Bop Security Designation And Custody Classification

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U.S. Department of JusticeFederal Bureau of Prisons
OPI: CPD/CPB
Program
NUMBER: P5100.08 DATE: 9/12/2006SUBJECT: Inmate SecurityStatementDesignation and Custody
Classification
1.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE. This Program Statement provides policy and procedure regarding the Bureau of Prisons inmate classification system. The classification of inmates is necessary to place each inmate in the most appropriate securitylevel institution that also meets their program needs and isconsistent with the Bureau’s mission to protect society.

The Bureau’s classification, designation and redesignation procedures are consistent with the statutory authority contained in 18 U.S.C. § 3621(b). All classification, designation andredesignation decisions are made without favoritism given to aninmate’s social or economic status.

2.
PROGRAM OBJECTIVES. The expected results of this ProgramStatement are:

a.
Each inmate will be placed in a facility commensurate withtheir security and program needs through an objective andconsistent system of classification which also allows staff toexercise their professional judgement; and,

b.
Staff will systematically and objectively review aninmate’s classification making the environment in which they arehoused safer for both inmates and staff while protecting thepublic from undue risk.

3. SUMMARY OF CHANGES. This revision incorporates ExecutiveStaff decisions 03-04-05 and 99-03-03, as well as otherprocedural changes such as the movement of mostdesignation/redesignation functions (04-08-17) to the Designationand Sentence Computation Center (DSCC), Grand Prairie, Texas.
a. The scoring item “Type of Prior Commitment” has beenreplaced with “Criminal History Score.” (Chapter 4, Page 8 andChapter 6, Page 5)
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b.
A new scoring item for inmate “Age” has been added.(Chapter 4, Page 12 and Chapter 6, Page 8)

c.
A new scoring item for “Education Level” has been added.(Chapter 4, Page 12 and Chapter 6, Page 8)

d.
The “Drug/Alcohol Abuse” scoring item has been added to theBP-337 and has moved from Section C (Custody Scoring) of theBP-338 to Section B (Base Scoring) of the BP-338. (Chapter 4,Page 13 and Chapter 6, Page 9)

e.
The “Mental/Psychological Stability” scoring item has beendiscontinued.

f.
The “Responsibility Demonstrated” scoring item has beenreplaced with “Living Skills” and “Program Participation.”(Chapter 6, Page 10)

g.
Instructions for scoring the “Family/Community Ties”scoring item have been clarified. (Chapter 6, Page 13)

h.
The floor for the Violent Behavior PSF has been reduced from High to Low Security. (Chapter 5, Page 9)

i.
New cutpoints and a new Custody Variance Table have beendeveloped. (Chapter 1, Page 2 and Chapter 6, Page 15)

j.
An expiration date for the Greater Security ManagementVariable has been added. (Chapter 5, Page 5)

k.
The criteria for the Deportable Alien PSF has beenclarified. (Chapter 5, Page 9)

l.
Text has been added that formalizes the Bureau’s past andcurrent practice of continually assessing the effectiveness ofits inmate classification process. (Program Statement Section 6)

m.
Text has been added that encourages DSCC staff to considerusing a Management Variable when designating inmates where age islargely the contributing factor in the inmate’s placement.(Chapter 5, Page 5)

n.
Text has been revised that requires the entry of supportinginformation in the BP-337 “REMARKS SECTION” when there is Pre-Sentence Investigation Report information relevant to thatscoring item. (Chapter 4, Page 13)

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o.
The DSCC Administrator will ensure that designation/redesignation decisions are applied consistently on a bureau-widebasis. (Chapter 4, Page 14)

p.
DSCC staff must contact the sentencing court if a Statementof Reasons is not received at the time a request for designationis made. (Chapter 3, Page 1)

q.
Inmates who currently qualify for unescorted transfer maybe transported by family members via POV from one camp to anothercamp. (Chapter 7, Page 8)

r.
The appendices on Sentence Procedures, InstitutionsMissions and Parolable Institutions have been removed from the manual, but will be available on the CPB website.

s.
The Offense Severity Scale, Definition of Roles involved inDrug Offenses and the Special Instructions appendices have beencombined into one appendix.

t.
All transfer requests under codes 309 – Disciplinary and323 – Close Supervision will be directed to the Designation andSentence Computation Center. “W REDES C” has been eliminated and “W REDES D” has been changed to “W REDES R” to reflect routineredesignations. (Chapter 7, Page 2)

u.
The female versions of the BP-337 and BP-338 have been discontinued although certain policies and procedures specific tofemale offenders are maintained i.e. security levels, cutpoints,Public Safety Factors and Management Variables.

v.
The “Release on Own Recognizance” scoring item has beendiscontinued. (Chapter 4, Page 5)

w.
The description of Management Variable “U” has been revisedto include all long-term detainees. It no longer applies solelyto Mariel Cuban Detainees. (Chapter 5, Page 4)

x.
The medical transfer code descriptions were revised toinclude “Level of Care” language. (Chapter 7, Pages 21-22)

y.
The criteria for the Prison Disturbance PSF has been clarified. (Chapter 5, Page 10)

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4. DIRECTIVES AFFECTED
a. Directive Rescinded
P5100.07 Security Designation and Custody ClassificationManual (9/3/99)
b. Directives Referenced

P5070.10 Responses to Judicial Recommendations and U.S.
Attorney Reports (6/30/97)P5070.11 Study and Observation Report (12/31/97)P5110.15 Notifications of Release to State and Local
Law Enforcement Officials (8/30/00)P5111.03 Mariel Cuban Detainees (10/25/99)P5140.35 Transfer of a Prisoner to State Custody Prior
to Release from the Federal Sentence (9/12/01)P5141.02 Sex Offender Notification and Registration
(12/14/98)P5180.04 Central Inmate Monitoring System (8/16/96)P5215.05 Youth Corrections Act (YCA), Inmates and
Programs (3/17/99)P5216.05 Juvenile Delinquents (9/1/99)P5264.07 Telephone Regulations for Inmates (1/31/02)P5270.07 Inmate Discipline and Special Housing Units
(12/29/87)P5280.08 Furloughs (2/4/98)P5553.07 Escapes/Deaths Notifications (2/10/06)P5800.13 Inmate Systems Management Manual (6/28/02)P7310.04 Community Corrections Center (CCC) Utilization
and Transfer Procedure (12/16/98)

5. STANDARDS REFERENCED
a.
American Correctional Association 2nd Edition Standards for Administration of Correctional Agencies: 2-CO-4B-01

b.
American Correctional Association 4th Edition Standards for Adult Correctional Institutions: 4-4132, 4-4296, 4-4300, 4-4306,and 4-4444

c.
American Correctional Association 4th Edition Performance-Based Standards for Adult Local Detention Facilities: 4-ALDF-1A-10, 4-ALDF-2A-31, and 4-ALDF-2A-37

