S. 842 (107th): Public Safety Act

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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May 8, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

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


Russell Feingold

Senator from Wisconsin



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Last Updated: May 8, 2001
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May 8, 2001

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S. 842 (107th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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