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Title: Status and Impact of the Garnes Decree on Female D.C. Code Offenders
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Cmtte on the District of Columbia
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 51
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Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report documents the hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Judiciary and Education of the Committee on the District of Columbia concerning the status and impact of the Garnes Decree on female D.C. Code offenders.
Abstract: The Garnes Decree provides for female D.C. Code offenders to be held in Federal prisons because of a lack of prison space within the District of Columbia. Female inmates may apply to return to D.C. nine months prior to their parole eligibility date in order to reestablish family contact and prepare for reintegration into the community. Witnesses at this hearing included correctional officials, the chair of the D.C. Board of Parole, an attorney representing a group of female inmates in their challenge of the D.C. Good Time Credits Act which allegedly discriminates against them on the basis of gender, and the chair of the D.C. Council Committee on the Judiciary. No Federal legislation was anticipated to result from this hearing.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): District of Columbia; Female inmates; Inmate transfers; Prison overcrowding
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