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File #: Int 1013-2015    Version: Name: Discharge planning for inmates in city correctional facilities.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services
On agenda: 12/7/2015
Enactment date: 9/8/2017 Law number: 2017/167
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to discharge planning for inmates in city correctional facilities
Sponsors: Corey D. Johnson, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Stephen T. Levin, Andrew Cohen, Margaret S. Chin, Peter A. Koo, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 8
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Correction (“DOC”) to provide or contract to provide discharge planning services to all inmates who serve a sentence of more than 30 days in a DOC facility, except for those inmates who are released to a hospital or the custody of another governmental entity.
Attachments: 1. Legislative History Report, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1013-A, 3. Summary of Int. No. 1013, 4. Int. No. 1013, 5. December 7, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 6. Committee Report 5/26/16, 7. Hearing Testimony 5/26/16, 8. Hearing Transcript 5/16/16, 9. Proposed Int. No. 1013-A - 8/18/17, 10. Committee Report 8/23/17, 11. Hearing Transcript 8/23/17, 12. August 24, 2017 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Fiscal Impact Statement, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 8-24-17, 15. Int. No. 1013-A (FINAL), 16. Mayor's Letter, 17. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - August 24, 2017, 18. Local Law 167
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Int. No. 1013-A

 

By Council Members Johnson, Crowley, Levin, Cohen, Chin, Koo, Rosenthal and Kallos

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to discharge planning for inmates in city correctional facilities

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

Section 1. Title 9 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 9-127.1 to read as follows:

§ 9-127.1. Discharge planning. a. As used in this section, the following terms have the following meanings:

Discharge plan. The term “discharge plan” means a plan describing the manner in which an eligible inmate will be able to receive re-entry services upon release from the custody of the department to the community. A discharge plan shall, to the extent practicable, be designed to address the unique needs of each eligible inmate, including but not limited to the inmate’s geographic location upon release from the custody of the department, specific social service needs if applicable, prior criminal history, and employment needs.

Eligible inmate. The term “eligible inmate” means a person who served a sentence of 30 days or more in the custody of the department, and who is being released from the custody of the department to the community.

Re-entry services. The term “re-entry services” means appropriate programming and support planning offered to an inmate upon release from the custody of the department to the community, as well as follow-up support offered to the inmate after his or her release. Such programming, support planning, and follow-up support shall include case management and connections to employment, and other social services that may be available to such inmate upon his or her release.

b. Prior to the release of an eligible inmate from the custody of the department, a designee of the department shall to the extent practicable develop and offer to such inmate a discharge plan. Discharge plans developed pursuant to this section shall not be required when, upon release from the custody of the department, an inmate is transferred to the custody of another government agency or to the custody of a hospital or healthcare provider, or where a discharge plan is otherwise required by law.

                     § 2. This local law takes effect June 1, 2018.

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