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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...
Federal Jail Bedspace: Cost Savings and Greater Accuracy Possible in the Capacity Expansion Plan
GGD-92-141: Published: Sep 24, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 26, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the 5-year bedspace plan developed by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Bureau of Prisons (BOP).GAO found that: (1) BOP should revise federal jail design standards to allow double-bunking; (2) double-bunking 50 percent of fiscal year 1996 bedspace could result in savings of as much as $61 million in the bedspace acquisition program;...
Defense Printing Service: Relocation of the Southeast Area Headquarters
NSIAD-92-290: Published: Aug 11, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Navy's decision to relocate the functions of the Defense Printing Service's (DPS) Southeast Area headquarters from Charleston, South Carolina, to Norfolk, Virginia.GAO found that: (1) the DPS Management Office could not provide data to support its decision to relocate the Southeast Area headquarters functions; (2) Southeast Area headquarters pe...
Prison Expansion: Staffing New Facilities Will Be a Challenge for BOP
GGD-92-75: Published: May 12, 1992. Publicly Released: May 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) ability to staff an unprecedented number of new and existing correctional facilities, focusing on: (1) BOP difficulties in filling positions; (2) the effectiveness of the BOP practice of filling management positions for future positions; and (3) the effectiveness of BOP training plans for future needs.GAO found that BOP...
Mentally Ill Inmates: BOP Plans to Improve Screening and Care in Federal Prisons and Jails
GGD-92-13: Published: Nov 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the treatment and identification of mentally ill inmates housed in Bureau of Prisons (BOP)-operated prisons and jails.GAO found that: (1) according to BOP officials, court officials identify mentally ill inmates before they enter the prison system and prison officials identify mentally ill inmates during screening upon the inmates' entry into priso...
Prison Alternatives: Crowded Federal Prisons Can Transfer More Inmates to Halfway Houses
GGD-92-5: Published: Nov 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Prisons' (BOP) halfway house program, focusing on: (1) BOP use of halfway houses; (2) the criteria used to place inmates in halfway houses; and (3) whether halfway houses are a suitable alternative to prison for certain offenders.GAO found that: (1) BOP is not making full use of contracted halfway houses; (2) monthly occupancy rates a...
Prison Costs: Opportunities Exist to Lower the Cost of Building Federal Prisons
GGD-92-3: Published: Oct 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO compared federal and state prison construction and operation costs for new medium-security prisons.GAO found that: (1) federal medium-security prisons opened between 1985 and 1989 cost more per bed to build than similar state prisons; (2) such federal medium-security prisons cost more primarily because federal prisons were designed to provide 55 percent mor...
Drug Treatment: Despite New Strategy, Few Federal Inmates Receive Treatment
HRD-91-116: Published: Sep 16, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 30, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) provides adequate drug treatment to inmates and arranges for continued care upon their release, focusing on: (1) the number of federal inmates needing drug treatment; (2) the BOP strategy for providing drug treatment services to federal inmates; (3) access to treatment; and (4) treatment costs.GAO found that: (1)...
Federal Jails: Design and Construction Flaws in Los Angeles Facility Are Being Corrected
GGD-91-123: Published: Sep 20, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO described the action taken to correct design and construction deficiencies at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles (MDC/LA), focusing on allegations that: (1) the facility's design makes it vulnerable to escape; (2) inappropriate material was used in the housing areas; (3) electrical wiring was inadequately protected against tampering by inmates...
Mentally Ill Inmates: Better Data Would Help Determine Protection and Advocacy Needs
GGD-91-35: Published: Apr 17, 1991. Publicly Released: May 22, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the treatment of mentally ill inmates in correctional facilities, focusing on: (1) the extent to which correctional facilities subjected such inmates to abuse or neglect, as defined by the Protection and Advocacy for Mentally Ill Individuals Act; and (2) whether the act covered such inmates.GAO found that: (1) the extent to which correctional facil...