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Abundance of Government owned land used to farm.

Use government owned land to farm and produce the materials to feed BOP inmates. This would include raising beef cattle, dairy and produce. The USDA could assist the BOP with ensuring all regulations for this would be followed. Once this is up and running and we reach a high rate of production of meat, milk and produce the excess could be used to support VA facilities so that our nations Veterans could be fed nutritious... more »

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Landfills

De-privatize Landfill operations and have them be federally owned. Due to the remote locations of our Federal Correctional Institutions these landfills could be placed in close proximity to BOP Institutions. The DOJ would receive all revenue generated from community use of the landfill and the Methane gases generated from the decomposition of such materials would support the running of these Institutions and the excess... more »

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Federal Prison Counselor Uniforms

The Correctional Counselor is the only member of Unit Management which are required to wear a uniform. The Federal Government gives each Counselor a $400.00 yearly uniform allowance and also buys them a pair of shoes every 9 months. Considering the number of Counselors in the Bureau of prisons this would be a significant savings each year at zero expense the government.

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Lockdown Federal prisons once a week.

If you were to lockdown a faculty once a week you could save millions. No visiting, no hot meal, no programs or recreation. The inmate would be provided three shack lunches in the morning and daily medications .All non-security staff would have the day off. The energy cost would be lower, food cost would be cut in half and staff cost would be lower. You would only have 1/3 off the staff working and the facility would... more »

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Closing of minimum secuirty Satellite Prison Camp

Close half of the Federal prison camps. Most inmates at the camps are non-violent offenders. Most of them are in on drug or finance crimes. Place them on house arrest with them paying the supervision fees. Also give them manual labor community service. Having people like Bernie madoff in prison is pointless. He isn’t a threat to the community. By closing half the camps the government would save billions of dollars yearly.... 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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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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Remove microwaves for inmate. (Save 7 million a year!)

At the prison I work at we have 30 microwaves for inmate use. They run almost 24 hours a day, they are replacing them almost every mouth. Each microwave is $200 plus, they are industrial microwave not the regular household models. That’s 5,000 dollars worth of microwave replace almost every mouth. That’s 50,000 dollars a year. You times that by 130 prisons you get 7,800,000 dollars on microwave for inmates. Inmates abuse... more »

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Turn off the helicopter landing pad lights.

At the Federal Correctional Facility I work at we have a helicopter pad. Every night the lights come on. They are on 365 days a year for the last 20 years. In 20 years only 2 helicopters have ever landed at our facility. Take the light off automatic and make the manual. So if we ever have a helicopter land we will turn them on. I can only guess that the other 130 faculty was the same way.

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Stop providing inmate with amities.

We provide inmate with pencils, soap, body wash, writing paper, envelopes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, combs, shaving gel, and razors. We should only provide these things to inmates that are indigent. Most of the inmate wastes these items. I find all of this stuff in the trash can, un-used or wasted. Most of the inmate can afford to buy these things but don’t because they are free from us. Stop the handouts.

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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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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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