CorrectionsUSA advocates on behalf of professional Correctional Officers in the media, Washington DC and across the county with a focus on the safety of staff and the public.
HR 6113 - End For-Profit Prisons Act of 2016
Would end the practice of contracting out the housing for Federal prisoners and detainees.
HR 1545 - Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2015
Require the Bureau of Prisons to ensure that each chief executive officer of a federal penal or correctional institution: (1) provides a secure storage area located outside of the secure perimeter of the institution for qualified law enforcement officers employed by the Bureau to store firearms, or allows such officers to store firearms in a vehicle lockbox approved by the Bureau; and (2) allows such officers to carry concealed firearms on the premises outside of the secure perimeter of the institution
HR 420 - Rapid DNA Act of 2015
The Rapid DNA Act amends the DNA Identification Act of 1994 to require that the FBI advisory board includemembers from federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, development of standards to beissued by the board and FBI Director, and other steps.
Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act of 2004 (H.R. 218), Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010 and the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013,(H.R.4310)
The Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a United States federal law, enacted in 2004, that allows two classes of persons—the "qualified law enforcement officer" and the "qualified retired law enforcement officer"—to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with certain exceptions.
In 2010, LEOSA was amended by the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010, which specifically extended coverage to include law enforcement officers of the Amtrak Police, Federal Reserve Police, and law enforcement officers of the executive branch of the Federal Government.
In 2013, LEOSA was again amended by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013, effective January 2, 2013 after President Obama signed Public Law 112-239 (H.R. 4310). Section 1089 of the NDAA contained language which further clarified that military police officers and civilian police officers employed by the U.S. Government unambiguously met the definitions in the original Act.
Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015
This bill amends the federal criminal code to require the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to issue pepper spray to every officer and employee who respond to emergency situations at high-security, medium-security, and administrative facilities.
H.R. 1980, the Private Prison Information Act of 2013
This bill would would require private prison companies to comply with the same FOIA requirements as their government-operated counterparts.
HR 209 - Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2013
(Directs that correctional officers or other employees of FPI who are separated from employment due to reductions in FPI revenues be: (1) eligible for appointment in the competitive civil service, (2) registered on a Bureau of Prisons reemployment priority list, and (3) given priority for appropriate positions in the Bureau of Prisons)
HR 2984 - Bureau of Corrections Renaming Act of 2013
(Renames the Bureau of Prisons as the Bureau of Corrections)
HR 3969 - Federal Probation System Reform Act
(Provides for increased supervision of persons required to wear an electronic monitoring device as a condition of release from prison, to criminalize disabling such an electronic monitoring device, to establish the Office of the Inspector General for Probation and Pretrial Services, and for other purposes)
S 162 - Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Act of 2013
(Authorizes the Attorney General to award grants to enhance the capabilities of a correctional facility to: (1) identify and screen for mentally ill inmates; (2) plan and provide assessments of the clinical, medical, and social needs of inmates and appropriate treatment and services that address mental health and substance abuse needs; (3) develop, implement, and enhance the availability of mental health care and substance abuse treatment services, alternatives to solitary confinement and segregated housing, mental health screening and treatment for inmates placed in solitary confinement or segregated housing, and post-release transition plans that coordinate services and public benefits; and (4) train employees in identifying and responding to incidents involving inmates with mental health disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders)
S 822 - Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013
(Amends the Justice for All Act of 2004 to extend through FY2018 the authorization of appropriations for: (1) DNA training and education for law enforcement and correctional personnel)
S 1783 - Federal Prison Reform Act of 2013
(Develop a Post-Sentencing Risk and Needs Assessment System for the Bureau of Prisons)