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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

DOJ Seal

FY2002 Budget Summary


DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL PRISONER DETENTION PROGRAM
(Dollars in thousands)

  Perm. Pos. FTE Amount
         
  2000 actuals ... ... $558,111
         
2001 enacted ... ... 597,402
  Government-wide .22% rescission pursuant to P.L. 106-554 ... ... (1,314)
2001 appropriation 596,088
         
Adjustments to base      
  Increases (see p. 64) ... ... 79,807
2002 base ... ... 675,895
         
  Program changes (detailed below) ... ... 48,787
2002 estimate ... ... 724,682

    2001 Appropriation 2002 Base 2002 Estimate Program Changes
Comparison by activity and program Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount Perm.
Pos.
FTE Amount
                           
Care of U.S. Prisoners ... ... $596,088 ... ... $675,895 ... ... $724,682 ... ... $48,787

Program Changes Perm. Pos. FTE Amount
       
Detention Increase ... ... $48,787
       
This account pays the cost of housing USMS detainees in non-federal facilities (i.e., state and local detention facilities and contract jails). About 30 percent of USMS detainees are held in these facilities. The total request will fund the costs associated with approximately 10,603,381 jail days, or an average daily population of 29,050. The request includes resources for the anticipated increase in jail days, and hospital and medical services, including guard services, for the anticipated additional detainees in 2002.

The 2002 request assumes an increase of 1,030,381 contract jail days above the 2001 appropriated level, about an 11 percent increase over 2001. This rate of growth is consistent with the growth of the past decade, and is the result of the overall increase in federal law enforcement (Border Patrol agents, DEA agents, etc.). This request takes into account additional detention capacity that is coming on line in the Bureau of Prisons.

     
       
Total Program Changes, Federal Prisoner Detention ... ... $48,787

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