Category Archives: DOCS

April 1, 2011 Commissioner Fischer and Chairwoman Evans announced the new agency –

NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2011-12 Executive Budget advances a major initiative that will enhance public safety, improve the preparation of offenders for successful reintegration into society, transform prison communities and achieve significant savings … Continue reading

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Treatment Behind Bars: Substance Abuse Treatment in New York State Prisons, 2007

New York Times Editorial http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/opinion/22tue4.html?_r=1&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss New York’s Prisons Fall Short, Again Published: March 21, 2011  Perhaps as many as three-quarters of New York State’s 57,000 prison inmates need drug counseling or treatment to have a chance at productive, crime-free lives … Continue reading

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Key Points in the NYS Merger of Parole and DOCS

Key Points in the NYS Merger of Parole and DOCS By Jim Murphy  The intent of the merger is to enhance rehabilitation and reentry The Department o    develops the Transitional Accountability plan o    Community Supervision o    Preparation of reports and … Continue reading

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Testimony of NYS DOCS Commissioner Brian Fischer on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2011-12 Executive Budget

February 9, 2011 Testimony of NYS DOCS Commissioner Brian Fischer on Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s 2011-12 Executive Budget before the Senate Finance and Assembly Ways and Means Committees, February 9, 2011 http://www.docs.state.ny.us/Commissioner/Testimony/11Budget.html Good morning and thank you Chairman DeFrancisco, Chairman … Continue reading

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