Department of Justice

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 Eliminate SORT teams, beef up DCT

Eliminate the SORT in BOP. Beef up the DCT, which was our original go to group to start with. Our sort spends almost $1000 per man per year in new boots, BDU's, hats, personal use items and they spend it every year. Not to mention they buy extra for the captain, exec staff, and EPO's. Add in the cost of monthly or quarterly weapons qual, and it's staggering. SORT is outdated,,,,particularly for the number of teams ...more »

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Savings through Contract workers

I have worked for the Bureau of Prisons for 23 years and am getting ready to retire. I feel that the workers in of an organization can see where savings can be made. I suggest that in the Correctional Services Department, that a couple of contract positions be made in the mailroom. The Agency would save on the benefits and also receive knowledge and not have to train the person if they used an exiting employee like ...more »

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CSO

The Federal Government should be run more like a business. All Supervisors should be salaried. No overtime. Increase there GS Level or make the wages higher for them but eliminate overtime. They have no union to argue against such action. This will save millions. Offer basic bonuses for exception correctional techniques/abilities/etc.

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SMU UNIT @ COLEMAN

FCC Coleman is comprised of 5 institutions, including two penitentaries (highs). We house well over 7,000 inmates. We ship all our SPECIAL MANAGEMENT UNIT(SMU) inmates to the SMU's at OAK,TDG & LEW. Our Special Housing Units (SHU) here are critically over loaded. We are constantly doing Trans Seg moves through out the complex to accomdate these SMU's. If we had our OWN SMU UNIT... it would definitely SAVE MONEY and ...more »

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Federal Bureau of Prisons realignment.

I recommend mandatory "late night", weekend and holiday scheduling for Unit Team members (Case Managers, Correctional Counselors and Unit Managers) be eliminated. The Federal Bureau of Prisons could realize millions of dollars in savings by realigning "late night" work schedules to end at 6pm, rather than 9pm, thereby eliminating the paying of the 10% shift differential. The same logic applies to eliminating Unit Team ...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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Cut it down to one box.

According to Bureau of Prison's Policy P5580.07 for transfers, inmates are allowed 2-14" x14" x 19" boxes. These are shipped via UPS GROUND. I say we cut it down to ONE BOX. Not only would we be saving on shipping, it will also cut down on Tort Claims. There would be less property to inventory and inspect thus cutting down on time wasted by staff looking for contraband. All the way around, it's going to save hundreds ...more »

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No GS 13 pay for dept heads at USP's.

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 »

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Inmate Food Service

In the Federal Bureau of Prisons, hundreds of thousands of meals are prepared everyday. All of which come from a National menu, determined in Central Office. What I propose is that in stead of the Bureau getting rid of excess food, by either serving it to staff, creating compost of simply throwing it away, why not have one or two designated days of ala carte feeding for the inmate population. More specifically, say every ...more »

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Don’t allow inmates to control their cell lights.

Inmates have full control of their cell light. There are four fluorescent tube lights in each cell and the inmate leave them on all day. The inmates are locked down every night at 9:45pm. I say we shut their lights off at 10:00pm and don’t turn them back on until 6:00am. Place sensors in the cell so if there isn’t movement the lights turn off. I turn off some many light everyday in empty cells. We could even remove 2 ...more »

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Department of Labor

Reusable bags for inmates with diabetic snacks

We have diabetic inmates at my prison, each day the inmates with diabetes get a snack. The snack is for when their blood sugar drops. We handout the snacks in brown paper bags. Why don’t we give the inmates reusable bags to use for their snacks? I know it doesn’t seem like much but the bag are thrown away or use for contraband every day. We could save millions ever year. The inmates would bring the bag back every day ...more »

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Allow Corrections staff to carry firearms to work.

Currently Correctional staff that have been trained and use firearms at work can’t bring their personal firearms to work. Federal Corrections staff are allowed under law enforcement safety act to carry firearms off duty conceal at all times. However when coming to a federal prison or going home you can’t carry a firearms. No weapons can be carried on to federal prison property. So I think the BOP should install gun locker ...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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Combine the U.S. Marshall Service and Federal Bureau of Prisons

Since we have two completely seperate agencies that have similar goals, why do we insist that we need twice as many top level managers to run similar operations? What I am saying is, BOP employees are trained initially, annualy and in special training (sucs as BPT) to arrest, restrain and escort inmates on and off prison property. The BOP even has their own investigative division. The Marshalls (with all due respect) ...more »

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