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(H. R. 3975) An Act To amend the Act of March 4, 1925, Chap. 521, and for other purposes
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That sections 3 and 4 of the Act of March 4, 1925, Chap. 521, 43 Statutes at Large 1260, 1261 (Secs. 726 and 727, title 18, U. S. C.), entitled “An Act to provide for the establishment of a probation system in the United States Courts, except in the District of Columbia,”.be, and the same are hereby, amended to read as follows:
“ Sec. 3. The judge or judges of any United States court or courts having original jurisdiction of criminal actions, except ir the District of Columbia, may appoint one or more suitable persons to serve as probation officers within the jurisdiction and under the direction of the judge or judges making such appointments or of their successors. All such probation officers shall serve without compensation except that in case it shall appear to any such judge or judges that the needs of the service require that there should be salaried probation officers, such judge or judges may appoint such officers. The Attorney General shall fix the salaries to be paid probation officers and shall provide for the necessary expenses of probation officers, including clerical service, and expenses for traveling when approved by the court. Such judge or judges may in their discretion remove any probation officer serving in their respective courts. The appointment of a probation officer shall be in writing and shall be entered on the records of the court or courts of the judge or judges making such appointment, and a copy of the order of appointment shall be delivered to the officer so appointed and a copy sent to the Attorney General. Whenever such judge or judges shall have appointed more than one probation officer he or they may designate one of such officers chief probation officer. Such chief probation officer shall direct the work of all probation officers serving in the court or courts of such judge or judges.
SEO. 4. It shall be the duty of a probation officer to investigate any case referred to him for investigation by the court in which he is serving and to report thereon to the court. The probation officer shall furnish to each person released on probation under his supervision a written statement of the conditions of probation and shall instruct him regarding the same. Such officer shall keep informed concerning the conduct and condition of each person on probation under his supervision and shall report thereon to the court placing such person on probation. Such officer shall use all suitable methods, not inconsistent with the conditions imposed by the court, to aid persons on probation and to bring about improvements in their conduct and condition. Each officer shall keep records of his work; shall keep accurate and complete accounts of all moneys collected from persons under his supervision; shall give receipts therefor, and shall make at least monthly returns thereof; shall make such reports to the Attorney General as he may at any time require; and shall perform such other duties as the court may direct. Such officer shall perform such duties with respect to persons on parole as the Attorney General shall request. A probation officer shall have the power of arrest that is now exercised by a deputy marshal.”
SEC. 2. That a new section be, and is hereby, enacted to follow section 4 of the Act of March 4, 1925, Chap. 521, 43 Statutes at Large 1261 (Sec. 727, title 18, U. S. C.), entitled "An Act to provide for the establishment of a probation system in the United States Courts, except in the District of Columbia,” as follows:
“Sec. 4 (a). The Attorney General, or his authorized agent, shall investigate the work of the probation officers and make recommendations concerning the same to the respective judges and shall have access to the records of all probation officers. He shall collect for publication statistical and other information concerning the work of the probation officers. He shall prescribe record forms and statistics to be kept by the probation officers and shall formulate general rules for the proper conduct of the probation work. He shall endeavor by all suitable means to promote the efficient administration of the probation system and the enforcement of the probation laws in all United States courts. He shall incorporate in his annual report a statement concerning the operation of the probation system in such courts."
Sec. 3. That this Act shall take effect immediately.
(H. R. 977]
An Act Establishing under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice a division of the Bureau of Investigation to be known as the Division of Identification and Information.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and there is hereby, established under the jurisdiction of the Department of Justice a division of the Bureau of Investigation to be known as the Division of Identification and Information; that said division shall be vested with the duty of acquiring, collecting, classifying, and preserving criminal identification and other crime records and the exchanging of said criminal identification records with the duly authorized officials of governmental agencies, of States, cities, and penal institutions; and that the cost of maintenance and operation of said division shall be paid from the appropriation "Detection and prosecution of crimes" for the respective fiscal years concerned, as otherwise provided.
Approved, June 11, 1930.
(H. R. 9674)
An Act To amend an Act to parole United States prisoners, and for other purposes, approved June 25, 1910.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 3 of the Act of June 25, 1910 (chapter 387, Thirty-sixth Statutes, page 819; title 18, section
716, United States Code), be amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "Provided, That where a Federal prisoner is an alien and subject to deportation the board of parole may authorize the release of such prisoner after he shall have become eligible for parole on condition that he be deported and remain outside of the United States and all places subject to its jurisdiction, and upon such parole becoming effective said prisoner shall be delivered to the duly authorized immigration official for deportation.' Approved, March 2, 1931.
(H. R. 105981
AN ACT To provide for the transportation of certain juvenfle offenders to States under
the law of which they have committed offenses or are delinquent, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the purpose of cooperating with States and for the purposes of this Act
( the words “ State ” and “ States " shall include the District of Columbia) in the care and treatment of juvenile offenders, whenever any person under twenty-one years of age shall have been arrested, charged with the commission of any crime punishable in any court of the United States or of the District of Columbia, and, after investigation by the Department of Justice, it shall appear that such person has committed a criminal offense or is a delinquent under the laws of any State that can and will assume jurisdiction over such juvenile and will take him into custody and deal with him according to the laws of such State, and that it will be to the best interest of the United States and of the juvenile offender to surrender the offender to the authorities of such State, the United States attorney of the district in which such person has been ar. rested is authorized to forego the prosecution of such person and surrender him as herein provided.
It shall be the duty of the United States marshal of such district upon written order of the United States attorney to convey such person to such State or, if already therein, to any other part thereof and deliver him into the custody of the proper authority or authori. ties thereof: Provided, That before any person is conveyed from one State to another under the authority herein given, such person shall signify his willingness to be so returned, or there shall be presented to the United States attorney a demand from the executive authority of the State to which the prisoner is to be returned, supported by indictment or affidavit as prescribed by section 5278, Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title 18, sec. 662), in cases of demand on State authorities. The expense incident to the transportation, as herein authorized, of any such person shall be paid from the appropriation “Salaries, Fees, and Expenses, United States Marshals." Approved, June 11, 1932.