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New York

Map of New York with spikes representing the active metric for each facility.

1

660

1.3k

Spikes represent the cumulative cases in a facility for incarcerated people

Statewide among incarcerated people

Cases

Cumulative Case Rate

Data Grade

State Facilities

6,491

12%

F

Federal Facilities

597

14%

F

ICE Detention Centers

121

24%

F

Statewide among staff

Cases

Data Grade

State Facilities

5,106

F

Federal Facilities

Unavailable

F

ICE Detention Centers

Unavailable

F

Facilities by

FacilityIncarcerated PeopleStaff

New York City Jails

County Jails

1,324N/A

Elmira Correctional Facility

State Facilities

626N/A

Clinton Correctional Facility

State Facilities

379N/A

Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

Federal Facilities

337N/A

Franklin Correctional Facility

State Facilities

336N/A

Data Reporting & Quality Scorecard

Data Reporting
& Quality Grade
F

This scorecard assesses data reporting and quality for the state department of corrections in New York. Read more about our scoring methodology and to see how this jurisdiction compares to other state and federal systems.

Scores assessed as of April 12, 2021. Scores will be reevaluated on a monthly basis.

Data reporting for incarcerated people
Cumulative Casesreported at the facility level

By facility

Cumulative Deathsreported at the facility level

By facility

Active Casesnot reported

None

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Total Populationnot reported

None

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data reporting for staff
Cumulative Casesreported systemwide

Systemwide only

Cumulative Deathsreported systemwide

Systemwide only

Tests Administerednot reported

None

Vaccinationsnot reported

None

Data quality
Machine ReadableNo

No

Regularly UpdatedYes

Yes

Clearly DefinedNo

No

Contextualized HistoricallyNo

No

Legal Filings and Court Orders Related to COVID-19

9

number of courts

38

number of facilities

39

compassionate releases granted

71

filings coded by our team

Our project collaborates with Bronx Defenders, Columbia Law School’s Center for Institutional and Social Change, and Zealous to collect legal documents from around the country related to COVID-19 and incarceration. Together, we then organize and code them into the jointly managed Health is Justice litigation hub for public defenders, litigators, and other advocates. The majority of the legal documents in the Health is Justice litigation hub are federal court opinions, but we are expanding to state legal filings, declarations, and exhibits.

In addition to the Health is Justice litigation hub, our project also manages additional data self-reported by advocates regarding COVID-19-related legal filings involving incarcerated youth and individuals in immigration detention.

For more COVID-19-related legal filings, please visit the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, COVID-19 Special Collection.

Prison and Jail Releases Related to COVID-19

We collect data on jurisdictions across the U.S. that have released people from adult prison and jail custody in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JurisdictionFacility/facilitiesAuthorizing agent(s)Date*Overall population reduction/total number of releases**Population prior to releases***Known facility capacity****Release detailsSource
AlbanyAlbany County Correctional Facility1/20/20211043Minor offenses
ErieEire County Correctional Facility4/7/202017638Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence
ErieEire County Correctional Facility11/25/2020638Minor offenses, Short remaining sentence
MonroeMonroe County JailNYS Division of Parole3/28/202051
NYCCity-wideGovernor3/27/2020106Parole/probation violation
  1. For the most part, we only include release efforts where the data source includes some sort of programmatic description of who is being released (e.g., people with technical violations of parole, people charged with non-violent crimes, etc.). You can find our full prison releases dataset here and jail releases dataset here.

  2. *date of releases, if available. Otherwise, date on which releases first were reported.

  3. **total number of releases reported when available. Otherwise, the change in population to which the releases contributed is reported.

  4. ***last reported inmate population before releases were realized

  5. ****capacity is often determined differently across jurisdictions and some facilities often report more than one capacity number. In these cases, we report the higher of the figures available.

Grassroots and Community Organizing Efforts Related to COVID-19

Our team collects data on grassroots and community organizing efforts by incarcerated people, their families, community-based organizations, nonprofits, and advocates aimed at influencing government agencies to protect the lives of people incarcerated in prisons, jails, and detention centers against the threats posed by COVID-19.

Target facilityCountyDate of actionOrganizationType of effortInternal or externalEffort concernsSource
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Otisville Correctional FacilityStatewide3/27/2020Parole Preparation Project and the Release Aging People in Prison CampaignOnline Action, Car Rally Accelerated releases, Testing procedures
Crossroads Juvenile CenterBrooklyn4/12/20208 detained youth at Crossroads Juvenile CenterUprising/Protest–InternalExternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
Elmira Correctional FacilityChemung County10/26/2020Family members of inmates & Release Aging People in Prison, #HALTsolitary Campaign, Center for Community Alternatives, VOCAL-NY, New Hour for Women and Children, Free the People ROC, and UnchainedMarch/Protest–ExternalInternalAccelerated releases
ICE BUFFALO BATAVIA SERVICE PROCESSING CENTERGenesee2/21/2021 - 2/28/2021ICE detainees at Buffalo Federal Detention Facility in Batavia, NYHunger StrikeExternalAccelerated releases, Sanitation improvements
MDC ManhattanNew York County3/21/2020IWOC NYCPhone ZapInternalAccelerated releases, Testing procedures, Sanitation improvements
  1. You can find our full dataset here.