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Computers and Monitors Should Be Turned Off When Not in Use

Stop encouraging employees to leave their computers on overnight and on weekends so that updates can install. Computers and monitors should be shut down and turned off before leaving for the day. Updates will install when the computer is restarted. Leaving computers and monitors on when they are not being used wastes energy.

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Legalize and Tax Prostitution

Just like in Europe. This would reduce the man-hours spent policing and arresting prostitutes and jailing them. In addition, this would generate much needed tax revenues.

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Stop Catering to Inmates

I am a USN Vet and a current government employee. I've provided patient care to those who endured combat, I've been a C.O., and I now work in the Pharmacy. Annually in the BOP, Health Services exceeds it's budget by thousands. We are providing inamtes with top dollar narcotics, even those with prior drug addictions, we're providing HIV meds,anywhere from $30-150 a bottle, providing injections which can be $300 just for ...more »

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Remove microwaves for inmate. (Save 7 million a year!)

At the prison I work at we have 30 microwaves for inmate use. They run almost 24 hours a day, they are replacing them almost every mouth. Each microwave is $200 plus, they are industrial microwave not the regular household models. That’s 5,000 dollars worth of microwave replace almost every mouth. That’s 50,000 dollars a year. You times that by 130 prisons you get 7,800,000 dollars on microwave for inmates. Inmates abuse ...more »

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BOP Commissary Crunch

The Bureau of Prisons has approximately 183 institutions with approximately 177,000 inmates. We move inmates throughout the Bureau and ship the inmate’s property utilizing United Parcel Service (UPS). The Bureau of Prisons does get a discount on the shipping cost however, the inmates are authorized to ship commissary goods mostly perishables such as soups, rice, candy, etc. The cost to ship these commissary items ...more »

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Power Surge Protectors for idle equipment

Even in sleep mode, computers and other electronic devices can use power unnecessarily. I recommend that we use power surges that shutdown idle equipment (e.g. computers and other electronic devices) during extended periods of nonuse. This would be a great way to save money and not impact operations.

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Save the taxpayers $$ and charge the inmates

Inmates are assigned certain items when they come to prison however they are not held accountabile for such item's. ie... mattresses are constantly being destroyed by inmates and these mattresses are over $100 each. this is just one item in particular. Also I work at a USP and these inmates can leave there lights on all day why not eliminate the switch in there cell and put a switch in the officer's office to turn the ...more »

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Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area. These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony. A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony. ...more »

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Law Enforcement pay and retirement only for those who deserve it

I suggest that Law Enforcment pay and retirement for the FBOP is only given to those staff who spend the majority of their shift (time) inside the fence during their career. The staff that work in the front offices, regional offices, and central offices should only get it if they spent more than 50% of their career working inside the fence at a prison or carries a weapon more than 50% of their career. Considering the ...more »

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Going green for Federal Prison Facilities

As an employee for the Federal Prison System, and working at FCI Ft Dix, I have noticed possible ways for the Prison to save costs on energy and water consumption, that not only can save for this institution, but other institutions across the country. The Bureau of Prisons has 116 facilities and houses approximately 217,137 inmates. When looking at the population number, that can be viewed as a small city population, ...more »

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Electric Prison Fences

Can anyone please explain how spending millions of dollars per federal prison to construct an electric fence, then spending money on electricity to operate it, when people at other facilities throughout the country have successfully escaped from electric fences, can anyone explain how this is a cost savings? A person in a gun tower is a much better solution as a person does not fail when the electricity does. A ...more »

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End of Fiscal Year 2011 SPENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was just told I had to spend 13 thousand dollars by today for the end of the fiscal year 2011. Thats just my little dept. What the heck in going on... If every dept. in the US Govt. saved the extra money they had at the end of the fiscal year and gave it back, (Without being penalized for not spending it, as in lowering the budget for the following year, thats why I'm told we have to spend it all.) then we would not ...more »

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Reduce Flow of Ex-Cons Back to Prisons

Some stats show over 80% of those released from prison end up back in prison within a year. Why? They can't find a job and don't have the skills they need to find a decent job. What to do? We need a Prisoner to Society Transition program. We need a web-based capability that lists available jobs in industry, insentives for industry to hire ex-cons, agencies that are available and that offer services needed by ex-cons ...more »

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