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For the month of October please join the Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence (OPDV) and the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) by "shining the light" on domestic violence. For the seventh year in a row, the OPDV has organized a low-or no- cost campaign to turn the state purple in support of domestic violence. On Wednesday, October 15th, the OPDV and DOCCS encourage employees to play a part by wearing an item of purple clothing or a purple ribbon. More information about domestic violence or how you can participate is available on the OPDV website.

2014 National Hispanic Heritage Celebration at DOCCS

National Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at DOCCS with a brief presentation on October 9th. The event began with a reading of the proclamation issued by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci delivered remarks and mentioned the merger of two agencies, the Department of Correctional Services and the NYS Division of Parole at the request of Governor Cuomo and how we have become a more diversified agency as a result. Read More

Sing Sing Correctional Facility’s Back to School Giveaway

During August and September 2014, the inmate organizations at Sing Sing Correctional Facility held a Back to School Giveaway in the facility’s visiting room. This is the 7th year that this project has taken place at the facility. Over $5,000 was raised from inmate organizations and from individual inmates donating funds for the Back to School Giveaway this year alone. In the visiting room, an area was set up where over 250 children visiting the facility could choose from a variety of backpacks full of supplies to take home with them. The backpacks were full of glue sticks, notebooks, pens, pencils, binders, rulers, and calculators. Each day, happy children were seen leaving the visiting room proudly displaying their new backpacks. Read More

What’s New at DOCCS?

Click here to read about the debate between the University of Vermont and inmates at Eastern NY Correctional Facility, the Auburn Correctional Facility Blood Drive, and the Attica Correctional Facility's Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

2014 National Hispanic Heritage Celebration at DOCCS

National Hispanic Heritage Month was celebrated at DOCCS with a brief presentation on October 9th. The event began with a reading of the proclamation issued by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci delivered remarks and mentioned the merger of two agencies, the Department of Correctional Services and the NYS Division of Parole at the request of Governor Cuomo and how we have become a more diversified agency as a result. Read More

81 Men and Women Graduate from DOCCS Training Academy

The sixth group of correction officers recently graduated from the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Training Academy in Albany. Read More

 

 

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DOCCS has also undertaken efforts to better inform our population by producing educational materials. These materials were updated in June, 2013 and include a new inmate orientation pamphlet, a comprehensive "What Inmates Need to Know" pamphlet and poster to encourage inmates and other offenders to report any issues involving sexual abuse. In January 2014, DOCCS contract providers began distributing a similar orientation pamphlet to residents who are placed in Community-Based Residential Programs (CBRP) and Residential Stabilization Programs (RSP) as a condition of their release.