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

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about crime and law enforcement
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Sponsor Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.
Total Cosponsors 8 (2 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Nov. 7, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Directs the Attorney General to: (1) conduct a review of recidivism reduction programming and productive activities, including prison jobs, offered in correctional institutions; (2) conduct a survey to identify products currently manufactured overseas that could be manufactured by prisoners without reducing job opportunities for other U.S. workers; and (3) submit to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and the Judiciary a strategic plan for the expansion of recidivism reduction programming and productive activities, including prison jobs, in Bureau of Prison facilities.

Amends the federal criminal code to direct the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to make available appropriate recidivism reduction programming or productive activities, including prison jobs, to all eligible prisoners and to assign such prisoners to such activities using the Post-Sentencing Risk and Needs Assessment System develope...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights. Hearings held.
March 11, 2014 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 321.
March 11, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
March 6, 2014 Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Nov. 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.