H.R.4618: Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of 2014

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Cedric Richmond, D-La.
Total Cosponsors 23 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 8, 2014
Latest Major Action July 21, 2014
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Bill Summary

Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Act of 2014 - Establishes the National Solitary Confinement Study and Reform Commission, which shall carry out a comprehensive legal and factual study of the penological, physical, mental, medical, social, fiscal, and economic impacts of solitary confinement in the United States on: (1) federal, state, and local governments; and (2) communities and social institutions.

Directs the Commission to report report its findings within two years after its initial meeting, including recommended national standards for significantly reducing the use of solitary confinement in the nation's prisons, jails, and juvenile detention facilities. Prohibits the Commission from proposing a standard that would impose substantial additional costs.

Directs the Attorney General, within two years after receiving the Commission's report, to: (1) publish a final rule adopting national standards for the reduction of solitary confinement; and (2) transmit th...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
May 8, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.