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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 491         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3280

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin Swan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act prohibiting tethering, leashing, and other restraints of prisoners in work release programs.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 491        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3280

By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3280) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to prohibit tethering, leashing or the use of certain other restraints of prisoners participating in work release programs.  Public Safety and Homeland Security. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1377 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act prohibiting tethering, leashing, and other restraints of prisoners in work release programs.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.    Chapter 127 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following new section:—  

              Section 49C. No prisoner in the care and custody of the department of correction, nor county corrections participating in any work or employment program outside the institution to which he or she stands committed shall be subjected to any physical “proactive restraints”, so-called, including, but not limited to, chains and other linkage or tethering devices, stun guns, so-called, and any mechanisms which deliver a current of electricity to the person.

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