The previous mentioned policies are a synopsis of the

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The previous mentioned policies are a synopsis of the agreement between the Federal Bureau of Prisons and The American Federation of Government Employees. In reading the manual one can conclude that the unions’ guidelines are very clear as to what is expected from the organization. Unions as they relate to this organization will continue to maintain their existence and responsibility to federal employees The Agency and Privatization The Federal Bureau of Prisons does participate in privatization. Privatization is defined as “the contractual transfer of a combination of ownership, operation, or responsibility for ownership, operation, or responsibility for government function to private actors”. The increased prison population during the 80’s and 90’s caused overcrowding in prisons and jails. Therefore inmates were sent to serve their sentences in private prisons. The advantage of private prisons is that they promised job growth and were less costly to local governments and tax payers. Currently “there are 13 American companies that manage private correctional facilities for adults”. Initially federal facilities were managed by private companies more currently State institution are developing contracts with private companies to manage prisons Privatization is not only beneficial for labor purposes and generating revenue but the most common form of prison privatization firms providing services such as medical and mental health treatment, drug treatment, education, staff training, and vocational training and counseling. Companies and other government agencies that are offering these services help the government to offer rehabilitative services to inmates and help them to become productive once
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Running Head: Analysis of the Agency’s Policies, Procedures, and Plans Regarding Unions, released. In addition if inmates have any mental health issues they can receive treatment for those as well. States such as Texas, New Mexico, and Kentucky prompted legislation regarding Privatization of minimum and medium-security prisons and women’s facilities. The contracts with the businesses include construction, renovation, and private operation of the facilities. The popularity of privatization at the state and local level has grown and will continue to grow with the budget cuts that the states trying to balance. The budget to care for inmates is a large percentage of the states budge yet is one that is controversial. Privatization is away for states to meet federal guidelines and reduce their budgets.
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  • Winter '12
  • terrell
  • Trade union, Federal Bureau of prisons, Independent agencies of the United States government, Agency’s Policies

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