assembly Bill A4339

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to correction
Feb 04, 2019 referred to correction


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A4339 (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Add §72-c, Cor L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:

A4339 (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.

A4339 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2019

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  WEPRIN,  D'URSO, GOTTFRIED, RIVERA, HYNDMAN,
  WRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of  A.  COOK  --  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


  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-
  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:

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