NORTH CAROLINA LAWS CONCERNING

WEIGHT LIFTING IN PRISON

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North Carolina is considering banning weight lifting in prisons according to a report in the Local Forum section the of Sept. 1995 ACA Publication On the Line. This article is available in our Issues Segment, Media Issues section.

In the 1995/1996 session a NO FRILLS PRISON bill was introduced in the House (HB #15) by Rep. JUSTUS and in the Senate (SB #64) by Senator BALLANTINE. The history and full text of those bills are given below. This information comes from the North Carolina state legislative gopher and ftp servers.






                HISTORY OF HOUSE BILL H  15 ( = S  64)    Date:  7/31/95      

                            NO FRILLS PRISONS             Time:  3:08 a.m.  

                     Introduced  1-26-95 by JUSTUS                          

                                                                              

                                                                              

            Date             Action                  J. Page 


          1-26-95  H    REF TO COM ON APP-JPS                                

          4- 4-95  H    REPTD FAV                                           

          4- 4-95  H    CAL PURSUANT RULE 36(A)                               

          4- 4-95  H    PLACED ON CAL FOR 04-05                             

          4- 5-95  H    PASSED 2ND READING

4- 6-95 H AMEND FAILED #1 PART A,B 4- 6-95 H AMEND FAILED #2 4- 6-95 H PASSED 3RD READING 4-10-95 S REC FROM HOUSE 0298 4-10-95 S REF TO COM ON JUDIC II


GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 1995 H 1 HOUSE BILL 15* Short Title: No Frills Prisons. (Public)
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Sponsors: Representatives Justus, Brawley, Daughtry, Hayes, Russell, Bowie, Kiser, Eddins, Pulley, Thompson; Aldridge, Allred, Arnold, Baker, Berry, J. Brown, Buchanan, Cansler, Capps, Carpenter, Clary, Cocklereece, Creech, Culp, Cummings, Davis, Decker, Dickson, Dockham, Edwards, Ellis, Esposito, Gardner, Grady, Gray, Hiatt, Hill, Holmes, Howard, Ives, Lemmond, McComas, McCombs, McMahan, K. Miller, Miner, Mitchell, Morgan, Nichols, Pate, Preston, Rayfield, Reynolds, Robinson, Sexton, Sharpe, Sherrill, Shubert, Snowden, Tallent, Warner, Weatherly, C. Wilson, and G. Wilson.

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Referred to: Appropriations, Subcommittee on Justice and Public Safety.

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January 26, 1995

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH STATE POLICY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF PRISONS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter 148 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:
" 148-1.1. State policy.
It is the policy of this State to construct and operate `no frills' prisons that provide appropriate security for the type of inmates being housed. `No frills' prisons are prisons that do not contain televisions, weightrooms, basketball courts, gamerooms, or other facilities not necessary to ensure the health and safety of inmates.

It is also the policy of this State to attempt to provide inmates with educational opportunities and with opportunities to acquire marketable skills which increase their prospects for suitable employment upon their release from prison."

Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification and applies to prison construction projects authorized on or after that date.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 1995

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           HISTORY OF SENATE BILL S  64 ( = H  15)   Date:  7/31/95      

                            NO FRILLS PRISONS             Time:  3:16 a.m.    

                   Introduced  1-26-95 by BALLANTINE                          

                                                                              

                                                                              

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          1-26-95  S    REF TO COM ON JUDIC II        0068                    



GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 1995 S 1 SENATE BILL 64* Short Title: No Frills Prisons. (Public)
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Sponsors: Senators Ballantine, Carrington, Cochrane, Hartsell, McKoy; Kincaid, Carpenter, Simpson, Little, McDaniel, Smith, Shaw, Davis, Ledbetter, Foxx, Allran, East, Horton, Clark, Webster, Forrester, Kerr, Blackmon, and Parnell.

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Referred to: Judiciary II/Election Laws.

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January 26, 1995

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT TO ESTABLISH STATE POLICY REGARDING THE CONSTRUCTION OF PRISONS.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. Chapter 148 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read: " 148-1.1. State policy.
It is the policy of this State to construct and operate `no frills' prisons that provide appropriate security for the type of inmates being housed. `No frills' prisons are prisons that do not contain televisions, weightrooms, basketball courts, gamerooms, or other facilities not necessary to ensure the health and safety of inmates.

It is also the policy of this State to attempt to provide inmates with educational opportunities and with opportunities to acquire marketable skills which increase their prospects for suitable employment upon their release from prison."

Sec. 2. This act is effective upon ratification and applies to prison construction projects authorized on or after that date.

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 1995

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