"The management and operation of prisons is difficult work. It requires an equal measure of patience, discipline and creativity. DOCCS is responsible for the care, custody, and treatment of individuals sentenced to state prison, working with these inmates to ensure successful re-entry into the community and supervising those who are placed on parole. That’s our Department’s mission and it’s the guide we follow to carry out the very serious responsibility entrusted to us.
The material contained within this Fact Sheet is based on statistical information compiled by DOCCS and it is intended to provide insight into the function and operation of the Department’s 54 facilities that house approximately 51,200 inmates and the 35,500 parolees under DOCCS’ responsibility."