Summary: H.R.6201 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/06/1984)

Correctional Improvements Act of 1984 - Amends the Federal criminal code to extend the escape from custody offense to persons who are in custody as a result of civil contempt.

Prohibits providing or possessing contraband in Federal prison. Makes it a Federal offense for any person to provide an inmate with: (1) a firearm or other destructive device; (2) any weapon or object that may be used as a means to facilitate escape; (3) narcotic drugs; (4) controlled substances; (5) alcoholic beverages; (6) U.S. currency; or (7) any other object. Prohibits Federal inmates from possessing the above. Establishes penalties based upon the kind of contraband either provided or possessed.

Provides for imprisonment for not more than ten years or a fine of not more than $25,000 for any person who intentionally causes or assists in any mutiny or riot in Federal prison.

Authorizes the seizure and forfeiture of contraband found in the possession of prisoners.

Establishes an offense involving the trespass upon any reservation, land or facility of the Bureau of Prisons.

Extends the arrest authority of the officers and employees of the Bureau of Prisons.

Authorizes the Attorney General to contract with private organizations and entities for the imprisonment, subsistence, care, and employment of Federal prisoners.

Increases the maximum amount of the gratuity given prisoners upon discharge from $100 to $500.

Establishes authority for the United States to exchange inmates with States.

Authorizes the Attorney General to accept gifts or donations of property for the use of the Bureau of Prisons, or the Federal Prison Industries, Incorporated. Allows the Bureau of Prisons to accept voluntary services.

Authorizes the chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional facility to order an autopsy on the body of a deceased inmate.