Department of Justice

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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Department of Homeland Security

Increased Border Security Cost-Effectively

Using current technology and web based systems (instant messaging, groupwise, webcams) set up a site for .gov email staff such as Tower Officers in federal prisons to sign-in to the system, select assigned webcams of border security cameras, and report activity to the Border Patrol via an instant messanger. (1) Border security would be greatly enhanced. (2) Tower Officers at federal prisons would be providing... 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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Legislative Branch

Build Hospitals (Not Jails) for Mental Illness

In the early 1970's many mental institutions were closed and many of those patients ended up on the streets. Now many of these patients are in our Federal, State, and Municipal Jails. Our Judicial and Prison Systems are over-burdened with people that should have been treated psychologically in a hospital that specializes in mental illness. Many more are on our streets living in sub standard conditions. Most of them... more »

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Don’t let inmate do their own laundry.

Inmates are allowed to do their own laundry. We provide laundry machines so inmate can wash their clothes. The laundry machines are home models and not industrial. They are running all day and night, they break down and are replace a lot. They use body wash that we give them for free instead of laundry soap. They wash their clothes several time a day and waste water and electricity. Plus Inmate hid contraband in the... more »

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Allow Physician-assisted suicide for inmates

Many states allow Physician-assisted suicide, why not allow inmates with diagnosed with terminal illness to have a Physician-assisted them in suicide. This would cut down on medical cost and Hospice care. Also allow inmates serving life sentence to also commit Physician-assisted suicide. The BOP stops inmates from killing them self. If you wish to end your life why don’t let them end it with dignity. The population in... more »

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Charge people to visit an Inmate

Charge civilians to visit inmates in prison. Millions of people a year visit a loved one in prison and the Bureau of Prisons provides this service free of charge. Charge all visitors a flat rate to visit an inmate.Visiting is a privilege not a right.The Bureau of Prisons doesn’t have to provide this service, so if we are going too let make some money.

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Prisons

LABOR-Develop a reasonable labor requirement to cut cost the Govt, would otherwise spend on Fed employees, contractors, or private sector. Since they are receiving better healthcare than most, cable which some still can't afford, and exercise equipment which some can't afford or are to busy working to use, we might as well educate them and give them a skill so they may positively contribute to society. Maybe in the process... more »

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Inmates provide their own Health Insurance

My suggestion is that inmates provide their own Health Insurance. In this way, when they are in need of services they will receive whatever services that their plan provides -- just like everyone else in society who has not committed an illegal act. If the inmate cannot afford health care, they can be assigned something akin to Medicaid. The Bureau of Prisons could save millions of dollars on surgeries, hospital stays,... more »

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Inmate Telephone Monitoring

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 »

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