ALBANY – The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision today announced it has extended the validation period of the Standard Offender Identification card that is issued to newly-released offenders from 60-days to 90-days.

DOCCS Commissioner Brian Fischer said, “As of July 2nd, in an effort to ease the transition of offenders returning to the community after a period of incarceration, DOCCS extended the expiration of the Standard Offender Identification card by 30 days. By extending the validation period of the ID Cards issued by the Department, we’re acting upon recommendations received from our Community Supervision staff who suggested this modification at a recently completed labor/management summit. The additional 30 days will provide released offenders an additional opportunity to acquire their community-based identification, which is considered a critical stepping stone to an offender’s successful transition to the community.” read the entire press release here