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The Prison Industrial Complex: Putting Inmates to Work: 1930s - the 2010's

Factories with Fences
Slave Labor that produces products
the U.S. Government and private companies.

Warren Burger's 17 year tenure as Chief Justice of the United States and his commitment to factories with fences have left a lasting imprint. In recognition of his vision, contributions and dedication to prison reform and prison industries programs, we proudly recognize and thank him, wholeheartedly."It makes no sense to put people in prison and not train them to do something constructive."— Chief Justice Warren E. Burger


In 1987, the states collectively spent $10.6 billion of their general funds—their primary pool of discretionary tax dollars—on corrections. Last year, they spent more than $44 billion, a 315 percent jump.


Literacy Stats - Prison Projections

20% OF AMERICAN ADULTS have minimal literacy skills and 65-70% of all Americans are Dyslexic. They can't decode in print or access information.

1 in 100 Adults
Behind Bars


With 1,596,127 in state or federal prison custody, and another 723,131 in local jails, the total adult inmate count at the beginning of 2008 stood at 2,319,258. With the number of adults just shy of 230 million, the actual incarceration rate is 1 in every 99.1 adults.

A loophole in the No Child Left Behind Act not mentioned:

CHEATERS The Great Accountability Hoax

Prior to the work of Cameron and Heckman [1993], it was believed that GED recipients were equivalent to high school graduates so that the growing difference between the two measures. Their study, along with a large body of subsequent work summarized in Boesel, Alsalam and Smith [1998], showed this belief to be unequivocally false. With the passage of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act in 2001, the federal government formally recognized the poor performance of GED recipients by excluding them from official measures of high school graduation. Currently, only those students who receive a secondary credential that is fully aligned with each state's academic standards are to be counted as high school graduates.[SOURCE]

'Inside Out' Prison Documentary Unveiled to Help Curb Youth Dropout Rates Across U.S.




FRAUD 9/2006 The Inspector General of the Department of Education says the Bush administration's $4.8 billion dollar a year Reading First program ignored the law and ethical standards to steer money how it wanted and the conflicts of interest .

We fabricated drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas, former detective testifies "As a detective, you still have a number to reach while you are in the narcotics division," he said. "It was something I was seeing a lot of, whether it was from supervisors or undercovers and even investigators," he said.

Steve Schwalb agency's President and Chief Executive Officer, appointed by George Bush in 2007 business with a continuous supply of prisoners who feed slaves from the Reading First Program which exists in Pennsylvania and many other states!!


The slimy underside of the reading bu$ine$$
that doesn't care about this country
State Corrections Education Coordinator

For the first time ever, in five states, more is spent on prisons than on colleges, according to a new report from the Pew Project on the States. In 2009, states spent more than $49 billion on corrections.



$3.4 billion
RTTT funds
given to 10 states

Wouldn't you rather see 3.4 billion invested with a guaranteed 18 percent return?

A National Institutes of Health study that followed participants until age 26 indicates investing in early childhood education yields impressive economic benefits for children and taxpayers, USA TODAY reports.
Each dollar spent on the Chicago-based, federally funded Child-Parent Centers generated $4 to $11 in return, since participants finished high school or college, earning more than their peers, and were less likely to be held back, arrested, depressed, involved with drugs, or sick, the study says. This is an up to 18 percent annual rate of return, says Arthur Reynolds of the University of Minnesota, a lead author of the study.
Researchers analyzed records for over 1,500 low-income children born in 1979 or 1980. The program included heavy parental involvement and education, meals, health services, and home visiting. Without extra attention, many low-income children fall behind before they even enter kindergarten. Kids then find it harder and harder to catch up, and are more likely to drop out of school. Good preschool programs can make a strong early impression, allowing kids to become confident learners. "Most 3- and 4-year-olds are eager to learn," Griffin says. "You can either build on that, or you can squash it." Read more: See the report: and Related:


Let's just say we have 3 million Prisoners.


Building Prison Cells is Big Busine$$ that uses prison labor cutting you out of a job!


$16,000.oo for
pre school education


$$$ 45,000.oo
per prisoner per year ! ! !

BoP Bureau of Prisons: Let's just say there are 230 million prisoners in the BoP system. The Federal Prison Industries and Private prisoners kept in the U.S. [ PEW REPORT ]

Costing the tax payer $45,000.00 a year to house, feed, dress, entertain and keep healthy = $ 10,350,000,000,000.00

used as slave labor in the Federal Prison Industry!

