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Federal Bureau of Prisons
Document Number: 2011-27728
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) concerning the proposed award of a contract to house approximately 1,750 (+/- 30 percent) Federal, low-security, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens, with 90 months or less remaining to serve on their sentences, within a contractor-owned and operated correctional facility.
Classification and Program Review
Document Number: 2011-27179
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to revise its regulations on classification and program review to ensure that classification and program review procedures adequately address inmate needs. This proposed rule also adds a new type of review, the ``progress review.'' A progress review will be an abbreviated program review meant to focus on an inmate's programming activities. This shortened version of the more thorough program review will facilitate more efficiently-used staff and inmate time, in that it will primarily focus on any new or changed aspects of an inmate's initial classification and participation in recommended programs. Inmates who have 36 months or more until their projected release date will receive alternating program and progress reviews at least once every 180 calendar days, a practice that will allow the Bureau to more efficiently utilize staff time and resources. The process will also allow staff to devote more time and resources to the reviews of inmates who are closer to their release dates, enabling the Bureau to better fulfill its mission to prepare inmates for eventual release into communities within the United States.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: 2011-23689
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2010 was $28,284. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2010 was $25,838.
Progress Reports Rules Revision
Document Number: 2011-23687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to remove from regulations and/or modify two types of progress reports: Transfer reports and triennial reports.
Notice of the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact Concerning a Proposal To Award a Contract to House Federal, Low-Security, Criminal Aliens in a Contractor-Owned/Contractor-Operated Correctional Facility
Document Number: 2011-13486
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-01
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposal to award one or more contracts to house 900 to approximately 3,000 federal, low-security, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens within one or more existing contractor-owned and operated correctional facilities.
Inmate Furloughs
Document Number: 2011-281
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its federal regulations on the inmate furlough program primarily to more clearly provide for and define transfer furloughs. Also, under this rule, the Bureau is expanding the authority of its Wardens to consider all inmates potentially eligible for non-transfer furloughs, as opposed to the current rule, which limits consideration to inmates with community custody status.
Inmate Discipline Program/Special Housing Units: Subpart Revision and Clarification
Document Number: 2010-30525
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) amends its Inmate Discipline and Special Housing Unit (SHU) regulations. We intend this amendment to streamline and clarify these regulations, eliminating unnecessary text and obsolete language, and removing internal agency procedures that need not be in regulations text. We also make substantive changes to our list of prohibited acts for which disciplinary sanctions may be imposed, and alter the list of possible sanctions available to allow Discipline Hearing Officers more flexibility in adapting the sanction to fit the seriousness of the violation.
Administrative Remedy Program: Exception to Initial Filing Procedures
Document Number: 2010-14715
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-18
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises current regulations on the Administrative Remedy Program to add an exception to initial filing of Administrative Remedy appeals at the institution level. The exception will state that formal administrative remedy requests regarding initial decisions that did not originate with the Warden, or his/her staff, may be initially filed with the Bureau office which made the original decision, and appealed directly to the General Counsel.
Inmate Communication With News Media: Removal of Byline Regulations
Document Number: 2010-9373
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this interim rule, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its regulations regarding inmate contact with the community to delete two current Bureau regulations that prohibit inmates from publishing under a byline, due to a recent court ruling invalidating Bureau regulation language containing this prohibition.
Communication Management Units
Document Number: 2010-7728
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-04-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to establish and describe Communication Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. CMUs are designed to provide an inmate housing unit environment that enables staff monitoring of all communication between CMU inmates and persons in the community. The ability to monitor such communication is necessary to ensure the safety, security, and orderly operation of correctional facilities, and protect the public. The Bureau currently operates CMUs in two of its facilities. This rule would clarify existing Bureau practices with respect to CMUs.
Commutation of Sentence: Technical Change
Document Number: 2010-6290
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
This document makes a minor technical change to the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) regulations on sentence commutation to clarify that the Bureau staff, who may not be institution-level staff, will recalculate the inmate's sentence in accordance with the terms of the commutation order if a petition for commutation of sentence is granted.
