Who has correctional oversight in New York State?
Article XVII, section 5, of the New York State Constitution provides that there shall be a State Commission of Correction which shall visit and inspect all institutions used for the detention of sane adults charged with or convicted of a crime. Article 3, section 45, of the New York State Correction Law defines the functions, powers and duties of the Commission.
New York State Commission of Correction's organization and history
Description of the the New York State Commission of Correction mandate.