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NCJ Number: 38021 Find in a Library
Title: WORKERS' COMPENSATION FOR PRISONERS
Journal: NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW  Volume:51  Issue:3  Dated:(JUNE 1976)  Pages:478-492
Corporate Author: New York University
Law Review
Managing Editor
United States of America
Editor(s): E E BERGER; J S CHASEN; R M NEUMANN
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: New York University
New York, NY 10012
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS NOTE EXAMINES POSSIBLE MOTIVES BEHIND EXISTING STATUTES AND JUDICIAL RATIONALES FOR DENYING TO PRISONERS THE FULL BENEFITS OF WORKER'S COMPENSATION.
Abstract: IT THEN PROPOSES A PLAN THAT WOULD ADEQUATELY PROTECT WORKING PRISONERS AT MINIMAL COST TO THE STATE. UNDER THIS PLAN, ONLY THOSE INJURIES DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE PRISONER'S EMPLOYMENT WOULD BE COMPENSATED, BENEFITS WOULD BE PAYABLE ONLY UPON RELEASE AND ONLY FOR INJURIES WITH EFFECTS ENDURING BEYOND RELEASE, AND PAYMENTS WOULD BE MADE TO THE PRISONER'S DEPENDENTS IN THE EVENT OF REINCARCERATION. IN ADDITION, BENEFITS WOULD BE TIED NOT TO THE RATE OF ACTUAL EMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION, BUT WOULD REFLECT A REALISTIC VALUE OF THE LABOR PERFORMED BY THE PRISONER AT THE TIME OF INJURY. FIVE OPTIONS FOR CALCULATING THE RATE OF BENEFITS ARE ANALYZED.
Index Term(s): Correctional industries; Fringe benefits; Inmate compensation; Laws and Statutes; Model law; Prisoner's rights
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