On March 15, 2018, the Board's Executive Director Martha King and Board Member Robert Cohen provided testimony to City Council's Committee on Criminal Justice and Sub-Committee on Capital Budget. Read ED King's statement.
On February 20, 2018, BOC staff published two new reports. Each provides new data, findings, and recommendations on areas of concern in the NYC jails. Using data analysis and observations, the Assessment of the Transgender Housing Unit studies the Department of Correction’s alternative housing option for transgender women in custody.
The Splashing Report is a start toward establishing a better understanding of splashings and their prevalence in New York City jails, Board of Correction (BOC) staff reviewed all occurrences of splashings reported in 2017. While preliminary, this report represents the most comprehensive public empirical analysis. Splashings are incidents when a person in custody intentionally causes an employee to come into contact with a fluid (ranging from water and milk to bodily fluids as spit and urine).