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6. ACTION. All inmate classification decisions and related actions will be made in accordance with the procedures in thisProgram Statement and are effective immediately. Implementationfor each inmate shall occur in accordance with his or her next regularly scheduled custody review. Those cases that have a security level increase as a direct result of the initialimplementation of this policy will not ordinarily be transferredto a higher security facility. Bureau institutions may submitlists of these inmates to the DSCC in lieu of a Request forManagement Variable for application of an appropriate ManagementVariable.
In accordance with the procedures set forth in this manual, aTransfer Request/Application of Management Variable must besubmitted to the DSCC for those cases that have a security leveldecrease, for transfer to a lesser security level facility orapplication of an appropriate Management Variable.
This Program Statement authorizes the continuation of theBureau’s Inmate Classification Workgroup under the direction ofthe Assistant Director, Correctional Programs Division or his/herdesignee. The Assistant Director (CPD) will select and replaceworkgroup members, on an as-needed basis, with subject matterexperts in inmate classification and related disciplines whorepresent institutions, Regional Offices and the Central Office.
The Inmate Classification Workgroup or its subgroups will meet orvideo conference at least annually to assess the overalleffectiveness of the inmate classification system and report asappropriate their findings and recommendations to the Directorand the agency’s Executive Staff. Consideration may be given toinclude institutional staff with experience at various securityand custody levels.
/s/Harley G. LappinDirector

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction …………………Chapter 1 Definitions…………………. Chapter 2 Security Designation Procedures for New Commitments . . Chapter 3 Inmate Load and Security Designation Form, BP-337 . . Chapter 4 Management Variables and Public Safety Factors . . . . Chapter 5 Custody Classification Form Instructions, BP-338 . . . Chapter 6 Inmate Transfer……………….. Chapter 7 Offense Severity Scale/Definition of Roles involved in
Drug Offenses/Special Instructions . . . . . . . . . Appendix A Waiver for Misdemeanants ………….. Appendix B Standard Abbreviations/Terms (BP-337) . . . . . . . . Appendix C Request for Transfer/Application of Management . . . Appendix D
Variable (409)
The Sentence Procedures Appendix, Institution Missions Appendixand the Parolable Institutions Appendix can be found on theCorrectional Programs Branch (CPB) web page. Quarterly updateswill be made based upon submissions by the respective regions tothe DSCC Administrator.

INTRODUCTION
Bureau of Prisons (BOP) institutions are classified into one offive security levels: MINIMUM, LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH, andADMINISTRATIVE based on the level of security and staffsupervision the institution is able to provide.
An institution’s level of security and staff supervision is based
on the following factors:
! mobile patrol; ! internal security;
! towers; ! type of inmate housing;
! perimeter barriers; ! inmate-to-staff ratio; and,
! detection devices; ! any special institutional mission.

Similarly, BOP inmates are classified based on the followingfactors:
! The level of security and supervision the inmaterequires; and,
! The inmate’s program needs, i.e., substance abuse,educational/vocational training, individual counseling,group counseling, or medical/mental health treatment,etc.
In summary, the initial assignment (designation) of an inmate toa particular institution is based primarily upon:
! The level of security and supervision the inmaterequires;
! The level of security and staff supervision theinstitution is able to provide; and,
! The inmate’s program needs.
Additional factors that are also considered when designating aninmate to a particular institution include, but are not limitedto:
! The inmate’s release residence;
! The level of overcrowding at an institution;
! Any security, location or program recommendation madeby the sentencing court;
! Any Central Inmate Monitoring issues (see ProgramStatement Central Inmate Monitoring Program);
! Any additional security measures to ensure theprotection of victims/witnesses and the public ingeneral; and,
! Any other factor(s) which may involve the inmate’sconfinement; the protection of society; and/or the safeand orderly management of a BOP facility.

Initial designations to BOP institutions are initiated, in mostcases by staff at the Designation and Sentence Computation Center(DSCC), Grand Prairie, Texas, who assess and enter informationfrom the sentencing court, U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. AttorneysOffice or other prosecuting authority and the U.S. ProbationOffice about the inmate into a computer database (SENTRY).SENTRY then calculates a point score for that inmate which (forexample, 18 points) is then matched with a commensurate securitylevel institution.
SecurityLevel CustodyLevel Male Female
MINIMUM LOW MEDIUM HIGH ADMINISTRATIVE COMMUNITY and OUT OUT and IN OUT and IN IN and MAXIMUM All custodylevels 0-11 points 12-15 points 16-23 points 24+ points All pointtotals 0-15 points 16-30 points * 31+ points All pointtotals

An inmate’s security point score is not the only factor used indetermining a commensurate security level for an inmate. The application of a PSF or MGTV could effect placement at either ahigher or lower level institution than the specified point totalindicates. (SEE CHAPTER 5 FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION)
NOTE: A security level cannot be assigned by SENTRY withoutcompleting an Inmate Load and Security DesignationForm. If an inmate has not been assigned a securitylevel, SENTRY will automatically assign “UNKNOWN” asthe security level.
* Female security level institutions are classified as Minimum,Low, High and Administrative.
Once all necessary information has been entered into the SENTRYdatabase, a DSCC or Medical Designations Officer, (hereafter,Designator) selects an institution for service of sentence basedon all the previously mentioned factors.
Redesignations (transfers) from one Bureau institution to anotherare considered in much the same manner using many of the samefactors used at the time of initial designation. In addition,the inmate’s institutional adjustment and program performance arealso carefully reviewed when redesignation is considered.
Finally, an initial custody level (COMMUNITY, IN, OUT, MAXIMUM)is also assigned to the inmate that is consistent with theinstitutions mission. (See previous chart). An inmate’s custodylevel within any given security level institution is routinelyreviewed and may change for various reasons during the period ofincarceration.

