Know The Facts
What is the New York State Department of Corrections
and Community Supervision (DOCCS):
The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, guided by the Departmental Mission, is responsible for the confinement and habilitation of approximately 53,000 individuals under custody held at 54 state facilities and 36,000 parolees supervised throughout seven regional offices.
Download reports about people under custody in New York State, recent parole board decisions and a report on recidivism and related factors.
Check out these articles and videos regarding some of the discussions
in the news regarding mass incarceration:
Mass Incarceration, Visualized (The Atlantic)
Jailhouse Nation (The Economist)
The State of Sentencing 2015 Developments in Policy and Practice (The Sentencing Project)
The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration (The Atlantic)
How Parental Incarceration Affects a Child’s Education (The Atlantic)