Senate Committee Authorization Could Impact PREA Penalties

WASHINGTON — Several pieces of correctional legislation received support from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 18. The committee reauthorized S.1690, also known as the Second Chance Act, at $100 million, and attached an amendment to the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) that would exempt certain programs from PREA’s current non-compliance funding fine. This positions both bills for congressional consideration when the body reconvenes after the upcoming November elections.

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