|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 04, 2019||referred to correction|
assembly Bill A4339
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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 ________________________________________________________________________ 4339 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 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: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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