Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program
The Office of Justice Programs, Department of Justice, proposes this rule to amend regulations which implement the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Act, as amended. The Act provides financial support to certain public safety officers, or their survivors and families, when such officers die, or become permanently and totally disabled, as a result of line-of-duty injuries. The proposed rule would incorporate recent statutory amendments to the program, specifically, to provide coverage for chaplains and the addition of certain life insurance beneficiaries, and to provide coverage for certain heart attack and stroke cases. The proposed rule also would amend the regulations to incorporate longstanding internal agency policy and practice, court decisions, and certain technical changes, in order to make the regulations more comprehensive and user-friendly.
Inmate Discipline Rules: Subpart Revision and Clarification
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its Inmate Discipline and Special Housing Unit (SHU) regulations. We intend this amendment to streamline and clarify these regulations, eliminating unnecessary text and obsolete language and removing internal agency procedures that need not be in rules text. We also make some substantive changes to our list of prohibited acts for which disciplinary sanctions may be imposed and alter the list of possible sanctions available to allow Disciplinary Hearing Officers more flexibility in adapting the sanction to fit the seriousness of the violation.
Inmate Fees for Health Care Services
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes rules describing procedures we will follow for charging inmates fees for certain kinds of health services, as required under the Federal Prisoner Health Care Copayment Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-294, October 12, 2000, 114 Stat 1038, codified at 18 U.S.C. 4048).
Privacy Act of 1974; Implementation
The Department of Justice proposes to exempt a new Privacy Act system of records entitled, Department of Justice Regional Data Exchange System (RDEX), DOJ-012, from subsections (c)(3) and (4); (d)(1), (2), (3), and (4); (e)(1), (2), (3), (5), and (8); and (g) of the Privacy Act pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(j)(2). The information in this system of records relates to matters of criminal law enforcement, and the exemption is necessary in order to avoid interference with law enforcement responsibilities and functions and to protect criminal law enforcement information as described in the proposed rule.
Sunshine Act Public Announcement Pursuant to the Government in the Sunshine Act (Pub. L. 94-409) (5 U.S.C. 552b)
The U.S. Parole Commission published a document in the Federal Register of June 29, 2005, concerning an open meeting to be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2005. The document provides a correction as to the date of the meeting.