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|Jan 04, 2012||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 06, 2011||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S1284
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1284 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Correction Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §76, Cor L
- Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1284 - Summary
Provides for notice by commissioner of correctional services of availability of medical, educational and other services, including alcohol and substance abuse treatment, to prisoners upon their release from state prison.
S1284 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S1284 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to services for inmates of state correctional facilities upon their release therefrom PURPOSE: Provides for notice of availability of services to prisoners upon their release from state prison and for the making of arrangements thereof. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The correction law is amended by adding a new section 76, that will require an exit interview for all inmates, to alert them to special programs in their communities such as medical services, HIV/AIDS services, education, alcohol or substance abuse treatment or mental health services. JUSTIFICATION: This proposed legislation addresses the critical need for prisoners, one in five of which is HIV infected and nearly that same proportion tests positive for tuberculosis, to be made aware of the health and educational services available to them in the communities they plan to re-enter upon release. The focus of the New York correctional program has been geared toward
S1284 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1284 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 6, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DUANE -- 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 services for inmates of state correctional facilities upon their release therefrom 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 76 to read as follows: S 76. NOTICE OF TRANSITIONAL SERVICES FOR INMATES RELEASED FROM CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES. 1. PRIOR TO THE RELEASE OF AN INMATE FROM A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, THE DEPARTMENT SHALL PROVIDE SUCH INMATE WITH INFORMATION ON TRANSITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE COUNTY OR CITY WHERE SUCH INMATE IS SCHEDULED TO BE RELEASED. SUCH INFORMATION SHALL INCLUDE REFERRALS TO PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE THE SUCCESSFUL AND PRODUCTIVE REENTRY AND REINTEGRATION OF AN INMATE INTO SOCIETY INCLUDING MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, HIV/AIDS SERVICES, EDUCATIONAL, VOCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, ALCOHOL OR SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT AND HOUSING SERVICES. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL MAINTAIN A CURRENT LIST OF TRANSITIONAL SERVICES WHICH SHALL BE UPDATED NO LESS THAN ANNUALLY IN ORDER TO EFFECTUATE THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION. 2. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL CONSULT WITH, AND BE ENTITLED TO RECEIVE THE ASSISTANCE OF, THE COMMISSIONERS OF EDUCATION, LABOR, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH AND THE OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS SECTION. THE DIVISION OF PAROLE SHALL ASSIST THE DEPARTMENT IN ANY MANNER NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT THE PURPOSES AND OBJECTIVES OF THIS SECTION ARE EFFECTIVELY ACCOMPLISHED. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- ment and/or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the imple- mentation of the foregoing section of this act on its effective date is authorized to be made on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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