18 U.S.C. § 4001 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 4001. Limitation on detention; control of prisons
Search U.S. Code
No citizen shall be imprisoned or otherwise detained by the United States except pursuant to an Act of Congress.
The control and management of Federal penal and correctional institutions, except military or naval institutions, shall be vested in the Attorney General, who shall promulgate rules for the government thereof, and appoint all necessary officers and employees in accordance with the civil-service laws, the Classification Act, as amended, and the applicable regulations.
The Attorney General may establish and conduct industries, farms, and other activities and classify the inmates; and provide for their proper government, discipline, treatment, care, rehabilitation, and reformation.
Read this complete 18 U.S.C. § 4001 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 4001. Limitation on detention; control of prisons on Westlaw
FindLaw Codes are provided courtesy of Thomson Reuters Westlaw, the industry-leading online legal research system. For more detailed codes research information, including annotations and citations, please visit Westlaw.
FindLaw Codes may not reflect the most recent version of the law in your jurisdiction. Please verify the status of the code you are researching with the state legislature or via Westlaw before relying on it for your legal needs.