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2014
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Sexually Abusive Behavior Prevention and Intervention Program
United States. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) (Washington, DC).
This document intends to “provide a written policy that implements zero tolerance toward all forms of sexual activity, including sexual abuse and sexual harassment, and to provide guidelines to address the following prohibited and/or illegal sexually abusive behavior involving: Inmate perpetrator against staff victim; Inmate perpetrator against inmate victim; [and] Staff perpetrator against inmate victim. This policy also covers incidents involving contractors and volunteers. These guidelines ar... Read More

63 pages
2013
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Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System
By Samuels, Julie; La Vigne, Nancy G.; Taxy, Samuel. Urban Institute (Washington, DC).
“The federal prison population has risen dramatically over the past few decades, as more people are sentenced to prison and for longer terms. The result? Dangerously overcrowded facilities and an increasing expense to taxpayers. In [this] new Urban Institute report, the authors project the population and cost savings impact of a variety of strategies designed to reduce the inmate population without compromising public safety. They find that the most effective approach is a combination of strate... Read More

63 pages
2013
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Too Many Going Back, Not Enough Getting Out? Supervision Violators, Probation Supervision, and Overcrowding in the Federal Bureau of Prisons
By Rowland, Matthew G..
While probation violations for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) seem to be increasing, this article clearly explains how the relative rate of revocation is actually declining. Topics discussed include: overcrowding in the BOP; supervision violators’ contribution to the overcrowding; factors influencing the number of supervisees revoked; based for revocation and recidivism; federal supervision strategies and practices; the federal approach to noncompliance; cost considerations to revocations; ... Read More

16 pages
2013
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Too Many Going Back, Not Enough Getting Out? Supervision Violators, Probation Supervision, and Overcrowding in the Federal Bureau of Prisons
By Rowland, Matthew G..
While probation violations for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) seem to be increasing, this article clearly explains how the relative rate of revocation is actually declining. Topics discussed include: overcrowding in the BOP; supervision violators’ contribution to the overcrowding; factors influencing the number of supervisees revoked; based for revocation and recidivism; federal supervision strategies and practices; the federal approach to noncompliance; cost considerations to revocations; ... Read More

16 pages
2013
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Bureau of Prisons: Opportunities Exist to Enhance the Transparency of Annual Budget Justifications
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) (Washington, DC).
“This report (1) identifies the types of costs that compose BOP's budget accounts as presented in its budget justifications, and (2) assesses the extent to which opportunities exist to enhance the transparency of information in BOP's budget justifications for congressional stakeholders and decision makers. GAO analyzed DOJ and BOP budget justification documents for fiscal years 2008 through 2014 and interviewed officials to determine how they develop budget justifications … GAO recommends that t... Read More

41 pages
2013
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National Institute of Corrections Report to the Nation FY 2012: Learn, Achieve, Perform
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This document is the latest edition of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Report to the Nation. With many new programs and agency initiatives unlike any we have experienced in the recent past, this fiscal year (FY) 2012 report is one I am very pleased to present. Despite our small budget and size, we continue to operate with agility, responding to the needs of local areas around the country to safeguard communities while providing training and professional development opportunities to ... Read More
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53 pages
2013
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Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration
Beaches Resorts (Miami, FL). Sesame Workshop (New York, NY).
Sesame Workshop's newest initiative, Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration, provides much-needed bilingual (English/Spanish) multimedia tools for families with young children (ages 3-8) who have an incarcerated parent. These FREE resources include a resource kit with A Guide for Parents and Caregivers, a Children's Storybook, and a new Sesame Street video; an Incarcerated Parent Tip Sheet; and the Sesame Street: Incarceration mobile app for smart phones and tablets, all of which can ... Read More
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2013
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Bureau of Prisons: Timelier Reviews, Plan for Evaluations, and Updated Policies Could Improve Inmate Mental Health Services Oversight
U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
The U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) “is responsible for the care and custody--including mental health care--of more than 219,600 federal inmates. BOP identifies and treats inmates' mental health disorders, and has procedures in place to assess the provision of mental health services in its 119 facilities, and 15 private prisons operating under contract. GAO was requested to provide information on BOP's costs and oversight of inmate mental health services. This report addresses: (1) BOP's costs to p... Read More
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76 pages
2013
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Compassionate Release/Reduction of Sentence: Procedures for Implementation of 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(A) and 4205(g)
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) (Washington, DC).
