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|Feb 01, 2013||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S3369
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- Passed Senate
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S3369 - Details
S3369 - 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.
S3369 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3369 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to assuring rehabilitation programs for female inmates 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 rehabili- tation that are afforded to the male inmate population, thereby increas- ing 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: There is a disparity in the types and numbers of voca- tional and industrial Programs and classes accessible to women inmates during their incarceration as compared to those accessible to male inmates. Far fewer vocational programs are offered in state correction- al facilities for women as compared to men and the ones offered include traditionally female occupations. Far fewer industrial training shops are offered in female facilities as compared to male facilities/ Where programs are available in women facilities, there are long wait lists such that those signed up may be released without having an opportunity to gain the skills they signed up for. Women are now entering non-tradi- tional occupations in great numbers, such as construction and building
S3369 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3369 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 1, 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 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. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL TAKE STEPS TO ENSURE, TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PRACTICABLE WITHIN AVAILABLE APPROPRIATIONS, THAT PROGRAMS OF REHABILITATION, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO VOCATIONAL, ACADEMIC AND INDUSTRIAL PROGRAMS, IN ALL CORREC- TIONAL FACILITIES IN WHICH WOMEN ARE DETAINED ARE COMPARABLE TO SUCH PROGRAMS PROVIDED TO MALE INMATES AND ARE DESIGNED TO ASSIST INMATES TO OBTAIN STABLE AND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT UPON RELEASE. S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have become a law; provided that the commissioner of correctional services 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. LBD06409-01-3
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