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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

New York Prisons and Jails: Historical Research: NYC/NYState D.O.C. Rules & Regulations

A guide to historical to current resources on prisons and jails in New York City and New York State. By Ellen Belcher

overview

The New York State Department of Corrections publishes regulations on New York State Prisons. The New York City Department of Corrections publishes regulations on New York City Jails. Some individual correctional facilities have also published inmate handbooks and other rules applicable only in those facilities.

New York State Department of Corrections Rules & Regs

NYDOCSS Current Laws, Rules and Directives and NYDOCSS Prisons Rules and Regulations

Lloyd Sealy Library holds the following historical New York State DOC Rules and Regulations:

New York (State). Department of Correctional Services. (1983) Standards of inmate behavior, all institutions : (rules, penalties and outline of procedures).  Albany: The Dept. Reference Law - KFN6181.5 .A33 1983 and Special Collections Room - KFN6181.5 .A33 1983

New York (State). Department of Correctional Services. (1980) Standards of inmate behavior, all institutions : (inmate rules, penalties and outline of procedures).  Albany: The Department.

Lloyd Sealy Library holds the following individual NYState DOC Prisons' Rules and Regulations:

Woodbourne Correctional Facility. (2000) Inmate handbook.  Woodbourne, N.Y.: Woodbourne Correctional Facility. Special Collections Room - HV9475 .N72 W668 2000

Green Haven Correctional Facility. (1975) Inmate handbook of rules and regulation.  Stormville, N.Y.: Green Haven Correctional Facility. Special Collections Room - HV9475 .N72 .G735 1975

New York City Department of Corrections Rules & Regulations

The NYC DOC commissioner publishes current directives regarding rules and procedures by title of directive. They include directions on what page in the current rules and procedure manual they are intended to replace. Many rules relating to NYC Jails and Corrections are also published in the NYC Rules and Regulations §39 (Dept. of Corrections) and §40 "Jail Regulations" (Board of Corrections).

Several historical NYC-DOC 'Rules & Regs.' are discussed on the New York Corrections History website.

The Lloyd Sealy Library holds the following historical NYC - DOC Rules and Regulations.

New York (N.Y.)., Department of Correction. (1995) Rules and regulations of the New York City Department of Correction. Flushing, N.Y.: Code 10-13 Pub. Co.

New York (N.Y.)., Department of Correction (1947) Rules and regulations and manual of procedure of the Department of Correction of the city of New York.

New York (N.Y.)., Department of Correction. (1940) Rules, regulations and procedure. New York: City of New York, Dept. of Correction.

The following titles are not held by the Lloyd Sealy Library but are available at the New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Franklin, T. M. (1880) Code of rules and regulations for the government of those employed at the N.Y. City Lunatic Asylum, Blackwell's Island.  New York: Department Press.

MacDonald, A. E. (1882)  Rules and regulations of the N.Y. City Asylum for the Insane, Ward's Island. New York: Printed by the Department press,