State Laws Concerning Weightlifting in Prison
Those states for which we have information are listed below. We have filed the relevant media articles on the laws, the bills themselves, information on the sponsors, and any legislative speeches available in the appropriate state groupings. If you have any additional information on any state, please mail the information to us at: Strength Tech, Inc. P.O. Box 1381, Stillwater OK 74076 and we will post it.
The bills listed in the various state sections 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.
It is our understanding that weightlifting is currently (or scheduled to be) banned or limited in state prisons in Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennesssee, and Wisconsin.
Banning weightlifting in prisons is currently being debated in Rhode Island.
NEW YORK LAWS
NORTH CAROLINA LAWS
Rhode Island Laws
SOUTH CAROLINA LAWS
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