The following is a list of sites that can help you better navigate the New York State and Federal criminal justice system.
NY Courts Website
Extensive information can be found here about the courts of New York.
NYC Department of Corrections Website
This site can be used to track inmates housed in Rikers Island. The Inmate Lookup option will give you detailed information about the inmate.
NYS Department of Corrections Website
Information about sentenced defendants can be found on this website. The Inmate Lookup link will provide information about the conviction and release date.
Public Access to Court Electronic Records
This site provides public access to information on federal cases.
The Laws of New York
This site provides a comprehensive database of all the laws of New York State, including the Penal Law, the Criminal Procedure Law, the Civil Practice Law and Rules, and the Vehicle and Traffic Law
Sentencing Guidelines Calculator
A web based calculator to federal sentencing ranges. This should not be used as a substitute to legal research and legal advice from a professional.
New York Sentencing Calculator
A web based calculator to New York sentencing ranges. This should not be used as a substitute to legal research and legal advice from a professional.
Find Law Resources
This site gives you access to many New York Laws, especially the New York City Administrative Code which is often used in issuing summonses and citations
This is a for-profit site that can be used to add money to an inmate’s commissary fund.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Use this site to locate an inmate in federal custody.