An incarcerated individual participating in a work release program shall not, merely by reason of such participation, be deemed an agent, employee or servant of the state while outside the premises of an institution pursuant to the terms of a work release program.

Terms Used In N.Y. Correction Law 861

  • Institution: means any institution under the jurisdiction of the state department of corrections and community supervision or an institution designated by the commissioner pursuant to section seventy-two-a of this chapter. See N.Y. Correction Law 851
  • Work release program: means a program under which eligible incarcerated individuals may be granted the privilege of leaving the premises of an institution for a period not exceeding fourteen hours in any day for the purpose of on-the-job training or employment, or for any matter necessary to the furtherance of any such purposes. See N.Y. Correction Law 851