assembly Bill A5339

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the segregated confinement of pregnant inmates

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to correction
Feb 11, 2019 referred to correction

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A5339 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S799
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §137, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1347, S5729
2017-2018: A1610, S4795

A5339 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Restricts the segregated confinement of pregnant inmates to situations where there are exceptional circumstances which would create an unacceptable risk to other inmates or staff.

A5339 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5339

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROZIC,  ABINANTI,  AUBRY,  BARRETT,  BARRON,
  BICHOTTE, BLAKE, COLTON, CRESPO, DINOWITZ,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FAHY,  GOTT-
  FRIED,  HEVESI,  HUNTER,  JAFFEE,  JOYNER, LUPARDO, MOSLEY, O'DONNELL,
  PICHARDO, PEOPLES-STOKES, PERRY,  QUART,  RAIA,  L. ROSENTHAL,  STECK,
  STIRPE,  WALKER,  DE LA ROSA,  WEPRIN,  HYNDMAN, SIMOTAS, JEAN-PIERRE,
  SEAWRIGHT -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. ARROYO, BRAUNSTEIN,  COOK,
  DAVILA,  EPSTEIN, GALEF, GLICK, SIMON -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Correction

AN ACT to amend the  correction  law,  in  relation  to  the  segregated
  confinement of pregnant inmates

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 6 of  section  137  of
the  correction  law,  as  amended  by chapter 1 of the laws of 2008, is
amended to read as follows:
  Except as provided in paragraphs (d)  [and],  (e),  AND  (G)  of  this
subdivision,  the superintendent of a correctional facility may keep any
inmate confined in  a  cell  or  room,  apart  from  the  accommodations
provided  for inmates who are participating in programs of the facility,
for such period as may be necessary for maintenance of order  or  disci-
pline, but in any such case the following conditions shall be observed:
  §  2. Subdivision 6 of section 137 of the correction law is amended by
adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:
  (G) SEGREGATED CONFINEMENT IS PROHIBITED FOR PREGNANT INMATES, INMATES
WHO HAVE GIVEN BIRTH WITHIN THE PAST  EIGHT  WEEKS  AND  INMATE  MOTHERS
LIVING WITH INFANTS IN PRISON NURSERY PROGRAMS.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01007-01-9