Summary: S.2459 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/21/2016)

Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2016

This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Currently, the Director is appointed by the Attorney General.

It also limits the BOP Director to a single term of 10 years.

The incumbent Director may continue to serve for three months after the date of enactment. The President may appoint that individual to be the Director in accordance with the requirements of this Act.