PRISON CONSTRUCTION BILL

The bill is presented in four sections. The introduction of the bill, some additional sponsors of the bill, the digest of the bill, and the coded version of the bill.



INTRODUCTION OF BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

(Senate - June 15, 1995)

[Page: S8493]

The following bills and joint resolutions were introduced, read the first and second time by unanimous consent, and referred as indicated:

By Mr. SHELBY (for himself, Mr. Lott, Mr. Brown, Mr. Faircloth, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Mack, Mr. McConnell, and Mr. Simpson):

S . 930 . A bill to require States receiving prison construction grants to implement requirements for inmates to perform work and engage in educational activities, and for other purposes; to the Committee on the Judiciary.




ADDITIONAL COSPONSORS (Senate - July 18, 1995)

[Page: S10244]

S . 295

S . 930

At the request of Mr. Shelby, the name of the Senator from Arizona [Mr. McCain] was added as a cosponsor of S . 930 , a bill to require States receiving prison construction grants to implement requirements for inmates to perform work and engage in educational activities, and for other purposes.



S.930

SPONSOR: Sen Shelby , (introduced 06/15/95)


DIGEST:

(AS INTRODUCED)

Prison Construction Block Grant Amendments Act - Repeals provisions of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 regarding grants for correctional institutions which require States, to be eligible for such grants, to include in their application to the Attorney General assurances that they have a comprehensive correctional plan which represents an integrated approach to the management and operation of correctional facilities and programs and which includes diversion programs, community corrections programs, a prisoner screening and security classification system, appropriate professional training for corrections officers in dealing with violent offenders, prisoner rehabilitation and treatment programs, prisoner work activities and job skills programs, educational programs, a pre-release prisoner assessment to provide risk reduction management, post-release assistance, and an assessment of recidivism rates.

Mandates assurances that the States require: (1) each inmate to perform not less than 48 hours of work per week which shall not be waived except as required by security conditions, disciplinary action, or medical certification of a disability that would make it impracticable for prison officials to arrange useful work for the inmate; (2) each inmate to engage in not less than 16 hours of organized educational activities per week; and (3) that prison officials not provide to any inmate failing to meet such requirements specified privileges, including access to television, bodybuilding or weightlifting equipment, or recreational sports, unmonitored telephone calls (with exceptions), or dress, hygiene, grooming, and appearance privileges other than those allowed as standard in the prison.

Prison Construction Block Grant Amendments Act (Introduced in the Senate)

S 930 IS

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 930

To require States receiving prison construction grants to implement requirements for inmates to perform work and engage in educational activities, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 15 (legislative day, June 5), 1995

Mr. Shelby (for himself, Mr. Lott, Mr. Brown, Mr. Faircloth, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Mack, Mr. McConnell, and Mr. Simpson) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To require States receiving prison construction grants to implement requirements for inmates to perform work and engage in educational activities, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. GRANTS TO STATES FOR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.


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