senate Bill S3316

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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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 31 / Jan / 2013
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO CRIME VICTIMS, CRIME AND CORRECTION
  • 03 / Jun / 2014
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

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:
S3316
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §114, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S3283
2009-2010: S5037

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3316

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to
assuring rehabilitation programs for female inmates are 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.8172 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  3316

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY -- 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  corrections  and
community  supervision 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.
                                                           LBD06431-01-3

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