Inmate Access to Inmate Central File: PSRs and SORs
Document Number: 2010-6288
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend regulations regarding inmate access to Inmate Central File materials to prohibit sentenced inmates incarcerated in Bureau facilities, including those in contract facilities or community confinement, from possessing their Pre-Sentence Investigation Reports (PSRs), Statements of Reasons (SORs), or other similar sentencing documents from criminal judgments. Such inmates under this prohibition will continue to be permitted to review their PSRs and SORs.
Notice of Cancellation of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Criminal Alien Requirement 9
Document Number: 2010-5939
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), announces that it is has decided to discontinue preparation of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Criminal Alien Requirement 9 project (CAR 9). This notice briefly describes the history of the CAR 9 EIS.
Inmate Work and Performance Pay Program
Document Number: 2010-3902
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-03
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to streamline regulations on inmate work and performance pay by removing redundant language and provisions that relate solely to staff guidance.
Intake Screening
Document Number: 2010-878
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-20
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to streamline intake screening regulations by removing internal agency management procedures that need not be stated in regulation.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Criminal Alien Requirement 9
Document Number: E9-26727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed contract to secure additional inmate bed space for the Bureau's growing inmate population.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Housing Approximately 1,380 Low-Security, Adult Male Inmates, That Are Predominantly District of Columbia Sentenced Felons and Criminal Aliens at a Privately Owned Institution in Winton, NC or Princess Anne, MD
Document Number: E9-19023
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] parts 1500-1508), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the proposed housing of inmates under the District of Columbia (DC) III solicitation, at a facility in Winton, North Carolina or Princess Anne, Maryland.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: E9-16304
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-10
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2008 was $25,895. The average annual cost to confine an inmate in a Community Corrections Center for Fiscal Year 2008 was $23,882.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Housing Up to 2,500 Low Security, Adult Inmate Beds at Privately Owned Institution in Lake City, FL and/or Baldwin, MI
Document Number: E9-14179
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Parts 1500-1508), the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) intends to prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and conduct Public Scoping Meetings for the proposed housing of inmates under Criminal Alien Requirement 9, at proposed facilities in Lake City, Florida and/or Baldwin, Michigan.
Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Criminal Alien Requirement VIII
Document Number: E9-3934
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-02-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Criminal Alien Requirement VIII (CAR VIII). The BOP is seeking flexibility in managing its current shortage of beds by contracting for those services with non-federal facilities to house federal inmates. This approach provides the BOP with flexibility to meet population capacity needs in a timely fashion, conform with federal law, and maintain fiscal responsibility, while successfully attaining the mission of the BOP. The BOP proposed to contract with a public and private corporation to house up to 3000 federal, low-security, adult male inmates, that are primarily non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens in existing Contractor-Owned/Contractor- Operated facilities. The award would be granted to a responsible offeror whose offer is found to be most advantageous to the Government. One existing facility has been offered in response to the BOP's solicitation for services. The one response provided a total of 2,567 beds. Environmental impacts of the facility were evaluated in a Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA evaluated the full effects of the available 2,567 inmate beds. Environmental impacts of this facility have been evaluated in an EA provided by the Offeror.
Religious Beliefs and Practices: Chapel Library Materials
Document Number: E9-550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) amends its regulations on religious beliefs and practices to add a new regulation regarding chapel library materials. The regulations are necessary to notify inmates that certain materials that could incite, promote, or otherwise suggest the commission of violence or criminal activity may be excluded from chapel libraries. This change is also being made in connection with passage of the Second Chance Act.
Drug Abuse Treatment Program: Subpart Revision and Clarification and Eligibility of D.C. Code Felony Offenders for Early Release Consideration
Document Number: E9-593
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes three proposed rules on the drug abuse treatment program. Finalizing all three proposed rules together results in a more uniform and comprehensive revision of our drug abuse treatment program (DATP) regulations. Specifically, this amendment will streamline and clarify these regulations, eliminating unnecessary text and obsolete language, and removing internal agency procedures that need not be in rules text. This rule clarifies the distinction between mandatory and voluntary participation in the drug abuse education course, removes eligibility limitations pertaining to cognitive impairments and learning disabilities, and addresses the effects of non-participation both in the drug abuse education course and in the residential drug abuse treatment program (RDAP). In this rule, we also add escape and attempted escape to the list of reasons an inmate may be expelled from the RDAP. Furthermore, in our regulation on considering inmates for early release, we remove obsolete language, add as ineligible for early release inmates with a prior felony or misdemeanor conviction for arson or kidnapping, and clarify that inmates cannot earn early release twice.
