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|Jan 06, 2016||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
|Jan 27, 2015||referred to crime victims, crime and correction|
senate Bill S2659
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S2659 - Details
S2659 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2659 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the correction law, in relation to restricting the use of segregated confinement and creating alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options PURPOSE: This bill will be known as the "Humane Alternatives to Long-Term Solitary Confinement" Act (the HALT Solitary Confinement Act.) This bill would limit the time an inmate can spend in segregated confinement, end the segregated confinement of vulnerable people, restrict the criteria that can result in such confinement, improve conditions of confinement, and create more humane and effective alternatives to such confinement. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 states the purpose of the bill. Section 2 clarifies that the bill's provisions apply to all types and locations of segregated confinement. Section 3 defines "special populations"; "emergency", "short-term" and "extended segregated confinement"; and "residential rehabilitation units".
S2659 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2659 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 27, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sens. PERKINS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HOYLMAN, KRUEGER, MONT- GOMERY, PARKER, PERALTA, SAMPSON, SANDERS -- 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 restricting the use of segregated confinement and creating alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 137 of the correction law is amended by adding a new subdivision 5-a to read as follows: 5-A. THE USE OF SEGREGATED CONFINEMENT, EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN SPECIAL POPULATIONS, AND LENGTH OF TIME ANY PERSON CAN SPEND IN SEGREGATED CONFINEMENT SHALL BE RESTRICTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH PARAGRAPHS (G), (H), (I), (J), (K), (L), (M), AND (N) OF SUBDIVISION SIX OF THIS SECTION OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW. S 2. Subdivision 23 of section 2 of the correction law, as added by chapter 1 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 23. "Segregated confinement" means the [disciplinary] confinement, OTHER THAN FOR EMERGENCY CONFINEMENT AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION THIRTY-THREE OF THIS SECTION, OR FOR DOCUMENTED MEDICAL REASONS OR MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCIES, of an inmate in a special housing unit or in a separate keeplock housing unit OR ANY FORM OF KEEPLOCK, OR CELL CONFINEMENT FOR MORE THAN SEVENTEEN HOURS A DAY OTHER THAN IN A FACILI- TY-WIDE LOCKDOWN. Special housing units and separate keeplock units are housing units that consist of cells grouped so as to provide separation from the general population, and may be used to house inmates confined pursuant to the disciplinary procedures described in regulations. S 3. Section 2 of the correction law is amended by adding five new subdivisions 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36 to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06950-01-5
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