DEFINITIONS
ADMINISTRATIVE INSTITUTION. An institution with a specialmission, where inmates are assigned based on factors other thansecurity and/or staff supervision (for example, medical/mentalhealth, pretrial and holdover). Administrative institutions are designed to house all security level inmates.
CENTRAL INMATE MONITORING (CIM). The Bureau monitors and controls the transfer, temporary release, and communityactivities of certain inmates who present special needs formanagement. Such inmates, known as Central Inmate Monitoringcases, require a higher level of review prior to any movementoutside the institution.
CLASSIFICATION. The systematic subdivision of inmates intogroups based on their security and program needs.
COMMUNITY CUSTODY. The lowest custody level assigned to aninmate which affords the lowest level of security and staffsupervision. An inmate who has COMMUNITY custody may be eligiblefor the least secure housing, including any which is outside theinstitution’s perimeter, may work on outside details with minimalsupervision, and may participate in community-based programactivities if other eligibility requirements are satisfied.
CONTRACT FACILITY. A state or local prison, institution,facility, jail, or other non-federal enterprise that contractswith the Bureau to house federal inmates (i.e., CommunityCorrections Center). Contract facilities are contracted and supervised by the CCMs.
CRIMINAL HISTORY POINTS. Criminal History Points are used tocalculate the Bureau’s Criminal History Score. The Criminal History Points is the calculation, as specified by the U.S.Sentencing Commission Guidelines (Guidelines Manual, Chapter 4),which assigns a numerical value based on the individuals entirecriminal record of convictions. Ordinarily, the Criminal HistoryPoints are calculated by the United States Probation Office.
CRIMINAL HISTORY SCORE (CHS). The CHS is one of the factors used to calculate the inmate’s security point total. The CHS is derived from the Criminal History Points whereby the CriminalHistory Points fall into one of six categories.
CURRENT OFFENSE. For classification purposes, the currentoffense is the most severe documented instant offense behavior regardless of the conviction offense.
CUSTODY CLASSIFICATION. The review process to assign a custodylevel based on an inmate’s criminal history, instant offense, andinstitutional adjustment. A custody level (i.e., COMMUNITY, OUT,IN, and MAXIMUM) dictates the degree of staff supervisionrequired for an individual inmate.
DESIGNATION. An order from the DSCC indicating the initialfacility of confinement for an inmate.
DESIGNATION FACILITY (DFCL). Each of the separate missionswithin an institution for designation purposes. Each DFCL is shown as a separate line on the Population Report and has its ownsecurity level and destination (DST) assignment. Designationsare made to a DFCL code rather than to a facility (FACL) code.
JUDGMENT. The official court document (e.g., Judgment andCommitment Order or Judgment in a Criminal Case) which is signedby the Judge. The Judgment contains the offense(s) for which thecourt imposes its sentence, which ordinarily includes afinancial, confinement and supervision obligation.
HISTORY. The inmate’s entire background of criminal convictions(excluding the current offense) and institutional disciplinaryfindings used to assess points related to his/her history ofviolence and/or history of escape.
IN CUSTODY. The second highest custody level assigned to aninmate which requires the second highest level of security andstaff supervision. An inmate who has IN custody is assigned toregular quarters and is eligible for all regular work assignmentsand activities under a normal level of supervision. Inmates with IN custody are not eligible for work details or programs outsidethe institution’s secure perimeter.
LEGAL RESIDENCE. The inmate’s local and state address as reported by the United States Probation Office at the time ofconviction.
LONG-TERM DETAINEE. A non-U.S. citizen (alien) who has:
! finished serving a local, state, or federal sentence;
! completed immigration proceedings that have resulted inan order of deportation, exclusion, or other means of
removal by either the Executive Office for ImmigrationReview (EOIR), or the Bureau of Immigration and CustomsEnforcement (ICE), formerly the Immigration andNaturalization Service (INS); and,
! cannot be removed from the country for various reasons.
MANAGEMENT SECURITY LEVEL (MSL). Management Security Level isthe security level assigned by the DSCC Administrator or designeeto an inmate upon application of any of the following ManagementVariables:
! PSF Waived;
! Greater Security; and,
! Lesser Security.
Based on these Management Variables, the Management SecurityLevel will normally be one security level greater or lesser thanthe scored security level.
MANAGEMENT VARIABLE. A Management Variable (MGTVs) reflects andsupports the professional judgment of Bureau staff to ensure theinmate’s placement in the most appropriate level institution. A Management Variable(s) is required when placement has been madeand/or maintained at an institution level inconsistent with theinmate’s security score — a score which may not completely/accurately reflect his or her security needs.
MAXIMUM CUSTODY. The highest custody level assigned to an inmaterequiring the highest level of security and staff supervision.An inmate with MAXIMUM custody requires ultimate control andsupervision. This classification is for individuals who, bytheir behavior, have been identified as assaultive, predacious,riotous, serious escape risks, or seriously disruptive to theorderly running of an institution. Accordingly, quarters andwork assignments are assigned to ensure maximum control andsupervision. A custody change to or from MAXIMUM custody must bejustified thoroughly on the BP-338 form and maintainedpermanently in the Inmate Central File.
MISDEMEANANT. An inmate convicted of an offense for which the maximum penalty is one year or less. Such inmates may not betransferred to a High security institution without first signinga waiver. 18 U.S.C. § 4083 prohibits placement of such inmatesin “penitentiaries” without their consent; however, the Bureaubroadens that prohibition to include any High securityinstitution. A sample of the waiver is provided in Appendix B.
OUT CUSTODY. The second lowest custody level assigned to aninmate requiring the second lowest level of security and staffsupervision. An inmate who has OUT custody may be assigned toless secure housing and may be eligible for work details outsidethe institution’s secure perimeter with a minimum of two-hourintermittent staff supervision.
PAROLE, MANDATORY RELEASE, OR SPECIAL PAROLE TERM VIOLATOR. Violators are inmates who were released from Bureau custody tothe supervision of a D.C. or U.S. Probation Officer (USPO) andhave violated the conditions of their release. These violators are returned to Bureau custody and are required to have a parolehearing within certain time limits. The purpose of this is toprovide the inmate with an in-person hearing before the U.S.Parole Commission (USPC) to determine if the inmate has violatedthe conditions of parole, mandatory release, or special parole.Therefore it is necessary to temporarily place these individualsat parolable institutions in order to conduct parole hearings.
PRIVATIZED FACILITY. A prison, institution, or othercorrectional facility that is operated or supervised by a non.governmental entity. Privatized facilities are managed byprivate organizations or individuals with oversight provided byBureau staff.
PUBLIC SAFETY FACTOR. There are certain demonstrated behaviors which require increased security measures to ensure theprotection of society. There are nine Public Safety Factors(PSFs) which are applied to inmates who are not appropriate forplacement at an institution which would permit inmate access tothe community (i.e., MINIMUM security). The application of a PSFoverrides security point scores to ensure the appropriatesecurity level is assigned to an inmate, based on his or herdemonstrated current or prior behavior.
REDESIGNATION. The reassignment of an inmate from oneinstitution to another after initial designation. Unit staff submit a request to the DSCC, and the inmate’s case is reviewedfor possible transfer. Approval of a redesignation results in anorder from DSCC staff indicating a correctional institution towhich an inmate is to be transferred. The actual movement of an inmate from one institution or facility to another is referred toas a transfer.
RELEASE RESIDENCE. The verifiable destination to which an inmate realistically plans to reside upon release from Bureau custody.The inmate must provide proof of residence to his or her unitstaff. Staff will rely upon the following references to assistin verification: Presentence Investigation Report/USPO
verification; telephone and visiting lists; and, incoming andoutgoing mail.
SECONDARY DESIGNATION. The second part of a two partdesignation, usually after a temporary designation to receivemedical/mental health treatment or to participate in a specificinstitutional program or parole hearing.
SECURITY LEVEL. Used to describe the structural variables and inmate-to-staff ratio provided at the various types of Bureauinstitutions (i.e., Minimum, Low, Medium, High). It also identifies the institution type required to house inmates basedon their histories, institutional adjustment, and Public SafetyFactors as well as the physical security of the institution toinclude mobile patrols, gun towers, perimeter barriers, housing,detection devices, inmate-to-staff ratio, and internal security.
STATEMENT OF REASONS. The Statement of Reasons (SOR) is anattachment to the criminal judgment (Judgment and CommitmentOrder; Judgment in a Criminal Case) which indicates the reasonfor the court’s final sentence, and other sentencing relatedissues (e.g., resolution of disputed issues, changes in scoring,statements of court intent, etc.). It is required in everyfelony case where the sentencing range exceeds 24 months, orwhenever there is a departure from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelinesrange. The court may complete an SOR even if not required.
STUDY CASE. A study case is an inmate who is committed for aperiod of study and observation pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §§ 3552(b)or (c)), 4241(b) or (d), 4242(a), 4243(a) or (b), 4244(b),4245(b), 4246(b), or 4247(b) or (c)). An inmate committed for a study and observation will be referred to the Central OfficeMedical Designator in the Office of Medical Designations andTransportation (OMDT) for designation to a facility that cancomplete the study, considering any specific medical orpsychiatric issues which should be addressed. The Central Office Medical Designator should attempt to place the inmate in the mostsuitable facility compatible with the offender’s security andcustody needs, closest to the court and available resources.

