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Emergency Assistance to the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in Case of a Work Stoppage

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Under 31 U.S.C. § 685a(a), which authorizes federal agencies to provide services on a contractual basis to the District of Columbia government, the Attorney General may provide Bureau of Prisons personnel to the District of Columbia Department of Corrections in the event of a work stoppage by Department employees.

Updated July 9, 2014