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Federal Prisons: Revised Design Standards Could Save Expansion Funds
GGD-91-54: Published: Mar 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) was using reasonable and cost-effective measures of prison system inmate capacity in determining the extent of prison crowding and the need for additional facilities.GAO found that: (1) BOP based its determination of rated capacity in existing facilities on a single-bunking standard; (2) the incidence of double...
Private Prisons: Cost Savings and BOP's Statutory Authority Need to Be Resolved
GGD-91-21: Published: Feb 7, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 12, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the use of privately operated prisons and jails by federal, state, and local governments.GAO found that: (1) some state and local governments used privately managed and operated prisons and jails to supplement their public facilities; (2) as of November 24, 1990, 24 government agencies contracted or planned to contract for prison or...
Resolution Trust Corporation: Real Estate Activities in Southeast Pennsylvania
GGD-91-4FS: Published: Nov 9, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 9, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) real estate holdings and property management activities in southeastern Pennsylvania, focusing on: (1) thrifts and real estate assets placed under RTC control; (2) the names and salaries of high-value real estate property managers; (3) the sale and purchase of real estate assets; and (4) the n...
Hazardous Waste: Efforts to Address Problems at Federal Prisons
RCED-90-212: Published: Aug 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) efforts to resolve weaknesses in its management of hazardous materials and wastes, focusing on BOP: (1) assessment and cleanup of prison dump sites containing hazardous wastes; and (2) projects involving the removal or abatement of asbestos and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) from prison facilities.GAO...
Asian Americans: A Status Report
HRD-90-36FS: Published: Mar 8, 1990. Publicly Released: May 8, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the income, employment, education, health, and nutrition status of Asian Americans, and their enrollment in nine federal welfare programs.GAO found that: (1) data on Asian Americans were limited because available studies were not sufficient to make statistically valid nationwide projections; and (2) data on Asian Americans by country of origin or e...
Prison Crowding: Issues Facing the Nation's Prison Systems
GGD-90-1BR: Published: Nov 2, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 4, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed crowding and expansion at federal and other prison systems.GAO found that: (1) from October 1980 to May 1989, the federal prison population grew from 24,162 to 48,017 inmates, while the Bureau of Prisons increased its housing capacity from 24,094 beds to 30,860 and went from less than 1 percent to about 56 percent over capacity; (2) the average cos...
America's Overcrowded Prisons
140064: Jan 1, 1989
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 7, Fall 1989, presents the viewpoints of 11 leading criminal justice researchers and practitioners regarding the remedies to prison overcrowding. The experts explore such issues as: (1) mandatory limits on inmate populations; (2) new prison construction; (3) incarceration alternatives for nonviolent criminals; (4) probation; (5) sentencing guide...
DC Government: Alternate Sites for Federally Funded DC Correctional Facility
GGD-88-50BR: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 7, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information regarding the suitability of four alternate locations for the proposed federally-funded correctional treatment facility in the District of Columbia.GAO found that the Bureau of Prisons' review of the four alternate sites: (1) considered such site selection criteria as land area, topographic conditions, access, utilities, demographic cha...
Criminal Aliens: INS' Detention and Deportation Activities in the New York City Area
GGD-87-19BR: Published: Dec 3, 1986. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO obtained information about the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) activities in: (1) apprehending and deporting criminal aliens in the New York City area; and (2) preventing them from reentering the United States.GAO found that: (1) security at the INS service processing center (SPC) was inadequate; (2) although INS intended SPC to house a no...
Federal Prison Industries, Inc., Financial Statements for FY 1985
AFMD-86-40: Published: May 29, 1986. Publicly Released: May 29, 1986.
GAO examined the Bureau of Prisons' Federal Prison Industries' (UNICOR) balance sheet for the year ended September 30, 1985, and its statements of income and cumulative results of operations for the year then ended.GAO found that: (1) the balance sheet presented fairly the UNICOR financial position as of September 30, 1985, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles applied on a c...