S.1817 - Humane Short Term Custody Act

A bill to require the Secretary to implement standards for short-term custody of individuals held in facilities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Humane Short Term Custody Act as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to require the Secretary to implement standards for short-term custody of individuals held in facilities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Humane Short Term Custody Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to prescribe regulations establishing standards for short-term custody of individuals by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that provide for basic minimums of care at all CBP facilities that hold individu

Official Summary

Humane Short Term Custody Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to prescribe regulations establishing standards for short-term custody of individuals by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that provide for basic minimums of care at all CBP facilities that hold individuals in custody, including Border Patrol stations, ports of entry, checkpoints, forward operating bases, secondary inspection areas, and short-term custody facilities. Requires:
(1) that such regulations be fully consistent with national standards under the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, and
(2) annual facility inspections.

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