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Meeting Name: Committee on Fire and Criminal Justice Services (inactive) Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/16/2015 2:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: 250 Broadway - Committee Rm, 16th Fl.
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Int 0643-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley Proposed Int. No. 643-ARequiring the dept of correction to provide reports regarding the number of inmates who are on waiting lists for placement in or transfer to alternative housing.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to post a monthly report on its website indicating the number of inmates waiting for placement in restrictive housing and clinical alternative to punitive segregation housing.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0643-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley  Requiring the dept of correction to provide reports regarding the number of inmates who are on waiting lists for placement in or transfer to alternative housing.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to post a monthly report on its website indicating the number of inmates waiting for placement in restrictive housing and clinical alternative to punitive segregation housing.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0643-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley  Requiring the dept of correction to provide reports regarding the number of inmates who are on waiting lists for placement in or transfer to alternative housing.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to post a monthly report on its website indicating the number of inmates waiting for placement in restrictive housing and clinical alternative to punitive segregation housing.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0643-2015 AElizabeth S. Crowley  Requiring the dept of correction to provide reports regarding the number of inmates who are on waiting lists for placement in or transfer to alternative housing.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to post a monthly report on its website indicating the number of inmates waiting for placement in restrictive housing and clinical alternative to punitive segregation housing.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0706-2015 *Daniel Dromm  Proposed Int. No. 706-ARequiring the commissioner of the department of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the visitation of incarcerated individuals.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) houses inmates in a variety of facilities, some on Rikers Island and others in various borough facilities. This bill requires the DOC to publish a quarterly report on the number of visitors in both Rikers Island and in borough facilities, and to differentiate between attorney visits and other types of visitors. The bill also requires the DOC to report the number of visitations in which the visitor unable to visit their inmate, and to record and report the reason the visit was unsuccessful. The DOC must report the total number of visits and the rate of visits per inmate. All reporting differentiates between Rikers Island and borough facilities.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0706-2015 *Daniel Dromm   Requiring the commissioner of the department of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the visitation of incarcerated individuals.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) houses inmates in a variety of facilities, some on Rikers Island and others in various borough facilities. This bill requires the DOC to publish a quarterly report on the number of visitors in both Rikers Island and in borough facilities, and to differentiate between attorney visits and other types of visitors. The bill also requires the DOC to report the number of visitations in which the visitor unable to visit their inmate, and to record and report the reason the visit was unsuccessful. The DOC must report the total number of visits and the rate of visits per inmate. All reporting differentiates between Rikers Island and borough facilities.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0706-2015 *Daniel Dromm   Requiring the commissioner of the department of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the visitation of incarcerated individuals.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) houses inmates in a variety of facilities, some on Rikers Island and others in various borough facilities. This bill requires the DOC to publish a quarterly report on the number of visitors in both Rikers Island and in borough facilities, and to differentiate between attorney visits and other types of visitors. The bill also requires the DOC to report the number of visitations in which the visitor unable to visit their inmate, and to record and report the reason the visit was unsuccessful. The DOC must report the total number of visits and the rate of visits per inmate. All reporting differentiates between Rikers Island and borough facilities.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0706-2015 ADaniel Dromm   Requiring the commissioner of the department of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the visitation of incarcerated individuals.IntroductionThe Department of Correction (“DOC”) houses inmates in a variety of facilities, some on Rikers Island and others in various borough facilities. This bill requires the DOC to publish a quarterly report on the number of visitors in both Rikers Island and in borough facilities, and to differentiate between attorney visits and other types of visitors. The bill also requires the DOC to report the number of visitations in which the visitor unable to visit their inmate, and to record and report the reason the visit was unsuccessful. The DOC must report the total number of visits and the rate of visits per inmate. All reporting differentiates between Rikers Island and borough facilities.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0753-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal Proposed Int. No. 753-ARequiring the office of criminal justice to post on the office’s website an annual report regarding bail and the criminal justice system.