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    This page contains bills sponsored by incumbent Senators who are running for re-election in 2008, plus House incumbents running for Senate in 2008. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on. These bills are selected as the "signature issue" that each legislator focused on.

95-HR663 on Jan 24, 1995

Signature Legislation: preventing luxurious conditions in prisons
Source: No Frills Prison Act (H.R.663)
To amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 to prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. The "No Frills Prison Act" requires each State, to be eligible for truth in sentencing incentive grants, to demonstrate that it:
  1. provides living conditions and opportunities within its prisons that are not more luxurious than those that the average prisoner would have experienced if not incarcerated;
  2. does not provide to any such prisoner specified benefits or privileges, including earned good time credits, less than 40 hours a week of work that either offsets or reduces the expenses of keeping the prisoner or provides resources toward restitution of victims, unmonitored phone calls (with exceptions), in-cell television viewing, possession of pornographic materials, instruction or training equipment for any martial art or bodybuilding or weightlifting equipment, or dress or hygiene other than as is uniform or standard in the prison; and
  3. in the case of a prisoner serving a sentence for a crime of violence which resulted in serious bodily injury to another, does not provide housing other than in separate cell blocks intended for violent prisoners, less than nine hours a day of physical labor (with exceptions), any release from the prison for any purpose unless under physical or mechanical restraint and under constant supervision of at least one armed correctional officer, or any viewing of television.


      Participating counts on VoteMatch question 9. Question 9: Stricter punishment reduces crime Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
    • Topic: Crime
    • Headline: Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons (Score: 2)
    • Headline 2: Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons (Score: 2)

    • Key for participation codes:
    • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
    • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
    • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
    • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
    • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



    Democrats participating in 95-HR663

    Gary Ackerman s2oNew York Dem./Ind./Lib. (Retiring 2012) 
    Tim Holden s2oPennsylvania Democrat (Lost 2012 Primary) 
    Blanche Lambert Lincoln s2oAR Former Democratic Senator 
    Paul McHale s2oPennsylvania Democrat (retired 1998 



    Republicans participating in 95-HR663

    Bob Barr s2oGeorgia Republican Challenger 
    Duke Cunningham s2oCalifornia Republican 
    Bill Emerson s2oMissouri Republican Former (1994-) 
    Michael Forbes s2oNew York Republican (retired) 
    David Funderburk s2oNorth Carolina Republican Former (1994-) 
    Elton Gallegly s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2012) 
    Wayne Gilchrest s2oMaryland Republican (Unseated 2008) 
    Mel Hancock s2oMissouri Republican Former (1994-) 
    Doc Hastings s2oWashington Republican 
    Duncan Hunter s2oCalifornia Republican (Retiring 2008) 
    Walter Beaman Jones s2oNorth Carolina Republican 
    Jay Kim s2oCalifornia Republican Former (1994-) 
    Scott Klug s2oWisconsin Republican Former (1994-) 
    Steven LaTourette s2oOhio Republican 
    Frank LoBiondo s2oNew Jersey Republican 
    Buck McKeon s2oCalifornia Republican 
    Sue Myrick s2oNorth Carolina Republican (Retiring 2012) 
    Charlie Norwood s2oGeorgia Republican 
    Deborah Pryce s2oOhio Republican 
    Dana Rohrabacher s2oCalifornia Republican 
    Bud Shuster s2oPennsylvania Former Rep.(resigned 3/3/2001) 
    Cliff Stearns s2oFlorida Republican (Lost 2012 primary) 
    Jim Talent s2oMissouri Republican 
    Zach Wamp s2oTennessee Republican (until 2010) 
    Roger Wicker s2oMississippi Republican (Senate 2008) 
    Dick Zimmer s1iNJ Republican Senate challenger 



    Independents participating in 95-HR663

    Bob Stump s2oArizona Former GOP (until 2010) 



    Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

    Democrats: 4
    Republicans: 26
    Independents: 1


















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