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Office of the Inspector General

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Ongoing Work

Contract with Corrections Corporation of America for the Adams County Correctional Center

The OIG is auditing the BOP’s contract with Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) for the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Mississippi. The audit objectives are to: (1) determine whether CCA complied with the terms, conditions, laws, and regulations applicable to the contract; (2) assess contract performance; and (3) assess the BOP’s formation and administration of the contract.

Process and Timing for Releasing Inmates

The OIG is assessing the relevant responsibilities of the Designation and Sentence Computation Center located at the BOP’s Grand Prairie Office Complex as well as the responsibilities of individual institutions in ensuring that inmates are released on their appropriate release dates. The OIG's objectives are to assess the BOP’s process for releasing inmates on their appropriate release dates and to determine whether the BOP can reduce the number of inmates who, due to staff error, are mistakenly released before or after their appropriate release dates.

Controls over Armory Munitions and Equipment

The OIG is conducting an audit of the BOP's controls over armory munitions and equipment. The preliminary objectives are to evaluate: (1) BOP's management controls over munitions and equipment, (2) BOP facility compliance with rules and regulations governing munitions and equipment, and (3) the accuracy of the BOP's armory munitions and equipment inventory.

Private Contract Prisons

The OIG is examining how the BOP monitors its private contract prisons; whether contractor performance meets certain inmate safety and security requirements; and how contract prisons and similar BOP institutions compare in an analysis of certain inmate safety and security data.

Use of Restrictive Housing for Inmates with Mental Illness

The OIG is examining the BOP's use of restrictive housing for inmates with mental illness. The review will examine trends in the use of restrictive housing and the screening, treatment, and monitoring of inmates with mental illness who are housed in restrictive housing units.

Reimbursement Rates for Outside Medical Care

The OIG is examining trends in the BOP's reimbursement rates between FY 2010 and FY 2014, factors other than cost that influence the BOP’s selection of a comprehensive medical services contractor, and the effect on the BOP’s medical costs of reimbursement rates that are higher than Medicare.

Use of U.S. Public Health Service Officers

The OIG is examining challenges the BOP faces in hiring medical staff, and their use of PHS officers as one method of addressing that challenge.

Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Release Preparation Program

The OIG is assessing the extent to which the BOP is meeting the goals of the Release Preparation Program and how the BOP tailors the program to meet inmate needs.

Contraband Interdiction Efforts

The OIG is reviewing current and planned security procedures employed by the BOP to detect and prevent contraband from entering BOP-managed institutions, to include staff, visitor, and inmate searches; contraband detection technologies; and physical security measures.

Updated: November 2015

OIG Mission

To detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct in DOJ programs and personnel, and to promote economy and efficiency in those programs.

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