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) to report on a number of issues pertaining to the inmate population of the Department of Correction (“DOC”). The bill would require DoITT to report information on a quarterly basis regarding the number of inmates in DOC’s custody, based both on the average daily inmate population for the quarter and for the total number of inmate admissions that quarter. For those inmates detained pre-trial, the following information must be reported: the charges they are facing, how serious those charges are, how long these they have been detained, how much bail has been set on them, and their criminal record if any. For those inmates who were sentenced, DoITT must report the length of these inmates’ sentences. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the court system’s impact on the DOC inmate population. For both felony and misdemeanor cases, DoITT must report the number of cases in which bail was set and the number of cases in which the defendant failed to appear for a court date, both for cases in which the defendant posted bail and for cases in which the defendant was released. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the number of cases in which defendants were released under specified conditions such as supervised release programs, the number of cases in which forms of bail other than cash or bail bonds are imposed, and the number of defendants who post bail. Finally, the bill requires DoITT to report on the outcomes of cases in which defendants are incarcerated pre-trial, and to report certain key information differentiating between boroughs, and comparing that borough-specific data to borough-specific crime rates.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0753-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the office of criminal justice to post on the office’s website an annual report regarding bail and the criminal justice system.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) to report on a number of issues pertaining to the inmate population of the Department of Correction (“DOC”). The bill would require DoITT to report information on a quarterly basis regarding the number of inmates in DOC’s custody, based both on the average daily inmate population for the quarter and for the total number of inmate admissions that quarter. For those inmates detained pre-trial, the following information must be reported: the charges they are facing, how serious those charges are, how long these they have been detained, how much bail has been set on them, and their criminal record if any. For those inmates who were sentenced, DoITT must report the length of these inmates’ sentences. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the court system’s impact on the DOC inmate population. For both felony and misdemeanor cases, DoITT must report the number of cases in which bail was set and the number of cases in which the defendant failed to appear for a court date, both for cases in which the defendant posted bail and for cases in which the defendant was released. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the number of cases in which defendants were released under specified conditions such as supervised release programs, the number of cases in which forms of bail other than cash or bail bonds are imposed, and the number of defendants who post bail. Finally, the bill requires DoITT to report on the outcomes of cases in which defendants are incarcerated pre-trial, and to report certain key information differentiating between boroughs, and comparing that borough-specific data to borough-specific crime rates.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0753-2015 *Helen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the office of criminal justice to post on the office’s website an annual report regarding bail and the criminal justice system.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) to report on a number of issues pertaining to the inmate population of the Department of Correction (“DOC”). The bill would require DoITT to report information on a quarterly basis regarding the number of inmates in DOC’s custody, based both on the average daily inmate population for the quarter and for the total number of inmate admissions that quarter. For those inmates detained pre-trial, the following information must be reported: the charges they are facing, how serious those charges are, how long these they have been detained, how much bail has been set on them, and their criminal record if any. For those inmates who were sentenced, DoITT must report the length of these inmates’ sentences. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the court system’s impact on the DOC inmate population. For both felony and misdemeanor cases, DoITT must report the number of cases in which bail was set and the number of cases in which the defendant failed to appear for a court date, both for cases in which the defendant posted bail and for cases in which the defendant was released. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the number of cases in which defendants were released under specified conditions such as supervised release programs, the number of cases in which forms of bail other than cash or bail bonds are imposed, and the number of defendants who post bail. Finally, the bill requires DoITT to report on the outcomes of cases in which defendants are incarcerated pre-trial, and to report certain key information differentiating between boroughs, and comparing that borough-specific data to borough-specific crime rates.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0753-2015 AHelen K. Rosenthal  Requiring the office of criminal justice to post on the office’s website an annual report regarding bail and the criminal justice system.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (“DoITT”) to report on a number of issues pertaining to the inmate population of the Department of Correction (“DOC”). The bill would require DoITT to report information on a quarterly basis regarding the number of inmates in DOC’s custody, based both on the average daily inmate population for the quarter and for the total number of inmate admissions that quarter. For those inmates detained pre-trial, the following information must be reported: the charges they are facing, how serious those charges are, how long these they have been detained, how much bail has been set on them, and their criminal record if any. For those inmates who were sentenced, DoITT must report the length of these inmates’ sentences. