• L 2021, ch 570: Amends the Correction Law to prohibit “double-bunked housing,” “the practice of inmate housing where bunk beds are used in a dormitory setting, with inmates residing in an open space and sleeping on bunk beds.” (Effective Feb. 1, 2022).
• L 2021, ch 557: Establishes a nine-member Commission on Prison Education “to study and develop a plan for improving education in state prisons.” (Effective Nov. 3, 2021).
• L 2021, ch 552: Provides eligible youth with an added opportunity to be designated youthful offenders, by allowing a defendant to seek review five years after sentence was imposed or the individual’s release from incarceration, whichever is later. (Effective Nov. 2, 2021).
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