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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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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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Make Prisoners Produce their own Energy

If prisoners are going to be allowed to watch television, make them ride energy-generating bikes to power the TVs; if it can be done in a way that is safe, cost-effective, and Constitutional.

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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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Reduce Flow of Ex-Cons Back to Prisons

Some stats show over 80% of those released from prison end up back in prison within a year. Why? They can't find a job and don't have the skills they need to find a decent job. What to do? We need a Prisoner to Society Transition program. We need a web-based capability that lists available jobs in industry, insentives for industry to hire ex-cons, agencies that are available and that offer services needed by ex-cons... more »

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Trim the Fat at the top

Instead of making cuts where it hurts at the prisons, the cuts need to be made at the central and regional offices. When you cut staff at the prison it creates overtime and is a safety factor for both inmates and staff. By making cuts at the top you save more by not having to fill the spots with overtime at time and a half pay. Also by cutting jobs at the central and regional offices you would cut the costs on their... more »

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No GS 13 pay for dept heads at USP's.

Currently, dept heads at US Penitentiaries receive GS 13 pay just for workin there. No other reason. It was originally an incentive to get people to work at a USP. Dept heads perfom no different task at a USP than an FCI or Low. So why are we paying them extra. We have 11 staff who receive this bonus at our institution, which averages about $ 12k per year each. This is a true waste of funds. Dept heads at USP's actually... more »

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SORT TEAM

Eliminate the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Special Operations Response Team (SORT). Eliminating these teams across the Federal Bureau of Prisons would save tons of money for the tax payers across the country and could be used for other things. If SORT would be needed the Federal Bureau of Prisons could utilize the FBI Swat Teams, why does the Bureau need their very own team, when if needed it would be a calculated use... more »

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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... more »

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Medical Payments v.s. Commissary Spending

FBOP houses a total of 177,187 inmates in facilities in a CAMP, LOW, MEDIUM or USP. Of the 177,187 inmates, 4,583 are housed at FCI Fort Dix. Inmates at FCI Fort Dix spent nearly $8,000,000 in commissary last year. Inmate co-pays are remarkably low with respect to the state prison systems. The inmate is not paying for food, electric, water, gas or cable (yes CABLE...it may be BASIC but its still CABLE). Inmates... more »

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