Senate prison system inquiry reveals ‘national disgrace,’ Ossoff says

Ossoff co-introduced three additional bipartisan bills:

• The Federal Prison Oversight Act would require the Justice Department’s inspector general to inspect the BOP’s prisons, make recommendations and assign each a “risk score” brd on various factors.

• The Family Notification of Death, Injury, or Illness in Custody Act would set family notification procedures when an incarcerated person dies in federal custody.

• The Federal Prisons Accountability Act, co-sponsored with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and others, would make the BOP director a presidential appointee with Senate consent, instead of an attorney general selection.