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H.R. 1806 (109th): Private Prison Information Act of 2005


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 21, 2005 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1806

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 21, 2005

(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

A BILL

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Private Prison Information Act of 2005.

2.

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.