A cost-cutting measure sure to resonate with all Americans requires a simple legislative fix by adding, “. . .and any other Federal law enforcement agency, or Federal correctional or penal institution, to include the Federal Bureau of Prisons. . .” to an existing statue. This simple fix will save $1 billion in less than five years and thereafter achieve $240 million in annual recurring costs. Title 18 U.S.C. § 4006,... more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
All institutions in the BOP are required to recycle, it's part of the wardens PWP. But, each joint is left to fend for itself on programs, and more importantly, equipment.
Composting, selling cardboard and plastic, steel, and pallets are big areas that need attention. The central office should oversee this, not each institution. Why have 30 separate programs? Have 1, and everyone follow it.
Beginning next year, 2012, 4 prisons in our region will have over 450 staff retirement eligible, with almost 1/2 of them mandatory retirement. Many of those staff, myself included, would welcome the chance to go back and work part time. We're already trained, have had background checks, etc. We can monitor phone calls, help in the business office, work in HRM, and at the camps as well. We could be unescorted volunteers... more »
In our region, there are 11 prisons that have enough acreage to build another institution. Yet, they will go out and pay millions for land to build a new institution. Take the politics out of it, use our resources more wisely. We could have build a complete complex at the Myrtle Beach AIr Force Base years ago. But, the local paper said the BOP turned it down.
How many "special" programs does the government have now based on race or sex issues. And what's worse, they are allowed to meet and have programs during duty hours, and the taxpayers are footing the bill. They should be having their meeting son THEIR time, after work or weekends, or charge them annual leave if it's during the day. The "lunch and learn" programs, the "cultural luncheons", during duty times, getting paid... more »
The BOP does NOT try to save money by buying in bulk, such as toilet paper, paper towels, copy paper, toner cartridges, food items, etc. THey allow each institution do their own thing, so they can protect the 4 contracting jobs each institution is authorized. A senior contracting spec (supervisor), a property officer, and 2 contracting specialists. The region or central office contracting should be buying these staple... more »
UNICOR serves no purpose other than to give unicor staff jobs. They actually save no money for the government, as their profits are taken by the UNICOR exec staff and unicor in general to just pay their expenses. All of the products and services they provide or produce should be dealt out to civilians, who DID NOT break the law, who PAY TAXES, and now, a majority of which are unemployed. Why do we worry about inmate issues... more »
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 »
Many inmates have private insurance which should be billed for all medical services. We should be able to restrict commissary purchases for all diabetics and hypertensives who exhibit self destructive behavior. We chase their blood pressures and blood sugars as they are not held accountable for their poorv health choices. As a result we spend literally millions of dollars annually unecessarily for their healthcare.... more »
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 »
Currently, dept heads at US Penitentiaries receive GS 13 pay just for workin there. No other reason. It was originally an incentive to get people to work at a USP. Dept heads perfom no different task at a USP than an FCI or Low. So why are we paying them extra. We have 11 staff who receive this bonus at our institution, which averages about $ 12k per year each. This is a true waste of funds. Dept heads at USP's actually... more »
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 »