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105TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION

S. 561

To require States receiving prison construction grants to implement requirements for inmates to perform work and engage in educational activities, to eliminate certain sentencing inequities for drug offenders, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
Mr. SHELBY APRIL 10, 1997 introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL
To require States receiving prison construction grants to implement requirements for inmates to perform work and engage in educational activities, to eliminate certain sentencing inequities for drug offenders, and for other purposes. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 4
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Prisoner Work and

5 Responsibility Initiative of 1997’’.

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SEC. 2. GRANTS TO STATES FOR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES.

Section 20103(a) of the Violent Crime Control and

4 Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 13703(a)) is 5 amended— 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 (1) by striking ‘‘assurances that the State’’ and inserting the following ‘‘assurances that— ‘‘(1) the State’’; (2) by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(2) the State has implemented a requirement that each inmate must perform not less than 48 hours of work per week, which shall not be waived except as required by— ‘‘(A) security conditions; ‘‘(B) disciplinary action; or ‘‘(C) medical certification of a disability that would make it impracticable for prison officials to arrange useful work for the inmate to perform; ‘‘(3) the State has implemented a requirement that each inmate engage in not less than 16 hours of organized educational activities per week; and ‘‘(4) the State prohibits prison officials from providing privileges to any inmate who fails to com•S 561 IS

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ply with the requirements described in paragraphs (2) and (3), including— ‘‘(A) access to television; ‘‘(B) access to bodybuilding or

weightlifting equipment; ‘‘(C) access to recreational sports; ‘‘(D) unmonitored telephone calls, except when between the inmate and the immediate family or attorney of the inmate; ‘‘(E) instruction or training equipment for boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, or other martial arts; ‘‘(F) except for use during required work, the use or possession of any electrical or electronic musical instrument; ‘‘(G) an in-cell coffee pot, hot plate, or heating element; ‘‘(H) food exceeding in quality or quantity to that which is available to enlisted personnel in the United States Army; ‘‘(I) dress, hygiene, grooming, and appearance other than those allowed as standard in the prison; or ‘‘(J) equipment or facilities for publishing or broadcasting material not approved by prison

4 1 2 3 4 5 officials as being consistent with prison order and discipline.’’.
SEC. 3. ELIMINATION OF SENTENCING INEQUITIES FOR DRUG OFFENDERS.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 3621(e)(2) of title 18,

6 United States Code, is amended— 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 (1) by striking the paragraph heading and inserting the following: ‘‘(2) TREATMENT
REQUIREMENT.—’’;

and

(2) by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting the following: ‘‘(B) ADMINISTRATION
PROGRAMS.—The OF TREATMENT

Attorney General shall en-

sure, through the use of all appropriate and available incentives and sanctions, that each eligible prisoner participates in a program of substance abuse treatment.’’. (b) ELIGIBILITY.—Section 3621(e)(5)(B) of title 18,

19 United States Code, is amended by striking clause (ii) and 20 inserting the following: 21 22 23 ‘‘(ii) within 24 months of the date of release, or is otherwise designated by the Bureau of Prisons for participation in a

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5 1 2 residential substance abuse treatment program; and’’.

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Description: 105th Congress S. 561 (is): To require States receiving prison construction grants to implement requirements for inmates to perform work and engage in educational activities, to eliminate certain sentencing inequities for drug offenders, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] 1997 - 1998