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the court system’s impact on the DOC inmate population. For both felony and misdemeanor cases, DoITT must report the number of cases in which bail was set and the number of cases in which the defendant failed to appear for a court date, both for cases in which the defendant posted bail and for cases in which the defendant was released. The bill also requires DoITT to report on the number of cases in which defendants were released under specified conditions such as supervised release programs, the number of cases in which forms of bail other than cash or bail bonds are imposed, and the number of defendants who post bail. Finally, the bill requires DoITT to report on the outcomes of cases in which defendants are incarcerated pre-trial, and to report certain key information differentiating between boroughs, and comparing that borough-specific data to borough-specific crime rates.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0758-2015 *Inez D. Barron Proposed Int. No. 758-ARequiring the commissioner of the dept of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the department's grievance system.IntroductionThe Department of Correction operates a grievance system in which inmates may file formal complaints regarding the conditions of incarceration, pursuant to state mandates. This system has multiple levels of review, from the initial filing of the grievance through multiple phases of review and appeal. Grievances may be filed through a grievance office or through a box in which grievance forms may be deposited. This bill requires the Department to report on the number of grievances filed at every step of the grievance process, and the outcome of such grievances at each state of the grievance system. The bill also requires the Department to list separately the system’s functioning in those facilities in which grievance offices or grievance form deposit boxes are not available, and to list separately whether grievances are filed through the grievance office, the grievance form drop box, or through grievance program staff members.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0758-2015 *Inez D. Barron  Requiring the commissioner of the dept of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the department's grievance system.IntroductionThe Department of Correction operates a grievance system in which inmates may file formal complaints regarding the conditions of incarceration, pursuant to state mandates. This system has multiple levels of review, from the initial filing of the grievance through multiple phases of review and appeal. Grievances may be filed through a grievance office or through a box in which grievance forms may be deposited. This bill requires the Department to report on the number of grievances filed at every step of the grievance process, and the outcome of such grievances at each state of the grievance system. The bill also requires the Department to list separately the system’s functioning in those facilities in which grievance offices or grievance form deposit boxes are not available, and to list separately whether grievances are filed through the grievance office, the grievance form drop box, or through grievance program staff members.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0758-2015 *Inez D. Barron  Requiring the commissioner of the dept of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the department's grievance system.IntroductionThe Department of Correction operates a grievance system in which inmates may file formal complaints regarding the conditions of incarceration, pursuant to state mandates. This system has multiple levels of review, from the initial filing of the grievance through multiple phases of review and appeal. Grievances may be filed through a grievance office or through a box in which grievance forms may be deposited. This bill requires the Department to report on the number of grievances filed at every step of the grievance process, and the outcome of such grievances at each state of the grievance system. The bill also requires the Department to list separately the system’s functioning in those facilities in which grievance offices or grievance form deposit boxes are not available, and to list separately whether grievances are filed through the grievance office, the grievance form drop box, or through grievance program staff members.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0758-2015 AInez D. Barron  Requiring the commissioner of the dept of correction to post a quarterly report regarding the department's grievance system.IntroductionThe Department of Correction operates a grievance system in which inmates may file formal complaints regarding the conditions of incarceration, pursuant to state mandates. This system has multiple levels of review, from the initial filing of the grievance through multiple phases of review and appeal. Grievances may be filed through a grievance office or through a box in which grievance forms may be deposited. This bill requires the Department to report on the number of grievances filed at every step of the grievance process, and the outcome of such grievances at each state of the grievance system. The bill also requires the Department to list separately the system’s functioning in those facilities in which grievance offices or grievance form deposit boxes are not available, and to list separately whether grievances are filed through the grievance office, the grievance form drop box, or through grievance program staff members.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0766-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick Proposed Int. No. 766-ARequiring the dept of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.IntroductionThe 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.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0766-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick  Requiring the dept of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.IntroductionThe 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.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0766-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick  Requiring the dept of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.IntroductionThe 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.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0766-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick  Requiring the dept of correction to post a quarterly report on the population demographics of the city's jails.IntroductionThe 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.