senate Bill S4277

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the segregated confinement of pregnant inmates

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Crime Victims, Crime And Correction Committee


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Feb 03, 2021 referred to crime victims, crime and correction

S4277 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A664
Current Committee:
Senate Crime Victims, Crime And Correction
Law Section:
Correction Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §137, Cor L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5729, A1347
2017-2018: S4795, A1610
2019-2020: S799, A5339

S4277 (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.

S4277 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4277 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4277
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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 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 (H) 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 (h) to read as follows:
   (H) 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.
                                                            LBD03316-01-1


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