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S.1783: Federal Prison Reform Act of 2013

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 John Cornyn, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Republicans)
Introduced Dec. 9, 2013
Latest Major Action Dec. 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Federal Prison Reform Act of 2013 - Directs the Attorney General to: (1) develop a Post-Sentencing Risk and Needs Assessment System for use by the Bureau of Prisons; (2) develop recommendations regarding recidivism reduction programs and productive activities; (3) conduct ongoing research and data analysis to determine the best practices regarding the use of offender risk and needs assessment tools, the best available tools, the most effective and efficient uses of such tools, and which recidivism reduction programs are the most effective; and (4) review such System, recommendations, and research biennially to determine whether revisions or updates should be made.

Requires the System to provide such tools in order to: (1) classify the recidivism risk level of all prisoners as low, moderate, or high as part of the intake process and ensure that low-risk prisoners are grouped with low-risk prisoners in all housing and assignment decisions; (2) assign covered prisoners to re...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Dec. 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S8567-8572)