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Several Million Dollars a Year Savings

The Bureau of Prisons regional offices could be easily re-structured with re-assignment of regional office staff to component institutions throughout each region. The reorganized regional staff would be collateral duty positions to their institution positions. Duties could easily and affordably be performed through web-conferencing, user to user webcam calls, and so forth. The mission of the regional offices would... more »

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Stop Waxing Cement Floors and Tile in Prisons

The Federal Bureau of Prisons wastes most likey millions of dollars each year on floor wax, buffing machines, buffing and stripping pads, and floor wax stripper. The idea is to have beautiful shiny waxed floors. However, at the cost of millions of dollars a year this seems unnecessary and a waste of money. Administrators claim that it is a necessary component of a "clean and sanitary institution." The reality is that... more »

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Computerized Call-Outs

Every prison in the Federal Bureau of Prisons uses "Call-Outs" to have inmates show up at specific places on a given day within the prison. These call-outs are loaded into a computer system (SENTRY). These call-outs are printed out every morning and distributed to the individual housing units within the prisons. Each daily call-out list averages 8-10 pages per day. Approximately 15-20 lists are printed each day.... more »

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NO GS-13 FOR BOP Dept. heads at USP's.

Department heads at all BOP US Penitentiary's are automatically given at GS13 pay status, just for simply working at a USP. No one else received this incentive, why should they. If they don't want to work there for the normal GS12 pay, then have them quit, or transfer. Particularly the HRM and business office dept heads. Eliminating this pay discrimination will save the BOP over $150,000 per year minimum.

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Staff Training

The shuttered former Federal Prison Camp Allenwood should be remodeled and turned into the BOP correctional academy. By having USP, FCi, and LSCI Allenwood right ehre and USP Lewisburg 20 minutes away, new BOP staff in Introduction to Correctional Techniques could receive enahnced training though a one-week addition to the ICT coursem of which will be spent in on-the-job training under field training officers at FCC... more »

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RETIREMENT

To both correct the reverse age discrimination of the current law enforcement retirement system and to save payroll funds int he future, I suggest the following: allow BOP staff having 20 years of qualified law enforcement service, ir-regardless of age, to retire without deferred retirement penalties ((As this is the only way to remedy the current reverse-age discrimination of the law enforcement retireemnts which... more »

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Electronic Bulletin Board System instead of Paper

Each work day thousands of pages of paper are used to print daily inmate “Callout” (appointment) rosters and “Change Sheet” (change in work status or bed assignment) rosters for inmates in housing units across the Bureau of Prisons. I suggest using a LAN (Local Area Network) based electronic “Bulletin Board System” to disseminate this information to the inmate population.
Using an electronic means instead of paper... more »

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Hunters for the hungry program

This could be used to help feed the inmate population, hunters nationwide donate hundreds of thousands of pounds of venison and other wild game to soup kitchens and what not. I am sure if they are contacted they would be more then happy to donate venison and other big game meat to the BOP. This would save the BOP Millions of dollars in Meat purchases throughout the year and is also healthier then most of the meat that... more »

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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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Renewable Energy

At all federal facitilities (particularly the prisons, but even military bases): Instead of freeweights, use resistance-styled workout machines. This type of workout equipment should be modified to connect with gears (in order for each workout to have personalized resistance).

The gears should each be engineered to turn generators, thereby producing electricity.

 

Perhaps a grant should be awarded first...

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PRISON UNIFORM CHANGE FOR ALL INMATES NATIONWIDE

I submitted this idea before.The inmate uniforms that are issued in sets of 3, are comprised of 3 button up shirts, 3 pants, & 1 belt, costing $90 to $110.00 per inmate, depending on the size of uniform required to cloth each inmate. As of July 21, 2011, the Bureau of Prisons inmate population total is 217,137 costing the government approimately $19,542,330 to $23,885,070 in uniform cost. By switching to just inmate jumpsuits... more »

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BOP- Disband and eliminate UNICOR, they serve no purpose

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 »

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BOP- buy in bulk, save thousands, and make contracting work

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 »

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