All Information (Except Text) for S.2724 - Solitary Confinement Reform Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 04/19/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/19/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2324-2329) (All Actions)|
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Short Titles as Introduced
Solitary Confinement Reform Act
Actions Overview (1)
|04/19/2018||Introduced in Senate|
04/19/2018 Introduced in Senate
All Actions (1)
|04/19/2018||Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2324-2329)|
Action By: Senate
04/19/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2324-2329)
|Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]*||04/19/2018|
|Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]*||04/19/2018|
|Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]*||04/19/2018|
|Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]*||04/19/2018|
|Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]||05/21/2018|
|Sen. Schatz, Brian [D-HI]||11/13/2018|
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|Senate Judiciary||04/19/2018||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Administrative remedies
- Assault and harassment offenses
- Child safety and welfare
- Congressional oversight
- Correctional facilities and imprisonment
- Criminal justice information and records
- Department of Justice
- Disability and paralysis
- Executive agency funding and structure
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Health personnel
- Intergovernmental relations
- Juvenile crime and gang violence
- Medical tests and diagnostic methods
- Mental health
- Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
- State and local government operations
- Women's health
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (04/19/2018)
Solitary Confinement Reform Act
This bill amends the federal criminal code to establish standards for the use of solitary confinement at federal prisons.
It limits the use of solitary confinement to situations that meet certain criteria, including that the confinement is limited to the briefest term and the least restrictive conditions practicable. It also prohibits, with limited exceptions, solitary confinement of inmates who are younger than 18 years of age, disabled, pregnant, or recently pregnant.
The bill requires the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to establish a transitional process for inmates in solitary confinement, requires inmates in solitary confinement to receive comprehensive mental health evaluations, and requires BOP employees to complete training on mental illness and the psychological effects of solitary confinement.
It establishes, within the BOP, an Office of the Civil Rights Ombudsman. The office must be headed by a Civil Rights Ombudsman appointed by the Attorney General.
The BOP must annually assess and report on the use of solitary confinement.
The Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance must establish and administer a solitary confinement resource center.