senate Bill S2659

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Restricts the use of segregated confinement and creates alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
Jan 27, 2015 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S2659 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4401
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§137, 2, 401-a & 45, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S6466A, A8588A

S2659 - Summary

Restricts the use of segregated confinement and creates alternative therapeutic and rehabilitative confinement options; limits the length of time a person may be in segregated confinement and excludes certain persons from being placed in segregated confinement.

S2659 - Sponsor Memo

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