Bureau of Prisons - Quick Reference Materials

BOP Issues

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The majority of defendants receive a sentence of imprisonment. How does the BOP use the presentence report and judicial recommendations to classify and designate inmates? This session will discuss the process from sentencing to designation (including medical needs, security level, and more) as well as the role of the presentence report throughout the defendant’s period of incarceration in the BOP. What kind of programing is available at the BOP and in community confinement facilities (halfway houses)? How does the BOP use the presentence report and judicial recommendations to decide who qualifies for treatment and other programs? Does it matter if the court recommends a specific program? All these questions and more will be answered during this session.

The following quick reference materials were distributed at recent National Seminars on a variety of topics relating to the Bureau of Prisons.