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Guantanamo Bay Detainees: Facilities and Factors for Consideration If Detainees Were Brought to the United States
GAO-13-31: Published: Nov 14, 2012. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 2012.
As of November 2012, the Department of Defense (DOD) held 166 detainees in five separate facilities in conditions ranging from communal living to maximumsecurity segregated cells that limit detainee interaction. In addition, DOD maintains facilities and infrastructure dedicated to detention support operations. For example, DOD operates an extensive information-technology infrastructure, conducts o...
Private and Public Prisons: Studies Comparing Operational Costs and/or Quality of Service
GGD-96-158: Published: Aug 16, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 16, 1996.
GAO reviewed several studies that compared privatized and public correctional facilities in terms of operational costs and quality of service.GAO found that: (1) five studies comparing operational costs or quality of service at private and public correctional facilities in California, Tennessee, Washington, Texas, and New Mexico had been completed since 1991; (2) it could not draw any conclusions...
Private Attorneys: Selected Attorneys' Fee Awards Against Nine Federal Agencies in 1993 and 1994
GGD-96-18: Published: Oct 31, 1995. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on selected attorneys' fee awards against nine federal agencies in 1993 and 1994, focusing on the number of cases and amount of attorneys' fees awarded over $10,000.GAO found that: (1) the 9 federal agencies reported 441 plaintiff attorneys' fee awards that totalled about $20 million; (2) the highest single fee awarded during this 2-yea...
The Department of Justice Can Do More To Help Improve Conditions at State and Local Correctional Facilities
GGD-80-77: Published: Sep 15, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 15, 1980.
Unsafe, unsanitary conditions in many State prisons and local jails endanger the health and well-being of inmates, correctional staff, and visitors. Correctional institutions need adequate maintenance programs, trained personnel, and inspection programs which can detect deficiencies and ensure that they are corrected. Problem areas include fire prevention, food preparation and storage, accident pr...