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Research Studies And Legislative Reports

The following annotated publication list identifies reports prepared by the Department. Most reports are available in PDF format. See our accessibility information regarding PDF documents.

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SHOCK INCARCERATION PROGRAM

Annual Shock Incarceration Program Legislative Report
This report to the Legislature, which was prepared jointly with the Division of Parole, presents an overview of the program’s development and operation as well as statistical data on the screening process, disciplinary process, educational programs and other program components.

Annual Shock Incarceration Program Legislative Report - Summary
This report is an abridged version of the Annual Shock Incarceration Program Legislative Report.

Impact of 2009 Drug Law Reform
The 2009 reforms to New York's drug laws resulted in a number of modifications to the State's Shock Incarceration program. This report documents those changes, which allow older offenders and those with longer sentences into the program but also divert more drug offenders from prison, thereby reducing the total pool of program participants.

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EARNED ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM

Semiannual Legislative Report on Earned Eligibility Program
The Legislature mandates two semiannual reports on the Earned Eligibility Program. The report focuses on inmates evaluated for a Certificate of Earned Eligibility prior to their initial hearing.

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MERIT TIME

Merit Time Program Summary
In 1997, the Legislature authorized the creation of the Merit Time Program. It allows for inmates who are serving prison sentences for certain non-violent crimes to earn a possible reduction of the minimum term if they have achieved certain significant programmatic objectives and have not engaged in any serious disciplinary infractions. The first Merit Time cases appeared before the Board of Parole in October 1997. This report provides a statistical overview of the Merit Time Program.

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ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT

Comprehensive Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment (CASAT) Program
This report presents statistics on cases in Phase 1 of the Program according to specific CASAT facilities, cases which have graduated to Phase II (Community Reintegration), and cases which have been released to parole supervision. Information is presented on drug use history of CASAT participants, costs of operating the program, rate of return to prison for CASAT participants and comparison inmates, and the operation of the relapse component of the CASAT program.

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PSYCHOLOGICAL SCREENING PROGRAM

Psychological Screening Program for Correction Officer Applicants
This statutorily mandated annual report reviews the operation of the Psychological Screening Program for correction officer candidates in the past year.

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RECIDIVISM RESEARCH

Three Year Post Release Follow-Up
The subject of this report are inmates released from facilities of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Each case was followed for a period of three years to determine the number returned to Department custody.

Targeted Programs
An analysis of the impact of prison program participation on community success.

Impact of GED
An analysis of the impact of GED (high school equivalency diplomas) on community success.

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STATISTICAL REPORTS ON OFFENDER POPULATION

Profile of Inmate Population Under Custody
This report presents a profile of the total inmate population. Included is information on : age, gender, race/ethnicity, county of commitment, birthplace, martial status, religious affiliation, crime, sentence length, prior criminal record, and other variables.

Admissions and Releases
This report presents a preliminary look at the volume of inmates admitted to and released from custody of DOCCS by month.

Court Commitments
The report presents the legal history and demographic characteristics of new commitments received during a given calendar year.

Discharges
This report describes characteristics of inmates discharged from the Department during a given calendar year. The tables present information on length of time served in custody as well as demographic data.

Unusual Incident Report
This report provides descriptive information on the number and type of reported unusual incidents (e.g., assault, fire, attempted suicide, death, and escape) that occurred in New York State correctional facilities.

Inmate Escape Incidents
This report provides descriptive information on incidents of escape from the correctional facilities of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The report also presents information on demographic characteristics and legal history characteristics of escapees.

Inmate Mortality Report
This report examines the inmate deaths that occurred in the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) inmate population over a 4 year period.

Inmate Suicide Report
This report examines the characteristics of inmates who committed suicide in a Department of Corrections and Community Supervision facility.

Community Supervision, Legislative Report
This report summarizes data of offenders released from prison to community supervision, supervised on community supervision, revoked for violating their conditions of release, returned to prison for a new offense, and offenders under community supervision who were transferred out of state to be supervised.

Seriously Mentally Ill Offenders
This report presents a profile of offenders designated as Seriously Mentally Ill (SMI). Demographic and criminal history characteristics of SMI offenders are contrasted with other offenders. The proportion of SMI offenders in specialized mental health treatment programs is also presented.

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CRIMINAL JUSTICE STATISTICS

Summary of OCA Felony Processing
This report summarizes data by region from the Office of Court Administration Activity Report for indictments; felony dispositions; pending dispositions; and felony cases pending sentence by term.

New York State Felony Processing
This report summarizes data by region from the Division of Criminal Justice Felony Processing Report for arrests, indictments, dispositions, and convictions.

Parole Board Dispositions at DOCCS Facilities
This report summarizes the release decisions of the Board of Parole at the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision' facilities. Decision results are provided by month or by facility in the report.

