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house Bill H.R. 5688

Law Enforcement Torture Prevention Act of 2010

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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJuly 1st, 2010

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Law Enforcement Torture Prevention Act of 2010

Official Title

An act to amend title 38, United States Code, to increase the rates of disability compensation for disabled veterans and of dependency and indemnity compensation for surviving spouses and children of veterans, to increase the rates of subsistence and educational assistance allowances for veterans pursuing vocational rehabilitation programs under chapter 31 of such title and for veterans and eligible persons pursuing programs of education or training under chapter 34, 35, or 36 of such title, to increase the opportunities for vocational rehabilitation of certain veterans receiving disability compensation, and to provide vocational training opportunities for certain veterans receiving pension; and for other purposes.


Law Enforcement Torture Prevention Act of 2010 - Amends the federal criminal code to impose a prison term of up to 10 years on any person who, acting under color of federal, state, or local law, commits, or attempts or conspires to commit, torture. Increases such prison term to any term of years or life if death results from such torture. Defines "torture" to mean intentionally inflicting severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, on a person for such purposes as obtaining from that person or another person information or a confession, punishing that person, or intimidating or coercing that person or another person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, but does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in, or incidental to lawful sanctions.

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