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

Introduced:
Sep 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Patrick Leahy
Senior Senator from Vermont
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Sep 19, 2012
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
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

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Sep 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 19, 2012
 
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.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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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 30 countries receiving U.S. assistance or under U.S. sanction selected as a result of the Secretary's determination that such conditions raise the most serious human rights or humanitarian concerns.
Urges the Secretary and the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide assistance to eliminate inhumane conditions in prisons and other detention facilities. Prohibits such funds from being used to construct new prisons.
Directs the Secretary to enter into negotiations to achieve the purposes of this Act with a government listed in the report as not making significant compliance efforts. Authorizes the Secretary and the Administrator to restructure or reduce U.S. assistance to such government in order to achieve such purposes.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor a full-time equivalent Deputy Assistant Secretary level position to advance the purposes of this Act; and (2) provide training for Foreign Service officers in assessing foreign prison and detention facility conditions.

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