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Sen. Cassidy Presses Federal Bureau of Prisons for Answers, Accountability in Dyslexia Screening

Feb 19, 2021 - Targeted News Service

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, issued the following news release:

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) about the implementation of dyslexia screening as outlined in the First Step Act of 2018 (FSA). Cassidy championed these provisions to ensure that BOP screen inmates for dyslexia during the intake process and at each periodic risk assessment to improve literacy and reduce recidivism.

"[A]fter reviewing the Attorney General's De...