This Program Statement explains how the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) determines and implements requests from inmates for compassionate release or reduction in sentence. “Under 18 U.S.C. 4205(g), a sentencing court, on motion of the Bureau of Prisons, may make an inmate with a minimum term sentence immediately eligible for parole by reducing the minimum term of the sentence to time served. Under 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(1)(A), a sentencing court, on motion of the Director of the Bureau of Priso... Read More
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14 pages
2013
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Children in Foster Care with Parents in Federal Prison: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies, Federal Prisons, and Residential Reentry Centers
“The purpose of this toolkit is to help facilitate communication and cooperation between child welfare agencies and federal prisons so that parents can stay engaged in their children’s lives” (p. 3). This toolkit contains: FAQS (frequently asked questions) for Social Workers; FAQS for Unit Teams; FAQS for Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs); Glossary of Commonly Used Terms; Child Welfare Myth Buster; Incarnation Timeline; Child Welfare Timeline; State Child Welfare Agency Contact Information; and... Read More
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29 pages
2013
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Children in Foster Care with Parents in Federal Prison: A Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies, Federal Prisons, and Residential Reentry Centers
“The purpose of this toolkit is to help facilitate communication and cooperation between child welfare agencies and federal prisons so that parents can stay engaged in their children’s lives” (p. 3). This toolkit contains: FAQS (frequently asked questions) for Social Workers; FAQS for Unit Teams; FAQS for Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs); Glossary of Commonly Used Terms; Child Welfare Myth Buster; Incarnation Timeline; Child Welfare Timeline; State Child Welfare Agency Contact Information; and... Read More
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29 pages
2013
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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Criminal Justice Reforms
By Roman, John. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC).
This article examines the major considerations to be taken when performing a cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This process is illustrated by showing how the costs and benefits are determined for the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation. Sections discuss: the market for crime; cost-benefit analysis in criminology--alternative explanations, or counterfactuals, whose benefits count, and variable estimates; the MADCE; what the MADCE impact evaluation found; measu... Read More
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2013
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Cost-Benefit Analysis of Criminal Justice Reforms
By Roman, John. National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (Washington, DC).
This article examines the major considerations to be taken when performing a cost-benefit analysis (CBA). This process is illustrated by showing how the costs and benefits are determined for the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Multisite Adult Drug Court Evaluation. Sections discuss: the market for crime; cost-benefit analysis in criminology--alternative explanations, or counterfactuals, whose benefits count, and variable estimates; the MADCE; what the MADCE impact evaluation found; measu... Read More
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7 pages
2013
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The Shift Length Experiment: What We Know about 8-, 10-, and 12-hour Shifts in Policing
Police Foundation (Washington, DC).
While this research focused on policing, the results are applicable to correctional settings. “The Police Foundation experiment was designed to test the impacts of three shift lengths (8-, 10-, and 12-hour) on performance, health, safety, quality of life, sleep, fatigue, alertness, off-duty employment, and overtime among police … The study found some distinct advantages of 10-hour shifts and identified some disadvantages associated with 12-hour shifts that are concerning. It is important that ag... Read More
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2013
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Millbrook v. United States, Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court (Washington, DC); Cornell Law School. Legal Information Institute (Ithaca, NY).
