Legislation endorsed by the Council of Prison Locals:


Introduced in the 116th Congress:


The Stop Stupidity Act (S. 198), introduced by Senator Warner (D-VA) on 1/22/19

• Permanently ends government shudowns by providing an automatic continuation of appropriations for the federal government, except for Congress and the President and their staffs, in the event that there is a lapse in normal appropriations.


A bill to make excepted federal employees eligible for unemployment insurance (S. 165), introduced by Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) on 1/16/19

• Clarifies that during a government shutdown, federal employees excepted from a furlough and thus required to go to work without pay are eligible for unemployment compensation.


Thin Blue Line Act, introduced by Sen. Toomey (R-PA) and Rep. Buchanan (R-FL)

• Makes targeting and killing a law enforcement officer or first responder an aggravating factor in sentencing for a capital crime when a jury evaluates whether to impose the death penalty.


Eric’s Law, introduced by Sen. Toomey (R-PA) and Rep. Marino (R-PA)

• Mandates that if a jury at a capital sentencing hearing does not reach a unanimous recommendation on the defendant's sentence, then the court must order a new special sentencing hearing and impanel a new jury.


Back the Blue, introduced by Rep. Poe (R-TX) and Sen. Cornyn (R-TX)

• Establishes new criminal offenses for killing, assaulting, and fleeing to avoid prosecution for killing a judge, law enforcement officer, or public safety officer. Makes killing or attempted killing of a law enforcement officer, judge, prosecutor, or firefighter or other first responder aggravating factors in death penalty determinations. Limits federal court review of challenges to state court convictions for killing a public safety officer or judge.


The Private Prison Information Act, introduced last Congress by Senator Cardin (D-MD)

• Strengthens oversight of private prisons by making the same information available under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that is required from BOP facilities.


End For-Profit Prisons Act, introduced by Rep. Watson-Coleman (D-NJ)

• Requires DOJ to phase out existing contracts with private prison companies and halfway houses and requires federal employees to perform the core correctional services at federal prisons.

• Requires BOP to provide to prisoners, as part of prerelease procedures, information and counseling about: criminal record expungement; educational, employment, and treatment programs; and applications for public assistance programs. Also requires BOP to provide prisoners with post-release information about fines, assessments, surcharges, restitution, and other penalties.

More to come in 2019!!

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Legistation we are currently working on.

Leading the Pack in our Legislative Fight!!


Brian Mueller, President and Dave Poggemoeller, 1st Vice President of Greenville with Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) and Warden Tom Werlich on August 23, 2017. This site visit/tour was the result of an impressive sucsessfull letter writing campaign lead by the local.

Over 600 letters to there Senators and Congressman this summer.


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