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File #: Int 0766-2015    Version: Name: Requiring the dept of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 4/28/2015
Enactment date: 10/7/2015 Law number: 2015/088
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.
Sponsors: Daniel R. Garodnick, Daniel Dromm , Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, Fernando Cabrera , Margaret S. Chin, Costa G. Constantinides, Corey D. Johnson, Brad S. Lander, Mark Levine, Donovan J. Richards, Deborah L. Rose, Helen K. Rosenthal, Carlos Menchaca, Jumaane D. Williams, Inez D. Barron, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 16
Summary: The Department of Correction (“DOC”) currently tracks certain demographic information regarding its inmates, including their age, gender, race, and the borough in which they were arrested. This bill requires the DOC to publish this information quarterly, based on the average daily population of the city’s jails for the preceding quarter.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 766, 2. Int. No. 766 - 4/28/15, 3. April 28, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 4. Committee Report 5/6/15, 5. Hearing Testimony 5/6/15, 6. Hearing Transcript 5/6/15, 7. Committee Report 9/16/15, 8. Hearing Testimony 9/16/15, 9. Hearing Transcript 9/16/15, 10. September 17, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 11. Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - September 17, 2015, 12. Fiscal Impact Statement, 13. Int. No. 766-A - 10/7/15, 14. Mayor's Letter, 15. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 17, 2015, 16. Local Law 88
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10/7/2015ADaniel R. Garodnick City Council Recved from Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2015ADaniel R. Garodnick Mayor Signed Into Law by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/7/2015ADaniel R. Garodnick Mayor Hearing Held by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2015ADaniel R. Garodnick City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/17/2015ADaniel R. Garodnick City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/16/2015ADaniel R. Garodnick Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
5/6/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/28/2015*Daniel R. Garodnick City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 766-A

 

By Council Members Garodnick, Dromm, Ferreras-Copeland, Cabrera, Chin, Constantinides, Johnson, Lander, Levine, Richards, Rose, Rosenthal, Menchaca, Williams, Barron and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.

 

 Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1.  Chapter 1 of title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-137 to read as follows:

§ 9-137 Jail population statistics.

a. Within 45 days of the end of each quarter of the fiscal year, the department shall post a report on its website containing information related to the inmate population in city jails for the preceding quarter. Such quarterly report shall include the following information based on the number of inmate admissions during the reporting period, and based on the average daily population of the city's jails for the preceding quarter in total, and as a percentage of the average daily population of inmates in the department's custody during the reporting period:

1. Age, in years, disaggregated as follows: 16-17, 18-21, 22-25, 26-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 or older.

2. Gender, including a separate category for those inmates housed in any transgender housing unit.

3. Race of inmates, categorized as follows: African-American, Hispanic, Asian, white, or any other race.

4. The borough in which the inmate was arrested.

5. Educational background as self-reported by inmates after admission to the custody of the department, categorized as follows based on the highest level of education achieved: no high school diploma or general education diploma, a general education diploma, a high school diploma, some college but no degree, an associate's degree, a bachelor’s degree, or a post-collegiate degree.

6. The number of inmates identified by the department as a member of a security risk group, as defined by the department.

§2. This local law takes effect January 1, 2016.

 

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