About the bill
H.R. 5682 requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to develop and apply a risk and needs assessment system to identify a prisoner’s risk and assign them to appropriate evidence-based programming. Prisoners can earn incentives for participating in the programming.
Prison reform initiatives have demonstrated success in state systems, and the FIRST STEP Act would enable the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to capitalize on similar resources at the federal level. The legislation would direct the BOP to conduct risk- and needs-assessments for every offender upon sentencing, and then to ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: May 22, 2018
Length: 84 pages
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H.R. 5682 is a bill in the United States Congress.
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