Millbrook was being held in the custody of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) when she was sexually assaulted. She contends that sovereign immunity does not apply to the officers in this instance since the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) waives their immunity. The Supreme Court agreed that the FTCA allows for suits to be brought against federal law enforcement officers for committing intentional torts during the performance of their jobs. This judgement will positively impact the ability of... Read More
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2013
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Bureau of Prisons: Improvements Needed in Bureau of Prisons' Monitoring and Evaluation of Impact of Segregated Housing
U. S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
The segregated housing unit practices of the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and compliance with them are reviewed. Sections comprising this report are: background to the investigation; Segregated Housing Unit population and number of cells have increased since Fiscal Year 2008; BOP’s monitoring of segregated housing policies varies by type of unit, and some facilities’ documentation is incomplete; BOP estimates that segregated housing costs more than housing inmates in the general populat... Read More
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72 pages
2013
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Implications of the Affordable Care Act on People Involved with the Criminal Justice System
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Council of State Governments. Justice Center (New York, NY).
“This brief provides an overview of the implications of the ACA [Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act] for adults involved with the criminal justice system, as well as information about how professionals in the criminal justice field can help this population access the services now available to them” (p. 1). Sections cover: the opportunity; what ACA means to people involved with the criminal justice system; the “individual mandate” of the ACA; the role of criminal justice agencies—determin... Read More
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6 pages
2013
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Local Youth Justice Websites: Peer Court, Student Court, Youth Court, Teen Court
By Peterson, Scott. Global Youth Justice, Inc. .
This website provides access to hundreds of youth court websites. Peer, Student, Youth, and Teen Courts are listed by state. It is an excellent resource if you are looking for other juvenile courts to contact for information related to courts your own agency may be thinking of developing.... Read More
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2013
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The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Overview, Policy Changes, Issues, and Options
By James, Nathan. Congressional Research Service (Washington, DC).
“Since the early 1980s, there has been a historically unprecedented increase in the federal prison population. Some of the growth is attributable to changes in federal criminal justice policy during the previous three decades. An issue before Congress is whether policymakers consider the rate of growth in the federal prison population sustainable, and if not, what changes could be made to federal criminal justice policy to reduce the prison population while maintaining public safety. This report... Read More
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60 pages
2012
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Working Effectively with Children of the Incarcerated, Their Parents and Caregivers
Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Children's Administration. Resource Family Training Institute (Olympia. WA).
'These video modules are designed to help social workers and other social service providers understand the particular needs of families with an incarcerated parent and learn effective practices in working with children of the incarcerated, their parents and caregivers.' Video training modules comprising this training program are: introduction; voices of youth panel; navigating practice challenges'children; voices of parents panel; navigating practice challenges-- caregivers; navigating practice ... Read More
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2012
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Privately Operated Federal Prisons for Immigrants: Expensive. Unsafe. Unneccessary
By Greene, Judith; Mazon, Alexis. Justice Strategies (Brooklyn, NY).
“Presented before a House of Representatives briefing sponsored by Rep. Jared Polis of Colorado on September 13, 2012, [this report] … chronicles the May 2012 Adams County Correctional Center uprising in Natchez, Mississippi, a private for-profit facility operated by Corrections Corporation of America [CCA], under contract with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.” Sections of this publication address: how lucrative federal prison contracts enrich Wall Street corporations; deadly conditions; the route... Read More
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24 pages
2012
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The Impact of Prison Conditions on Staff Well-Being
By Bierie, David M..
