H. R. 1806
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 21, 2005
Mr. Strickland (for himself, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Holden, and Mr. Kennedy of Rhode Island) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To require prisons and other correctional facilities holding Federal prisoners under a contract with the Federal Government to make the same information available to the public that Federal prisons and correctional facilities are required to do by law.
This Act may be cited as the
Private Prison Information Act of 2005.
Freedom of Information requirement for contract prisons
Each non-governmental entity contracting with the Federal Government to provide a prison or other correctional facility, shall have the same duty to release information about the operation of that prison or facility as a Government owned and run prison or correctional facility has under section 552 of title 5, United States Code, commonly called the Freedom of Information Act. Any party aggrieved by a violation of that duty may, in a civil action, obtain appropriate relief against that entity or any other proper party.