N.Y. Correction Law Section 866
Establishment of shock incarceration program


The commissioner, guided by consideration for the safety of the community and the welfare of the incarcerated individual, shall promulgate rules and regulations for the shock incarceration program. Such rules and regulations shall reflect the purpose of the program and shall include, but not be limited to, selection criteria, incarcerated individual discipline, programming and supervision, and program structure and administration.


The commissioner shall appoint or cause to be appointed a shock incarceration selection committee at one or more designated correctional facilities, which shall meet on a regularly scheduled basis to review all eligible incarcerated individuals transferred to such facility for screening and all applications for the shock incarceration program.


Shock incarceration programs may be established only at institutions classified by the commissioner as shock incarceration facilities.


The department may contract with the division of substance abuse services for the provision of such services as may be required to assure the success of the program.


The department shall conduct an ongoing evaluation of the program to ensure that the programmatic objectives are met. The department shall undertake studies and prepare reports periodically on the impact of the program.

Source: Section 866 — Establishment of shock incarceration program, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COR/866 (updated Aug. 13, 2021; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

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Aug. 13, 2021

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