SECURITY DESIGNATION PROCEDURES FOR NEW COMMITMENTS
The Designation and Sentence Computation Center will ordinarilycomplete the initial designation within three working days ofreceiving all the necessary documentation from the U.S. MarshalsService (USMS) and the U.S. Probation Officer (USPO) whichincludes the following: the Presentence Investigation Report(PSR), Judgment, Statement of Reasons (SOR), and Central InmateMonitoring (CIM) documentation (in cases where a CIM assignmentis necessary).
The DSCC will refer all requests for initial designation withpotential medical/mental health concerns to the Office of MedicalDesignations and Transfers (OMDT), Health Services Division,Washington, D.C. no later than the following work day.
1. DESIGNATION PROCEDURES
The following is the normal chronology of an initial designation.
a. The inmate is sentenced.
b.
The Clerk of the Court transmits the Judgment andCommitment Order (old law cases) or Judgment in a Criminal Case(new law cases) to the USMS.

c.
The USMS makes a request to the DSCC advising that theinmate is now ready for designation to a facility.

d.
If it has not already been provided, DSCC staff mustcontact the necessary officials (USPO or USMS) for the following:two copies of the PSR, a copy of the Judgment, to include theSOR, and the Individual Custody and Detention Report (USM-129).

If the SOR is not provided with the Judgment, DSCC staff willmake a reasonable effort to obtain a copy by contacting the Courtor USPO. If no SOR was prepared for the case or cannot beobtained, DSCC staff will note this in the “Remarks” section ofthe BP-337 and proceed with the designation process. These procedures will ensure the Bureau is following the intentions ofthe Court when designating a facility, as the SOR may containinformation which overrides the PSR and may affect scoringdecisions.
Based on a review of the data, DSCC staff will determine whethera non-federal facility should be designated. If a PSR has not been prepared, DSCC staff will complete a National Crime
Information Center (NCIC) and National Law EnforcementTelecommunication System (NLETS) criminal history check to obtainbackground information. DSCC staff will then load appropriateinformation on the SENTRY Update Security Designation screen witha notation that no PSR was available. DSCC staff will contact the USPO and request that a Postsentence Investigation Report beprepared, and forwarded to the designated facility. DSCC staff will document this contact on the SENTRY Update SecurityDesignation Screen.
Frequently, in cases involving Reentry after Deportation,Presentence/Postsentence Investigation Reports are not prepared.In those particular cases, a Magistrate Information Sheet may beused. A Magistrate Information Sheet is a document prepared by
U.S. law enforcement officials. This document contains a summaryof the facts related to the defendant’s arrest and priorcriminal/personal history. This information is primarilyobtained through the arresting officer’s report, the FBI RapSheet and an interview with the defendant.
If more than six months has elapsed since the PSR was prepared,DSCC staff will contact the USPO to determine if there is any newor significant information that should be considered. If the offender was a study case before final sentencing, DSCC staffwill take into consideration the results of that study incompleting the designation request. The result of the study maybe obtained from a PSR, a summary report, or any otherinformation available.
If offense or background information is not available prior todesignation, an inmate must be designated to at least a Lowsecurity level institution. When information is obtained, theinstitution may request redesignation, if appropriate.
e.
The DSCC uses classification material and SENTRY to determine if Central Inmate Monitoring (CIM) precautions need tobe taken. This includes a name search to determine if the offender was previously confined under the current or previousregister number. If new to the Bureau, the inmate must be loadedinto SENTRY and “admitted” to the DSCC “facility,” with anyappropriate CIM assignment(s) entered. DSCC staff will identifythe documents used to support CIM assignments and forward thedocuments to the designated institution.

f.
DSCC staff will complete and enter into SENTRY an InmateLoad and Security Designation form (BP-337) on all cases withterms exceeding 30 days. The DSCC staff member loading the datahas the discretion to complete a hard copy version or may enterthe information directly into SENTRY.

