N.Y. Correction Law Section 116
incarcerated individuals’ funds

The warden or superintendent of each of the institutions within the jurisdiction of the department of corrections and community supervision shall deposit at least once in each week to his or her credit as such warden, or superintendent, in such bank or banks as may be designated by the comptroller, all the moneys received by him or her as such warden, or superintendent, as incarcerated individuals’ funds, and send to the comptroller and also to the commissioner monthly, a statement showing the amount so received and deposited. Such statement of deposits shall be certified by the proper officer of the bank receiving such deposit or deposits. The warden, or superintendent, shall also verify by his or her affidavit that the sum so deposited is all the money received by him or her as incarcerated individuals’ funds during the month. Any bank in which such deposits shall be made shall, before receiving any such deposits, file a bond with the comptroller of the state, subject to his or her approval, for such sum as he or she shall deem necessary. Upon a certificate of approval issued by the director of the budget, pursuant to the provisions of State Finance Law § 53 (Special emergency appropriations)section fifty-three of the state finance law, the amount of interest, if any, heretofore accrued and hereafter to accrue on moneys so deposited, heretofore and hereafter credited to the warden, or superintendent, by the bank from time to time, shall be available for expenditure by the warden, or superintendent, subject to the direction of the commissioner, for welfare work among the incarcerated individuals in his or her custody. The withdrawal of moneys so deposited by such warden, or superintendent, as incarcerated individuals’ funds, including any interest so credited, shall be subject to his or her check. Each warden, or superintendent, shall each month provide the comptroller and also the commissioner with a record of all withdrawals from incarcerated individuals’ funds. As used in this section, the term “ incarcerated individuals’ funds” means the funds in the possession of the incarcerated individual at the time of his or her admission into the institution, funds earned by him or her as provided in § 187 (Earnings of incarcerated individuals)section one hundred eighty-seven of this chapter and any other funds received by him or her or on his or her behalf and deposited with such warden or superintendent in accordance with the rules and regulations of the commissioner. Whenever the total unencumbered value of funds in an incarcerated individual’s account exceeds ten thousand dollars, the superintendent shall give written notice to the office of victim services.

Source: Section 116 — incarcerated individuals' funds, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COR/116 (updated Aug. 13, 2021; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Powers and duties of commissioner relating to correctional facilities and community supervision
Absence of incarcerated individual for funeral and deathbed visits authorized
Rehabilitation programs for women
Fiscal accounts and records
incarcerated individuals’ funds
Estimates of expenses
Custody and supervision of persons in Westchester county correctional facilities
Daily report concerning incarcerated individuals
Custody and supervision of persons in correctional facilities
Private ownership or operation of correctional facilities
Control of fiscal transactions and recovery of debts
Incarcerated individuals’ money, clothing and other property
Punishment of superintendent for neglect of duty
Custody of incarcerated individual sentenced to death and commuted by governor
Retaking of an escaped incarcerated individual
Superintendent to report concerning incarcerated individual believed mentally ill when crime was committed
Religious dietary requirements
Correctional education
Program of treatment, control, discipline at correctional facilities
Institutional rules and regulations for incarcerated individuals at all correctional facilities
Notification of visitation policies
Grievance procedures
Provision for routine medical, dental and mental health services and treatment
Contagious disease in facility
Fire in facility
Custody of persons convicted of crimes against the United States
Persons authorized to visit correctional facilities
Noncitizen incarcerated individuals of correctional facilities
Psychiatric and diagnostic clinics
Released incarcerated individuals

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Aug. 13, 2021

§ 116’s source at nysenate​.gov

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