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Library of Congress Summary
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
- Title I: Post-Conviction DNA Testing in Federal Court
- Title II: Convicted Offender DNA Index System
Criminal Justice Integrity and Law Enforcement Assistance Act -
Post-Conviction DNA Testing in Federal Court
Amends the Federal criminal code to authorize an individual imprisoned for conviction of a criminal offense to make a motion for the performance of forensic DNA testing on evidence that was: (1) secured in relation to the investigation or prosecution that resulted in such conviction; and (2) not subject to the DNA testing requested. Provides an exception when there is no reasonable possibility that such testing will produce exculpatory evidence. Prohibits the destruction of biological material during the 30-month period authorized for such testing.
Convicted Offender DNA Index System
Authorizes the Attorney General to make grants to States to carry out, for inclusion in the Combined DNA System (CODIS) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), DNA analyses of samples from convicted individuals and from crime scenes, including samples that relate to crimes for which there are no suspects.
Requires the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, or the appropriate probation officer, to collect DNA samples from individuals who are or have been convicted of murder, an offense relating to sexual abuse, kidnapping, burglary, or conspiracy to commit any of such crimes, and to furnish such samples to the FBI for analysis and inclusion within CODIS. Provides FBI collection procedures for individuals convicted of such crimes in the District of Columbia. Requires the Secretary of the military department concerned to collect such samples from individuals convicted of certain felony or sexual offenses while serving in the military, for analysis by the Secretary of Defense and inclusion within CODIS.
Requires the expungement of records for individuals whose convictions are overturned as a result of such DNA analysis.
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