Bill Text: NY A06261 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to an annual report of department statistics.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 6-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-04 - referred to correction [A06261 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06261-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          6261
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 4, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. WALKER -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Correction
        AN  ACT  to amend the correction law, in relation to an annual report of
          department statistics
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 29 of the correction law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 5 to read as follows:
     3    5. a. On or before the thirty-first day of March, two thousand twenty,
     4  and  every  year  thereafter,  the  commissioner shall provide an annual
     5  report to the temporary president of the  senate,  the  speaker  of  the
     6  assembly,  the minority leader of the senate, the minority leader of the
     7  assembly  and  the  chairs  of  the  senate  crime  victims,  crime  and
     8  correction and assembly correction committees on inmate mortality inves-
     9  tigations  conducted  by  the department. Such report shall include, but
    10  not be limited to: factors such as  cause  of  death  and  circumstances
    11  surrounding death, age of inmate, sentence and time served, gender, race
    12  and ethnicity of inmate, commitment offense, facility and time served in
    13  facility  in which death occurred, location of death within the facility
    14  or outside hospital and a statement as to whether or not such inmate was
    15  in receipt of specialized care or treatment or in disciplinary  confine-
    16  ment,  whether  such  inmate  was  retrieved by next of kin or buried on
    17  prison grounds, and any other such data as  the  department  shall  deem
    18  relevant.  Such  report shall include an analysis of any apparent trends
    19  and comparison to historic statistical data relating to  inmate  mortal-
    20  ity.
    21    b.  For  all  deaths  that  result from suicide or other categories of
    22  inmate death, a detailed preliminary report shall  be  provided  to  the
    23  recipients of the annual report listed in this section within seven days
    24  that  specifies  the  name of the inmate and the circumstances of his or
    25  her death, the status of the investigation into such death, and  whether
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD05940-01-9

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     1  any  other inmates, staff or officers involved in the circumstances that
     2  resulted in the death of the inmate were injured, seriously  injured  or
     3  severely injured requiring outside hospitalization, or if any other such
     4  person  has  been  suspended, detained or referred for prosecution. Upon
     5  completion of its investigation  the  department  shall  issue  a  final
     6  report to such recipients.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
     8  it shall have become a law.
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