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Title: Witness Security Program - Hearings Before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, December 15, 16, and 17, 1980
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Cmtte on Government Affairs
Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 333
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Type: Legislative/Regulatory Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These Senate hearings investigated the efficiency and management of the Federal Witness Security Program, created by the Organized Crime Act of 1970 to protect Government witnesses and the families of witnesses who testify in organized crime cases.
Abstract: In view of widely publicized complaints about the program, the Senate subcommittee decided to hear testimony about current problems in the program and improvements made. Those testifying include protected witnesses, Department of Justice officials, subcommittee investigators, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, and representatives from the U.S. Marshals Service. Statements submitted by persons tetifying include descriptions of procedures used to provide new identities, jobs, and protection to witnesses; budget histories; and testimony as to problems encountered by witnesses. An index is included.
Index Term(s): Organized Crime Control Act of 1970; Services effectiveness; Witness assistance; Witness immunity; Witness protection
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