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Bureau of Prisons: Recent Concerns and Challenges for the Future
T-GGD-95-177: Published: Jun 8, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1995.
GAO discussed the challenges and issues confronting the Bureau of Prisons (BOP), focusing on: (1) prison crowding; (2) options for expanding BOP capacity; (3) privatization; and (4) inmate health care. GAO noted that: (1) BOP 1989 expansion plans were understated due to a rapidly increasing prison population and BOP inability to fully use halfway houses to relieve prison crowding; (2) BOP use of b...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-14: Published: Jun 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to: (1) assess federal progress in implementing major crime control initiatives and enforcement programs; (2) identify ways to improve federal cooperation with state/local enforcement efforts; (3) develop approaches for analyzing enforcement budgets and identify opportunities for resource conso...
BOP Trust Funds
GGD-94-149R: Published: Jun 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed two Bureau of Prisons (BOP) trust funds, focusing on the: (1) purpose of, controls over, and costs of the trust funds; (2) current BOP rules, regulations, and directives; (3) amount of funds in inmate accounts; (4) inmate rights and responsibilities; and (5) markup on items and services sold to inmates. GAO noted that: (1) the purpose of the commis...
Bureau of Prisons Health Care: Inmates' Access to Health Care Is Limited by Lack of Clinical Staff
HEHS-94-36: Published: Feb 10, 1994. Publicly Released: Mar 11, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) medical delivery system, focusing on whether: (1) inmates with special medical needs are receiving the care they need; (2) BOP quality assurance programs adequately detect quality-of-care problems; (3) BOP physicians are qualified to perform medical services; and (4) cost-effective alternatives exist to meet inm...
Sentencing: Intermediate Sanctions in the Federal Criminal Justice System
GGD-94-63BR: Published: Jan 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on intermediate sanctions in the federal criminal justice system, focusing on: (1) available sanctions; (2) eligibility for the sanctions; (3) the sanctions imposed on convicted offenders in fiscal year (FY) 1991; (4) the agencies that administer the sanctions; (5) the monthly operating and expansion costs of intermediate sanctions; and...
Federal Prison Expansion: Overcrowding Reduced but Inmate Population Growth May Raise Issue Again
GGD-94-48: Published: Dec 14, 1993. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1994.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed: (1) the Federal Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) progress in reducing overcrowding and increasing capacity at its facilities; (2) BOP progress in meeting its expansion plans; and (3) the impact of sentencing policies on prison expansion.GAO found that: (1) BOP has improved its efforts to expand prison capacity by making better use of double-bunking and hal...
Nuclear Health and Safety: Examples of Post World War II Radiation Releases at U.S. Nuclear Sites
RCED-94-51FS: Published: Nov 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Dec 16, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on planned post-World War II radioactive releases at U.S. nuclear sites, focusing on: (1) the Green Run test conducted at the Hanford, Washington, site in December 1949; and (2) several other tests at U.S. nuclear sites in the late 1940s and early 1950s that involved radioactive releases.GAO found that: (1) the Green Run test was an atm...
Prison Inmates: Better Plans Needed Before Felons Are Released
GGD-93-92: Published: Apr 20, 1993. Publicly Released: May 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) prerelease planning, focusing on whether: (1) BOP provided inmate release plans to the Probation and Pretrial Services Division of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) as required; and (2) the plans contained sufficient information for probation officers to properly supervise released inmates.GA...
Federal Prisons: Inmate and Staff Views on Education and Work Training Programs
GGD-93-33: Published: Jan 19, 1993. Publicly Released: Feb 22, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) educational and vocational programs, focusing on: (1) whether BOP has reliable information on inmate participation in the programs; (2) incentives for encouraging inmate participation; and (3) whether BOP vocational training and industry work assignments provided marketable skills.GAO found that: (1) BOP did not maintai...
Drug War: Drug Enforcement Administration Staffing and Reporting in Southeast Asia
NSIAD-93-82: Published: Dec 4, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 4, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) staffing and intelligence reporting in Southeast Asia, focusing on: (1) determinants of the size, location, and operation of DEA offices in Southeast Asia; (2) Southeast Asia-based DEA intelligence analysts' contributions and qualifications; (3) the U.S. Pacific Command's (USCINCPAC) analytical support to...