assembly Bill A10204

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Mar 26, 2018 referred to correction

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A10204 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7757
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §72-c, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A4339, S1341

A10204 (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.

A10204 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10204

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 26, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WEPRIN -- 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

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  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".
  §  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-
ment.
  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.
  § 3. The correction law is amended by adding a  new  section  72-c  to
read as follows:
  §  72-C.  PILOT PROJECT FOR THE PLACEMENT OF INMATES CLOSE TO HOME. 1.
THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT  PROGRAM  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF
HOUSING  INMATES  WHO  ARE PARENTS OF MINOR CHILDREN IN THE CORRECTIONAL
FACILITY WHICH IS LOCATED IN CLOSEST PROXIMITY TO THE PRIMARY  PLACE  OF
RESIDENCE  OF  ANY  SUCH INMATE'S MINOR CHILD OR CHILDREN UNDER EIGHTEEN
YEARS OF AGE, PROVIDED THAT SUCH PLACEMENT  IS  OTHERWISE  SUITABLE  AND