I offer you the Bureau of Prisons, where we blindly entrust a government agency with no direct oversight to spend our tax dollars without being required to provide audited financials to justify expenditures.
In the month of August at one federal prison camp, thousands of dollars worth of goods and equipment were destroyed. Some of these items were used military surplus, but more than half were brand-new items, some of which were still in original containers. According to a former guard who contacted my organization, there is no requirement to inventory such goods. We indict and jail corporate officers for not complying with similar requirements.
Ellen M. Salisbury
Federal Prison Policy Project
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|Author:||Salisbury, Ellen M.|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2003|
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