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Question Who has correctional oversight in New York State?

Answer Article XVII, section 5, of the New York State Constitution provides that there shall be a State Commission of Correction which shall visit and inspect all institutions used for the detention of sane adults charged with or convicted of a crime. Article 3, section 45, of the New York State Correction Law defines the functions, powers and duties of the Commission.

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New York State Commission of Correction's organization and history

Description of the the New York State Commission of Correction mandate.
URL: http://www.scoc.state.ny.us/nysscoc/orghist.htm

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