514,000
Total 3,279,046,000 3,295,221,000 16,175,000 866,195,000

ALL FUND TYPES
PROJECTED LEVELS OF EMPLOYMENT BY PROGRAM
FILLED ANNUAL SALARIED POSITIONS
Program FY 2018
Estimated FTEs
03/31/18
FY 2019
Estimated FTEs
03/31/19
FTE Change
Administration
General Fund 166 166 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 646 646 0
Enterprise Funds 7 7 0
Community Supervision
General Fund 1,335 1,335 0
Correctional Industries
Enterprise Funds 3 3 0
Internal Service Funds 280 280 0
Facilities Planning and Development
Capital Projects Funds - Other 1,009 1,009 0
Health Services
General Fund 1,651 1,651 0
Parole Board
General Fund 71 74 3
Program Services
General Fund 2,957 2,970 13
Supervision of Inmates
General Fund 19,417 19,330 (87)
Support Services
General Fund 1,708 1,708 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 4 4 0
Total 29,254 29,183 (71)

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 2,664,733,000 2,646,135,000 (18,598,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 40,500,000 40,500,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 33,855,000 33,855,000 0
Enterprise Funds 43,343,000 43,343,000 0
Internal Service Funds 66,122,000 74,895,000 8,773,000
Total 2,848,553,000 2,838,728,000 (9,825,000)

STATE OPERATIONS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Administration
General Fund 14,310,000 14,310,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Federal 40,500,000 40,500,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 25,700,000 25,700,000 0
Enterprise Funds 2,701,000 2,701,000 0
Community Supervision
General Fund 134,614,000 134,614,000 0
Special Revenue Funds - Other 2,325,000 2,325,000 0
Correctional Industries
Enterprise Funds 742,000 742,000 0
Internal Service Funds 66,122,000 74,895,000 8,773,000
Health Services
General Fund 404,437,000 399,842,000 (4,595,000)
Parole Board
General Fund 6,795,000 7,100,000 305,000
Program Services
General Fund 227,351,000 228,067,000 716,000
Special Revenue Funds - Other 2,100,000 2,100,000 0
Enterprise Funds 39,900,000 39,900,000 0
Supervision of Inmates
General Fund 1,520,391,000 1,507,248,000 (13,143,000)
Support Services
General Fund 356,835,000 354,954,000 (1,881,000)
Special Revenue Funds - Other 3,730,000 3,730,000 0
Total 2,848,553,000 2,838,728,000 (9,825,000)

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service Regular
(Annual Salaried)
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 12,603,000 0 12,501,000 0
Community Supervision 109,339,000 0 103,339,000 0
Health Services 145,461,000 0 128,008,000 0
Parole Board 6,757,000 305,000 6,697,000 305,000
Program Services 199,894,000 687,000 194,140,000 687,000
Supervision of Inmates 1,487,427,000 (13,143,000) 1,286,676,000 (13,143,000)
Support Services 112,915,000 0 103,718,000 0
Total 2,074,396,000 (12,151,000) 1,835,079,000 (12,151,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF PERSONAL SERVICE APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Temporary Service
(Nonannual Salaried)
Holiday/Overtime Pay
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 0 0 102,000 0
Community Supervision 0 0 6,000,000 0
Health Services 7,053,000 0 10,400,000 0
Parole Board 0 0 60,000 0
Program Services 4,413,000 0 1,341,000 0
Supervision of Inmates 11,788,000 0 188,963,000 0
Support Services 0 0 9,197,000 0
Total 23,254,000 0 216,063,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Supplies and Materials
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 1,707,000 0 338,000 0
Community Supervision 25,275,000 0 839,000 0
Health Services 254,381,000 (4,595,000) 127,067,000 (4,540,000)
Parole Board 343,000 0 48,000 0
Program Services 28,173,000 29,000 6,142,000 36,000
Supervision of Inmates 19,821,000 0 10,206,000 0
Support Services 242,039,000 (1,881,000) 176,473,000 (931,000)
Total 571,739,000 (6,447,000) 321,113,000 (5,435,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Travel Contractual Services
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 238,000 0 918,000 0
Community Supervision 3,110,000 0 20,003,000 0
Health Services 271,000 0 126,181,000 (55,000)
Parole Board 209,000 0 70,000 0
Program Services 368,000 0 20,913,000 (7,000)
Supervision of Inmates 2,400,000 0 4,420,000 0
Support Services 2,050,000 0 52,540,000 (950,000)
Total 8,646,000 0 225,045,000 (1,012,000)
STATE OPERATIONS - GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF NONPERSONAL SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE UNDISTRIBUTED
APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Equipment
Amount Change
Administration 213,000 0
Community Supervision 1,323,000 0
Health Services 862,000 0
Parole Board 16,000 0
Program Services 750,000 0
Supervision of Inmates 2,795,000 0
Support Services 10,976,000 0
Total 16,935,000 0

STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED
(dollars)
Program Total Personal Service
Amount Change Amount Change
Administration 68,901,000 0 49,900,000 0
Community Supervision 2,325,000 0 0 0
Correctional Industries 75,637,000 8,773,000 25,563,000 7,872,000
Program Services 42,000,000 0 0 0
Support Services 3,730,000 0 214,000 0
Total 192,593,000 8,773,000 75,677,000 7,872,000
STATE OPERATIONS - OTHER THAN GENERAL FUND
SUMMARY OF APPROPRIATIONS AND CHANGES
FY 2019 RECOMMENDED CONTINUED
(dollars)
Program Nonpersonal Service
Amount Change
Administration 19,001,000 0
Community Supervision 2,325,000 0
Correctional Industries 50,074,000 901,000
Program Services 42,000,000 0
Support Services 3,516,000 0
Total 116,916,000 901,000

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY FUND TYPE
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Fund Type Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
General Fund 20,493,000 20,493,000 0
Internal Service Funds 9,000,000 9,000,000 0
Total 29,493,000 29,493,000 0

AID TO LOCALITIES
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change
Community Supervision
General Fund 5,613,000 5,613,000 0
Internal Service Funds 9,000,000 9,000,000 0
Health Services
General Fund 14,000,000 14,000,000 0
Program Services
General Fund 680,000 680,000 0
Support Services
General Fund 200,000 200,000 0
Total 29,493,000 29,493,000 0

CAPITAL PROJECTS
ALL FUNDS FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS BY PROGRAM
APPROPRIATIONS
(dollars)
Comprehensive Construction Program Available
FY 2018
Recommended
FY 2019
Change Reappropriations
FY 2019
Facilities Maintenance and Operations
Correctional Facilities Capital Improvement Fund 91,000,000 92,000,000 1,000,000 79,017,000
Maintenance and Improvement of Existing Facilities
Correctional Facilities Capital Improvement Fund 310,000,000 335,000,000 25,000,000 622,497,000
Total 401,000,000 427,000,000 26,000,000 701,514,000

Note: Most recent estimates as of 01/16/2018

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