New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision Announces Vaccination Campaign

On June 30, 2021, DOCCS Commissioner Anthony Annucci announced incentives to encourage people in prison to get vaccinated. Going forward, DOCCS will randomly select five fully vaccinated people from each facility to receive a care package worth up to $75.00. The care package will consist of the most popular food items sold in the commissary at the prison where the individual is living. In addition, upon completion of the vaccination campaign, DOCCS will award a facility barbecue to vaccinated people at six facilities with the highest rate of vaccination. Two facilities will be selected from each of the categories described below:


Category 1 – incarcerated population capacity 800 and above

Category 2 – incarcerated population capacity 400 – 799

Category 3 – incarcerated population capacity 399 and below

NYDOCCS Vaccination Incentive

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