While this initially seems like a cost-incurring idea, tablet computers could significantly reduce costs in a variety of ways. They could replace desktop computers, laptop computers and Blackberries. Video chat capabilities could replace cell phones (or agencies could opt for a stripped-down cell plan without data or texting) and expensive-but-rarely-used video conferencing equipment. Fewer projectors would be needed,... more »
Issue mobile phones only. No more equipment, building or onsite technician costs.
Employees with mobile phones provided by the government do not also need a land line.
Current policy allows employees to claim a small amount for telephone expenses. This is unnecessary because national long-distance is included in all mobile phone plans, and family members can generally call for free. If an employee has a personal mobile phone, this benefit is unnecessary.
The enhancement of BOP inmate telephone monitoring could be dramatically enhanced via the creation of a BOP Communications Monitoring Center on the grounds of FCC Allenwood. By such a center staffed by some 450 odd staff responsible for nation-wide inmate telephone monitoring supplementing, and coordinating criminal investigations that are telephone related, some 600-700 staff engaged in telephone monitoring at BOP... more »