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The Federal Bureau of Prisons Inmate Release Preparation and Transitional Reentry Programs

Report No. 04-16
March 2004
Office of the Inspector General


Appendix I
Statement on Compliance with
Laws and Regulations

We conducted our audit of the BOP preparation of Inmates for Reentry into Society in accordance with Government Auditing Standards.† As required by the standards, we audited the BOPís programs designed to prepare inmates for reentry into society in order to obtain reasonable assurance that the BOP complied with laws and regulations, that, if not complied with, in our judgment could have a material effect on the administration its programs.† Compliance with laws and regulations related to the preparation of inmates for reentry into society is the responsibility of the BOP management.† An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence about compliance with laws and regulations.† At the time of our audit, the pertinent legislation and the applicable regulations were the:

  • Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (VCCLEA),
  • Prison Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PLRA), and
  • Crime Control Act of 1990.

Except for the issues discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of this report, nothing came to our attention that caused us to believe that the BOP management was not in compliance with the laws listed above.