assembly Bill A3820

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Directs the department of corrections and community supervision to test a program of supplying inmates with tablets for educational and recreational means

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to ways and means
May 16, 2017 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 30, 2017 referred to correction

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A3820 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6163
Law Section:
Correctional Services
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A6274
2021-2022: A4466

A3820 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the department of corrections and community supervision to test a program of supplying inmates with tablets for educational and recreational means.

A3820 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3820

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 30, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Correction

AN ACT directing the department of corrections and community supervision
  to  test  a  program of supplying inmates with tablets for educational
  and recreational means

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  finding. The bureau of prisons offers secure
email service to all federal inmates nationwide. County jails in  numer-
ous  states  have  found  that  granting  inmates access to tablets with
educational and recreational programs  including  secure  email  reduces
idle time, improves morale and increases inmate productivity. Therefore,
the  legislature finds that it would be beneficial for the department of
corrections and community supervision operate a pilot  program  to  test
the  benefit  of providing secure email and other electronic programs to
inmates.
  § 2. The department of corrections  and  community  supervision  shall
develop  and  implement a pilot program to test the benefit of a tablet-
based portfolio of educational  and  recreation  programs,  including  a
secured  email  program, to improve inmate communication with his or her
family, attorney, community members  and  organizations,  and  with  the
department itself. Such pilot program shall include no fewer than thirty
non-internet based tablet devices providing a secure email communication
program  in  addition  to  educational  and  recreational programs which
consider the unique needs and circumstances  of  the  inmate  population
including  factors  related  to  health, age, education, religion, voca-
tional training and other determining characteristics as the  department
may deem appropriate. One year after the department shall have commenced
the  pilot  program  the department shall issue a report to the governor
and the legislature on the impact of the pilot program on facility safe-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09200-01-7