The New York City Board of Correction (BOC) is a nine-person, non-judicial oversight board that regulates, monitors, and inspects the correctional facilities of the City.
The Board of Correction carries out independent oversight and enacts regulations to support safer, fairer, smaller, and more humane NYC jails.
It is one of the earliest independent oversight Boards of custodial and detention settings in the United States. Its original Board members were appointed in 1957. In 1977, the Board's role was expanded and it became more independent, gaining its own staff and budget.
The City Charter mandates the Board's five functions: