S. 842 (107th): Public Safety Act

Introduced:
May 08, 2001 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Russell Feingold
Senator from Wisconsin
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
May 08, 2001
Length
5 pages
Related Bills
S. 2927 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 26, 2000

H.R. 1764 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 08, 2001

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 8, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 08, 2001
Referred to Committee May 08, 2001
 
Full Title

bill to ensure that the incarceration of inmates is not provided by private contractors or vendors and that persons charged or convicted of an offense against the United States shall be housed in facilities managed and maintained by Federal, State, or local governments.

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5/8/2001--Introduced.
Public Safety Act - Provides that to be eligible to receive a grant under the violent offender incarceration and truth-in-sentencing incentive grant program, an applicant shall provide assurances to the Attorney General that if selected to receive funds the applicant shall not contract with a private contractor or vendor to provide core services related to the incarceration of an inmate.
Makes this provision inapplicable to an existing contract to provide such core services, but applicable to renewals or extensions of an existing contract.Amends the Federal criminal code to require the Bureau of Prisons to provide that:
(1) any penal or correctional facility or institution, except for nonprofit community correctional confinement (such as halfway houses), confining any person convicted of offenses against the United States shall be under the direction of the Director of the Bureau and shall be managed and maintained by Federal, State, or local government employees; and
(2) the housing, safeguarding, protection, and disciplining of any person charged with or convicted of any offense against the United States (with that exception) shall be conducted and carried out by Federal, State, or local government employees.

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