Civil Commitment of a Sexually Dangerous Person
Document Number: E8-27723
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes its proposed rule providing definitions and standards relating to the certification of persons as sexually dangerous for the purpose of civil commitment, as authorized by the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-248) (Walsh Act), enacted July 27, 2006, which amended title 18 of the United States Code, Chapter 313.
Pre-Release Community Confinement
Document Number: E8-24928
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-21
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises current regulations on pre-release community confinement to conform with the requirements of the Second Chance Act of 2007, approved April 9th, 2008 (Pub. L. 110-199; 122 Stat. 657) (``Second Chance Act'').
Inmate Work and Performance Pay Program: Reduction in Pay for Drug- and Alcohol-Related Disciplinary Offenses
Document Number: E8-15855
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) amends regulations on inmate work and performance pay to require that inmates receiving performance pay who are found through the disciplinary process (found in 28 CFR part 541) to have committed a level 100 or 200 series drug-or alcohol-related prohibited act will automatically have their performance pay reduced to maintenance pay level and will be removed from any assigned work detail outside the secure perimeter of the institution.
Intensive Confinement Center Program
Document Number: E8-15784
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes current rules on the intensive confinement center program (ICC). The ICC is a specialized program for non-violent offenders combining features of a military boot camp with traditional Bureau correctional values. The Bureau will no longer be offering the ICC program (also known as Shock Incarceration or Boot Camp) to inmates as a program option. This decision was made as part of an overall strategy to eliminate programs that do not reduce recidivism.
Use of Non-Lethal Force: Delegation
Document Number: E8-14363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its regulation on the use of chemical agents and non-lethal force to clarify that the authority of the Warden to authorize the use of chemical agents or non-lethal weapons may not be delegated below the position of Lieutenant.
Psychiatric Evaluation and Treatment
Document Number: E8-13261
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to revise its regulations on providing psychiatric treatment and medication to inmates. We propose these revised regulations to clarify and update the regulations in light of more recent caselaw.
Notice of the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Proposed Federal Correctional Institution-Hazelton, WV
Document Number: E8-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed development of a Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) to be located in Hazelton, Preston County, West Virginia. The BOP is seeking to expand the facilities that currently exist at BOP's USP Hazelton facility due to a growing population of federal inmates and an increased demand in the Mid-Atlantic region for facilities to house the growing inmate population.
Notice of the Availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Federal Correctional Institution-Hazelton, WV
Document Number: E8-3680
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-29
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed development of a Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) to be located in Hazelton, Preston County, West Virginia. The BOP is seeking to expand the facilities that currently exist at BOP's USP Hazelton facility due to a growing population of federal inmates and an increased demand in the Mid-Atlantic Region for facilities to house the growing inmate population.
Civil Commitment of a Sexually Dangerous Person
Document Number: E7-14943
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-08-03
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this proposed rule, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) provides definitions and standards relating to the certification of persons as sexually dangerous for the purpose of civil commitment, as authorized by The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109- 248) (Walsh Act), enacted July 27, 2006, which amended title 18 of the United States Code, Chapter 313.
Searches of Housing Units, Inmates, and Inmate Work Areas: Electronic Devices
Document Number: E7-13403
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
This document adopts as final a Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposed rule on searches of inmates, housing units, and inmate work areas with respect to the use of electronic devices. This document also withdraws the Bureau's proposal to amend its rules on searches of non- inmates, which will be incorporated into a new and separate proposed rule. We intend this change to provide for the continued efficient and secure operation of the institution and prevent the introduction of contraband into Bureau institutions.
