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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 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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Wind Turbines - Vocational Training for Inmates

Run vocational training programs in wind turbine construction. Unicor inmates could build the turbines. The turbines could be set up on government property.

The materials needed generally cost less than $200. Minimal mechanical skills are needed to build an effective wind turbine.

By Building wind turbines, utility bills can be reduced by up to 80% or completely eliminated and extra energy can be sold to local electric... more »

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Confiscated Inmate Property

Develop a TRU-application for tracking confiscated inmate property. The app should include data entry areas for staff confiscating property, supervisors who inventory, store, and dispose of confiscated inmate property. The TRU-app would be linked to other TRU-apps such as TRU-VIEW, TRU-LINCS, TRU-INTEL, etc. The inmate would be notified of the confiscation via TRU-LINCS, TRU-VIEW would confirm ownership, TRU-INTEL... more »

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Inmates work on meaningful work

All inmates have to have a job. THere are many jobs that we struggle to accomplish due to lack of funds, reduced budgets, that we could have inmates do. California already has inmate firefighting crews. We could do something similar and have road construction, tree pruning, maitenance, firefighting, etc crews. Inmates would do meaningful work, gain real hands-on job skills, and important work would also get done.

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Eliminate Elective Surgeries for Inmates

I have worked in the prison system for over 10 years and I have to question why we spend hundreds of thousands of dollars performing elective surgeries on inmates that have lived with their conditions for years. We could eliminate millions of dollars and cut significant government spending by screening inmates on their initial incarceration and documenting their existing medical conditions. Why is the government responsible... more »

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Inmates can support the prison system

In many countries around the world, inmates have contributed in economic developement by learning trades and using their skills to produce all or part of what they consume. In the United States we spend millions to ensure better living standards for inmates but we do so at a cost we cannot afford.
We spend so much, developing and implementing programs that do not make inmates productive while there are in prison. It... more »

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Put Inmates to Work

Empower inmates to give back to the society they burden by enabling them to work the fields where immigrant workers would.

Since our tax dollars go towards their rehabilitation and encarceration, let them work the fields at a much smaller wage.

This will lessen food prices and thus lessen the burden on those they already burden.

I think that if you give them a purpose that will help them more than if you lock them... more »

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Inmates provide their own Health Insurance

My suggestion is that inmates provide their own Health Insurance. In this way, when they are in need of services they will receive whatever services that their plan provides -- just like everyone else in society who has not committed an illegal act. If the inmate cannot afford health care, they can be assigned something akin to Medicaid. The Bureau of Prisons could save millions of dollars on surgeries, hospital stays,... more »

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UNICOR revenue generation

BOP institutions haveing substantial excess lands should have UNICOR partner with landfill authorities to operate and maintain large-scale landfills on BOP excess lands. (1) inamte ideness will be reduced, (2) inamtes will learn valuable skills for use upon their return to non-confinement life, (3) the landfills gas would be the sole property of the BOP and thus create SUBSTANTIAL long-term income for the BOP.

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Inmate Telephone Monitoring

The enhancement of BOP inmate telephone monitoring could be dramatically enhanced via the creation of a BOP Communications Monitoring Center on the grounds of FCC Allenwood. By such a center staffed by some 450 odd staff responsible for nation-wide inmate telephone monitoring supplementing, and coordinating criminal investigations that are telephone related, some 600-700 staff engaged in telephone monitoring at BOP... more »

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Allow inmates to buy TV's/Pay for their Cable service

I work for the Burea of Prisons and believe inmates should have to purchase their own TV's and pay for their cable service. By having to purchase their own TV's the institutions commissary would be making more money by selling said TV's. The institution would then have to reroute cables to each cell which would cost money but by making the inmates pay for their cable service this would pay for itself over time and in... more »

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Automatic deportation of foreigners convicted of serious crimes

Our country could greatly benefit from the automatic deportation of foreigners convicted of serious crimes.

In Switzerland, “the government must expel, without possibility of appeals, foreigners convicted of serious crimes — ranging from murder, rape, armed robbery, and drug trafficking to abusing Switzerland's welfare system — after they complete their prison sentences”.

Right now, in the United States deportation... more »

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