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Mindfulness Meditation, Stress Reduction, and Prevention

Chaplain Aroons Seeda provides a self-guided meditation that can be used for staff, inmates or the general public. This guide supports the user through various types of mindfulness meditation, stress reduction and prevention with the following sections:

1. Introduction
2. Single Breath
3. Whole Body
4. Energy Release
5. Resting Peace Point
6. Self Compassion 
7. Conclusion
8. Play All 

Basics and Beyond: Suicide Prevention in Jails

Issues surrounding the prevention of inmate suicide in jails are addressed. Lessons learned from two case studies and two legal cases are covered.

The Reentry of Formerly Incarcerated Persons: Key Accomplishments, Challenges, and Future Directions; A Report on the National Reentry Symposium: Promising Practices and Future Directions

A summary of the DOJ, BOP and NIC's co-sponsored National Reentry Symposium: Promising Practices and Future Directions from September 2015.

Communications Management Units

In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations that establish and describe Communications Management Units (CMUs).

Certified Religious Diet Specifications Quote Sheet – FY 2015

This document shows the specified ingredients for various types of kosher meals.

Legal Resource Guide to the Federal Bureau of Prisons

This publication presents relevant statutes, regulations, policy documents, and current case law concerning BOP related issues.

Sexually Abusive Behavior Prevention and Intervention Program

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.

Compassionate Release/Reduction of Sentence: Procedures for Implementation of 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(A) and 4205(g)

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.

Inmate Religious Beliefs and Practices TRM [Technical Reference Manual]

This manual provides practical guidelines for administrators and chaplains to appropriately accommodate inmate religious beliefs and practices.

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