Searching and Detaining or Arresting Non-Inmates
Document Number: E7-10925
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations on searching and detaining or arresting non-inmates. This revision reorganizes current regulations and makes changes that subject non-inmates to pat searches, either as random searches or based upon reasonable suspicion, as a condition of entry to a Bureau facility.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: E7-10922
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2006 was $24,440.
National Security; Prevention of Acts of Violence and Terrorism
Document Number: E7-6265
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
This rule finalizes the interim rules on Special Administrative Measures that were published on October 31, 2001 (66 FR 55062). The previously existing regulations authorized the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau), at the direction of the Attorney General, to impose special administrative measures with respect to specified inmates, based on information provided by senior intelligence or law enforcement officials, if determined necessary to prevent the dissemination of either classified information that could endanger the national security, or of other information that could lead to acts of violence and/or terrorism. The interim rule extended the period of time for which such special administrative measures may be imposed from 120 days to up to one year, and modified the standards for approving extensions of such special administrative measures. In addition, where the Attorney General has certified that reasonable suspicion exists to believe that an inmate may use communications with attorneys (or agents traditionally covered by the attorney-client privilege) to further or facilitate acts of violence and/or terrorism, the interim rule amended the previously existing regulations to provide that the Bureau must provide appropriate procedures to monitor or review such communications to deter such acts, subject to specific procedural safeguards, to the extent permitted under the Constitution and laws of the United States. The interim rule also requires the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to give written notice to the inmate and attorneys and/or agents before monitoring or reviewing any communications as described in this rule. The interim rule also provided that the head of each component of the Department of Justice that has custody of persons for whom special administrative measures are determined to be necessary may exercise the same authority to impose such measures as the Director of the Bureau of Prisons.
Suicide Prevention Program
Document Number: E7-4684
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-15
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its regulations on the suicide prevention program for clarity and to remove agency management procedures which do not need to be stated in regulations. We intend the revised regulations to provide for the health and safety of inmates.
Notice of Intent To Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)
Document Number: E7-2143
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-09
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
Notice of Intent to Prepare a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for development of a Federal correctional complex by the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. The area under consideration for correctional facility development includes sites in the Aliceville area in Alabama.
Notice of the Availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Criminal Alien Requirement VI
Document Number: E7-1624
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-02
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) concerning the Criminal Alien Requirement VI (CAR VI). The BOP is seeking flexibility in managing its current shortage of beds by contracting for those services with non-federal facilities to house federal inmates. This approach provides the BOP with flexibility to meet population capacity needs in a timely fashion, conform with federal law, and maintain fiscal responsibility, while successfully attaining the mission of the BOP. Initially, the BOP proposed to contract with multiple public and private corporations to house approximately 7,000 Federal, low-security, adult male, non-U.S. citizen, criminal aliens in existing Contractor-Owned/Contractor- Operated facilities located in Arizona, California, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas. The awards would be granted to the responsible offerors whose offers are found to be most advantageous to the Government. Five existing facilities, have been offered in response to the BOP's solicitation for services. The five responses provided a combined total of 10,243 beds. Environmental impacts of each facility have been evaluated in a combined Environmental Assessment (EA) based primarily on information provided by the Offerors. The EA evaluated the full effects of the potentially available of 10,243 inmate beds.
Reduction in Sentence for Medical Reasons
Document Number: E6-21772
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-21
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) is revising its regulations on procedures for reductions in sentence (RIS) for medical reasons. 28 CFR Part 571, Subpart G, is currently entitled ``Compassionate Release (Procedures for the Implementation of 18 U.S.C. 3582(c)(1)(A)(i) and 4205(g)).'' We are revising these regulations to (1) more accurately reflect our authority under these statutes and our current policy, (2) clarify procedures for RIS consideration, and (3) describe procedures for RIS consideration of D.C. Code offenders, for whom the Bureau has responsibility under the National Capital Revitalization and Self- Government Improvement Act of 1997 (D.C. Revitalization Act), D.C. Official Code Sec. 24-101(b). The new Subpart G will be entitled ``Reduction in Sentence for Medical Reasons.''
Inmate Furloughs
Document Number: E6-20612
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to revise its Federal regulations on the inmate furlough program primarily to more clearly provide for and define transfer furloughs.