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EXTENT OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN INMATE POPULATION

Identified Substance Abusers
This annual report provides information on inmates under custody who have been identified as substance abusers.

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FOREIGN-BORN INMATE POPULATION

The Foreign-Born Under Custody Population and the Institutional Removal Program
This report provides data on the characteristics of the Department’s foreign-born under custody population and describes the benefits accrued from the Department’s collaboration with the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to remove criminal aliens from the United States.

Research in Brief: Department Procedures for Processing Criminal Aliens
This report provides an overview of the procedures used to process criminal aliens under Department custody, from reception through adjudication in Immigration Court, and release from Department custody.

Research in Brief: Early Conditional Parole for Deportation Only (ECPDO)
This Research Brief highlights the Early Conditional Parole for Deportation Only (ECPDO) release Program, which is available to non-violent felony offenders who, if granted an ECPDO, can be released to the custody of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prior to the completion of their minimum sentence, thereby creating cost savings without endangering public safety.

The Impact of Foreign-Born Inmates on the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
This report presents a statistical profile of the foreign born, including inmates under DOCCS custody, including information on their reported country of birth.

Research in Brief: TeleVideo Deportation Hearings
This report describes the use of televideo technology for conducting a large number of deportation hearings which saves the department the cost of transporting inmates to the Immigration Court for in-person hearings.

The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program
This report profiles the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) which provides Federal reimbursement to the States for a portion of the costs incurred as a result of incarcerating criminal aliens beginning with year 1995. The report gives a brief history of the program and awards granted.

Research in Brief: The State Criminal Alien Assistance Program
This Research Brief profiles the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) which provides Federal reimbursement to the States for a portion of the costs incurred as a result of incarcerating criminal aliens beginning with year 1995.

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FEMALE INMATES

Annotated Listing of Department of Corrections and Community Supervision' Research on Female Commitments
The purpose of this updated listing is to briefly discuss the Department's research series on female offenders. Capsule summaries are provided of the Department's studies on female commitments.

Female Homicide Commitments
This report presents information on the demographic and legal characteristics of the female offenders committed to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for a homicide offense. This study is based on the analysis of information in individual case file folders and includes data on such factors as prior criminal involvement, accomplice involvement, victim characteristics and evidence of domestic violence.

Female Offenders
This report provides a profile of female offenders under the supervision of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Descriptive statistics are presented for female offenders based on three cohorts of data, (1) inmates under custody, (2) inmates admitted, and (3) inmates released.

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SPECIAL PROGRAM REPORTS

New York State's Victim Notification Program: A Statistical Summary
This report concerns the statutorily mandated Victim Notification Program of the NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. This annual report updates the prior Department's reviews of this program.

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LEGISLATIVE REPORTS - Prepared by Other DOCCS' Units

Temporary Release Program
This annual report prepared by the Division of Temporary Release provides an overview of the operation of the Department's Temporary Release program. Information is presented on the number of applicants, approvals at facility level and approvals in Central Office.

*Not available in PDF format. Contact Us to request a printed copy.

Inmate Grievance Program: Semiannual Report
This report prepared by the Division of Inmate Grievance profiles the operation of the Department's Inmate Grievance program in the first six months of a given year. Statistical information is provided on the number and type of grievances filed by facility.

*Not available in PDF format. Contact Us to request a printed copy.

Inmate Grievance Program: Annual Report
This annual report prepared by the Division of Inmate Grievance provides relevant statistics on the operation of the Department's Inmate Grievance Program. Similar to the preceding semiannual report, information is presented on the number and type of grievances filed by facility.

*Not available in PDF format. Contact Us to request a printed copy.

Report on Security Staffing
This statutorily mandated report provides information about post closures, plot plan positions, and security overtime for correction officers and correction sergeants in New York State correctional facilities.

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REUSE REPORTS

Adaptive Reuse Plan: Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility and Minimum Security Compound at Butler Correctional Facility
This report, which was prepared jointly with the Department of Economic Development, addresses the potential reuse of Lyon Mountain Correctional Facility and the Minimum Security Compound at Butler Correctional Facility, both of which are scheduled to close on January 31, 2011.

Adaptive Reuse Plan: Camps Gabriels, Pharsalia and McGregor
This report addresses the potential reuse of Camps Gabriels, Pharsalia and McGregor, which closed July 1, 2009.

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MEDICAL PAROLE

Medical Parole 2013:
Sections 259-r and 259-s of the Executive Law require the chair of the Board of Parole to provide the Governor and the Legislature with an annual report concerning all inmates who have been granted or considered for early release from prison pursuant to the New York State Medical Parole Law. This report highlights medical parole activity from the program's inception in June 1992 through December 31, 2013.

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