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Prison Construction: Clear Communication on the Accuracy of Cost Estimates and Project Changes is Needed
GAO-08-634: Published: May 29, 2008. Publicly Released: May 29, 2008.
The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is responsible for the custody and care of more than 201,000 federal offenders. To provide housing for the federal prison population, BOP manages the construction and maintenance of its prison facilities and oversees contract facilities. GAO was asked to look into recent increases in estimated costs for Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) construction project...
Cost of Prisons: Bureau of Prisons Needs Better Data to Assess Alternatives for Acquiring Low and Minimum Security Facilities
GAO-08-6: Published: Oct 5, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 2007.
Over the last 10 years, the cost to confine federal Bureau of Prison (BOP) inmates in non-BOP facilities has nearly tripled from about $250 million in fiscal year 1996 to about $700 million in fiscal year 2006. Proponents of using contractors to operate prisons claim it can save money; others question whether contracting is a cost-effective alternative. In response to Conference Report 109-272, ac...
Federal Law Enforcement: Survey of Federal Civilian Law Enforcement Functions and Authorities
GAO-07-121: Published: Dec 19, 2006. Publicly Released: Dec 19, 2006.
Law enforcement officers (LEOs) within the federal government play a key role in maintaining the safety and security of federal property, employees, and the general public. In this report, we describe the number of LEOs that federal civilian law enforcement components employed as of June 30, 2006; the federal job series classifications the components used to employ LEOs; and the sources of their p...
Information on Criminal Aliens Incarcerated in Federal and State Prisons and Local Jails
GAO-05-337R: Published: Apr 7, 2005. Publicly Released: May 9, 2005.
When the United States incarcerates criminal aliens--noncitizens convicted of crimes while in this country legally or illegally--in federal and state prisons and local jails, the federal government bears much of the costs. It pays to incarcerate criminal aliens in federal prisons and reimburses state and local governments for a portion of their costs of incarcerating some, but not all, criminal al...
Information on Selected Personnel Practices at the Justice Department
GAO-04-665R: Published: Apr 22, 2004. Publicly Released: May 25, 2004.
This letter responds to a request that we provide information on selected personnel practices at the Justice Department. On March 1, 2004, we briefed Congress on the results of our review. This letter transmits information provided during that briefing. Specifically, the slides enclosed in this letter describe (1) Justice's hiring processes for entry-level and lateral (i.e., experienced) career at...
Catastrophe Insurance Risks: Status of Efforts to Securitize Natural Catastrophe and Terrorism Risk
GAO-03-1033: Published: Sep 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 24, 2003.
In addition to potentially costing hundreds or thousands of lives, a natural or terrorist catastrophe in the United States could place enormous financial demands on the insurance industry, businesses, and taxpayers. Given these financial demands, interest has been raised in bonds that are sold in the capital markets and thereby diversify catastrophe funding sources. GAO was asked to update a 2002...
Financial Management: Survey of Capitalization Threshold and Other Policies for Property, Plant, and Equipment
GAO-03-42: Published: Oct 15, 2002. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2002.
In passing the 1990 Chief Financial Officers Act and a range of other financial management reform legislation, Congress has sought to overcome the historical lack of reliable, useful, and timely information with which to make informed decisions, measure and control costs, manage for results, and ensure financial accountability on an ongoing basis. Reported capitalization threshold levels at the 14...
Bureau of Prisons Contract Payments
GAO-02-508R: Published: Mar 20, 2002. Publicly Released: Mar 20, 2002.
GAO reviewed the Bureau of Prisons to determine whether it had made overpayments to contractors. During fiscal year 2001, the Bureau of Prisons had 24 open construction contracts that totaled about $1.9 billion. In addition to general disbursement controls, GAO found internal controls specific to construction contracts in which both the project representative and the contracting officer must appro...
Prisoner Releases: Trends and Information on Reintegration Programs
GAO-01-483: Published: Jun 18, 2001. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 2001.
The number of federal and state inmates released to communities increased more than threefold from 1980 to 1998. Since 1980, recidivism rates have been about 40 percent. Within the group of recidivists, the number of offenders reincarcerated for violating parole or other release conditions rose more than sevenfold from 1980 to 1998. Furthermore, such reincarcerations represent an increasing propor...
Responses to Questions From May 18th Hearing on Uses of Social Security Numbers
HEHS/AIMD-00-289R: Published: Aug 21, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional questions regarding the May 18th hearing on the uses of social security numbers (SSN), focusing on the following questions: (1) what problems are caused when necessary SSNs are not included on tax forms submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); and (2) what actions federal agencies are taking in the area of using biometrics...