Bureau Of Prisons Inc. earned $776,983,759.00 in sales FY 11/5/2010 in prison labor.

Does Government profit more from 3 million tax payers that they could have if they were taught to read and got a high school education or 230 million prisoners?
How much money would the government made in taxes if all 230 million people graduated high school, had jobs and paid taxes?

If the prisoners had been enrolled in a pre school program
which cost the tax payer $16,000 a year per student wouldn't the gov't make out better?

$ 3,680,000,000,000.00
for pre school education

vs. $ 10,350,000,000,000.00


It is the mission of the Federal Prison Industries to employ and provide skills training to the greatest practicable number of inmates in federal correctional facilities necessary to ensure the safe and secure operation of such institutions, and in doing so, to produce market priced, quality goods in a self-sustaining manner that minimizes potential impact on private business and labor.

A Yale Graduate needs to compete for a job that can be outsourced to another country for less money same as the American Criminal in Prison who is used to perform slave labor and must compete globally with the worker in China, India or Malaysia.



Court limits taking prisoners' savings June 16, 2011 7:54PM
SPRINGFIELD — Encouraging inmates to get jobs in prison and then taking away the money they make to pay for their incarceration is absurd and unjust, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The state Department of Corrections had sued convicted murderer Kensley Hawkins for the estimated $455,000 cost of keeping him locked up. Officials sought authority to take a good chunk of the $11,000 he had in a savings account after working as a furniture assembler. Hawkins' lawyer, David Simonton, said the ruling proves “Illinois is serious in promoting the basic hope of its prison system — namely, that once inmates are released they will not return to a life of crime.” AP


UNICOR Prison industries work programs have grown from deep-seeded roots which have with stood the challenges of time. From the late 1700s, spanning the Civil War, Great Depression, World War II and other major defense conflicts, and despite periods of criticism from detractors, increasingly constrictive procurement laws, misinformation and stigma associated with the value of inmate-made goods, prison industry work programs have endured. Chief Justice Burger served as Co-Chairman of the National Prison Industries Task Force and was convinced that the keys to developing successful correctional programs included education, jobs training and employment. To this end, he spearheaded a series of outreach efforts including conferences,seminars and studies to extol the merits of factories with fences.

Federal Prison Industries Inc. (FPI) Board of Directors

Federal Prison Industries, Inc is known by the trade name UNICOR
320 1st Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20534
Telephone: (202) 305-3500
Fax: (202) 305-7340


Statistics: Government-Owned Company Incorporated: 1934 Employees: 20,966
Sales: $566.2 million (1999) 2010 Sales Report Sales for FY 11/5/2010 $776,983,759.00

About Unicor
which runs the Federal Prison Industries, Inc.

(FPI):The Prison Industrial Complex A MINI / MACRO BUSINESS

Is a federal government-owned corporation that employs federal prisoners to manufacture and provide a variety of products and services, primarily to agencies of the U.S. government.

More than 20,000 inmates are employed by UNICOR and work in a network of nearly 100 factories in 64 prisons in 30 states. Among the products made and sold by UNICOR are furniture, including office furniture and furniture for college dormitories; clothing and textiles, such as military uniforms; electronics equipment; and plastic and metal goods, including eyewear and traffic signs. UNICOR also offers services, such as data entry, printing services, and bulk mailing. According to federal law, the U.S. government is required to purchase UNICOR products before turning to the private sector.


The Strategic Business Development & Marketing Branch (SBDM) is responsible for planning, research, market/economic analyses, external communications, corporate-level marketing, constituent relations, and customer service for the corporation. Market analysis activities include preparation of Market Share and Sales Reports, oversight of the industry "guidelines" process for new products, economic impact studies and responding to external requests for information.

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Putting Inmates to Work: 1930s-60s -- Growth in the 1970s and 1980s

It is the mission of Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) to employ and provide job skills training to the greatest practicable number of inmates confined within the Federal Bureau of Prisons; contribute to the safety and security of our Nation's federal correctional facilities by keeping inmates constructively occupied; produce market-priced quality goods and services; operate in a self-sustaining manner; and minimize FPI's impact on private business and labor.

