Federal Bureau of Prisons (41 - 50 of 198 items)
Federal Prisons: Responses to Questions Related to Containing Health Care Costs for an Increasing Inmate Population
GGD-00-160R: Published: Jun 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional questions on its April 6, 2000, testimony on the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) efforts to contain the costs of providing health care to inmates, focusing on whether: (1) requiring a copayment would reduce the number of prisoners seeking medical care in order to get out of work or other duties; (2) recent BOP initiatives have helped redu...
State and Federal Prisoners: Profiles of Inmate Characteristics in 1991 and 1997
GGD-00-117: Published: May 24, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the profiles of felons incarcerated in federal and state correctional facilities, focusing on: (1) the overall profiles for state and federal prison inmates in 1997; and (2) acomparison of 1991 and 1997 profiles to determine whether there were any changes in the overall profiles for state and federal inmates.GAO noted that: (1) in 19...
District of Columbia: Issues Related to the Youngstown Prison Report and Lorton Closure Process
GGD-00-86: Published: Apr 7, 2000. Publicly Released: May 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed issues related to the closing of the Lorton correctional facilities that house felon inmates from the District of Columbia and the transfer of these inmates to the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), focusing on: (1) the D.C. Department of Corrections' response to the Office of the Corrections Trustee's 1999 recommendations on the Youngstown prison fa...
Federal Prisons: Containing Health Care Costs for an Increasing Inmate Population
T-GGD-00-112: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed health care costs at the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), focusing on: (1) trends in BOP health care costs from fiscal year (FY) 1990 through FY 1999; (2) BOP initiatives to contain rising medical costs; and (3) legislative and administrative options for helping to contain health care costs.GAO noted that: (1) in conjunction with a rising federal...
Women In Prison: Issues and Challenges Confronting U.S. Correctional Systems
GGD-00-22: Published: Dec 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jan 31, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the management of female inmate populations.GAO noted that: (1) in 1980, GAO reported to Congress that U.S. correctional systems had not been aggressive in providing programs and services to female inmates due to their relatively small numbers and because many officials felt that female inmates did not need the same type of training...
Prison Work Programs: Inmates' Access to Personal Information
GGD-99-146: Published: Aug 18, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 17, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the extent to which inmates in the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and state prison systems had access to personal information through correctional industry work programs; (2) prison safeguards and procedures, statutes and regulations, and proposed legislation that addressed correctional industry work programs involving personal informa...
Women in Prison: Sexual Misconduct by Correctional Staff
GGD-99-104: Published: Jun 22, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on staff-on-inmate sexual misconduct in women's prisons, focusing on the: (1) applicable laws, policies, and procedures for addressing such misconduct; and (2) number, nature, and outcome of allegations that have been made in recent years.GAO noted that: (1) during the 1990s, most U.S. correctional jurisdictions have recognized that sta...
Women in Prison: Transition of District of Columbia Female Felons to the Federal Bureau of Prisons
GGD-99-144R: Published: Jul 21, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the transition of female felony offenders from the District of Columbia (D.C.) Department of Corrections to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), focusing on the: (1) status of the transition; and (2) types of parenting, educational, and job-training programs BOP offers to D.C. female offenders in BOP facilities.GAO noted that: (1) as of June 1999,...
Year 2000 Computing Challenge: Status of Emergency and State and Local Law Enforcement Systems Is Still Unknown
T-AIMD-99-163: Published: Apr 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the: (1) impact of the year 2000 challenge on the nation's emergency and state and local law enforcement systems; and (2) Department of Justice (DOJ) and the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion efforts to facilitate remediation and contingency planning and to gauge the year 2000 readiness of these two important sectors.GAO noted that: (1)...
Tax Credits: Reasons for Cost Differences in Housing Built by For-Profit and Nonprofit Developers
RCED-99-60: Published: Mar 10, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the characteristics of the residents and properties that have benefited from the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, focusing on assessing the impact of variations in characteristics such as the type or location of the property or the type of tenants served.GAO noted that: (1) while tax credit units built by nonprofit developers cost more, on av...