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GAO reviewed the dispute between the Bureau of Prisons and the District of Columbia Government concerning payments to house D.C. prisoners in Federal correctional institutions.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Department of Justice 1. The Attorney General should require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to formulate legislation to authorize the Bureau of Prisons to use reimbursements collected from the D.C. Government to offset the Bureau's operating expenses for housing D.C. prisoners.
Closed - Not Implemented
The Subcommittee declined to accept this recommendation.
Department of Justice 2. The Attorney General should require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to enforce the terms of the recently revised billing procedures that require Bureau of Prisons' institutions to submit negative quarterly reports to the Department of Corrections when no D.C. prisoners are being housed.
Closed - Implemented
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Department of Justice 3. The Attorney General should require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to require Bureau institutions to promptly respond to disputed payment lists prepared by the Department of Corrections so that disputed charges in recent billings can be resolved quickly.
Closed - Implemented
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Department of Justice 4. The Attorney General should require the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to meet with D.C. Government officials to: (1) resolve how the $12.5 million the District paid in January 1982 is to be applied by the Bureau; and (2) determine how debt resolution and the application of payments will be handled in the future.
Closed - Implemented
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Department of Justice 5. The Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Attorney General should set a timetable for resolving the disputed charges and outstanding debts that are now on the Bureau of Prisons' records.
Closed - Implemented
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District of Columbia 6. The Mayor of the District of Columbia and the Attorney General should set a timetable for resolving the disputed charges and outstanding debts that are now on the Bureau of Prisons' records.
Closed - Implemented
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