Although little-known FPI continued to function as a self-supporting corporation
it was forced to operate as a relatively un streamlined and unproductive business because of its mission to employ as many inmates as possible. In addition, the corporation opted for labor-intensive practices, which were less efficient than modern manufacturing processes. Still, FPI maintained growth and worked to modernize operations, and in 1974 regional sales offices were established to better serve its customers. Three years later, in 1977, FPI adopted the trade name UNICOR.By the mid-1980s the federal prison system had grown to include 47 prisons housing more than 32,000 inmates across the United States, up from a federal prison population of 23,566 in 1975. UNICOR operated 75 factories and employed about 9,000 inmates. Inmates were required to apply for jobs with UNICOR and undergo employment interviews before getting hired. UNICOR focused on four product divisions: textiles and leather goods; data and graphics; electronics; and metals, wood, and plastics.

In 1983 the corporation contracted with Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. to conduct a research study to assess the marketing needs of UNICOR and to help set up a corporate marketing department that would explore untapped markets and seek new products appropriate for UNICOR to manufacture.

In particular, the marketing division sought products that were in great demand from agencies and that would be labor intensive to produce.

Evaluation of the Impact on Recidivism of Participation in an Ohio Penal Industries Job PAGE 43

mike mcConnell

Mike McConnell is Executive Vice President and leader of the Intelligence for Booz Allen Hamilton and is a member of the firm's Leadership Team. Mr. McConnell previously served from 2007-2009 as U.S. Director of National Intelligence (DNI), a position of Cabinet rank under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. As DNI, Mr. McConnell served as the principal intelligence advisor to the President and as a member of the U.S. National Security Council.
Mr. McConnell's career has spanned over 40 years focusing on international developments and foreign intelligence issues, first as a career intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy, as the Senior Intelligence Officer on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as Director of the National Security Agency, and later as Senior Vice President with Booz Allen Hamilton after retiring from the U.S. Navy as Vice Admiral after 29 years of service. Over the past few years, Mr. McConnell's area of focus has been counter-terrorism, cyber security, counter-proliferation, and foreign intelligence. While managing the U.S. Intelligence Community, an organization of 100,000 people, he had responsibility for a global enterprise and budget of over $47B. In this capacity, Mr. McConnell had extensive interactions with the White House, the President's Cabinet, the Congress, International Leaders, and the U.S. Business Community.
Serving first under President George H. W. Bush and later President Clinton, Mr. McConnell served as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA) from 1992-1996. He also served as a member of the senior leadership team of the Director of Central Intelligence to address major programmatic and substantive foreign intelligence issues from 1992 until 1996.

To meet this objective, UNICOR formed the Innovation and Technology Program in 1984. Working with the Department of Energy's Energy-Related Invention Program and the Department of Commerce's Office of Small Business Technology, UNICOR's program was designed to provide inventors with federal funding and the resources to actualize their ideas while providing a means for UNICOR to expand its product lines.



British Petroleum BP OIL Rather than hiring local citizens for clean-up duty, or deploying more of their own staff, has been using PRISON labor to clean up some of the most dangerous and toxic regions of the gulf. US Corporations have been receiving those credits by partnering with prison industries under the Federal PIE Certification Program.

PIE Certification Program Violations

Federal PIECP and Program Violations Blog
use of prison labor in the U.S. and corporations that eliminate private sector jobs with inmate labor. Republican state Governors have shown that their visions for criminal justice reform is to increase corporate influence and participation in all things prison and prison related. The "Corrections Privatization Commission" set up by Bush to oversee the operations of Florida's privately run prisons resulted in both "Directors" of that agency being removed for improprieties involving their relationship with the private prison corporations running the three privatized facilities.

Slave Labor - Koch Links to Greenberg Traurig, Palin and the theft of our jobs!

Increasing Competition in the 1990s
In 1990 the population of federal prisons reached 47,331, compared with 24,252 inmates a decade earlier, and the numbers continued to swell. In 1995 the population grew to 89,964 federal inmates. Prison population was predicted to reach about 120,000 by 2004, and 28 additional federal prisons were slated to open by 2000, creating demand for additional UNICOR inmate jobs.

The corporation's board of directors, which consisted of six volunteers appointed by the President, voted in 1995 to allow for the expansion of UNICOR's systems furniture sales by 81 percent by the year 2000, and plans to increase sales of seating products and case goods were underway as well.


With UNICOR's growth, however, came increasingly vociferous protests and criticisms from the private sector. Private industry had long claimed that UNICOR held an unfair advantage with its preferential status and low labor costs--UNICOR's inmate employees were exempt from minimum wage laws and the Fair Labor Standards Act and made from less than 25 cents per hour to $1.15 hourly in the 1990s--but the complaints grew stronger as UNICOR's expansion inched closer to the businesses of private companies.

