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Mr. Brian Fischer

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Hudson Link

HQ Phone: (914) 941-0794

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Hudson Link

P.O. Box 862

Ossining, New York 10562

United States

Company Description

"Hudson Link is demonstrating that prison education is a fiscally sound and humanitarian effort that provides public safety for everyone." Brian Fischer is a recently retired Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Sup ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Adjunct Professor

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Commissioner

Department of Corrections

Commissioner

New York State Department

Deputy Superintendent

New York State Department

Commissioner

DOCS

Supervising Superintendent

DOCS

Superintendent

Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Warden

Sing Sing Correctional Facility

Commissioner

NYS Department of Correctional Services

Commissioner

New York State Department of Corrections

Affiliations

Board Member
Puppies Behind Bars Inc

Secretary
Department of Corrections

Education

Master's Degree

Professional Studies

Bachelor's Degree

Psychology

Master's Degree

Guidance and Counseling

Web References (196 Total References)


Leadership | www.hudsonlink.org

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Brian Fischer, Board Member


Brian Fischer, Board Member | www.hudsonlink.org

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Brian Fischer, Board Member

"Hudson Link is demonstrating that prison education is a fiscally sound and humanitarian effort that provides public safety for everyone."
Brian Fischer is a recently retired Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision after 44 years of dedicated service. Commissioner Fischer leads the nation's fourth-largest state correctional system with 57,069 offenders incarcerated in 67 facilities and is responsible for the community supervision of 37,917 parolees.
He has served on the Board of Directors at Hudson Link since 2007. His knowledge, experience and dedication to enhancing efficacy and improving offender programs within New York's prison system have been integral to Hudson Link's success, and consequently, to the success of our graduates.
In addition to college programs, Mr. Fischer has championed services for inmates with serious mental health needs, and implemented several non-traditional programs, including some of which have become models for other prisons: transitional re-entry programs, theater, in addition to domestic violence and parenting skills for men. He knows the value of these programs in fostering the very best individual human potential while benefitting, ultimately, the whole of society.
"It is a win-win situation," he says. "And Hudson Link enables that potential, the key being its willingness to look at what can be, rather than what was, for those who seek our help."
Mr. Fischer also sits on the board of Puppies Behind Bars, a program that allows inmates to raise puppies that are then trained to be Seeing Eye dogs and, most recently, as special service dogs for disabled veterans.
He has been an adjunct professor at both Pace University and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Commissioner Fischer has received recognition by a number of organizations, most recently:
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Mr. Fischer was born in Brooklyn and has lived most of his life in Rockland County. He is married and has two grown sons. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling, and a Master's Degree in Professional Studies.
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Brian Fischer


Board of Directors | Puppies Behind Bars

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Brian Fischer

Commissioner, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (ret.)


Department of Corrections ...

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Department of Corrections Commissioner Brian Fischer


Past Conferences

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Some of the nation's leading corrections chiefs, including Matthew Cate, Secretary of California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, and New York State Corrections chief Brian Fischer came together for a candid conversation about the state of the nation's prison systems and the impact of early release legislation.

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