[Title 28 CFR Q]
[Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition) - July 1, 2002 Edition]
[Title 28 - JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION]
[Chapter I - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Part 0 - ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Subpart Q - Bureau of Prisons]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
28JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION12002-07-012002-07-01falseBureau of PrisonsQSubpart QJUDICIAL ADMINISTRATIONDEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Subpart Q--Bureau of Prisons
Cross Reference: For regulations pertaining to the Bureau of
Prisons, see parts 6 and 7 of this chapter.
Sec. 0.95 General functions.
The Director of the Bureau of Prisons shall direct all activities of
the Bureau of Prisons including:
(a) Management and regulation of all Federal penal and correctional
institutions (except military or naval institutions), and prison
(b) Provision of suitable quarters for, and safekeeping, care, and
subsistence of, all persons charged with or convicted of offenses
against the United States or held as witnesses or otherwise.
(c) Provision for the protection, instruction, and discipline of all
persons charged with or convicted of offenses against the United States.
(d) Classification, commitment, control, or treatment of persons
committed to the custody of the Attorney General.
(e) Payment of rewards with respect to escaped Federal prisoners (18
(f) Certification with respect to the insanity or mental
incompetence of a prisoner whose sentence is about to expire pursuant to
section 4247 of title 18 of the U.S. Code.
(g) Entering into contracts with State or territorial officials for
the custody, care, subsistence, education, treatment, and training of
State or territorial prisoners, upon certification with respect to the
availability of proper and adequate treatment facilities and personnel,
pursuant to section 5003 of title 18 of the U.S. Code.
(h) Conduct of studies and the preparation and submission of reports
and recommendations to committing courts respecting disposition of cases
in which defendants have been committed for such purposes pursuant to 18
(i) Conduct and prepare, or cause to be conducted and prepared,
studies and submit reports to the court and the attorneys with respect
to disposition of cases in which juveniles have been committed, pursuant
to 18 U.S.C. 5037, and to contract with public or private agencies or
individuals or community-based facilities for the observation and study
and the custody and care of juveniles, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 5040.
(j) Observation, conduct of studies, and preparation of reports in
cases in which youth offenders have been committed by the courts for
such purposes pursuant to section 5010(e) of title 18 of the United
(k) Conduct of examinations to determine whether an offender is an
addict and is likely to be rehabilitated through treatment, as well as
the preparation and submission of reports to committing courts, pursuant
to section 4252 of title 18 of the United States Code.
(l) Transmittal of reports of boards of examiners and certificates
to clerks of the district courts pursuant to section 4245 of title 18 of
the U.S. Code.
(m) Providing technical assistance to State and local governments in
the improvement of their correctional systems (18 U.S.C. 4042).
[Order No. 423-69, 34 FR 20388, Dec. 31, 1969, as amended by Order No.
445-70, 35 FR 19397, Dec. 23, 1970; Order No. 579-74, 39 FR 37771, Oct.
24, 1974; Order No. 960-81, 46 FR 52348, Oct. 27, 1981]
Sec. 0.96 Delegations.
The Director of the Bureau of Prisons is authorized to exercise or
perform any of the authority, functions, or duties conferred or imposed
upon the Attorney General by any law relating to the commitment,
control, or treatment of persons (including insane prisoners and
juvenile delinquents) charged with or convicted of offenses against the
United States, including the taking of final action in the following-
(a) Requesting the detail of Public Health Service officers for the
purpose of furnishing services to Federal penal and correctional
institutions (18 U.S.C. 4005).
(b) Consideration, determination, adjustment, and payment of claims
in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3722.
(c) Designating places of imprisonment or confinement where the
sentences of prisoners shall be served and ordering transfers from one
institution to another, whether maintained by the Federal Government or
otherwise, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4082 as it existed before the enactment
of Pub. L. 98-473 (applicable to offenses committed prior to November 1,
(d) Extending the limits of the place of confinement of prisoners
for the purposes specified, and within the limits established, by 18
U.S.C. 4082(c) as it existed before the enactment of Public Law 98-473,
and otherwise performing the functions of the Attorney General under
that section (applicable to offenses committed prior to November 1,
(e) Designation of agents for the transportation of prisoners (18
(f) Prescribing regulations for the use of surplus funds in
``Commissary Funds, Federal Prisons'' to provide advances not in excess
of $150 to prisoners at the time of their release pursuant to 18 U.S.C.
4284 as it existed before the
enactment of Public Law 98-473 (applicable to offenses committed prior
to November 1, 1987).
(g) Allowance, forfeiture, and restoration of all good time pursuant
to 18 U.S.C. 4161, 4162, 4165, and 4166 as those sections existed before
the enactment of Public Law 98-473 (applicable to offenses committed
prior to November 1, 1987).
