All Information (Except Text) for S.3577 - Foreign Prison Conditions Improvement Act of 2012112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 09/19/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/19/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Foreign Prison Conditions Improvement Act of 2012
Actions Overview (1)
|09/19/2012||Introduced in Senate|
09/19/2012 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (2)
|09/19/2012||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|
Action By: Senate
|09/19/2012||Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6462-6463)|
Action By: Senate
09/19/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
09/19/2012 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6462-6463)
|Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]*||09/19/2012|
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|Senate Foreign Relations||09/19/2012||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
One Policy Area term, which best describes an entire measure, is assigned to every public bill or resolution.
- Congressional oversight
- Correctional facilities and imprisonment
- Department of State
- Detention of persons
- Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Federal officials
- Foreign aid and international relief
- Government employee pay, benefits, personnel management
- Government information and archives
- Human rights
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (09/19/2012)
Foreign Prison Conditions Improvement Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to report annually to Congress for 5 years describing prison and detention facility conditions in at least 30 countries receiving U.S. assistance or under U.S. sanction selected as a result of the Secretary's determination that such conditions raise the most serious human rights or humanitarian concerns.
Urges the Secretary and the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide assistance to eliminate inhumane conditions in prisons and other detention facilities. Prohibits such funds from being used to construct new prisons.
Directs the Secretary to enter into negotiations to achieve the purposes of this Act with a government listed in the report as not making significant compliance efforts. Authorizes the Secretary and the Administrator to restructure or reduce U.S. assistance to such government in order to achieve such purposes.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) establish within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor a full-time equivalent Deputy Assistant Secretary level position to advance the purposes of this Act; and (2) provide training for Foreign Service officers in assessing foreign prison and detention facility conditions.