Why Isn't Apple building their Ipod's and Iphones with U.S. Prison Slave Labor?

Hon Hai to expand retail chain, open 500 Apple licensed stores in Asia
Jan 28th 2011 A report out of Digitimes suggests that Cybermart, a retail arm of Hon Hai which also owns Foxconn. If conditions at Winteks factories are anything like those at Foxxconns iPod facilities, most of Winteks employees earn less than fifty dollars a month, and work 15 hours a day.
51 cents an hour is apparently too much
On the 10th of each month, Foxconn workers have their only good day. That's because they get the Chinese equivalent of $130. That's $130 for about 240 hours of work. The math is disturbing. These workers make about 51 cents an hour. It should be noted that Apple's Foxconn workers used to work longer hours, as much as 70 hours a week. Apple mandated that the maximum overtime be 20 hours a week, so Foxconn workers now only work 60 hours a week. Of course, they're still making only 51 cents an hour. By contrast, according to Forbes, Mr. Gou has a net worth of $5.5 billion. Steve Jobs has a net worth of $6.1 billion.


Corporate Management ensures the successful oversight and administration of the UNICOR program. It coordinates a wide variety of field and central office operations including the strategic management process, various personnel-related functions, policy oversight, legislative compliance, as well as congressional communications and reporting.
The Continuous Improvement Branch (CIB) created in 2008, is the most recent addition to UNICOR. CIB is responsible for championing positive change by applying Lean Six Sigma methods which will drive the corporation towards becoming more profitable, efficient and customer-focused.
The Financial Management Branch (FMB) ensures financial data integrity for the corporation, as a whole. It provides relevant, timely and accurate financial reporting and guidance to Corporate
Management and UNICOR's Board of Directors to assist them in making informed financial decisions and cost-effective planning for the organization.
The Interagency Solutions and Procurement Branch (ISPB) provides contractual oversight for UNICOR's central office components and assists the business groups with various contractual matters, as required. In addition, this branch provides and facilitates contractual services for other government agencies in support of UNICOR's mission.
The Management Information Systems Branch (MISB) provides computer infrastructure support for UNICOR's field facilities and central office. MISB facilitates access to enterprise resource planning systems, financial management systems, and all aspects of our manufacturing processes through Systems Applications Products in Data Processing (SAP).




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Steve Schwalb became the social service agency's President and Chief Executive Officer, appointed by George Bush in 2007
Federal Prison Industries was the Former Chief Operating Officer in command at the Federal Bureau of Prisons responsible for day-to-day management, of the law enforcement agency of the Justice Department that operates a nationwide system of prisons and detention facilities to incarcerate inmates sentenced to imprisonment for federal crimes Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C.

Steve Schwalb was able to use his inside connections to start his own company called Pioneer Human Services a non profit that makes a tremendous profit aka a social enterprise that successfully integrates needed wrap-around services to people on the margins of society. Employing nearly 1,000 individuals throughout the state of Washington at 48 locations, Pioneer Human Services is unique because it earns 99 percent of its revenue through the sale of products or fees for services. 55 million Social Venture Fund!
Larry Fehr. This non profit organization reflects its legal status but not in it's managerial style. This operates as a business generating revenue from enterprises.

Pioneer Human Services Wins $2.92 Million Federal Contract 11/15/2010
Pioneer Human Services won a federal contract valued at up to $2,924,000.00 from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons for residential reentry center services for male and female federal offenders. Place of performance will be in Spokane, Wash.

Company Overview FPI General Overview FAQs
Pioneer Human Services provides housing, employment, training, treatment, counseling, and re entry services. It offers counseling, chemical dependency treatment, community corrections, housing, and consulting, as well as operation of retail cafes, institutional food, sheet metal fabrication, aerospace precision machining, wholesale food distribution, and contract packaging and fulfillment services. The company also manufactures sheet metal products, including laser and water jet cutting, CNC punching, shearing, forming, welding, hardware insertion, assembly, wet paint and powder coat finishing, and silk screening. In addition, it offers construction and maintenance services; and real estates...
Ms. Karen Lee Chief Executive Officer Mr. Steve Schwalb President Mr. Larry Fehr Senior Vice President

2007 One of America's top prison companies CCA Corrections Corporation of America made a 35 million dollar profit. Arizona outsourced it's entire Corrections system to CCA.


