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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Dignity Act
Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act of 2019

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To improve the treatment of Federal prisoners who are primary caretaker parents, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
04/02/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date
05/15/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/02/2019Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/02/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]* 04/02/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary04/02/2019 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security05/15/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/02/2019)

Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act of 2019 or the Dignity Act

This bill establishes requirements for the treatment of prisoners.

The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) must provide adequate health care, provide videoconferencing free of charge, train employees to identify trauma-related health needs, and make specified health products (e.g., tampons) available free of charge.

Additionally, with respect to prisoners who are primary caretaker parents, the BOP must provide parenting classes, allow visitation from family members, and establish a pilot program to allow overnight visits from family members.

Finally, the bill allows a prisoner who is pregnant or a primary caretaker parent to participate in a residential substance abuse treatment program, even if the individual failed to disclose a substance abuse problem.