New York Correction Law
Sec. § 158
Designation of Place of Confinement

The commissioner may designate as a place of confinement of a prisoner any available, suitable and appropriate correctional institution or facility whether maintained by the city, state or federal government and may at any time transfer a prisoner from one place of confinement to another. Where such designation or transfer is to either a state or federal correctional institution or facility, it shall be subject to the prior approval of the appropriate person or agency having jurisdiction and control over such facility and upon such terms and conditions as such person or agency deems appropriate.
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