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(H. R. 3430)

AN ACT To amend the Act approved May 14, 1930, entitled "An Act to reorganize tho

administration of Federal prisons; to authorize the Attorney General to contract for the care of United States prisoners; to establish Federal jails; and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section : 9 of the Act approved May 14, 1930, chapter 274 (U. S. C., title 18, sec. 753h), be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“ Sec. 9. Any person committed to the custody of the Attorney General or his authorized representative, or who is confined in any penal or correctional institution pursuant to the direction of the Attorney General, or who is in custody by virtue of any process issued under the laws of the United States by any court, judge, or commissioner, or who is in custody of an officer of the United States pursuant to lawful arrest, who escapes or attempts to escape from such custody or institution, shall be guilty of an offense. If the custody or confinement is by virtue of an arrest on a charge of felony, or conviction of any offense whatsoever, the offense of escaping or attempting to escape therefrom shall constitute a felony and any person convicted thereof shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five years or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or both; and if the custody or confinement is by virtue of an arrest or charge of or for a misdemeanor, and prior to conviction, the offense of escaping or attempting to escape therefrom shall constitute a misdemeanor and any person convicted thereof shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than $1,000, or both. The sentence imposed hereunder shall be in addition to and independent of any sentence imposed in the case in connection with which such person is held in custody at the time of such escape or attempt to escape. If such person be under sentence at the time of such offense, the sentence imposed hereunder shall begin upon the expiration of, or upon legal release from, any sentence under which such person is beld at the time of such escape or attempt to escape." Approved, August 3, 1935.

(8. 405)

AN ACT For the suppression of prostitution in the District of Columbia Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it shall not be lawful for any person to invite, entice, persuade, or to address for the purpose of inviting, enticing, or persuading any person or persons, in or upon any avenue, street, road, highway, open space, alley, public square, or inclosure in the District of Columbia, tó accompany, go with, or follow him or her to his or her residence, or to any other house or building, inclosure, or other place, for the purpose of prostitution, or any other immoral or lewd purpose, under a penalty of not more than $100 or imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or both. And it shall not be lawful for any person to invite, entice, or persuade, or address for the purpose of inviting, enticing, or persuading any person or persons from any door, window, porch, or portico of any house or building to enter any house, or go with, accompany, or follow him or her to any place whatever, for the purpose of prostitution, or any other immoral or lewd purpose, under the like penalties herein provided for the same conduct in the streets, avenues, roads, highways, or alleys, public squarez, open spaces, or inclosures.

Sec. 2. Any person who frequents or lives in houses or other establishments of ‘ill fame, or who (whether married or single) engages in or commits acts of fornication for hire, shall be considered a vagrant, and subject to the penalties provided in section 8 of an Act entitled "An Act for the preservation of the public peace and the protection of property within the District of Columbia, approved July 29, 1892", and as amended by Act of Congress approved March 3, 1909.

Sec. 3. The court may impose conditions upon any person found guilty under the aforesaid sections and so long as such person shall comply therewith to the satisfaction of the court the imposition or execution of sentence may be suspended for such period as the court may direct; and the court may at or before the expiration of such period remand such sentence or cause it to be executed. Conditions thus imposed by the court may include submission to medical and mental examination, diagnosis and treatment by proper public health and welfare authorities, and such other terms and conditions as the court may deem best for the protection of the community and the punishment, control, and rehabilitation of the defendant. The health officer of the District of Columbia, the Women's Bureau of the Police Department, the Board of Public Welfare, and the probation officers of the court are authorized and directed to perform such duties as may be directed by the court in effectuating compliance with the conditions so imposed upon any defendant.

Sec. 4. Section 7 of the Act of Congress entitled "An Act for the preservation of the public peace and the protection of property within the District of Columbia", approved July 29, 1892, is hereby repealed.

Approved, August 15, 1935.

(H. R. 5049)

AN ACT Providing punishment for forging or counterfeiting any postmarking stamp.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whoever shall forge or counterfeit any postmarking stamp, or impression thereof with intent to make it appear that such impression is a genuine postmark, or shall make or knowingly use or sell, or have in possession with intent to use or sell, any forged or counterfeited postmarking stamp, die, plate, or engraving, or such impression thereof, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. Approved, August 26, 1935.

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(H. R. 5162)

AN ACT Providing for punishment for attempts to obtain mall by fraud or by deception.

Be it enacted by the Senate and cuse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first clause of section 194 of the Act of March 4, 1909 (35 Stat. 1125), as amended (18 U. S. C. 317), be amended to read as follows:“Whoever shall steal, take, or abstract, or by fraud or deception obtain or attempt so to obtain from or out of any mail, post office or station thereof, or other authorized depository for mail matter, or from a letter or mail carrier, any letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail, or shall abstract or remove from any such letter, package, bag, or mail, any article or thing contained therein, or shall secrete, embezzle, or destroy any such letter, postal card, package, bag, or mail, or any article or thing contained therein;”. Approved, August 26, 1935.

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