senate Bill S1789A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes a pilot project for the placement of inmates close to home

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 03, 2014 reported and committed to finance
May 23, 2014 print number 1789a
amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 08, 2014 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 09, 2013 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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Jun 3, 2014 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S1789A
7
1
committee
7
Aye
1
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Crime Victims, Crime and Correction Committee Vote: Jun 3, 2014

nay (1)

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S1789 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2308A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §72-c, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6855, A9475

S1789 - 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.

S1789 - Sponsor Memo

S1789 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1789

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARK-
  ER, STAVISKY -- 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02561-01-3

Co-Sponsors

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S1789A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2308A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §72-c, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6855, A9475

S1789A (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.

S1789A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1789A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1789--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, PARK-
  ER, STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be
  committed  to  the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction --
  recommitted to the Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Correction in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

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-

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

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