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Introduced in House (01/15/1979)

Corrections Construction and Program Development Act of 1979 - Authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to make grants to State and local governments for up to 75 percent of the cost of projects to: (1) acquire, construct, or improve correctional facilities; or (2) improve programs and practices in correctional facilities. Authorizes appropriations of $150,000,000 for fiscal year 1979 and $350,000,000 for fiscal year 1980 for such purposes.