The impacts of the work environment on staff well-being and staffs’ perceptions of those working conditions are examined. “Staff members who perceived harsher prison conditions were significantly more likely to have increased drinking and smoking in the prior 6 months. They were significantly more worried about aspects of their life outside of prison (e.g., money) and reported significantly higher psychological problems (e.g., concentration problems, depression). They also exhibited more physica... Read More
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16 pages
2012
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Examining Growth in the Federal Prison Population, 1998 to 2010
By Mallik-Kane, Kamala; Parthasaranthy, Barbara; Adams, William. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This “analysis describes how the size and composition of the federal prison population have changed over time and apportions this population growth into shares associated with the different stages of the criminal justice process that determine who is sent to prison and the duration of their incarceration … The increase in expected time served by drug offenders was the single greatest contributor to growth in the federal prison population between 1998 and 2010” (p. 3). Sections of this report inc... Read More
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2012
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Examining Growth in the Federal Prison Population, 1998 to 2010
By Mallik-Kane, Kamala; Parthasaranthy, Barbara; Adams, William. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This “analysis describes how the size and composition of the federal prison population have changed over time and apportions this population growth into shares associated with the different stages of the criminal justice process that determine who is sent to prison and the duration of their incarceration … The increase in expected time served by drug offenders was the single greatest contributor to growth in the federal prison population between 1998 and 2010” (p. 3). Sections of this report inc... Read More
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34 pages
2012
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Bureau of Prisons: Eligibility and Capacity Impact Use of Flexibilities to Reduce Inmates' Time in Prison
U..S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
The use of authorities by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP), such as The Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP), community corrections, and good conduct time, to shorten a federal prisoner’s amount of time spent incarcerated is examined. Sections of this report include: background; BOP’s use of authorities that can reduce a federal prisoner’s period of incarceration varies; inmate eligibility and lack of capacity impact BOP’s use of certain flexibilities; conclusions; recommendations for... Read More
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44 pages
2012
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Federal Bureau of Prisons: Methods for Estimating Incarceration and Community Corrections Costs and Results of the Elderly Offender Pilot
U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
This report and accompanying presentation slides assess the U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ effectiveness in reasonably evaluating its Elderly Offender Pilot Program. The GAO “identified limitations in BOP’s evaluation of the Pilot and cost estimates that raise questions about the reliability of the evaluation for estimating future costs and informing policy decisions” (p. 2).... Read More
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2012
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Testimony from the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Human Rights, and Civil Rights for Hearing on “Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences,” June 19, 2012
Solitary Watch (Washington, DC).
This website provides the full transcript for the hearing “Reassessing Solitary Confinement: The Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences.” It also includes copies of written testimony submitted to the subcommittee from 87 organizations and individuals.... Read More
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2012
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Suicide Prevention
By Samuels, Charles E., Jr.. U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
“In this message, I [Director Samuels] would like to specifically address your [the inmate’s] state of mind, an important part of your overall well-being … Incarceration is difficult for many people … If you are unable to think of solutions other than suicide, it is not because solutions do not exist; it is because you are currently unable to see them … Bureau staff are a key resource available to you … I want you to succeed. I want your life to go forward in a positive direction – a direction p... Read More
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2012
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The Growth & Increasing Cost of the Federal Prison System: Drivers and Potential Solutions
By La Vigne, Nancy; Samuels, Juli. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
The burgeoning costs associated with incarcerating more and more individuals in the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is examined. Topics discussed include: federal prison population growth has multiple impacts; projected population growth; prison being expensive; opportunity costs created by growth; the main drivers are front-end decisions about who goes to prisons and for how long; drug offenders make up half of the federal prison population; supervision violations make up at least 15% of ... Read More
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8 pages
2012
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The Growth & Increasing Cost of the Federal Prison System: Drivers and Potential Solutions
By La Vigne, Nancy; Samuels, Julie. Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, DC). Urban Institute. Justice Policy Center (Washington, DC).
