New York State Commission of Corrections

The New York State Commission of Corrections acts as the regulatory oversight agency of New York State Department of Correctional Services. The Commission will investigate state prisons, county jails, and police lock-ups. Staff are trained to conduct regular inspections and site visits to regulate compliance. All complaints and grievances must be sent via mail so that there is written documentation. Criminal cases will be turned over to the proper law enforcement agency. Administrative investigations will be handled on a case-by-case basis.