assembly Bill A2277A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

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

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2021 print number 2277a
Feb 05, 2021 amend and recommit to correction
Jan 14, 2021 referred to correction

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A2277 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2836
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§137, 138, 2, 401, 401-a, 500-k & 45, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8588, S6466
2015-2016: A4401, S2659
2017-2018: A3080, S3824, S4784
2019-2020: A2500, S1623

A2277 - 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.

A2277 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2277
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. AUBRY, STIRPE, EPSTEIN, REYES, ZEBROWSKI, FERNAN-
   DEZ,  SAYEGH,  TAYLOR,  QUART,  D. ROSENTHAL, FALL, EICHENSTEIN, CRUZ,
   DARLING, NIOU, FRONTUS, HEVESI, DE LA ROSA, WEPRIN, JACOBSON, DICKENS,
   BURGOS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  ABINANTI,  BARRETT,  BARRON,
   BENEDETTO,  BICHOTTE HERMELYN, BRONSON, CAHILL, CARROLL, COLTON, COOK,
   CUSICK, DAVILA, DILAN,  DINOWITZ,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  FAHY,  GALEF,  GLICK,
   GOTTFRIED, HUNTER, HYNDMAN, JEAN-PIERRE, JOYNER, KIM, LAVINE, LUPARDO,
   OTIS,  PEOPLES-STOKES,  PERRY,  PICHARDO,  PRETLOW, RAMOS, RICHARDSON,
   J. RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ, L. ROSENTHAL, ROZIC, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON,  SOLAGES,
   STECK,  THIELE, VANEL, WALKER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on 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. 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 of
 an inmate in [a special housing unit or in a separate  keeplock  housing
 unit.    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] ANY FORM OF
 CELL CONFINEMENT FOR MORE THAN SEVENTEEN HOURS A DAY  OTHER  THAN  IN  A
 FACILITY-WIDE  EMERGENCY  OR  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF PROVIDING MEDICAL OR
 MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT. CELL CONFINEMENT THAT  IS  IMPLEMENTED  DUE  TO
 MEDICAL  OR  MENTAL  HEALTH TREATMENT SHALL BE WITHIN A CLINICAL AREA IN
 THE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY OR IN AS  CLOSE  PROXIMITY  TO  A  MEDICAL  OR
 MENTAL HEALTH UNIT AS POSSIBLE.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00393-01-1

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A2277A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2836
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§137, 138, 2, 401, 401-a, 500-k & 45, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A8588, S6466
2015-2016: A4401, S2659
2017-2018: A3080, S3824, S4784
2019-2020: A2500, S1623

A2277A (ACTIVE) - 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.

A2277A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2277--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 14, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. AUBRY, STIRPE, EPSTEIN, REYES, ZEBROWSKI, FERNAN-
   DEZ,  SAYEGH,  TAYLOR,  QUART,  D. ROSENTHAL, FALL, EICHENSTEIN, CRUZ,
   DARLING, NIOU, FRONTUS, HEVESI, DE LA ROSA, WEPRIN, JACOBSON, DICKENS,
   BURGOS,  ANDERSON,   KELLES,   GONZALEZ-ROJAS,   GALLAGHER,   BURDICK,
   MITAYNES, MEEKS, JACKSON, FORREST, MAMDANI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M.
   of  A.  ABINANTI, BARRETT, BARRON, BENEDETTO, BICHOTTE HERMELYN, BRON-
   SON, CAHILL, CARROLL, COLTON, COOK, CUSICK, DAVILA,  DILAN,  DINOWITZ,
   ENGLEBRIGHT,   FAHY,   GALEF,   GLICK,   GOTTFRIED,  HUNTER,  HYNDMAN,
   JEAN-PIERRE,  JOYNER,  KIM,  LAVINE,  LUPARDO,  OTIS,  PEOPLES-STOKES,
   PERRY,  PICHARDO,  PRETLOW,  RAMOS,  RICHARDSON, J. RIVERA, RODRIGUEZ,
   L. ROSENTHAL, ROZIC, SEAWRIGHT, SIMON, SOLAGES, STECK, THIELE,  VANEL,
   WALKER,  ZINERMAN  --  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on
   Correction -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 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. 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 of
 an inmate in [a special housing unit or in a separate  keeplock  housing
 unit.    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] ANY FORM OF
 CELL CONFINEMENT FOR MORE THAN SEVENTEEN HOURS A DAY  OTHER  THAN  IN  A
 FACILITY-WIDE  EMERGENCY  OR  FOR  THE  PURPOSE  OF PROVIDING MEDICAL OR
 MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT. CELL CONFINEMENT THAT  IS  IMPLEMENTED  DUE  TO
 MEDICAL  OR  MENTAL  HEALTH TREATMENT SHALL BE WITHIN A CLINICAL AREA IN
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.