N.Y. Correction Law Section 500-N
Prisoners

  • unlawful fees prohibited

1.

Except as otherwise provided by law, a sheriff or other person in charge of a correctional facility or any person employed at such facility shall not charge a prisoner or other person in custody with any sum of money, or demand or receive from him money or any valuable thing for any drink, food or other thing furnished or provided for such prisoner or person at any correctional facility.

2.

A sheriff or other public officer or employee shall not demand or receive from a prisoner or other person, while in his custody, a gratuity or reward, upon any pretense or for any purpose.

3.

A sheriff, or other public officer or employee, shall not demand or receive from a prisoner or other person in custody, money or any valuable thing for rent in a jail or any fee, compensation, or reward for the commitment, detaining in custody, release, or discharge of a prisoner, other than the fees expressly allowed therefor by law. * NB Repealed September 1, 2025

Source: Section 500-N — Prisoners; unlawful fees prohibited, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/COR/500-N (updated May 12, 2023; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
May 12, 2023

§ 500-N’s source at nysenate​.gov

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