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Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Contracts Awarded to the American Correctional Association

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

The OIG is conducting an audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) contracts awarded to the American Correctional Association (ACA). The preliminary objectives of the audit are to evaluate: (1) the value the BOP receives through ACA accreditation for both its government and privately operated prisons; (2) how the BOP uses ACA’s accreditation to improve BOP standards for health, safety, and security of inmates and staff; and (3) BOP’s administration of the contracts, and ACA’s performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to these contracts.