DSCC staff must determine if there is a break in custody when theinmate is transferring to federal custody after service of astate sentence. The DSCC usually has access to this type ofinformation for jail credit purposes. If there is no physicalrelease from custody, DSCC staff will consider the state offenseas part of the current term of confinement for classificationpurposes and will not assign any history points for the stateoffense.
g. Each work day, DSCC Designation Officers determine whichcases require designation by displaying a SENTRY Daily Log for alisting of those cases entered the previous day (also to includeweekends and holidays). The Designator displays the InitialDesignation Data screen and follows the prompts on the screen.This will lead the Designator through a display of the “CIMClearance and Separatee Data” screen and “Update SecurityDesignation” screen. A list of the appropriate security levelfacilities will appear in order of proximity to the inmate’slegal residence (based on mileage calculated by SENTRY). The final screen in this series requires that the reason fordesignation be entered, as well as any clearance remarks by theDSCC Designator.
The objective of inmate classification is to place each inmate inthe most appropriate facility for service of sentence. To accomplish this, the Designator must consider all relevantinformation regarding the inmate.
In accordance with Rule 38(b) of the Federal Rules of CriminalProcedure, when the court of conviction recommends that theinmate be retained in a place of confinement which will allow theinmate to participate in the preparation of the appeal, theBureau will make every effort to place the inmate in such afacility. If a reason exists for not placing the inmate in thatfacility, the matter is called to the attention of the court andan attempt is made to arrive at an acceptable place ofconfinement.
h. SENTRY provides information on the capacity and inmatepopulation in each institution. Specifically, for each facilityand each Designation Facility (DFCL), SENTRY provides the RatedCapacity, the Designation Capacity, and the percentage of eachthat the facility or DFCL currently houses.
! The Rated Capacity is a measure of the capacity forwhich each DFCL was designed.
! The Designation Capacity is the equitable proportion ofthe inmates in a particular security level that each
designation facility having that security level shouldhouse.
The Designation Capacity of each DFCL is based on the ratedcapacities and population totals of all the DFCLs that have thesame security level. The Rated Capacity and Designation Capacityfor a facility are calculated as the total Rated Capacity andDesignation Capacity of all the DFCLs that exist within thatfacility.
Designators will ordinarily use the Designation Capacity as aguide for maintaining population balance and an equitabledistribution of inmates. However, for newly activatinginstitutions, Designators may designate that institution for apercentage of initial designations.
i.
The Designator assigns a facility, which may include aprivately managed facility, and will make every effort toaccommodate recommendations from the courts, ie. RDAP, locality,etc.

j.
Upon completion of the initial designation by the DSCCDesignator or Central Office Medical Designator, staff in thefollowing areas will make note of the designation by monitoringSENTRY Destination Daily Logs:

(1) The receiving institution;
(2)
The federal facility (MCC, Detention Center, etc.) holdingthe inmate being designated;

(3)
The U.S. Marshals Prisoner Transportation Division inKansas City, Kansas; and,

(4)
The DSCC staff in cases where a medical/mental healthinmate has been referred to OMDT.

DSCC staff will inform the USMS who has custody of the inmate ofthe designation by whatever means is appropriate.
If the inmate is a former study case, DSCC staff must alsoinform, via GroupWise, the Warden of the institution thatcompleted the study of the designation. This alerts that facility to forward the Inmate Central File and other records tothe institution designated.
If there is a secondary designation (e.g., Parole, Special ParoleTerm, Mandatory Release Violator Hearing, or following medicaltreatment), DSCC staff (or Central Office Medical Designator for
medical cases) will notify the Warden of the secondaryinstitution. This will alert the secondary institution that theinmate is designated and will be transported after the program ormedical treatment is completed. No other designation notation isneeded for a secondary designation.
k.
When a designation is made, DSCC staff will forward allsupporting documents to the designated institution within twoworking days. If DSCC staff believe that the inmate will arrive at the institution in less than five calendar days, thesupporting documentation will be sent to the institution byovernight mail, facsimile, or electronically, within one workingday of the designation.

l.
The Case Management Coordinator (CMC) will monitor allpending arrivals at that facility. However, if the institutionhas separate DFCLs for specialized programs (i.e., RDAP, SexOffender Treatment Program, Life Connections, etc.) or for asatellite camp, then the CMC may delegate this responsibility tostaff assigned to those specialized programs or populations.Staff will monitor the Daily Log for that facility, and willprint a hard copy of each designation and maintain a copy on filefor 120 calendar days. In certain facilities other methods maybe just as effective in monitoring pending arrivals. For example, institutions with a large holdover or pretrialpopulation can be monitored more effectively by running a dailypipeline roster filtering out all “A-HLD”s and “A-PRE”s.

Staff will also monitor the arrival of classification material,and if such material has not arrived within 10 calendar daysfollowing the designation, the DSCC will be contacted todetermine the status of that material. Upon arrival of theclassification material, the CMC, or designee, will review thatmaterial and verify the scoring of the Inmate Load and SecurityDesignation form (BP-337). If a scoring issue and/or error isdiscovered, the CMC will contact the DSCC Administrator viaGroupWise. The CMC may need to fax certain pages of thePresentence Investigation Report to the DSCC so the case can beappropriately reviewed. If the CMC and DSCC agree that an errorhas been made, the error will be corrected by the DSCC. If the CMC and DSCC do not agree that an error has been made, theCentral Office, Correctional Programs Administrator, will makethe final determination.
The DSCC will also be advised of any non-scoring errors orconcerns. In either circumstance, if the correction requires anew designation, the DSCC will make any necessary changes andwill enter a new designation into SENTRY. The DSCC will then notify the appropriate USMS office(s) of the designation change.
If the original designation is changed, the CMC will forward theclassification material to the newly designated institution.
m. The CMC has oversight responsibilities for monitoring thetimely arrival of a newly designated inmate. If an inmate serving a term of one year or more has not arrived at thedesignated institution within 120 calendar days from the date ofthe designation, or if an inmate serving a term of less than oneyear has not arrived after 30 calendar days, staff will useSENTRY to determine the inmate’s current location:
(1)
If the inmate is in a Bureau facility, staff will contactthat facility to expedite movement or ascertain the reason fordelay, and will verify whether the designation continues to bevalid; and,

(2)
If the inmate is not in a Bureau facility, staff willcontact the DSCC. Upon notification, DSCC staff will contact theappropriate authorities and ascertain why the inmate has notarrived at the designated institution. If DSCC staff decides the designation is no longer valid, the DSCC will cancel the originaldesignation.

If the designation is canceled, the packet will be returned tothe DSCC, who then will return the documentation to theoriginating agency. Prior to canceling a designation, the DSCCwill enter a comment on the “CIM Clearance and Separatee Data”screen to document the reason(s) for this action. This comment will be the only retrievable documentation available to answerfuture questions regarding the processing of the case. It may benecessary to administratively admit the inmate in order to enterthe comment. The DSCC will also delete the associated DST assignment.
Staff will maintain records of their efforts to monitor designations. These records will be maintained for a period of120 calendar days from the date of initial designation.
n. The release to the general public of an inmate’sdesignation or redesignation information is prohibited, forsecurity reasons, until the inmate has arrived at the designatedfacility. An inmate confined in a Bureau facility however, maybe advised of the destination but will not be advised of the date or time of the transfer. However, caution should be exercised inadvising inmates of their destination. The Warden may definecases where the designation will not be disclosed to the inmate.Officials such as Judges and members of Congress may be advisedof designations in response to official inquiries for theirofficial use.