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Mr. Novicky presented an overview of FPI's Recycling Business Group. He noted that since its inception in FY 2002, the group's sales have increased steadily. The group's earnings have shown improvement, rising from negative $200,000 in FY 2002 to positive $946,000 in FY 2004 (projected).
Ms. Richardson presented an overview of FPI's Services Business Group. FY 2004 sales are projected to be $29.8 million, growing to $36.8 million in FY 2005. Earnings are projected to increase from $5 million in FY 2004 to $6.9 million in FY 2005. The Services Business Group will account for much of FPI's future inmate job growth. The group recently gained three printing and distribution factories. Textiles factories located at FCI Dublin, California and FPC Alderson, West Virginia are being converted into call center factories. In FY 2005, new services factories will be activated at USP McCreary, Kentucky and FCI Williamsburg, South Carolina.
Mr. Burkett presented an overview of FPI's Fleet Management and Vehicular Component Business Group. All of FPI's fleet management and vehicular component sales are obtained on a non-mandatory basis. Because FPI buys entire vehicles and includes this cost in its price for vehicle retro-fit services (at the request of FPI's customers), the group's sales are deceptively high. Sales are projected to be $126 million in FY 2004, but since a large portion of the total represents the cost of the vehicles, earnings will be only $2.1 million. The group recently completed activation of a new factory at FCI La Tuna, Texas.
Mr. Moore presented an overview of FPI's Industrial Products Business Group. The group is going through a challenging FY 2004, following a difficult FY 2003. A combination of circumstances caused a sharp increase in steel prices, impacting sales of metal products (lockers, shelving, racks, and warehouse equipment). Due to the FPI re-organization, the group absorbed a sign factory at USP Lompoc, California. FY 2004 sales are projected to be $46 million, with earnings of negative $1 million. The group continues to work with the U.S. Postal Service on a new style of container. If successful, this could generate enough work to fill the factory at USP Lewisburg, Pennsylvania for the next few years.
Ms. Vareilles presented an overview of FPI's Clothing and Textiles Business Group. The war effort in Iraq has resulted in high demand for many apparel items. The group's FY 2004 sales are projected to be $189 million. Prisoners make clothes for the Military!!
Mr. Chandler presented an overview of FPI's Office Furniture Business Group. He noted that during FY 2003, FPI had closed five office furniture factories. Recent legislative changes have resulted in most procurement decisions being made strictly on the basis of price. This has resulted in significant discounting.

FPI finds itself sometimes competing against private vendors who import components from China.

Hey if you are convicted of a crime you can go to jail and get mad skills in electronics from Mr. Gurley presented an overview of FPI's Electronics Business Group.

FPI's electronics sales and earnings have been very strong during FY 2004, primarily due to military activity in Iraq. This trend is projected to continue in FY 2005. The group is particularly proud of its efforts to reduce overhead costs, despite increased sales. This has resulted in particularly strong earnings. The group's inmate employment reached 3,180. As part of its efforts to maintain these sales, the group continues to foster a close relationship with its primary customers, including the Defense Logistic Agency's Defense Supply Center in Richmond, Virginia, the Army's Communications Electronics Command (CECOM) in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and the Army's Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) in Warren, Michigan.


Why is this 226,000
number so small?


Director Lappin reported that the Bureau of Prisons inmate population projections, shows 226,000 in 2010 and that FPI is the Bureau's largest, and most important, program.
The Bureau of Prison's ratio of inmates to correctional officers is one correctional officer to every nine or ten inmates (1:9 or 1:10). When measuring all Bureau staff, the ratio changes to one staff member to every four and six-tenths inmates (1:4.6).

Total Federal Inmates: Weekly Population Report

Wackenhut Corrections Corporation or WCC changed its corporate name to The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO) in 2003.
Private-Sector Prison houses all the rest. The GEO Group George Zoley Chairman, CEO

GEO Group, Inc.: Despite a Crashing Economy, Private Prison Firm Turns a Handsome Profit
The GEO Group Inc., a multinational corporation that owns the former Michigan Youth Correctional Facility, signed a $60-million-a-year contract with the California corrections department on Nov. 4 to house up to 2,580 inmates from 2011 to 2014 in Baldwin. the prison will re-open next year and employ about 500 people by 2014. The company plans to spend $60 million renovating and expanding what is now called the North Lake Correctional Facility, converting dormitory units to cells and boosting capacity up from 480.

