110-H.R.3971

To encourage States to report to the Attorney General certain information regarding the deaths of individuals in the custody of law enforcement agencies, and for other purposes.

1/18/2008--Reported to House amended.    (There is 1 other summary)

Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2007 - Requires states that receive criminal justice assistance grants under the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 to report to the Attorney General on a quarterly basis information on the death of any person who is detained, under arrest, or incarcerated in a municipal or county jail, state prison, state-run boot camp, contract facility, or other state or local correctional facility (including any juvenile facility). Requires such information to include: (1) the name, gender, race, ethnicity, and age of the deceased; (2) the date, time, and location of death; (3) the law enforcement agency that detained or arrested the deceased; and (4) a description of the circumstances surrounding the death.

Reduces by 10% the amount of the criminal justice assistance grants of states that fail to comply with the reporting requirements of this Act.

Requires the Attorney General to provide for a study on deaths of persons held in custody and to reportto Congress on the findings of such study within two years after the enactment of this Act. Authorizes appropriations.

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