US HB3844 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on September 26 2017 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2017-10-04 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, And Investigations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

End For-Profit Prisons Act of 2017 This bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to phase out existing contracts with private prison companies and private community confinement facilities. It amends the federal criminal code to require federal employees to perform the core correctional services—housing, safeguarding, protecting, and disciplining of offenders—at correctional facilities used by the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) or the U.S. Marshals Service. The bill also prohibits the BOP from entering into or maintaining contracts with private companies to manage community confinement facilities (e.g., halfway houses). DOJ must evaluate the effectiveness of and develop guidelines for programs to improve community reintegration at community confinement facilities. The Marshals Service must annually inspect each correctional facility it uses for confinement. The BOP must provide to prisoners, as part of prerelease procedures, information and counseling about: criminal record expungement; educational, employment, and treatment programs; and applications for public assistance programs. The BOP must also provide prisoners with post-release information about fines, assessments, surcharges, restitution, and other penalties.

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Title

End For-Profit Prisons Act of 2017

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History

DateChamberAction
2017-10-04HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
2017-09-26HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2017-09-26HouseIntroduced in House

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