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S. 1080: New Pathways Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 9, 2019.

New Pathways Act

This bill revises existing requirements for the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to help prisoners obtain identification documents prior to their release.

With respect to U.S. citizens, the BOP must obtain and provide a Social Security card, a proof of U.S. citizenship document, and a photo identification card.

With respect to noncitizens, the BOP must help obtain proof of lawful status and, if applicable, an employment authorization document.