Incorporate these federal prison placement data points:
- I) Brave Program A first-timer young male offender 32 years of age or younger, facing a sentence of 60 months or more
- II) Challenge Program A male inmate facing a high-security penitentiary with a current diagnosis of either: Mood, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Delusion and/or a Substance-induced Psychotic Disorders
- III) Mental Health Step Down A male or female who lacks the skills to function in a general population prison setting and is willing to work with Psychiatry Services.
- IV) Resolve A male or female with a current diagnosis of a mental illness related to physical, mental and/or intimate domestic violence or traumatic PTSD
- V) Skills A significant functional impairment due to intellectual disabilities, neurological and/or remarkable social skills deficits such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) to mention just a few.
- VI) Stages A male inmate with a serious mental illness and a primary diagnostic of Borderline Personality Disorder, along with a history of unfavorable institutional adjustment.
- VIIa) Sex Offender Non-Residential Single Sex Crime, or first time Internet Sex Offense
- VIIb) Sex Offender Residential Multiple sex crimes.
- VIIc) Butner’s Commitment and Treatment Program for Sexually Dangerous Persons, Page 12, Is considered for sexually dangerous persons with the possibility of criminal recidivism
- VIII) Female Integrated Treatment Is a female with substance abuse (RDAP Eligibility Possible), trauma-related disorders, and other mental illnesses. (FIT) Program
Medication availability falls into 3 tiers:
- On the BOP Formulary (available).
- Non-Formulary; these require a lengthy preauthorization process.
- Last: these are just not available. While similar medications are substituted, how is their efficacy verified?
- Offense Level vs Criminal History Calculation
- Criminal History Calculation
- +3 points for each prior sentence > 1 Year + 1 Month.
- +2 points for each prior sentence > 60 days, not counted above.
- +1 point for each prior sentence, <= 60 days not counted above; for up to a maximum of 4 points in this category.
- +2 points for each revocation that has a new charge or occurs under federal supervision.
- + 1 point for each prior sentence resulting from a conviction of a crime of violence that did not receive any points as noted above because such sentence was treated as a single sentence, up to a total of 3 points for this subsection.
The BOP and Prison Security Level Placement
Helpful articles in preparation for the sentencing hearing;
- Judges are interested in placement recommendations; By Alan Ellis, • THE FEDERAL LAWYER • September 2017
- When recommending a facility placement; BY ALICIA VASQUEZ AND TODD BUSSERT, How Federal Prisoners Are Placed, Published in Criminal Justice, Volume 31, Number 1, Spring 2016. © 2016 by the American Bar Association
As found in my LinkedIn 2/29/2020 post