There is one summary for H.R.7227. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/29/2008)

Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2008 - Requires states that receive certain criminal justice assistance grants to report to the Attorney General on a quarterly basis certain information regarding the death of any person who is detained, under arrest, en route to incarceration, or incarcerated in state or local facilities or a boot camp prison. Imposes penalties on states that fail to comply with such reporting requirements.

Requires the Attorney General to: (1) study the information obtained from states relating to deaths in custody; and (2) collect information regarding the death of any person in custody for each fiscal year.