H.R. 3902 (100th): A bill to specify the burden of proof in certain Federal civil suits relating to conditions in State penal facilities.


Feb 3, 1988
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 3, 1988, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Tommy Robinson
Representative for Arkansas's 2nd congressional district

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
2/3/1988--Introduced.States that the burden of proof in Federal civil suits regarding overcrowding in State penal facilities in violation of the eighth amendment shall be by clear and convincing evidence.

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Feb 3, 1988


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