New York Department of Corrections
The New York Department of Corrections, also known as the New York State Department of Corrections, or the NYS Department of Corrections, controls the jail system of New York State. The NYS Department of Corrections is in charge of 12 minimum security facilities such as Buffalo, Edgecombe, and Fulton, along with 1 minimum security camp, and 37 medium security facilities like Oneida, Franklin, and Adirondack.
The NYS Department of Corrections is also in charge of 17 maximum security facilities, including Sing Sing, Coxackie and Five Points. Additionally, there is one facility under the jurisdiction of the NYS Department of Corrections which is a dedicated drug rehabilitation facility. This facility is called the Willard Drug Treatment Campus. According to recent reports, the NYS Department of Corrections holds close to 60,000 individuals in the prisons of New York State, the vast majority of who are male.
The NYS Department of Corrections also offers up a number of additional programs which are designed to assist inmates in their course of rehabilitation. For example, one such program is the Merit Time Program, which allows certain inmates who performed non-violent crimes to reduce their sentence if they follow a program and fulfill certain program goals.
The NYS Department of Corrections also offers programs for helping inmates to overcome alcohol abuse problems and drug abuse problems, and it has programs in place which are designed to both diagnose and eliminate recidivism among the inmates.