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Federal Employee Video Testimony

Routinely the DOJ and US Attorneys Office will subpoena Federal employees to testify in cases outside of the employee's geographical work area.

These cases can often be cross country in nature as currently my office on the West Coast is working to find funding to send an employee to the East Coast for under one hour of general background testimony.

A cross country flight and hotel for less than one hour of general testimony.... more »

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Use employee input on design of new prisons

I have been to three "new" penitentiaries which were built at different times over approximately 12 years and all three have the same issues. There needs to be true staff involvement prior to AND during the building process. It would be much cheaper to fix the problems PRIOR to the construction instead of fixing after the construction.

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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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Biometric Finger Print

Currently inmates enter into any dining facility and there is no official way to ensure that each and every inmate only eat one time per meal. Staff watch the lines to ensure that inmates do not get back in line but one can ever be 100% sure if the inmate ate during that meal or not. My suggestion is to have biometric finger print scanners put into place at every institution within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. If the... more »

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Indoor Power Farm

I am a correctional officer, within a medium security prison. My idea is to create a Unicor based business, to use stationary bicycles that produce electricity when used. This is a Unicor "Power Plant" which is run using inmates that ride these bicycles. There would be 2 inmate shifts that would trade off throughout the day. The bikes would have to be connected to the power grid and the power produced would either... 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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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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