|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 29, 2012||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S6855
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee
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S6855 (ACTIVE) - Details
S6855 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a pilot project for placement of inmates close to home; provides that such project would house inmates who are parents of minor children in the correctional facility located in closest proximity to the primary place of residence of any such inmate's minor child or children.
S6855 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6855 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to establishing the pilot project for the placement of inmates close to home; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof PURPOSE: To conduct a pilot program placing certain inmates in facilities closer to the communities where their children reside SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill is the legislative intent. Section two of the bill is the name of this act which shall be the "pilot Project for Placement of Inmates Close to Home". Section three of this bill establishes the pilot program in a facility of the Department of Corrections' choosing which will house inmate volunteers whose minor children reside close to the facility in order to facilitate visitation between the inmate parent and his or her child. The Office of Children and Family Services and/or the local district social services offices will be consulted as to the appropriateness of visitation before any inmate is admitted to the program. Further, an independent, academic analysis is required to determine the effective- ness of this pilot and make recommendations, if any, for expansion and
S6855 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6855 I N S E N A T E March 29, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RIVERA -- 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 establishing the pilot project for the placement of inmates close to home; and provid- ing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "pilot project for the placement of inmates close to home". S 2. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds and declares that research shows inmates who maintain family ties during incarcera- tion have lower rates of recidivism than inmates who do not. Further, most inmates are parents, and more than 80,000 children in the state of New York have a parent incarcerated in the state prison system. The legislature further finds that the department of corrections and community supervision should consider proximity to minor children among the key criteria of security and health and program needs when determin- ing prison assignments and transfers of parents, and should support increased access of children to their incarcerated parents through the use of technology and programs currently available within the depart- ment. The legislature therefore declares that there is a need to develop classification criteria that would place inmates in proximity to their family members and home communities, and in particular for those inmates who are parents of minor children in the appropriate correctional facil- ity located closest to those children provided such placement is other- wise appropriate and suitable, and would facilitate increased contact between such inmate and his or her child or children. S 3. The correction law is amended by adding a new section 72-c to read as follows: S 72-C. PILOT PROJECT FOR THE PLACEMENT OF INMATES CLOSE TO HOME. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM AT A DESIGNATED CORREC- TIONAL FACILITY FOR THE PURPOSE OF HOUSING INMATES WHO ARE PARENTS OF EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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