S. 3577 (112th): Foreign Prison Conditions Improvement Act of 2012


Sep 19, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 19, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Sep 19, 2012
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to eliminate conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities that do not meet primary indicators of health, sanitation, and safety, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

9/19/2012--Introduced.Foreign Prison Conditions Improvement Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to report annually to Congress for 5 years describing prison and detention facility conditions in at least ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 19, 2012

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 3577”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3798 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Dec 14, 2010

S. 657 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Apr 16, 2013

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