This publication looks at the dramatic growth in the inmate population of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and provides “options for stemming future growth that are consistent with public safety goals: (p. 1). Topics discussed include: BOP projection of continued growth; incarceration in federal prisons is expensive—on average $26,000 per year per inmate compared to probation supervision at $3400 per offender in the community; BOP growth creating increased opportunity costs—an increase of 4.2% f... Read More
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8 pages
2011
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Sexual Offending
This publication provides a great introduction to issues surrounding juvenile sex offenders. Topics covered include: characteristics of male and female juvenile sexual offenders; comorbidity; assessment'clinical assessment and assessment of the juvenile's home or living arrangement; treatments'recommended components, promising treatment approaches, and other treatment related information; and controversial treatments.... Read More
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9 pages
2011
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Sexual Offending
This publication provides a great introduction to issues surrounding juvenile sex offenders. Topics covered include: characteristics of male and female juvenile sexual offenders; comorbidity; assessment'clinical assessment and assessment of the juvenile's home or living arrangement; treatments'recommended components, promising treatment approaches, and other treatment related information; and controversial treatments.... Read More
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9 pages
2011
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Juvenile Detention Reform in New York City: Measuring Risk through Research
By Fratello, Jennifer; Salsich, Annie; Mogulescu, Sara. Vera Institute of Justice. Center on Youth Justice (New York, NY).
The development and implementation of an empirically based risk-assessment instrument (RAI) “measuring the likelihood that a youth would fail to appear in court or be rearrested during the pendency of his/her case” is explained along with “a variety of community-based alternatives to detention (ATDs) for young people who did not require secure confinement and could be supervised and better served in their own communities” (p. 2). If your agency is looking for ways to reduce your juvenile detenti... Read More
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2011
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Employment Information Handbook
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
This handbook “provides prisoners with contacts and other information that can help them to prepare for release” (p. 2). Sections contained in this guide are: purpose; what to do to prepare for release; employers who hire ex-offenders; federal programs to help ex-offenders; state and federal jobs for ex-offenders; loans and grants; programs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor; other programs not directly related to employment; how to get a birth certificate; state contacts for vital docume... Read More
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54 pages
2011
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2010 Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics
U.S. Sentencing Commission (Washington, DC).
"[D]escriptive statistics on the application of the federal sentencing guidelines and . . . selected district, circuit, and national sentencing data" for fiscal year 2010 are provided (p. iii). Statistics are organized into the following areas: circuit and district statistics; primary offense and offender characteristics; sentencing information; guideline application; departures and sentences within the guideline range; drug cases; immigration cases; organizational sentencing practices; sentenc... Read More
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284 p.
2011
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Bureau of Prisons: Improved Evaluations and Increased Coordination Could Improve Cell Phone Detection
U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
Issues surrounding the detection and use of contraband cell phones in federal prisons are examined. Sections of this report include: background; Bureau of Prisons (BOP) telephone rates typically are less than other correctional systems’ rates and fund inmate wages and recreation so lowering rates would decrease costs for inmate calls but could reduce revenue; BOP and selected states confiscated thousands of cell phones in 2010 and believe that rising inmate cell phone usage threatens institution... Read More
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44 pages
2011
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Gender Identity Disorder Evaluation and Treatment
By Kendig, Newton E.; Samuels, Charles E., Jr.. U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
A memorandum regarding the evaluation and treatment of inmates with Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is presented. It is to be immediately implemented in response to a lawsuit settled with Vanessa Adams, a FEDERAL Bureau of Prisons (BOP) inmate at FMC Butler (NC) who has GID. “In summary, inmates in the custody of the Bureau with a possible diagnosis of GID will receive a current individualized assessment and evaluation. Treatment options will not be precluded solely due to level of services recei... Read More
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4 pages
2011
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Federal Justice Statistics 2009 -- Statistical Tables
By Motivans, Mark. U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics (Washington, DC).
Information regarding criminal case processing from arrest and booking to sentencing and corrections for the federal justice system is presented. “These statistical tables present the number of suspects arrested and booked by the U.S. Marshals Service, suspects in matters investigated and prosecuted by U.S. attorneys, defendants adjudicated and sentenced in U.S. district court, and characteristics of federal prisoners and offenders under federal supervision” (p. 1). Tables are organized into thr... Read More
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62 pages
2011
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What Happens When Girls are In the Same Programs as Boys
By Paige, Leigh. National (NCCD). Center for Girls and Young Women (Jacksonville, FL).
