This web page is intended to afford crime victims, members of law enforcement, State and federal criminal justice agencies and the general public with the ability to access information regarding those individuals who are being or have been supervised by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
The information that is displayed for each person who is, or has been, under the Department's jurisdiction contains those items of information that have been previously available under the New York Freedom of Information Law. This web page has been implemented to minimize the effort associated with requests for such information, as well as to apprise interested parties of an offender's supervision status. The information provided in response to an inquiry is the most up-to-date information that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision has within its database. In some instances, the information displayed may not be current because of the schedule for the exchange of data within the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Although reasonable efforts are made to ensure that all electronic information made available on this web site is current, complete and accurate, the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision does not warrant that this information is current, complete and accurate. All information is subject to change on a regular basis, without notice.
There may be instances when the information on an offender is incomplete due recent actions not yet reflected on the system. Please contact the listed parole officer or assigned senior parole officer for additional information on active cases. The appropriate phone contact information will be listed with the case information. “If the case is discharged or revoked, and you require further information, you can contact the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision by web form or by phone at 518-473-9400.”
The most direct way to find a parolee is by knowing the parolee's name, NYSID number or DIN number. To assist in this process, you may wish to access the "Inmate Lookup" service provided by the New York State Department of Correctional Services on its website, www.doccs.ny.gov. Information available at that site may be useful in conducting your search through this service.
Every parolee under the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's jurisdiction, except those subject to Youthful Offender adjudications, is identified through this service. Individuals under the Division's jurisdiction as a result of a court order placing them on Strict and Intensive Supervision and Treatment pursuant to Article 10 of the N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law are not identified through this service. Such an order is the result of a civil proceeding commenced in the New York State Supreme Court under Article 10 of the N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law and any information related to that proceeding is confidential pursuant to section 33.13 of the N.Y. Mental Hygiene Law.
The names and records of Youthful Offenders committed to the New York State Department of Correctional Services who are released to the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's jurisdiction are not maintained on this web page. While Criminal Procedure Law §720.35 provides for certain youthful offenders to be punished as a result their misbehavior, it also protects them from the long-term effects associated with a criminal record by making their records confidential.
A Youthful Offender can be between the ages of 16-18 at the time the offense was committed. The longest prison sentence a Youthful Offender can receive is 1⅓ to 4 years. The law further provides that a Youthful Offender adjudication is not a judgment of conviction for a crime or any other offense.
Finally, the law requires that all official Youthful Offender records, as well as documents associated with the Youthful Offender adjudication, remain confidential and not be disclosed to any person or public or private agency, other than the institution to which a Youthful Offender has been committed and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.