Description: H.Amdt. 829 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

Amendment sought to reduce to six months the amount of time in which prisoners under sentence of death had to file their federal habeas corpus petitions after direct appeals had been exhausted. It changed provisions regarding the use of the Habeas Corpus appeal and the providing of counsel to indigents potentially subject to the death penalty.


An amendment to reduce the amount of time allowed prisoners under the death penalty are allowed to file petitions of habeas corpus to six months after all direct appeals have been exhausted.

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