S. 1675: Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2014

Nov 07, 2013
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25% chance of being enacted
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Sheldon Whitehouse
Junior Senator from Rhode Island
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Nov 07, 2013
24 pages

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on March 6, 2014.

Introduced Nov 07, 2013
Referred to Committee Nov 07, 2013
Reported by Committee Mar 06, 2014
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

25% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to reduce recidivism and increase public safety, and for other purposes.


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6 cosponsors (4R, 2D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2013 - Amends the federal criminal code to direct the Bureau of Prisons to offer evidence-based recidivism reduction programs to prisoners who have been assessed to need to participate in such programs.
Permits a reduction in the period a prisoner remains in custody after successfully participating in such a program, at the Bureau's discretion, by no more than 60 days per year of participation.
Prohibits the combined credit awarded for successful completion of such a program and a program of residential substance abuse treatment from exceeding 15% of the prisoner's total sentence.
Directs the Attorney General to develop, and the Bureau to use, a methodology and procedures to assess the recidivism risk factors of all prisoners committed to the Bureau's custody for a term of imprisonment other than life imprisonment and to identify programming to reduce the risk factors. Requires United States Probation and Pretrial Services (USPPS) to report annually on rates of recidivism among individuals who have been released from federal prison and who are under USPPS supervision.
(1) the Administrative Office of the Courts to evaluate best practices used for the reentry into society of individuals released from the custody of the Bureau,
(2) the Attorney General to select an appropriate number of federal judicial districts to conduct federal reentry demonstration projects using such best practices,
(3) such Office to evaluate the results from each district selected, and
(4) the Attorney General to report on the impact of reentry of prisoners on communities in which a disproportionate number of individuals reside upon release from incarceration.
Requires a probation officer's pre-sentence report to include: (1) information about the defendant's history of substance abuse and addiction; and (2) a detailed plan to reduce the likelihood the defendant will abuse drugs or alcohol, to reduce the likelihood of recidivism by addressing the defendant's specific risk factors, and to assist the defendant preparing for reentry into the community.
Requires the Bureau to ensure that each eligible prisoner has an opportunity to commence participation in a substance abuse treatment program by the date necessary to ensure that the prisoner completes such treatment not later than one year before the prisoner would otherwise be released from custody prior to any reduction in sentence for such participation.
Directs USPPS to establish a five-year recidivism reduction and recovery enhancement pilot program in selected federal judicial districts.

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