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References to: Theme Song Francis Scott Keys and White Lightening -

FAIR TRADE Incarceration is the Human Rights Issue of the 21st Century.
Foxconn Factory in China can still beat the price of American prisoners $1.10 an hour so Companies will buy product from china instead!



The Rich Banksters Don't Go To Jail only the poor people do.
Lawyers and accountants make up a tenth of the 52,000 population of the Cayman Islands, which are English-speaking, politically stable, in the US time zone, and with zero taxes. This British Overseas Territory with palm trees and luxury hotels, measuring less than 100 square miles, is the fifth largest financial center on the planet. Tax Justice Network campaigners estimate that tax havens collectively hold more than $11.5 trillion. Some comes from tax avoidance. Each year the US may lose a total of about $100bn in potential taxes, France about $50bn, Germany $30bn, the UK between $20bn and $80bn - and the developing world loses up to $800bn in stolen capital. But in the Caymans, a prison sentence awaits anyone who discloses bank information.
Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (FPI) was formed in 1934 during a period when social reform and economic recovery were priorities in the United States. At the time, federal prisoners were unproductive and inactive, and officials in the Department of Justice were concerned that this idleness was creating an increasingly dangerous federal prison system. To occupy the inmates' time and also to teach them job skills and a work ethic that would prove valuable upon their release, the Department of Justice lobbied for a program that allowed men and women incarcerated in federal prisons to manufacture goods for government use. Because President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal included the creation of a number of new agencies and programs and thus an expansion of the government, the Department of Justice argued that the federal prisoners would be filling a necessary niche.

Bureau Of Prisons BoP Federal Prison Facilities Directory

To access information about a specific prison facility, use the Facility Locator tool or view the Maps of Facilities. If you would like additional information on a facility, contact the facility directly.

Inmate Locator Use this page to locate a Federal inmate incarcerated from 1982 to present. Searching for an inmate by ID Number will return a better match; therefore, we recommend you use this method to locate an inmate. You can usually find an inmate's ID Number (Register Number) on any type of record or written correspondence. When searching by name, an inmate's first and last name are required and must be an exact match (i.e. John Doe will not find Jon Doe).

Differences between Federal, State, & Local Inmates


Only persons convicted of violating Federal laws (that is, laws of the United States) are sent to Federal prisons. Some individuals awaiting trial for violating Federal laws are also held in Federal prisons. Additionally, pursuant to the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act of 1997, the BOP is responsible for housing persons convicted of a felony under District of Columbia laws. While the BOP also houses a few state inmates from other jurisdictions, most inmates convicted of violating state or local laws are sent to state prisons or city or county jails.

The Bureau does not have any information on non-Federal inmates. However, most states have their own locator systems.

Directory of Human Corrections Facilities in the United States

Sourcebook of Federal Sentencing Statistics (USSC)

USSC Public Hearing 3/15/06   (PDF - 314 kb) (score=0.7967)
Highlighted Summary: VICE CHAIRMAN STEER: Weight-based approach or the quantity-- MS. AVERGUN: The quantity. MS. AVERGUN: Just for those nonstandard-- VICE CHAIRMAN STEER: Just for the nonstandard. CHAIRMAN HINOJOSA: Judge Sessions and then Mr. MILLER REPORTING COMPANY, INC. 735 EIGHTH STREET, SE WASHINGTON, D.C. 20003 (202) 546-6666 Horowitz.

Public Hearings Williams Testimony(PDF - 5.57 mb) (score=0.7742)
Highlighted Summary: 10 1. Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Treats Inmates with ICE Detainers Differently . 10 2. Defendants with Immigration Detainers Serve Additional Prison Time upon BOP Release . 11 3. Immigrant Juveniles Are Subject to Greater Delays Returning Home VICTIMS .

FPD_Testimony of Meyers and Mariano  (PDF - 1.03 mb) (score=0.7742)
Highlighted Summary: 6. The Commission Should Expand the Availability of Alternatives under the Guidelines to a Wider Pool of Offenders Because Treatment Works and Is Part of the National Drug Control Policy, and Because BOP Cannot Meet the Demand. 39 See Incarceration and Crime, supra, at 7. 40 See Justice Policy Institute, Doug McVay, Vincent Schiraldi & Jason Ziedenberg, Treatment or Incarceration: National and State Findings on the Efficacy of Cost Savings of Drug Treatment Versus Imprisonment, at 3 (Jan. ...

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