Inmate Work and Performance Pay Program: Reduction in Pay for Drug- and Alcohol-Related Disciplinary Offenses
Document Number: E6-18447
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend regulations on inmate work and performance pay to require that inmates receiving performance pay who are found through the disciplinary process (found in 28 CFR part 541) to have committed a level 100 or 200 series drug-or alcohol-related prohibited act will automatically have their performance pay reduced to maintenance pay level and will be removed from any assigned work detail outside the secure perimeter of the institution.
Annual Determination of Average Cost of Incarceration
Document Number: E6-18446
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The fee to cover the average cost of incarceration for Federal inmates in Fiscal Year 2005 was $20,842.
Drug Abuse Treatment Program: Eligibility of D.C. Code Offenders for Early Release Consideration
Document Number: E6-18439
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to extend early release consideration to D.C. Code offenders pursuant to D.C. Code Sec. 24-403.01.
Intensive Confinement Center Program
Document Number: E6-18437
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-11-02
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to remove current rules on the intensive confinement center program (ICC). The ICC is a specialized program for non-violent offenders combining features of a military boot camp with traditional Bureau correctional values. The Bureau will no longer be offering the ICC program (also known as Shock Incarceration or Boot Camp) to inmates as a program option. This decision was made as part of an overall strategy to eliminate programs that do not reduce recidivism.
Notice of the Availability of the Record of Decision for Proposed Federal Correctional Institution-Berlin, NH
Document Number: E6-18039
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
The U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) concerning the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed development of a Federal Correctional Institution to be located in Berlin, Coos County, New Hampshire. Background Information: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Council of Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500-1508), BOP has prepared Draft and Final EISs for the development of a medium-security Federal Correctional Institution to house approximately 1,230 adult male inmates, a satellite work camp to house approximately 128 minimum- security inmates, staff training facilities, and ancillary facilities in Berlin, New Hampshire. Project Information: The BOP is responsible for carrying out judgements of the Federal courts whenever a period of confinement is ordered. Subsequently, the mission of the BOP is to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens. Approximately 162,200 inmates are currently housed within the 114 federal correctional institutions that have levels of security ranging from minimum to maximum; a number exceeding the combined rated capacities of all federal correctional facilities. Measures being taken to manage the growth of the federal inmate population include construction of new institutions, acquisition and adaptation of facilities originally intended for other purposes, expansion and improvement of existing correctional facilities, and expanded use of contract beds. Adding capacity through these various means allows the BOP to work toward the long-term goal of reduced system-wide crowding. The proposed action in Berlin, New Hampshire, is part of the BOP's comprehensive expansion effort and would consist of construction and operation of a medium-security Federal Correctional Institution, a satellite work camp to house minimum-security inmates, staff training facilities, along with ancillary facilities. The principal function of the correctional facility would be to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for the care and custody of federal inmates, primarily from the Northeast region of the country. Upon activation, the facility would have a staff of approximately 300 to 350 full-time employees who would provide 24-hour supervision. Development of the proposed facility will necessitate the acquisition of approximately 700 acres of land by the BOP exclusive of lands which may be acquired for mitigation purposes. The BOP evaluated alternatives as part of the EIS including the No Action Alternative, development of the proposed project at alternative locations nationwide, development of the proposed project at alternative locations within the Northeast United States, and development of the proposed project at one of four alternative sites located in Berlin, New Hampshire. Each of the four alternative sites located in Berlin, New Hampshire, is examined in detail in the Draft and Final EISs with development of the proposed project at Site A1 located northeast of downtown Berlin identified by the Draft and Final EISs as the Preferred Alternative. The BOP issued a Draft EIS in March 2006 with publication of the Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register on March 24, 2006. The NOA provided for a 45-day public comment period which began on March 24, 2006, and ended on May 8, 2006. During the public comment period, the BOP held a public hearing concerning the proposed action and the Draft EIS on April 19, 2006. Approximately 200 individuals attended the public hearing which was held in Berlin, New Hampshire. The Final EIS addressed comments received on the Draft EIS and publication of the NOA in the Federal Register concerning the Final EIS occurred on August 11, 2006. The 30-day review period for receipt of public comments