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Execute Career Criminals

The prison system is a revolving door in this country. Everyone is entitled to their mistakes. However, at a certain point, you become a burdon on society. Quite frankly, I don't like the idea that I'm supporting a criminal while he lives in prison, potentially for the rest of his life. This adds a burdon onto every taxpayer. The purpose behind jail and prison is for people to learn a lesson. If they don't learn that ...more »

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Stop Voter Fraud (Felons, Illegal Aliens, Deceased, etc)

Require Federal and State agencies make use of the Social Security Administration “Federal Benefit/Prisoner Data Exchange System” to enforce voter fraud laws. (1) Provide SSA with prisoner information necessary for determining voting eligibility such as, convicted felons (imprisoned or, released on parole or probation), illegal aliens, deceased persons, fraudulent voter registration. (2) Require States and voting authorities ...more »

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Self Sufficient Prisons

Make all Federal Prison's self-sufficient. There is no reason why Federal prison's cannot be revenue neutral. They have plenty of labor that can be used to generate "revenue" from within the walls of each prision. Revenue can be from the sale of goods or services (such as assembling products for a private company, for a fee), or it can be in the form of cost savings by having them perform federal services remotely ...more »

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Stop Paying Federal Benefits to Inmates

Ensure Federal Benefits Are Not Paid to Ineligible Incarcerated Individuals. To eliminate the waste of taxpayer money government wide and run the federal benefit programs with more efficiency and save money: (1) Identify U.S. Federal Agencies programs that provide federal benefits, aid or entitlement programs. (2) Determine policy requirements for benefit eligibility for individuals incarcerated in federal prisons. (3) ...more »

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Require Agency Use SSA's Inmate Database To Stop Inmate Benefits

Require all Federal Agencies that provide federal benefits or aid must use the Social Security Administration "Federal Benefit/Prisoner Data Exchange System" when determining benefit eligibility according to the agency policy requirement for individuals, or beneficiaries of individuals, incarcerated in federal prisons. (http://www.socialsecurity.gov/history/ssa/ssa2000chapter6.html) The Federal Bureau of Prisons currently ...more »

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Ensure No Nat’l Cemetery Burial For Persons Guilty Capital Crime

Require Federal and State agencies make use of the Social Security Administration “Federal Benefit/Prisoner Data Exchange System” to: (1) provide SSA with prisoner information necessary to identify ineligible persons (e.g., Life and Death Sentences); (2) determine eligibility for burial in the National Cemetery System or the Arlington National Cemetery; (3) ensure timely notice is provided to appropriate Federal official ...more »

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Medical Payments v.s. Commissary Spending

FBOP houses a total of 177,187 inmates in facilities in a CAMP, LOW, MEDIUM or USP. Of the 177,187 inmates, 4,583 are housed at FCI Fort Dix. Inmates at FCI Fort Dix spent nearly $8,000,000 in commissary last year. Inmate co-pays are remarkably low with respect to the state prison systems. The inmate is not paying for food, electric, water, gas or cable (yes CABLE...it may be BASIC but its still CABLE). Inmates ...more »

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BOP Inmates pay for clothing and bedding, no more freebies

Inmates are wasting millions and we're doing nothing about it. They destroy mattress's and bedding, clothing, and all other "free" items we give them, and we do nothing to collect it. Charge them for all their clothing, bedding, etc., at a pro-rated cost based on what they make working (which is a whole other issue), and when it wears out, they buy a new one, just as our troops do. Our institution spent over $85,000 last ...more »

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Self-sufficiency & Prison/Welfare

Prisons waste tax payer money. Prisons should have there own gated community where they will grow there own cotton for clothing, raise/care/butcher there own meat, grow there own fruits and vegetables. TV/internet shouldn't be authorized. It's a priviledge and not a necessity for well being. It will also cut down on healthcare costs, fat prisoners will actually have to "work" for their food, and in return will not ...more »

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Outsource Encarceration

We outsource many products and services. Why not outsource incarceration of certain types of criminals to Mexico, Korea, Australia, etc. Maybe with the possibility of being put in jail in one of these places recidivism would drop off. Agreements could be negotiated saving taxpayer dollars and make going to prison less attractive for those who see it as a status symbol. The business of prisoner rights has gone too far. ...more »

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SORT TEAM

Eliminate the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Special Operations Response Team (SORT). Eliminating these teams across the Federal Bureau of Prisons would save tons of money for the tax payers across the country and could be used for other things. If SORT would be needed the Federal Bureau of Prisons could utilize the FBI Swat Teams, why does the Bureau need their very own team, when if needed it would be a calculated use ...more »

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Eliminate Elective Surgeries for Inmates

I have worked in the prison system for over 10 years and I have to question why we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars performing elective surgeries on inmates that have lived with their conditions for years. We could eliminate millions of dollars and cut significant government spending by screening inmates on their initial incarceration and documenting their existing medical conditions. Why is the government responsible ...more »

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