(h) Release of prisoners held solely for nonpayment of fine as
provided in 18 U.S.C. 3569 as it existed before the enactment of Public
Law 98-473 (applicable to offenses committed prior to November 1, 1987).
(i) Furnishing transportation, clothing, and payments to released
prisoners pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4281 as it existed before the enactment
of Public Law 98-473 (applicable to offenses committed prior to November
(j) Performing the functions of the Attorney General under the
provisions of 18 U.S.C. chapter 313, Offenders with Mental Disease or
Defect (18 U.S.C. 4241-4247).
(k) Settlement of claims arising under the Federal Tort Claims Act
as provided in 28 CFR 0.172.
(l) Entering into reciprocal agreements with fire organizations for
mutual aid and rendering emergency assistance in connection with
extinguishing fires within the vicinity of a Federal correctional
facility, as authorized by sections 2 and 3 of the Act of May 27, 1955
(42 U.S.C. 1856a, 1856b).
(m) Deciding upon requests by states for temporary transfers of
custody of inmates for prosecution under Article IV of the Interstate
Agreement on Detainers (84 Stat. 1399) and pursuant to other available
procedures; and receiving and reviewing requests by the executive
authority of states or the District of Columbia for, and authorizing the
transfer of, inmates pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4085 as it existed before the
enactment of Public Law 98-473 (applicable to offenses committed prior
to November 1, 1987).
(n) Prescribing rules and regulations applicable to the carrying of
firearms by Bureau of Prisons officers and employees (18 U.S.C. 3050).
(o) Promulgating rules governing the control and management of
Federal penal and correctional institutions and providing for the
classification, government, discipline, treatment, care, rehabilitation,
and reformation of inmates confined therein (18 U.S.C. 4001, 4041, and
(p) Establishing and designating Bureau of Prisons Institutions (18
U.S.C. 4001, 4042).
(q) Granting permits to states or public agencies for rights-of-way
upon lands administered by the Director in accordance with the
provisions of 43 U.S.C. 931c and 43 U.S.C. 961 (18 U.S.C. 4001, 4041,
4042, 43 U.S.C. 931c, 961).
(r) Authority under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. 4082(b) to provide
law enforcement representatives with information on Federal prisoners
who have been convicted of felony offenses and who are confined at a
residential community treatment center located in the geographical area
in which the requesting agency has jurisdiction (18 U.S.C. 4082).
(s) Approving inmate disciplinary and good time regulations (18
(t) Contracting, for a period not exceeding three years, with the
proper authorities of any State, Territory, or political subdivision
thereof, for the imprisonment, subsistence, care, and proper employment
of persons convicted of offenses against the United States (18 U.S.C.
[Order No. 1617-92, 57 FR 38772, Aug. 27, 1992, as amended by Order No.
1884-94, 59 FR 29717, June 9, 1994; Order No. 2204-99, 64 FR 4295, Jan.
Sec. 0.96a Interstate Agreement on Detainers.
The Director of the Bureau of Prisons is designated as the U.S.
Officer under Article VII of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (84
[Order No. 462-71, 36 FR 12212, June 29, 1971]
Sec. 0.96b Exchange of prisoners.
The Director of the Bureau of Prisons and officers of the Bureau of
Prisons designated by him are authorized to receive custody of offenders
and to transfer offenders to and from the United States of America under
a treaty as referred to in Public Law 95-144; to make arrangements with
the States and to receive offenders from the States for transfer to a
foreign country; to act as
an agent of the United States to receive the delivery from a foreign
government of any person being transferred to the United States under
such a treaty; to render to foreign countries and to receive from them
certifications and reports required under a treaty; and to receive
custody and carry out the sentence of imprisonment of such a transferred
offender as required by that statute and any such treaty.
[Order No. 758-77, 42 FR 63139, Dec. 15, 1977]
Sec. 0.96c Cost of incarceration.
(a) The Attorney General is required to establish and collect a fee
to cover the cost of one year of incarceration. These provisions apply
to any person who is convicted in a United States District Court and
committed to the custody of the Attorney General, and who begins service
of sentence on or after December 27, 1994. For the purposes of this
subpart, revocation of parole or supervised release shall be treated as
a separate period of incarceration for which a fee may be imposed.
(b) The fee to cover the costs of incarceration shall be calculated
by dividing the number representing the obligation encountered in Bureau
of Prisons facilities (excluding activation costs) by the number of
inmate-days incurred for the year, and by then multiplying the quotient
by 365. The resulting figure represents the average cost to the Bureau
for confining an inmate for one year.
(c) The Director of the Bureau of Prisons is delegated the authority
to collect the fee to cover the cost of incarceration from inmates
committed to the custody of the Attorney General and to promulgate all
regulations concerning the collection of the fee.