concerning the Final EIS ended on September 11, 2006. Approximately 500 comment letters, post cards, and other forms of communication were received by the BOP during the Final EIS public review period. The comment letters received on the Final EIS are similar to comments received by the BOP on the Draft EIS and were considered in the decision presented in the ROD. BOP provided written notices of the availability of the Draft EIS and Final EIS in the Federal Register, two newspapers with local and regional circulations, and through three local public libraries. The BOP also distributed approximately 175 copies (each) of the Draft EIS and Final EIS to federal and state agencies, state and local governments, elected officials, interested organizations, and individuals. Availability of Record of Decision: The Record of Decision and other information regarding this project are available upon request. To request a copy of the Record of Decision, please contact: Pamela J. Chandler, Chief, or Issac J. Gaston, Site Selection Specialist, Site Selection and Environmental Review Branch, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 320 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534 Tel: 202-514-6470 Fax: 202- 616-6024 / E-mail: pchandler@bop.govigaston@bop.gov
Bureau of Prisons Central Office, Regional Offices, Institutions, and Staff Training Centers: Removal of Addresses From Rules
Document Number: 06-7365
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-08-31
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes the removal of rules listing the addresses of Bureau facilities in each of its regions. We have replaced these rules with a short description of the Bureau's structure, the address of the Bureau's Central Office, and a reference to the Bureau's internet address containing current and frequently updated contact information on Bureau facilities and Regional Offices. This change enables the Bureau to more quickly and accurately provide updated contact information to members of the public, in light of frequently changing circumstances.
Possession or Introduction of Personal Firearms Prohibited on the Grounds of Bureau of Prisons Facilities
Document Number: E6-10601
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-07-07
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
To help ensure the safe operation of Federal Prisons, this rule proposes prohibiting all persons from possessing or introducing personal firearms, or attempting, aiding, or abetting possession or introduction of personal firearms, on the grounds of Bureau of Prisons facilities, with exceptions for possession of personal firearms: (1) As required in the performance of official law enforcement duties; (2) on Bureau firing ranges by law enforcement personnel, as authorized by the Warden; and (3) in Warden-designated secure locations by Bureau employees who reside on Bureau grounds.
Classification and Program Review
Document Number: E6-9829
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-23
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises its regulations on classification and program review to remove unnecessary regulations and to ensure that classification and program review procedures adequately address inmate needs.
Smoking/No Smoking Areas
Document Number: E6-7237
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-12
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to revise regulations pertaining to smoking/no smoking for inmates in Bureau facilities. The revised regulations indicate that smoking is generally prohibited in and on the grounds of Bureau institutions and offices, with the following two exceptions: Smoking is permitted as part of an authorized inmate religious activity; and, for Bureau staff and official visitors, smoking is permitted only in smoking areas designated by the Warden. This rule also clarifies that possession of smoking apparatus and tobacco in any form is prohibited for inmates, unless as part of an authorized inmate religious activity. Smoking is defined as inhaling the smoke of any substance through the use of smoking apparatus including, but not limited to, cigars, cigarettes, or pipes. We intend this amendment to promote a clean air environment and to protect the health and safety of staff and inmates.
Limited Communication for Terrorist Inmates
Document Number: E6-4766
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-03
Agency: Department of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Prisons Bureau
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes a new regulation that allows for limiting the communication opportunities of inmates charged with, convicted of, or detained in relation to, an offense under Title 18 U.S.C. chapters 113B or 115; or are charged with having engaged in, have engaged in, are detained in relation to, or who have an identifiable link to terrorist-related activity. The Warden may only impose communication restrictions under this regulation, when the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), or other Federal law enforcement agency, makes a request to the Bureau to have an individual inmate's communications limited, unless Bureau of Prisons information indicates a similar need to impose the communication restriction. Once this request by the FBI or other Federal law enforcement agency is made, the Warden of the facility where the inmate is housed will consider whether such a limitation is necessary to ensure the safety and security of the institution; protection of the public; or national security. If the Warden deems it necessary, the inmate's communications will be limited after approval by the Regional Director and the Assistant Director, Correctional Programs Division.