This is essential reading for anyone working with juvenile females, especially those tasked with creating and implementing programs for incarcerated youth. “Girls make up the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. However, they interface with a system designed to meet the needs of boys. As such, the system needs to make appropriate gender-responsive changes and accommodations. Coed facilities are not designed to confront the developmental, mental health, and life experiences ... Read More
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4 pages
2011
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What Happens When Girls are In the Same Programs as Boys
By Paige, Leigh. National (NCCD). Center for Girls and Young Women (Jacksonville, FL).
This is essential reading for anyone working with juvenile females, especially those tasked with creating and implementing programs for incarcerated youth. “Girls make up the fastest growing population in the juvenile justice system. However, they interface with a system designed to meet the needs of boys. As such, the system needs to make appropriate gender-responsive changes and accommodations. Coed facilities are not designed to confront the developmental, mental health, and life experiences ... Read More
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4 pages
2010
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Federal Offenders Sentenced to Supervised Release
U.S. Sentencing Commission (Washington, DC).
“This report addresses the legal framework and most common legal issues that arise in regard to supervised release and analyzes data concerning the imposition, modification, and revocation of supervised release terms” (p. 1). Sections of this report include: introduction; legal framework for the imposition of supervised release; major recurring legal issues related to supervised release; analysis of supervised release data; and conclusion. The rate for successful completion of supervised release... Read More
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99 pages
2010
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The Federal Bureau of Prisons Annual Report on Substance Abuse Treatment Programs Fiscal Year 2010
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC).
The efforts of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to follow Subtitle T of Title III of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (VCCLEA) are stated. This report is divided into four parts: identifying offender treatment needs; substance abuse treatment population; and BOP drug abuse treatment programs; and compliance with the requirements of the VCCLEA.... Read More
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13 pages
2010
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What Works in Residential Centers Monographs
By Taxman, Faye X.; Rexroat, Jessica; Shilton, Mary; Mericle, Amy; Lerch, Jennifer. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). George Mason University. Criminology, Law & Society. Center for Advancing Correctional Excellence (Fairfax, VA).
This series of monographs “examines the impact of participation in a RRC [Residential Re-entry Center] on federal offender release outcomes” (p. 2). RRCs assist in the transition of offenders from prison to the community. The series contains eight reports: Executive Overview: What Works in Residential Reentry Centers; Report 1: What Is the Impact of “Performance Contracting” on Offender Supervision Services?; Report 2: Measuring Performance- The Capacity of Residential Reentry Centers (RRCs) to ... Read More
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2010
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Offender Transition Program: Resource Manual
By Ransom, Gary R.; Nicholson, Scott. U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC); Federal Correction Institution McKean (Bradford, PA).
Information for inmates making the transition back into the community is provided in this manual. Resources are organized into the following sections: Internet resources; career exploration; general assistance programs; business/consumer education; substance abuse and mental health; and appendixes covering the Department of Labor state level contacts, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, Service Corp of Retired Executives, and the Federal Reserve ... Read More
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80 pages
2010
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Bureau of Prisons: Evaluating the Impact of Protective Equipment Could Help Enhance Officer Safety
U.S. Government Accountability Office (Washington, DC).
“GAO examined the (1) equipment that BOP [Bureau of Prisons] and selected state departments of corrections (DOC) provide to protect officers, and the officers’ and other correctional practitioners’ opinions of this equipment; (2) extent to which BOP has evaluated the effectiveness of this equipment, and factors correctional equipment experts consider important to the acquisition of new equipment; and (3) institutional factors correctional accrediting experts reported as impacting officer safety,... Read More
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2009
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Greening Federal Prisons: Meeting Future Demands
By Tercilla, Enriqueta; Procaccini, Charles.
This article is for those interested in how the Federal Bureau of prisons is trying to save energy. Some of their strategies can be applied to other correctional agencies. Some energy saving measures include: requirement of energy savings performance contracts; use of methane gas to provide electricity and hot water; wind power production; biodiesel operations; self-sustaining facilities; and utilization of emerging technologies.... Read More
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2007
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Environmental Correctional Facility Design
By Rizy, Gillian.
"The federal correctional institution in Butner, N.C., became the first federal prison project to earn LEED certification." Information about this building project can be found in this article.... Read More
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3 p.
2006
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Islam's Place and Practice of Worship in the Correctional Environment
U.S. Bureau of Prisons. Management and Specialty Training Center (Aurora, CO.
This presentation provides an introductory overview to the masjid (prayer hall or mosque) and the religious worship of Islam and guidance for accommodating Muslim belief and practices in correctional facilities.... Read More
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2004
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Bureau of Prisons Clinical Practice Guidelines
U.S. Bureau of Prisons (Washington, DC); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Access to Federal Bureau of Prisons medical treatment and clinical practice guidelines and general resources is provided at this website.... Read More
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2 p.
2000
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Selection Bias in the Evaluation of Prison-Based Drug Treatment Programs
By Rhodes, William. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA).
The "effectiveness of a within-prison substance abuse treatment program at improving specified post-release behaviors of those inmates who received treatment" is evaluated (p. 1). Sections of this report are: introduction; problem statement; findings regarding generic models, diagnostics, results, and the size of the treatment effect; and conclusions. The treated group has a rearrest rate of 31% compared to a rate of 38% for the untreated group.... Read More
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52 p.
1999
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Taft Prison Facility: Cost Scenarios
By Nelson, Julianne. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
The contract cost of services provided by Wackenhut to run the Taft facility are compared to the cost of comparable services directly provided by the Bureau of Prisons. The Taft project is the first fully-privatized federal correctional facility with an outside contractor assuming primary responsibility for operations. This report includes the following sections: an introduction; OMB Circular A-76 methodology; basis of comparison; comparing costs -- staff compensation, inmate services; miscellan... Read More
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20 p.
1998
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Private Prisons in the United States: An Assessment of Current Practice
By McDonald, Douglas. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Abt Associates (Cambridge, MA).
After presenting an overview of the private imprisonment industry, this assessment addresses four major issues in privatization: Does contracting for prison operations save money? Do privately operated facilities provide better services? Legal issues relevant to contracting for imprisonment, and Implications for federal prisons. ... Read More
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212 p.
1995
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Prison Suicide: An Overview and Guide to Prevention
By Hayes, Lindsay M.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (Mansfield, MA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This monograph presents a review of the literature and of national and state standards for prison suicide prevention, as well as national data on the incidence and rate of prison suicide, effective prevention programs, and discussion of liability issues. Topics also discussed include staff training, intake screening/assessment, housing, levels of supervision, intervention and administrative review. The document also examines the role of the courts in shaping prison suicide policy. ... Read More
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108 p.
1993
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Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, July 11-13, 1993, Denver, Colorado
National Institute of Corrections Jails Division (Longmont, CO).
Two main topics were the focus of this meeting: the privatization of corrections and the special needs of women offenders in jails. Presentations on privatization addressed contracting out specific services as well as the issue of full-scale management of correctional facilities. The health care needs of women in jail were addressed by two physicians who direct jail health services. Another major session was devoted to the need for special programming for women in jail.... Read More
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63 p.
1992
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Community Sanctions Evaluation Project: Final Report
By Phelan, Lynn; Brown, Lynn; Friel, Charles. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Sam Houston State University. Criminal Justice Center (Huntsville, TX).
Developed to measure the cost/benefit of applying community sanctions to a specific group of parolees in danger of having their parole revoked, this project required the accomplishment of two goals: 1) Design, test, and document the utility of using spreadsheet technology to evaluate the cost/benefit of alternative community sanctions. 2) Evaluate the cost/benefit of enhanced alternatives proposed by the U.S. Parole Commission in supervising parolees with special drug and alcohol restric... Read More
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61 p.
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