H.R.4109 - Prison Abuse Remedies Act of 2007

To provide for the redress of prison abuses, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Prison Abuse Remedies Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To provide for the redress of prison abuses, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Prison Abuse Remedies Act of 2007 - Amends the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act to: (1) eliminate the requirement of a prior showing of physical injury before a prisoner may bring a claim for mental or emotional injury suffered while in custody; and (2) provide for a 90-day sta

Official Summary

Prison Abuse Remedies Act of 2007 - Amends the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act to:
(1) eliminate the requirement of a prior showing of physical injury before a prisoner may bring a claim for mental or emotional injury suffered while in custody; and
(2) provide for a 90-day stay of nonfrivolous claims relating to prison conditions to allow prison officials to consider such claims through the administrative process;
(3) exclude from the application of such Act prisoners under the age of 18; and
(4) eliminate certain restrictions on awarding attorney fees in civil actions brought by prisoners. Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) exempt prisoners under the age of 18 from the restrictions imposed by the Prison Litigation Reform Act; and
(2) expand the discretionary authority of judges in awarding relief in actions involving prison conditions.Amends the federal judicial code to:
(1) exempt prisoners under the age of 18 from certain restrictions on in forma pauperis proceedings;
(2) expand the number of in forma pauperis actions a prisoner may bring; and
(3) revise requirements for assessing filing fees and costs against prisoners in such actions.

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