assembly Bill A6540

2015-2016 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to correction
Mar 26, 2015 referred to correction



A6540 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §72-c, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9475, S6855
2013-2014: A2308, S1789
2017-2018: S1096, S5701

A6540 (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.

A6540 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 26, 2015

Introduced  by  M. of A. CRESPO -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. AUBRY,
  LENTOL, PERRY -- read once and referred to the Committee on 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


  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-
  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:

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