senate Bill S3283

Requires that rehabilitation programs for female inmates in state correctional facilities be equivalent to those provided to male inmates elsewhere in the state

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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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  • 15 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • NOTICE OF COMMITTEE CONSIDERATION - REQUESTED
  • 12 / Mar / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Requires that rehabilitation programs for female inmates in state correctional facilities be equivalent to those provided to male inmates of correctional facilities elsewhere in the state; provides that such rehabilitation programs shall include, but not be limited to, vocational, academic and industrial programs.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S3283
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §114, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Cycle:
S5037

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3283

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the correction law, in relation to assuring rehabilitation
programs for female inmates equivalent to programs afforded male
inmates

PURPOSE OF BILL:
To extend to the female inmate population, anywhere in the State, the
same opportunity to participate in programs of rehabilitation that
are afforded to the male inmate population, thereby increasing the
skills available to these women, while incarcerated, for which they
may train to seek employment upon their release.

EFFECTS OF PRESENT LAW WHICH THIS BILL WOULD ALTER:
Adds new §114 to the Correction Law.

JUSTIFICATION:;
Women are now entering non-traditional occupations in great numbers,
such as construction and building maintenance. Such work can be a
major route out of poverty and help end recidivism for women,
inasmuch as the wages for such work are greater than wages earned by
women in traditionally female occupations.

Many of the vocational and industrial programs offered to men train
them to work in these occupations upon release. Without the
appropriate skills, women will have more difficulty competing for
those jobs upon their release from incarceration. This legislation
will provide that there are relevant programs providing marketable
skills and training available to incarcerated women.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2009-10; S.5037 Referred to Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
2008; A.3126 Passed Assembly
2007; A.3126 Passed Assembly
2005-06; A.8173 Passed the Assembly
2004; A.4302 Assembly Calendar
2003; A.4302 Assembly Calendar
2002; A.4434 Rules Committee
2001; A.4434 Assembly Calendar
2000; A.3631 Rules Committee
1999; A.3631 Corrections Committee
1997-98; A.3889 Corrections Committee
1996; A.2336 Corrections Committee
1995; A.2336 Ways and Means Committee
1994; A.3518 Corrections Committee
1993; A.3518 Ways and Means Committee
1991-92; A.2718 Ways and Means Committee
1989-90; A.5728 Ways and Means Committee
1987-88; A.3493 Corrections Committee
1985-86; A.2944 Corrections Committee

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:
Approximately $100,000


EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect on the 60th day after it shall have become
a law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3283

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 15, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Crime  Victims,
  Crime and Correction

AN  ACT  to  amend the correction law, in relation to assuring rehabili-
  tation programs for female inmates are equivalent to programs afforded
  male inmates

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The correction law is amended by adding a new section 114
to read as follows:
  S 114.  REHABILITATION PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN; TO BE COMMENSURATE TO THOSE
AFFORDED MEN.  IN ANY STATE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY  IN  WHICH  WOMEN  ARE
DETAINED  IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE WARDEN OR THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE
OFFICER OF SUCH FACILITY TO ASSURE THAT SUCH WOMEN  BE  PROVIDED  EQUIV-
ALENT  PROGRAMS  OF  REHABILITATION,  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VOCA-
TIONAL, ACADEMIC AND INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMS, WITHIN THE APPROPRIATION  MADE
THEREFOR,  AS  ARE  PROVIDED  TO MALE INMATES OF CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES
ELSEWHERE IN THE STATE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law;  provided  that  the  commissioner of correctional
services is authorized to promulgate any and all rules  and  regulations
and  take  any  other  measures necessary to implement the provisions of
this act on its effective date on or before such effective date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06436-01-1

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