Federal Laws Concerning Weightlifting in Prison

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The bills listed may or may not have been passed. If they have been passed, they may have been passed in an altered form. They are being presented as examples of the legislation being considered on this issue, and to enable you to determine some of the supporters of weightlifting in prison as well as some of those in opposition. You will need to contact the current legislature to determine the exact status of the situation at any point in time.


Federal Laws, Proposed Laws, and Lawmaking

  • Bill proposed in 1999 to ban prison lifting in state and federal prisons it did not pass

  • 1997 Federal Legislation on Weightlifting in Prisons

  • PRYCE - STUPAC Amendment to HR 4092 (Crime Bill) 19, 20 April 1994

  • Prison Security Enhancement Act of 1995. HR 515. 13 Jan 1995.

  • Prison Commissary bill in Violent Criminal Incarceration Act of 1995. HR 667

  • Strength Training part of Violent Criminal Incarceration Act of 1995. HR 667

  • Prison Construction Grants Bill Changes Requiring Inmates to Perform Work and Engage in Educational Activities, and for Other Purposes. Senate Bill 930. 15 June 1995


  • ZIMMER AMENDMENTS

  • No Frills Prison Act HR 663 24 Jan 1995
    Amendment to Prevent Luxurious Conditions in Prisons to Violent Crime Control & Law Enforcement Act of 1994

  • House Amendment 127
    Amends HR 667 introduced 9 Feb. 1995

  • House Amendment 669
    Amends HR 2076 offered 26 July 1995

  • Senate Amendment 2812 (Senate version of House Amendment 669)
    Amends HR 2076 offered 28 Sept. 1995



  • SPEECHES

  • Additional Statements - Senate 16 June 1995

  • "Imprisonment Is Not the Answer" Speech by Gonzalez (TX) Dec 7 1995



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