(d) The Director shall review and determine the amount of the fee
not less than annually in accordance with the formula set forth in
paragraph (b) of this section. The Director shall publish each year's
fee as a Notice in the Federal Register.
[Order No. 1932-94, 59 FR 60558, Nov. 25, 1994]
Sec. 0.97 Redelegation of authority.
The Director of the Bureau of Prisons is authorized to redelegate to
any of his subordinates any of the authority, functions or duties vested
in him by this subpart Q. The Director may make similar delegations to
any other employee of any Bureau, Board, Office, or Division of the
Department of Justice with the consent of the head of that Bureau,
Board, Office, or Division, and after written notification to the
Attorney General or designee. A redelegation of authority is limited to
employees of the Department of Justice. Existing redelegations by the
Director of the Bureau of Prisons shall continue in force and effect
until modified or revoked.
[Order No. 1150-86, 51 FR 31939, Sept. 8, 1986]
Sec. 0.98 Functions of Commissioner of Federal Prison Industries.
The Director of the Bureau of Prisons is authorized as ex officio
Commissioner of Federal Prison Industries and in accordance with the
policy fixed by its Board of Directors to:
(a) Exercise jurisdiction over all industrial enterprises in all
Federal penal and correctional institutions.
(b) Sponsor vocational training programs in Federal penal and
(c) Contract for the transfer of property or equipment from the
District of Columbia for industrial employment and training of prisoners
confined in a penal or correctional institution of the District of
Columbia, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4122.
Sec. 0.99 Compensation to Federal prisoners.
The Board of Directors of Federal Prison Industries, or such officer
of the corporation as the Board may designate, may exercise the
authority vested in the Attorney General by section 4126 of title 18 of
the U.S. Code, as amended, to prescribe rules and regulations governing
the payment of compensation to inmates of Federal penal and correctional
institutions employed in any industry, or performing outstanding
services in institutional operations, and to inmates or their dependents
for injuries suffered in any industry or in any work activity in
connection with the maintenance of operation of the institution where
Appendix to Subpart Q of Part 0--Confinement of Persons in District of
Columbia Correctional Institutions
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Act of September 1,
1916, 39 Stat. 711 (D.C. Code section 24-402), by section 11 of the Act
of July 15, 1932, as added by the Act of June 6, 1940, 54 Stat. 244
(D.C. Code section 24-425), and by the Act of September 10, 1965 (18
(a) The Mayor of the District of Columbia or his authorized
representative is hereby authorized to transfer such prisoners as may be
in his custody and supervision, by virtue of having been placed in a
correctional institution of the District of Columbia pursuant to the
authority of the Attorney General, from such institution to any
available, suitable, or appropriate institution or facility (including a
residential community treatment center) within the District of Columbia,
and the Mayor or his authorized representative is further authorized to
extend the limits of the place of confinement of such prisoners for the
purposes specified, and within the limits established, by the Act of
September 10, 1965 (18 U.S.C. 4082).
(b) The authority conferred by subsection (a) shall not include any
extension of the limits of confinement for any prisoner serving a
sentence for a crime of violence and not participating in a furlough
program as of December 22, 1976, unless such prisoner has served at
least twelve months, has not been denied parole, without recommendation
for furlough, at his most recent parole hearing (whether such hearing
was held before or after extension of the limits of his confinement was
(1) Is within twelve months of the expiration of his maximum
sentence, without reduction, or
(2) Is within twelve months of a date on which he will be eligible
for parole from confinement, or
(3) Has served at least ninety percent of his minimum sentence,
By October 15 of each year, there shall be submitted to the Associate
Attorney General a report concerning each prisoner serving a sentence
for a crime of violence whose limits of confinement have been extended
during the twelve-month period ending the preceding September 30,
indicating the offense and term for which, and the court by which, the
prisoner was sentenced with respect to his present confinement; all
other criminal offenses of which the prisoner has been convicted; the
date, duration and purpose of each extension of the limits of his
confinement; all parole board actions with respect to the prisoner; and
all infractions of the terms of extension, violations of prison rules,
or criminal offenses with which the prisoner has been officially charged
since the beginning of his confinement.
(c) With respect to all other prisoners, the authority conferred by
subsection (a) may be exercised by an authorized representative
designated by the Mayor.
(d) As used in this Order crime of violence means murder,
manslaughter, rape, kidnapping, robbery, burglary, assault with intent
to kill, assault with intent to rape, assault with intent to rob or
extortion involving the threat or use of violence to person.
[Order No. 636-76, 41 FR 3289, Jan. 26, 1976, as amended by Order No.
676-76, 41 FR 56802, Dec. 30, 1976; Order No. 960-81, 46 FR 52348, Oct.