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Accession Number PB2013-103616
Title Audit of the U.S. Department of Justice's Oversight of Non-Federal Detention Facility Inspections.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 46p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Department of Justice (DOJ) is responsible for providing secure detention space for criminal defendants who have been arrested or detained pending the disposition of their cases. DOJ utilizes private facilities and intergovernmental agreements (IGA) with state and local detention facilities to aid in housing the growing number of federal detainees, which DOJ projects to be approximately 65,000 detainees, on average, per day in fiscal year (FY) 2013. To help ensure that these non-federal detention facilities are safe, secure, and humane, DOJ components conduct inspections of the facilities compliance with established detention standards and conditions of confinement. During FY 2012, the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) had primary responsibility for these inspections with oversight by the Office of the Deputy Attorney General (ODAG). According to DOJ officials, on October 1, 2012, the OFDT was merged into the USMS. The OIG performed this audit to determine if DOJs oversight efforts ensure a safe, secure, and humane environment for federal detainees housed in non-federal detention facilities.
Keywords Audits
Criminal justice
Criminals
Detention
Detention facilities
Inspections
Regulations


 
Source Agency Department of Justice General
NTIS Subject Category 91C - Fire Services, Law Enforcement, & Criminal Justice
43D - Police, Fire, & Emergency Services
Corporate Author Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1309
Contract Number N/A

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