Summary: S.28 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (01/10/1977)

Repeat Offenders Prosecution and Prison Improvement Act - Title I: Financial Assistance for Career Criminal Prosecution Programs - Authorizes the Administrator of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration to provide grants and technical assistance to certain units of local government having populations of at least 250,000 for the establishment and operation of programs designed to identify and expedite the prosecution of career criminal offenders. Sets forth requirements for grant applications and limits on payments to any single local government.

Establishes within the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration of the Department of Justice an Office of Repeat Offenders to administer, disseminate information, and report to the President and Congress on the grant and assistance programs created in this title.

Title II: Federal Regional Prison System - Directs the Attorney General to construct five Federal regional prisons to be managed by the Bureau of Prisons. States that not more than 25 percent of the prisoners confined in any such prison may be persons convicted of Federal crimes, the balance of the inmates to consist of State offenders who would otherwise qualify for imprisonment in a Federal medium or maximum security institution and are assigned to a regional prison pursuant to a State contract with the Attorney General. Subjects State prisoners confined in prisons built under this Act to the same discipline and treatment as Federal prisoners and to the same parole standards as State prisoners in the State in which the prisoner was convicted.