2. NON-ROUTINE DESIGNATION PROCEDURES
In certain cases, non-routine designation procedures for newcommitments are required. Listed below are specific examples ofnon-routine designations.
a.
Study Cases. The DSCC will complete an Inmate Load andSecurity Designation form (BP-337) and enter it into SENTRY. The DSCC will then notify the Central Office Medical Designator viaGroupWise requesting designation. The Central Office Medical Designator will designate an appropriate institution for thestudy. After completion of the study and final sentencing by thecourt, the DSCC will enter a new Inmate Load and SecurityDesignation form (BP-337) into SENTRY, based on the actualsentence imposed or other new information.

b.
Medical or Mental Health. The DSCC is responsible forreceiving and evaluating information pertaining to an initialdesignation. DSCC staff must attempt to ascertain whether aninmate requires medical or mental health evaluation or treatment.This information is ordinarily obtained from the PresentenceInvestigation Report or other source documents. If medical or mental health concerns are apparent, DSCC staff will providecomments in the “Remarks” section of the BP-337 and enter Y (yes) in the OMDT REF item. DSCC staff will fax portions of thePresentence Investigation Report pertaining to the medical ormental health concerns, and the Judgment in a Criminal Case, ifit includes any judicial recommendations, to the Central OfficeMedical Designator.

Upon review of the daily log for W DESIG M cases, the CentralOffice Medical Designator will access the Inmate Load andSecurity Designation form (BP-337) in SENTRY and make adesignation based on the available information, ordinarily withinthree working days. If the Central Office Medical Designatordetermines there are no medical or mental health concerns affecting placement, the DSCC will be advised. The DSCC will then complete the designation to an appropriate institution.
Only the OMDT will make designations for study cases or forcases requiring medical or psychiatric evaluation or treatment.Designation may be made to any Bureau facility having resourcesto meet the inmate’s needs. The Central Office Medical Designator will ensure that whenever a designation is made to anDFCL inconsistent with the inmate’s security level, theappropriate Management Variable is entered. Administrative facilities are excluded from this requirement.
c.
Military Prisoners. The Bureau cooperates with theSecurity, Force Protection and Law Enforcement Division of theArmed Services for the transfer of military prisoners into theBureau’s custody. These cases are coordinated through the DSCC,in accordance with the provisions contained in Chapter 7,Section 17(d).

d.
Parole, Mandatory Release or Special Parole Term ViolatorHearing. For designation purposes, the U.S. Parole Commission(USPC) provides the revocation packet and a copy of the allegedviolator’s Presentence Investigation Report to the DSCC. The DSCC will complete an initial designation to a violator hearingsite, and a secondary designation to a post-hearing institutionfor service of the violator term. The Security Designation Datascreen will indicate the inmate is to be housed as a holdover at the violator hearing site.

Once the designation has been completed, the DSCC will notifythe U.S. Marshals Office of the designated institution, and mailthe violator packet to that institution. The USPC will receive notification via Groupwise.
If after the hearing, new information causes a change in thesecondary designation (i.e., short-term parole date), institutionstaff will contact the DSCC for appropriate action.
! In cases where the projected release date (PRD) isbetween 60 to 120 days from the date of hearing, theDSCC will consider changing the secondary designationto the nearest appropriate facility.
! In cases where the PRD is 60 days or less from the dateof hearing, hearing facility staff will consider havingthe inmate remain at the hearing facility for releaseprocessing purposes.
! If a change in designation is not necessary,institution staff may process the inmate’s transfer tothe secondary designation.

Procedures for violators requiring medical treatment arereferenced in Chapters 3 and 7. Once the information is reviewed and evaluated by the DSCC, and it is determined that medical orpsychiatric treatment is required, the request for designationwill be entered into SENTRY and referred to the Central Office Medical Designator for designation. The DSCC will notify theappropriate USMS Office of the inmate’s designated institution,and mail the violator packet to that institution. The USPC will receive notification via LAN.
Local revocation hearings will be conducted at a sitedetermined by the USPC, normally within commuting distance ofwhere the alleged violation occurred. The USPC may request, inwriting, to the DSCC Administrator that an alleged violator bemoved to a Bureau institution. Violators who have received their local revocation hearing will not be transported until the USPCNotice of Action has been received and a designation has beendetermined. In some instances, violators who are granted ashort-term release date should be considered for placement in acontract facility.
e. Long-term Detainees. The Detention Services Branch (DSB),Correctional Programs Division, Central Office, is responsiblefor the initial designation of long-term detainees. Requests forplacement into the BOP from the U.S. Immigration and CustomsEnforcement (ICE) are sent directly to DSB, where they arecompleted. If a medical or mental health placement is needed,DSB will refer it to the Central Office Medical Designator.
Long-term detainees are no longer serving a sentence but theirdetention is indeterminate and they will not, in all probability,be repatriated to their home country.
Long-term detainees are from countries, such as Cuba, that refuseto accept their return from the U.S. government. The Detention Services Branch, Correctional Programs Division, will advise whenchanges in applicable countries occur. This does not include citizens from countries that take a significant amount of time toaccept its citizens. Travel orders can be obtained and they areeventually returned. ICE requests the placement of long-termdetainees into the BOP and they are ordinarily designated into ageneral population.
Long-term detainees include:
! Mariel Cubans, detainees who entered the United Statesduring the Mariel boatlift between April 15, 1980 andOctober 31, 1980;
! Cubans who entered the United States from other
countries, or from Cuba other than during the Marielboatlift; and,
! Detainees from counties that ICE has identified that

refuse to receive its citizens.
Designation procedures for long-term detainees are unique becausethe detainees are not serving a sentence. Refer to the current
Program Statement Mariel Cuban Detainees for the designationprocedures.

3. DESIGNATIONS TO NON-FEDERAL FACILITIES
The DSCC may designate a federal inmate to a non-federalfacility in accordance with the criteria below. An updatedSecurity Designation form (BP-337) will be completed and enteredinto SENTRY for any sentence exceeding 30 days. When the USMS takes custody of an inmate from state or local custody to beginserving a federal sentence, the same procedures for newcommitments will be followed.
When designating an inmate to a non-federal facility for aninmate, Designators shall consider the inmate’s religiousbeliefs, if known as one of the factors in making a designationdecision. If possible, a non-federal facility where the inmate’sreligious beliefs can be accommodated will be designated. If necessary, Designators may consult with Central Office chaplaincystaff in making this designation decision.

