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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...
POW/MIA Affairs: Issues Related to the Identification of Human Remains From the Vietnam Conflict
NSIAD-93-7: Published: Oct 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of the management controls used to eliminate the risk of improper or unscientific identifications of human remains at the Army's Central Identification Laboratory in Hawaii (CILHI).GAO found that: (1) CILHI uses scientific identification techniques and methodologies that are consistent with or exceed those employed in other modern fore...