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112 STAT. 2990 PUBLIC LAW 105-314—OCT. 30, 1998 TITLE VIII—RESTRICTED ACCESS TO INTERACTIVE COMPUTER SERVICES 18 USC 4042 note. Deadline. SEC. 801. PRISONER ACCESS. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no agency, officer, or employee of the United States shall implement, or provide any financial assistance to, any Federal program or Federal activity in which a Federal prisoner is allowed access to any electronic communication service or remote computing service without the supervision of an official of the Federal Government. SEC. 802. RECOMMENDED PROHIBITION. (a) FINDINGS. —Congress finds that— (1) a Minnesota State prisoner, serving 23 years for molesting teenage girls, worked for a nonprofit work and education program inside the prison, through which the prisoner had unsupervised access to the Internet; (2) the prisoner, through his unsupervised access to the Internet, trafficked in child pornography over the Internet; (3) Federal law enforcement authorities caught the prisoner with a computer disk containing 280 pictures of juveniles engaged in sexually explicit conduct; (4) a jury found the prisoner guilty of conspiring to trade in child pornography and possessing child pornography; (5) the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota sentenced the prisoner to 87 months in Federal prison, to be served upon the completion of his 23-year State prison term; and (6) there has been an explosion in the use of the Internet in the United States, further placing our Nation's children at risk of harm and exploitation at the hands of predators on the Internet and increasing the ease of trafficking in child pornography. (b) SENSE OF THE CONGRESS. —It is the sense of the Congress that State Governors, State legislators, and State prison administrators should prohibit unsupervised access to the Internet by State prisoners. SEC. 803. SURVEY. (a) SURVEY. —Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall conduct a survey of the States to determine to what extent each State allows prisoners access to any interactive computer service and whether such access is supervised by a prison official. (b) REPORT. —The Attorney General shall submit a report to Congress of the findings of the survey conducted pursuant to subsection (a). (c) STATE DEFINED. —In this section, the term "State" means each of the 50 States and the District of Columbia.