4. TYPES OF COMMITMENTS
a. Juvenile Commitments. All inmates committed under the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) and allinmates under the age of 18 will be designated and housed inaccordance with the requirements of Program Statement JuvenileDelinquents, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
The CCM will complete a BP-337 for juvenile offenders housed incontract juvenile facilities; however, the CCM does not need tocomplete the BP-338 while the juvenile is housed there unless itis helpful to do so.
b. Jail Commitments. When funds and appropriate jail spaceare available, the DSCC may designate a contract jail ordetention facility for an inmate who is generally sentenced toone year or less. If funds and appropriate jail space are notavailable or if an inmate has special needs, a federalinstitution will be designated through the DSCC. Prior to placement, DSCC staff must determine whether any PSF(s) or othercircumstances would contradict a jail designation. If so, thelowest security level dictated by the applicable PSF must besatisfied.
However, such designations should also take into considerationunderpopulated Bureau facilities prior to placement in a contractfacility.
c.
Youth Corrections Act (YCA)/District of Columbia YouthRehabilitation Act (DCYRA) Offenders. Although the YCA statuteswere repealed effective October 12, 1984 (see 18 U.S.C. §§ 5005through 5026 (repealed)), an offender originally committed underthese statutes could be returned to custody as a parole violator.Ordinarily, DCYRA inmates will not be initially designated tonon-federal facilities.

d.
State Prisoners. 18 U.S.C. § 5003 enables the Director,Bureau of Prisons, to establish contracts to accept stateprisoners for boarding in federal institutions. The term “State” as used in this section includes any state, territory, orpossession of the United States. The statute does not permit theBureau to contract placement of state prisoners in third partycustody. This includes CCC placements.

When there is a compelling reason for placing a state prisoner ina non-federal facility, institution staff will contact the DSCCAdministrator, who may suggest to officials of the state thatthey may want to make their own direct placement in a non-federalfacility.
Once an inmate is accepted into Bureau custody, occasionally,there may be a reason to return the inmate to the original state.In this instance, institutional staff will contact the DSCCAdministrator. If the DSCC Administrator determines that it would be appropriate for the inmate to be returned, they willcontact state officials.
INMATE LOAD AND SECURITY DESIGNATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS (BP-337)

The Inmate Load Data section (Items 1 to 25) of the Inmate Loadand Security Designation form (BP-337) records the physical anddemographic information of inmates entered into SENTRY (theBureau of Prisons’ on-line database). In practice, inmates areentered into SENTRY whether or not the inmate’s security level isscored (e.g., pre-trial detainees, material witnesses, etc.).Therefore, when the initial security designation data is enteredinto SENTRY it is essential that the load data is compared to theinformation contained in the Presentence Investigation Report(PSR), and that the information is updated or reconciled asappropriate.
1. REGISTER NUMBER 2. LAST NAME 6. RACE 7. SEX 10. OFFENSE/SENTENCE 11. FBI NUMBER 13. STATE OF BIRTH 16. ADDRESS-STREET 17. CITY 21. HEIGHT:FT IN 25. ARS ASSIGNMENT 3. FIRST NAME 4. MIDDLE 5. SUFFIX 8. ETHNIC ORIGIN 9. DATE OF BIRTH 12. SSN NUMBER 14. OR COUNTRY OF BIRTH 15. CITIZENSHIP 18. STATE 19. ZIP 20. OR FOREIGN COUNTRY 22. WEIGHT: 23. HAIR COLOR 24. EYE COLOR

1.
REGISTER NUMBER. The U.S. Marshals Service (USM) assigns aneight-digit register number to each inmate with the lastthree digits denoting the U.S. Marshals’ judicial code. The format is five digits, hyphen, three digits.

2.
LAST NAME. Twenty-four spaces are provided for the inmate’slast name, which must match the name on the Judgment. The first character must be a letter. Each subsequent charactermust be a letter, space, hyphen, or apostrophe.

3.
FIRST NAME. Twelve spaces are provided for the inmate’sfirst name.

NOTE: Only the inmate’s committed name (as it appears in
the Judgment) will be entered on the “Load Inmate”transaction. All other names (e.g., true name, aliases,nicknames, maiden name, etc.) will be entered into SENTRYusing the “Update Nicknames and Aliases” transaction.
4.
MIDDLE. Eight spaces are provided for the inmate’s middlename.

5.
SUFFIX. Three spaces are provided for any name suffixes(i.e., Jr., Sr., II). Suffix codes are found in the Name Suffix Code section of the SENTRY General Use Technical Reference Manual (TRM).

6.
RACE. Standards for the Classification of Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity are set by the Office of Management andBudget. Enter the appropriate code:

CODE RACE DEFINITION
A Asian A person having origins in any ofthe Pacific Islands or any of theoriginal peoples of the Far East,Southeast Asia, or the Indiansubcontinent including, forexample, Cambodia, China, India,Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan,the Philippine Islands, Thailand,and Vietnam.
B Black or A person having origins in any ofAfrican the black racial groups of Africa.American
I American A person having origins in any ofIndian or the original peoples of North andAlaska Native South America (including Central
America), and who maintains tribalaffiliation or communityattachment.
W White A person having origins in any ofthe original peoples of Europe, theMiddle East, or North Africa.
7.
SEX. Enter M = Male or F = Female.

8.
ETHNIC ORIGIN. Enter the appropriate code.

CODE ETHNIC ORIGIN DEFINITION
H Hispanic or A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto
Latino Rican, South or Central American,or other Spanish culture or origin,regardless of race.
O Not Hispanic A person who does not meet theor Latino above definition.
9.
DATE OF BIRTH. Ten spaces are provided for the inmate’sbirth date (MM-DD-YYYY); (e.g., July 2, 1981 = 07-02-1981).If the inmate’s birth date is unknown or not available,enter 01-01-1800.

10.
OFFENSE/SENTENCE. The offense(s), sentence imposed, anddocket number (as specified in the Judgment) should beentered in the space provided. Additionally, if the inmateis admitted to another SENTRY facility, care should be takento preserve existing information.

11.
FBI NUMBER. Nine spaces are provided for the Federal Bureauof Investigation (FBI) number. The FBI number can be anycombination of letters and numbers and must be entered without spaces or dashes. It cannot duplicate an existingFBI number in SENTRY. This field must be left blank if the FBI number is unknown at the time the inmate is loaded.

12.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN). Nine spaces are provided forthe inmate’s SSN. The number must be entered without dashes or spaces. It cannot duplicate an existing SSN in SENTRY.If the SSN is unknown, or the inmate has never been issued aSSN this field must be left blank. In cases where the inmate will not be issued a SSN (i.e., illegal aliens) aback slash may be entered.

13.
STATE OF BIRTH. Two spaces are provided for the state codefor the state in which the inmate was born. If entered, itmust be a valid code from the State and Possession Code Table in the SENTRY General Use TRM.