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0767-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick Proposed Int. No. 767-APublication of the dept of correction's policies on the use of force.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to publish their rules and regulations/directives regarding the use of force by Correction staff on inmates, including describing in what circumstances the use of force, or the use of certain equipment, is warranted.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0767-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick  Publication of the dept of correction's policies on the use of force.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to publish their rules and regulations/directives regarding the use of force by Correction staff on inmates, including describing in what circumstances the use of force, or the use of certain equipment, is warranted.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0767-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick  Publication of the dept of correction's policies on the use of force.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to publish their rules and regulations/directives regarding the use of force by Correction staff on inmates, including describing in what circumstances the use of force, or the use of certain equipment, is warranted.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0767-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick  Publication of the dept of correction's policies on the use of force.IntroductionThis bill requires the Department of Correction to publish their rules and regulations/directives regarding the use of force by Correction staff on inmates, including describing in what circumstances the use of force, or the use of certain equipment, is warranted.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0768-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick Proposed Int. No. 768-ARequiring the dept of correction to report on enhanced supervision housing.IntroductionThe Department of Correction is currently required to report on certain conditions in their punitive segregation facilities and other specialized facilities in which inmates are punished for committing certain infractions while in custody. This bill expands the list of facilities for which such reporting is required, adding any facility in which inmates are regularly kept to their cells for more than the maximum number of hours allowed by the jail standards, regardless of whether such placement is due to a punishment for committing an infraction or not. This would mean that the Department’s new Enhanced Supervision Housing would be included in this reporting requirement.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0768-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick  Requiring the dept of correction to report on enhanced supervision housing.IntroductionThe Department of Correction is currently required to report on certain conditions in their punitive segregation facilities and other specialized facilities in which inmates are punished for committing certain infractions while in custody. This bill expands the list of facilities for which such reporting is required, adding any facility in which inmates are regularly kept to their cells for more than the maximum number of hours allowed by the jail standards, regardless of whether such placement is due to a punishment for committing an infraction or not. This would mean that the Department’s new Enhanced Supervision Housing would be included in this reporting requirement.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0768-2015 *Daniel R. Garodnick  Requiring the dept of correction to report on enhanced supervision housing.IntroductionThe Department of Correction is currently required to report on certain conditions in their punitive segregation facilities and other specialized facilities in which inmates are punished for committing certain infractions while in custody. This bill expands the list of facilities for which such reporting is required, adding any facility in which inmates are regularly kept to their cells for more than the maximum number of hours allowed by the jail standards, regardless of whether such placement is due to a punishment for committing an infraction or not. This would mean that the Department’s new Enhanced Supervision Housing would be included in this reporting requirement.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0768-2015 ADaniel R. Garodnick  Requiring the dept of correction to report on enhanced supervision housing.IntroductionThe Department of Correction is currently required to report on certain conditions in their punitive segregation facilities and other specialized facilities in which inmates are punished for committing certain infractions while in custody. This bill expands the list of facilities for which such reporting is required, adding any facility in which inmates are regularly kept to their cells for more than the maximum number of hours allowed by the jail standards, regardless of whether such placement is due to a punishment for committing an infraction or not. This would mean that the Department’s new Enhanced Supervision Housing would be included in this reporting requirement.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available
Int 0784-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley Proposed Int. No. 784-ACreation of an inmate bill of rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to communicate to every inmate their rights as inmates in plain and simple language, both in writing and orally.Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0784-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley  Creation of an inmate bill of rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to communicate to every inmate their rights as inmates in plain and simple language, both in writing and orally.Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Not available
Int 0784-2015 *Elizabeth S. Crowley  Creation of an inmate bill of rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to communicate to every inmate their rights as inmates in plain and simple language, both in writing and orally.Amended by Committee  Action details Not available
Int 0784-2015 AElizabeth S. Crowley  Creation of an inmate bill of rights.IntroductionThis bill would require the Department of Correction to communicate to every inmate their rights as inmates in plain and simple language, both in writing and orally.Approved by CommitteePass Action details Not available