|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 03, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 31, 2013||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S3316
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S3316 - Details
S3316 - 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.
S3316 - 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
S3316 - Bill Text download pdf
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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