S.1728 - Private Prison Information Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 08/02/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/02/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1728 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/02/2017)
Private Prison Information Act of 2017
This bill specifies that a record related to a non-federal prison, correctional, or detention facility must be considered a federal agency record for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
A non-federal prison, correctional, or detention facility must disclose information under FOIA unless the information is exempt from disclosure or the disclosure is prohibited by law.
The term "non-federal prison, correctional, or detention facility" means: (1) a private prison, correctional, or detention facility; or (2) a state or local prison, jail, or other correctional or detention facility.