senate Bill S5701A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

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

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to crime victims, crime and correction
May 16, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Apr 28, 2017 print number 5701a
Apr 28, 2017 amend and recommit to crime victims, crime and correction
Apr 26, 2017 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

Votes

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May 16, 2017 - Crime Victims, Crime and Correction committee Vote

S5701
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1
committee
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Aye
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Nay
7
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 16, 2017

nay (1)

S5701 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7527
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §72-c, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6855
2013-2014: S1789
2015-2016: S1474
2019-2020: A6818

S5701 - Summary

Establishes a pilot project for placement of female inmates close to home; provides that such project would house inmates who are mothers 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.

S5701 - Sponsor Memo

S5701 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5701

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- 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 establishing the
  pilot project for the placement of female inmates close to  home;  and
  providing 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 female inmates close to home".
  §  2.  Legislative  intent.  The legislature hereby finds and declares
that research shows female  inmates  who  maintain  family  ties  during
incarceration have lower rates of recidivism than inmates who do not.
  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 mothers, and should support
increased access of children to their incarcerated mothers  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 female inmates in proximity to
their family members and home communities, and in particular  for  those
inmates who are mothers of minor children in the appropriate correction-
al facility located closest to those children provided such placement is
otherwise  appropriate  and  suitable,  and  would  facilitate increased
contact between such female inmate and 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 FEMALE INMATES CLOSE TO
HOME. 1.  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL ESTABLISH A PILOT PROGRAM AT  A  DESIG-

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

Co-Sponsors

S5701A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7527
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §72-c, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6855
2013-2014: S1789
2015-2016: S1474
2019-2020: A6818

S5701A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a pilot project for placement of female inmates close to home; provides that such project would house inmates who are mothers 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.

S5701A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5701A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 5701--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 26, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HAMILTON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Crime Victims,  Crime  and
  Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  correction law, in relation to establishing the
  pilot project for the placement of female inmates close to  home;  and
  providing 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 female inmates close to home".
  §  2.  Legislative  intent.  The legislature hereby finds and declares
that research shows female  inmates  who  maintain  family  ties  during
incarceration have lower rates of recidivism than inmates who do not.
  The  legislature  further finds that approximately 75% of incarcerated
women are parents and over 80,000 minor children have a parent incarcer-
ated in a state prison.
  The legislature further finds that an estimated 8 in 10 women in state
prison have experienced severe abuse as children and an estimated  9  in
10 have endured physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes.
  The  legislature further finds that as of 2010, more than 42% of women
in New York's prisons had been diagnosed with a serious  mental  illness
and  proximity  to  supporting  family  and friends has a direct link to
recovery.
  The legislature further finds that nearly 54% of  women  prisoners  do
not  have a high school diploma and 35% read at an eighth grade level or
below and need assistance in maintaining connections with their families
once incarcerated.
  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-

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

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