senate Bill S4784

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


  • Introduced
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  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

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Mar 01, 2017 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

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S4784 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3080
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§137, 2, 401-a & 45, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S2659, A4401
2013-2014: S6466A, A8588A

S4784 - 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.

S4784 - Sponsor Memo

S4784 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4784

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 1, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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:
  32.  "SPECIAL  POPULATIONS"  MEANS ANY PERSON: (A) TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF
AGE OR YOUNGER; (B) FIFTY-FIVE YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER; (C) WITH  A  DISA-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08286-01-7

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