Directs the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish contraband screening at correctional facilities including canines at the entrances and a third-party secure vendor mail program.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
February 10, 2021
Introduced by M. of A. PALMESANO, BLANKENBUSH, DeSTEFANO, FRIEND,
J. M. GIGLIO, HAWLEY, McDONOUGH, MIKULIN, B. MILLER, MONTESANO, MORI-
NELLO, NORRIS, REILLY, SAYEGH, SCHMITT, TAGUE, WALCZYK -- Multi-Spon-
sored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BYRNES, WALSH -- read once and referred
to the Committee on Correction -- recommitted to the Committee on
Correction in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee
AN ACT to amend the correction law, in relation to contraband screening
at correctional facilities
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. Section 112 of the correction law is amended by adding a
2 new subdivision 6 to read as follows:
3 6. (a) The commissioner shall establish a contraband screening plan
4 which shall include, but not be limited to:
5 (i) the use of a leashed and controlled canine trained to detect ille-
6 gal drugs at the entrance of each correctional facility;
7 (ii) the search of visitors, correctional staff, bags and other items
8 entering the facility which may include, but not be limited to, elec-
9 tronic searches, metal detectors, pat searches, visual searches of oral
10 cavities, and any other legal technology at the commissioner's
12 (iii) the training of staff on up to date and current contraband
13 screening procedures; and
14 (iv) a third-party secure vendor mail program to be utilized for the
15 delivery of all non-privileged correspondence to incarcerated individ-
16 uals including but not limited to, the order and delivery of all
17 products to incarcerated individuals housed at correctional facilities.
18 (b) The commissioner shall provide a copy of such contraband screening
19 plan as well as the prior year's plan including but not limited to
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 5058--A 2
1 results of the canine assignments, number of attempts to promote contra-
2 band, including data on contraband confiscated through the third-party
3 secure vendor mail program and the number of urine tests and their
4 results conducted statewide by facilities to the legislature by December
5 thirty-first each year.
6 (c) The commissioner may promulgate any rules and regulations neces-
7 sary to implement the provisions of this subdivision.
8 § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.