Federal Bureau of Prisons

Ongoing Work

BOP Counterterrorism Efforts

The OIG is conducting an audit of the BOP's counterterrorism efforts. The preliminary objectives are to review the BOP’s policies, procedures, and practices for monitoring communications of inmates with known or suspected ties to domestic and foreign terrorism and its efforts to prevent further radicalization among its inmate population.

BOP Non-Lethal/Lethal System Updates and Improvements Contract Awarded to DeTekion Security Systems, Inc.

The OIG initiated an audit of the BOP's contract awarded to DeTekion Security Systems, Inc., and the related initial contract actions to install non-lethal/lethal fence systems at nine United States Penitentiaries (USP). A non-lethal/lethal electrified fence has the capacity to administer a non-lethal shock to initially stun someone touching the fence and then switch to deliver a lethal shock if that person touches the fence a second time. The preliminary objectives of the audit are to: (1) evaluate BOP and contractor efforts on the design of the non-lethal/lethal fences installed at the nine USPs during the initial and current contract actions; (2) evaluate BOP’s price analysis of the fence upgrade contract; (3) assess BOP’s oversight of the fence upgrade contract; and (4) determine if DeTekion Security Systems, Inc., is complying with the terms and conditions of the fence upgrade contract.

Contract Awarded to Correct Care Solutions, LLC for the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida

The OIG is auditing a BOP contract awarded to Correct Care Solutions, LLC. The objectives of the audit are to assess the BOP's award and administration of the contract, and Correct Care Solutions, LLC’s performance and compliance with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to this contract in the areas of: (1) contractor performance; (2) billings and payments; and (3) contract management, oversight, and monitoring.

DOJ's Compliance with the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006, as amended by the DATA Act of 2014

The OIG is examining DOJ's compliance with reporting requirements under the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, as amended by the DATA Act. Through memorandum M-15-12, Increasing Transparency of Federal Spending by Making Federal Spending Data Accessible, Searchable, and Reliable, the Office of Management and Budget provided guidance to federal agencies on the requirements that agencies must employ pursuant to the DATA Act. The OIG will review a statistically valid sampling of the fiscal year 2019 spending data submitted, and submit to Congress and make publicly available a report assessing the completeness, timeliness, quality, and accuracy of the data sampled.

Inspection and Review of MDC Brooklyn Facilities Issues and Related Impacts on Prisoners

The OIG is conducting an inspection and review of BOP’s management of the electrical and heating issues that occurred beginning in January 2019 at the Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn. The OIG will assess how those issues occurred, whether BOP has in place adequate contingency plans for such an incident, and how they affected prisoners’ conditions of confinement and access to counsel. The OIG will also assess steps BOP management officials took to address and resolve those issues. If circumstances warrant, the OIG will consider including other issues that may arise during the course of the inspection and review.

Perimeter Security Contract Awarded to DeTekion Security Systems, Inc.

The OIG is conducting an audit of a perimeter security contract awarded by the BOP to DeTekion Security Systems, Inc. The preliminary objectives are to: (1) determine whether the BOP adhered to federal regulations during the contract award and administration processes, (2) assess the adequacy of BOP’s contract oversight, and (3) determine if DeTekion Security Systems, Inc., properly invoiced the government and complied with the terms and conditions of the contract award.

Review of the Department of Justice’s Preparedness to Respond to Critical Incidents Under Emergency Support Function 13

The OIG is reviewing the Department’s ability to meet its responsibilities under Emergency Support Function 13 (ESF-13) and to execute ESF-13 activities in response to natural and manmade disasters. OIG will assess Departmental policies and guidance; planning, preparation, training, and execution processes; and coordination among DOJ law enforcement components and non-DOJ support agencies in support of an ESF-13 activation.

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' and U.S. Marshals Service's Pharmaceutical Drug Costs for Inmates and Detainees

The OIG is conducting a review of the BOP's and USMS's pharmaceutical drug costs for inmates and detainees. This review will examine the budgetary impact of pharmaceutical drugs on the BOP and USMS, as well as their processes for obtaining pharmaceutical drugs.

Updated: February 2019