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Parntner with other organizations both within and outside of government to utilize government land and inmate labor to raise food for both inmates and those in need in the local sector from each federal site that is able to participate. This would coinside with green industry and Mrs. Obamas Let"s move program. The inmates would learn and children could see fresh produce grown locally. The cost savings could be tremendous... more »

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Make procurement processing electronic and automated

I suggest procurement processing at DOJ use a central system that removes/eliminates paper copy procurement request forms. Currently copies and log files are maintained for tracking these items. These tracking activities waste natural and human resources. With electronic signatures available and records systems that are capable of enforcing workflows, I can only reason that someone sees this as "too hard" to tackle.

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Computer printouts

All facilities within the Federal Bureau of Prisons produce different "packets" or paperwork daily. These packets can range from requesting a tranfer for an inmate to presenting an investigative report. Depending on the size of the facility and number of employees, a single institution could generate anywhere from 20 to a 100 packets daily. In these packets certain SENTRY computer printouts are required. Some facilities... more »

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Incarceration Costs

A rising cost to both Federal and State agencies is our ever increasing inmate populations. There are two primary costs incurred with this issue, medical, and education (rehabilitation). There is currently no standard network in place for initiating or introduction of the many educational programs and opportunities which are available for the inmate population. A new approach is needed to address this need and to effectively... more »

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Annual reviews

In the IRS, at least in LMSB and SBSE, agents and administrative personal do not get annual reviews. The rating from the prior year is the rating they begin with in the current year. It is technically possible to reduce one's rating, but it is administratively burdensome and manager and managers above them seem to ignore issues rather then take these steps. So why not start everyone at 3 (our ratings are on a 1 to... more »

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Energy Savings Utilizing Outside Air

Utilize exiting government owned computerized building management systems to control interior and exterior lighting so that lighting can turned off when not needed. This can be accomplished utilizing timers, motion sensors, remote control and photo cells. Develop HVAC economizer computerized building management systems equations to maximize outside air usage for interior building temperatures. HVAC computerized controls... more »

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Self-Sufficient Prison Gardens

In those many BOP facilities with expansive "green space" inside and outside the perimeter fence, we could significantly reduce essentially unnecessary and wasteful lawn space (and the associated costs of mowing, fertilizing, herbicide spraying, raking, etc.) while greatly increasing fruit and vegetable production for Food Service consumption by both inmates and staff. This would certainly increase the freshness and... more »

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A NEW HSU ...... without spending 10 million dollars

Hello, I am a registered nurse at FPC Alderson. A new 10 million dollar building for Health Services has been in the "works" for years now but has not been completed due to budget restraints. FPC Alderson has recently been notified that our UNICOR call center will be closed soon. With that being said, I suggest that the building that is currently being used as the UNICOR call center be remodeled to serve as the new... more »

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Make Federal Prisoners Pay to Ship their own Property

If Federal Prisoners have money to buy items from the commissary, then make them pay to ship it to their next location. The BOP pays thousands of dollars each year to pay for shipping of commissary goods for inmates. Example: chips, soups, candy, cookies, chips, peanut butter, jelly, tortillas, hot sauces, beans, rice, cheese, etc... If you have the money to buy it, you have the money to ship it. Many times the items... more »

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Juvenile and Inmate Positive Rehabiliation

Create a work release program or organization similair to the military for newly released inmates that focuses on structure and rehabilation, and social skills. A lot inmates become repeat offenders because once they are release back into society they are often found to be lacking this skills. This would save on the money that it would cost to take care of an inmate that returns to prisons and has to be taken care of... more »

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Stop Prison Violence it Costs too Much

Stop Prison Violence, It Costs Too Much

The American taxpayer probably has no idea the tremendous amount of their tax dollars expended on managing and resolving the aftermath of violence, erupting on a daily basis, in America’s federal and state penal institutions. Each incident can easily top one million dollars. When you factor in the 135 federal prisons plus even more state prisons in our country the cost for managing... more »

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Violence in Prison

I agree that we should decrease violence in prisons to benefit the guards, society, families affected by incarceration and also the prisoners themselves. I think the way to decrease violence and save money is to house prisoners in much, much, smaller facilities in local communities. I recommend immediate pilot programs. There are economies of scale, but sometimes the right answer is smaller instead of larger. You... more »

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