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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 238, S. 1596

On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, the President signed into law:

S. 238, the “Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act of 2015,” which requires the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), within the Department of Justice, to issue oleoresin capsicum spray (pepper spray) to any officer or employee of BOP who:  (1) is employed in a prison that is not a minimum or low security prison; (2) may respond to emergency situations in such a prison; and (3) completes the required training on the use of such spray; and  

S. 1596, which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2082 Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, as the Specialist Joseph W. Riley Post Office Building.