STRENGTH TRAINING BILL
H.R.667Violent Criminal Incarceration Act of 1995 (Passed by the House)
`Sec. 4048. Strength-training of prisoners prohibited
`The Bureau of Prisons shall ensure that--
`(1) prisoners under its jurisdiction do not engage in any physical activities designed to increase their fighting ability; and
`(2) all equipment designed for increasing the strength or fighting ability of prisoners promptly be removed from Federal correctional facilities and not be introduced into such facilities thereafter except as needed for a medically required program of physical rehabilitation approved by the Director of the Bureau of Prisons.'.
(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 303 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
`4048. Strength-training of prisoners prohibited.'.
TITLE V--PRISON CONDITIONS
SEC. 501. PRISON CONDITIONS.
(a) In General- The Attorney General shall by rule establish standards regarding conditions in the Federal prison system that provide prisoners the least amount of amenities and personal comforts consistent with Constitutional requirements and good order and discipline in the Federal prison system.
(b) Rule of Construction- Nothing in this section shall be construed to establish or recognize any minimum rights or standards for prisoners.
SEC. 502. ANNUAL REPORT.
The director of the Bureau of Prisons shall submit to Congress on or before December 31 of each year, beginning on December 31, 1995, a report setting forth the amount spent at each Federal correctional facility under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Prisons for each of the following items:
(1) The minimal requirements necessary to maintain custody and security of prisoners.
(2) Basic nutritional needs.
(3) Essential medical services.
(4) Amenities and programs beyond the scope of the items referred to in paragraphs (1) through (3), including but not limited to--
(A) recreational programs and facilities;
(B) vocational and educational programs; and
(C) counseling services, together with the rationale for spending on each category and empirical data, if any, supporting such rationale.
TITLE VI--COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS
SEC. 601. BUREAU OF PRISONS COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS.
(a) In General- Chapter 303 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`Sec. 4047. Community service projects
`(a) Subject to the limitations of subsection (b), the Chief Executive Officer of a Federal penal or correctional facility may, as part of an inmate work program, provide services to private, nonprofit organizations, as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, or to a component of any State government or political subdivision thereof. Such services shall be provided pursuant to rules prescribed by the Attorney General.
`(b) Services provided under subsection (a)--
`(1) shall be used only for the benefit of the recipient entity and not for the benefit of any individual or organization other than the recipient; and
`(2) shall not displace an employee of the recipient or result in a reduction in hours, wages, or employment benefits of any employee of the recipient.'.
(b) Clerical Amendment- The table of chapters at the beginning of chapter 303, title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
`4047. Community service projects.'.
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