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house Bill H.R. 5984


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      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJuly 30th, 2010

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Official Title

To establish a pilot program to provide training and certification in the culinary arts for Federal inmates to be utilized during the normal inmate meals process and to be accredited for future employment and educational opportunities, and for other purposes.


Cooking Helps Elevate Futures Act or the CHEF Act - Directs the Attorney General to establish a pilot program providing federal inmates with training and certification in the culinary arts, and the customary job placement assistance after their release from custody. Directs the Attorney General to select ten different federal correctional facilities in different regions of the continental United States to participate in the program.

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