Summary

2/1/2013--Introduced.National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2013 - Establishes the National Criminal Justice Commission. Directs the Commission to: (1) review all areas of the criminal justice system, including... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Feb 1, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Feb 1, 2013

Bill Text

A BILL

To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

Congress finds that-- (1) it is in the interest of the Nation to establish a commission to undertake a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system; (2) there has not been a comprehensive study since the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice was established in 1965; (3) that commission, in a span of 18 months, produced a comprehensive report entitled ``The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society,'' which contained 200 specific recommendations on all aspects of the criminal justice system involving Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, civic organizations, religious institutions, business groups, and individual citizens; and (4) developments over the intervening 45 years require once again that Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, civic organizations, religious institutions, business groups, and individual citizens come together to review evidence and consider how to improve the criminal justice system.

SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMISSION.

There is established a commission to be known as the ``National Criminal Justice Commission'' (referred to in this Act as the ``Commission'').

SEC. 4. PURPOSE OF THE COMMISSION.

The Commission shall undertake a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system, encompassing current Federal, State, local, and tribal criminal justice policies and practices, and make reform recommendations for the...

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State: CA

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I support H.R. 446: National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2013 because...I believe we need such a commission. Even in the best of prisons, the guards are getting away with cruel and humiliating acts against inmates. Once convicted, inmates are subject to humiliation, threats, and unnecessary harassment by the guards on a daily bases. I understand it is prison and certainly not a vacation resort, however, one thing is very clear, they are also human. They do not need to be dehumanised or humiliated to control a prison population., especially in medium and minimum security. The guards abuse their authority and get by with it because no one cares . To complain is to only make it worse. Prison isn't meant to be easy, I get that, but since when is it necessary for a female guard to stand and watch a male inmate use the toilet, or watch him shower. ? and since when is it okay for a guard to tell an inmate they can not look out a window and if he does he will write him up. This and much more takes place on a daily bases in med and min security prisons . Someone needs to investigate these prisons and the judicial system as a whole, because frankly it stinks the way it is now.

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NC
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kunquoda
NC-6
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 446: To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. because...since there's no text of this bill yet, I must Oppose it! The Government is too far in Debt to burden taxpayers anymore! We need Smaller Government! Not More Agencies!

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VA
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VAPATRIOT
VA-6
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 446: To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission because we don't need another do nothing commission.

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AZ
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jimalo
AZ-8
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 446: To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. What would be the purpose of such an organization? I believe there are enough law enforcement organizations already in existence.

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VA
7
CraigBabich
VA-7
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 446: To establish the National Criminal Justice Commission. because... Each State should be held resposable for that States Judicial Commison. If the criminal happens to be inditended for a Federal crime then the Federal courts should handle the matter. & while we are on the subject - - - why not 'lower the time spent on appeals' & quit giving criminals 'life' - - - give the criminal a swift & speedy trial then execute the criminal worth-with. Save prison space, save state & tax-payers money, end crime or at least slow it down.

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CA
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occaperson
CA-22
2 years ago

Bill Summary

2/1/2013--Introduced.National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2013 - Establishes the National Criminal Justice Commission. Directs the Commission to: (1) review all areas of the criminal justice system, including federal, state, local, and tribal governments' criminal justice costs, practices, and policies; (2) make findings regarding such review and recommendations for changes to prevent, deter, and reduce crime and violence, reduce recidivism, improve cost-effectiveness, and ensure the interests of justice at every step of the criminal justice system; (3) consult with government and nongovernment leaders, including the United States Sentencing Commission; and (4) submit a final report on its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to Congress, the President, and state, local, and tribal governments and make such report available to the public. Expresses the sense of Congress that the Commission should work toward unanimously supported findings and recommendations.

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