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Foreign Prison Conditions Improvement Act of 2012

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A bill to eliminate conditions in foreign prisons and other detention facilities that do not meet primary indicators of health, sanitation, and safety, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
09/19/2012Introduced in Senate

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09/19/2012Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Action By: Senate
09/19/2012Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6462-6463)
Action By: Senate

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]* 09/19/2012

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Senate Foreign Relations09/19/2012 Referred to

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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.