N.Y. Correction Law Section 860
Disposition of earnings

The earnings of an incarcerated individual participating in a work release program, less any payroll deductions required or authorized by law, shall be turned over to the warden who shall deposit such receipts as incarcerated individuals’ funds pursuant to § 116 (incarcerated individuals’ funds)section one hundred sixteen of this chapter. Such receipts shall not be subject to attachment or garnishment in the hands of the warden. The commissioner of correction may authorize the warden to make disbursements of such receipts, and such receipts may be disbursed, for any or all of the following purposes:


Appropriate and reasonable costs related to the incarcerated individual’s participation in the work release program;


Support of the incarcerated individual’s dependents;


Payment of fines imposed by any court;


Payment of any court ordered restitution or reparation to the victim of the incarcerated individual’s crime.


Purchases by the incarcerated individual from the commissary of the institution. The balance of such receipts, if any, after disbursements for the foregoing purposes shall be paid to the incarcerated individual upon termination of his or her imprisonment.

Source: Section 860 — Disposition of earnings, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COR/860 (updated Aug. 13, 2021; accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

Nov. 25, 2023

Last modified:
Aug. 13, 2021

§ 860’s source at nysenate​.gov

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