BOP Waste to Keep Expanding the Fiscal Budget

Prison Life

Aug 17

Sunday, May 13th, 2012 |

The camp administrator wants to replace all the visiting room chairs.  This sounds good but I don’t think there is anything wrong with them. But she wants all the old chairs thrown away!  She also doesn’t want the old chairs going into the cells or in the TV rooms.  Another example of BOP waste.

The next thing will be chair inspections to make sure the chairs weren’t taken to the cells! Each cell is supposed to have two chairs. It is common for the chairs to vary in style and color since they have been acquired and/or replaced at various times. I’ve written about all the wasteful things that go on here. This includes the confiscation and disposal of bed egg crates to second pillows taken from inmates.  These actions deprive inmates of simple comforts that don’t cost the BOP a single additional dime.

The BOP also throws away perfectly good supplies still in their original boxes and barely-used equipment.  They do this to spend to the level of their budget, lest their precious budget gets reduced.

I also noticed the perimeter guards have brand new large pick-up trucks. In the past, I have seen smaller cars and SUVs. I really think it is waste to have gas-guzzling trucks driving around in circles all day. I’m sure that they had some extra budget money available, so what the heck, might as well spend it.