Department of Justice

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 year replacing mattress' in SHU and not one incident report was written or dollar collected from the inmates. The exec staff just gave them a new one.

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