H.R.4335 - Prison Abuse Remedies Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Scott, Robert C. "Bobby" [D-VA-3] (Introduced 12/16/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/26/2010 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4335 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/16/2009)
Prison Abuse Remedies Act of 2009 - Amends the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act to: (1) eliminate the requirement of a prior showing of physical injury before a prisoner may bring a claim for mental or emotional injury suffered while in custody; and (2) provide for a 90-day stay of nonfrivolous claims relating to prison conditions to allow prison officials to consider such claims through the administrative process; and (3) exclude from the application of such Act prisoners under the age of 18.
Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) exempt prisoners under the age of 18 from the restrictions imposed by the Prison Litigation Reform Act; and (2) expand the discretionary authority of judges in awarding relief in actions involving prison conditions.
Amends the federal judicial code to: (1) exempt prisoners under the age of 18 from certain restrictions on in forma pauperis proceedings; (2) expand the number of in forma pauperis actions a prisoner may bring; and (3) revise requirements for assessing filing fees and costs against prisoners in such actions.