Our audit found that DOC’s commissaries are providing the intended services for the inmates but that the controls need to be strengthened to prevent duplicate payments to vendors and waste, and to ensure proper accounting for inventory.
The Department of Correction (DOC) is on the Comptroller’s Agency Watch List for the second consecutive
year. First announced in 2018, the Agency Watch List spotlights city agencies that raise the most budgetary
concerns due to rapidly increased spending and meager measurable results.
“The Agency Watch List spotlights city agencies that raise the most budgetary concerns due to rapidly increased spending and meager measurable results. The following report reviews trends to evaluate the effectiveness of agency spending in achieving the Administration’s stated goals.”
Due to the COVID- 19 crisis, the Board of Correction (BOC) will not be submitting its first progress report (due July 1, 2020) on the impact on incarcerated individuals of closing jails on Rikers Island and constructing new facilities to replace such jails as required by Law 192 of 2019.
Pursuant to Local Law 84 of 2015, the following data represents the number of incarcerated individuals who were awaiting transfer to the custody of the New York State Department of Health, New York State Office of Mental Health, and the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities.