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Legal Resource Guide to the Federal Bureau of Prisons

"This publication is intended to serve as a guide to relevant statutes, regulations, policy documents, and current case law concerning issues the BOP faces today. It provides a general overview of the BOP, its services, and its programs" (p. 1). Sections of this document include: introduction; pretrial issues; evaluation of offender mental capacity; sentencing issues-probation and conditions of probation, imprisonment, and judgment in a criminal case; post-conviction issues-designation to a facility for service of a term of imprisonment, admission and orientation program for inmates, programs and general services, visiting, telephones, and correspondence, inmate discipline procedure, inmate access to court, administrative remedy program, personal property, inmate liens, special administrative measures, family emergencies and temporary releases, release, and notification to community of the release of an offender; and conclusion.