New York Correction Law
Disposition of Earnings
The earnings of a prisoner participating in a work release program, less any payroll deductions required or authorized by law, shall be deposited with the department in a trust fund account. Such earnings shall not be subject to attachment or garnishment in the hands of the department. The commissioner is authorized to provide for disbursements from the trust fund account for any or all of the following purposes:
1. Such costs incident to the prisoners confinement as the commissioner deems appropriate and reasonable.
2. Such costs related to the prisoners work release program as the commissioner deems appropriate and reasonable.
3. Support of the prisoners dependents.
4. Payment of court fines, mandatory surcharge, sex offender registration fee, DNA databank fee, restitution or reparation, or forfeitures. The balance of such earnings, if any, after disbursements for any of the foregoing purposes shall be paid to the prisoner upon termination of his imprisonment.