Jail Regulations

The Board of Correction establishes and ensures compliance with minimum standards regulating conditions of confinement and correctional health and mental health care in all City correctional facilities. These standards are compiled in the Rules of the City of New York, Title 40.

Minimum Standards

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Mental Health Minimum Standards

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Health Care Minimum Standards

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Elimination of Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Correctional Facilities

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Variances

The Department of Correction and NYC Health and Hospitals may apply for a variance from a specific subdivision or section of the minimum standards, mental health care minimum standards or health care minimum standards when compliance cannot be achieved or continued.

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