14.
COUNTRY OF BIRTH. If entered, it must be a valid code fromthe Country Code Table in the SENTRY General Use TRM.

NOTE: SENTRY will not allow “US” to be entered if a “state of birth” is entered (Item 13 above).

15.
CITIZENSHIP. Enter the country code that corresponds to theinmate’s citizenship. This must be a valid code from the Country Code Table in the SENTRY General Use TRM. Do not rely on the inmate’s current place of residence to determinecitizenship. Special emphasis must be placed on theaccuracy of citizenship at the time of the inmate’sadmission.

16.
ADDRESS – STREET. At least twenty-eight spaces are providedfor the inmate’s street number and name as listed in the PSR as “legal address.” Enter any combination of alphanumericcharacters.

17.
CITY. Fifteen spaces are provided for the inmate’s city ofresidence as listed in the PSR as “legal address.” If entered, a state or foreign country must be entered.

18.
STATE. Two spaces are provided for the state code. If entered, it must be a valid state code found under StatePossession Code, SENTRY General Use TRM. Enter country codeunder Item 20 if residence is not in the United States or one of its territories or commonwealths.

19.
ZIP CODE. Five spaces are provided for the zip code. It must be entered when a state code has been entered. If not available, the city, state, and zip code of the USMS Officeassigning the register number will be entered. An accurate zip code is important because it is used by SENTRY todetermine mileage between the inmate’s legal residence anddesignated institution.

20.
FOREIGN COUNTRY. Two spaces are provided for the countrycode. If entered, it must be a valid country code from theCountry Code Table of the SENTRY General Use TRM. “US” maynot be entered as the country code. This field must be completed if a state or zip code is not entered in theaddress field (see Items 18 & 19 above).

21.
HEIGHT. Height must be entered in a measurement of feet andinches. Values in feet (FT) must be 1 through 9. Values in inches (IN) must be 00 through 11.

22.
WEIGHT. Weight values must be 001-999 and represent pounds.

23.
HAIR. Two spaces are provided for the color code. If entered, it must be a valid code found under the Hair ColorCode, SENTRY General Use TRM.

24.
EYES. Two spaces are provided for the color code. If entered, it must be a valid code found under the Eye ColorCode, SENTRY General Use TRM.

25.
ARS ASSIGNMENT. Use a valid SENTRY category assignment,SENTRY General Use TRM.

The Security Designation Data section (Items 1 to 18) of theInmate Load and Security Designation form (BP-337) recordssentencing, programing recommendations, and backgroundinformation from the Judgment, the Statement of Reasons (SOR),and the PSR. This information is used to determine the inmate’s security level.
1. JUDGE 2. REC FACILITY 3. REC PROGRAM 4. USM OFFICE

1.
JUDGE. Enter the sentencing Judge’s last name.

2.
RECOMMENDED FACILITY. The court may recommend a specificinstitution or a geographical region for a newly committedinmate. Enter the name of the recommended institution or region.If a specific SENTRY facility code is entered, that facility willappear at the top of the list presented to the Designator forconsideration.

3.
RECOMMENDED PROGRAM. Enter the name or type of any programrecommended by the sentencing Judge.

4.
USM OFFICE. Enter the location of the USM Office (e.g.,E/VA-NOR).

5.
VOLUNTARY SURRENDER

This item allows for the subtraction of three points from theSecurity Point Total, Item 15, when the Judgment indicates theinmate was allowed to voluntarily surrender. For purposes ofthis item, voluntary surrender means the inmate was not escortedby a law enforcement officer to either the U.S. Marshals Officeor the place of confinement. Additionally, this item appliesonly to post-sentencing voluntary surrender, and does not includecases where the inmate surrendered to the U.S. Marshals on the same day as sentencing. Voluntary Surrender Credit may only be
applied to the initial term of confinement; it may not be appliedto any subsequent Supervised Release, Mandatory Release or paroleViolation return to custody.
5a. VOLUNTARY SURRENDER DATE. If the court has provided forvoluntary surrender, enter the date of the voluntary surrender inthis block. If the court provided for voluntary surrender butdid not provide a specific date for the surrender, the DSCC willcontact the court to establish a mutually agreeable date.
NOTE: In cases where the court allows the inmate to
voluntarily surrender but the inmate will not receive
(-3) points on this item the date will still be entered
on this item.
5b. VOLUNTARY SURRENDER LOCATION. The DSCC will note whether the inmate is to voluntarily surrender to the USMS or to thedesignated institution.

6. MONTHS TO RELEASE
6. MONTHS TO RELEASE _______
This item reflects the estimated number of months the inmate is expected to be incarcerated. Consecutive federal sentences will be added together for classification purposes. Federal sentences may have different beginning dates, based on the Judgment Order.There may even be a computation in SENTRY with a beginning datein the future. Based on the inmate’s sentence(s), enter thetotal number of months remaining, less 15% (for sentences over 12months), and credit for any jail time served. This item is not figured into the security point total but impacts the SentenceLength Public Safety Factor.
Example: An adult convicted of Breaking and Entering under theSentence Reform Act is sentenced to eight years. The expectedlength of incarceration is (96 months x 85% = 81.6 months).Round to the nearest whole number to get 82 and subtract any jailtime credit (180 days) = 76 months to release.
NOTE: Enter 540 months for death penalty cases, life
sentences, and Parolable life sentences for which a
parole date has not been established.

7. SEVERITY OF CURRENT OFFENSE

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the mostsevere documented instant offense behavior regardless of theconviction offense. For multiple offenses, the highest scorewill be used in scoring the current offense. Staff will consider the offense behavior on all sentences, including federalsentences that have a future beginning date or a previous D.C. orstate sentence if there was no physical release from custody.
NOTE: This will require DSCC staff to make reasonable effortsto obtain documentation.
Severity is determined by using the Offense Severity Scale(Appendix A).
Example: According to the PSR, the individual was involved in anAssault With Serious Injury (Greatest severity level) but pledguilty to a Simple Assault (Moderate severity level). Assign thepoints on the basis of the more severe documented behavior, i.e.,assign 7 points (Greatest severity level).
In determining “Severity of Current Offense” staff must reviewthe Statement of Reasons (SOR) and ensure the informationprovided is appropriately used in classifying the inmate.
Example: According to the PSR the individual was involved in adrug conspiracy responsible for distribution of 31 grams ofCocaine Base “Crack”, but was individually only responsible for 2grams, he/she would be scored as Moderate Severity for this item.However, the SOR, indicates the Sentencing Judge found theindividual responsible for less than 1 gram; therefore, theappropriate scoring should be Low Moderate severity.
! PROCEDURES FOR PAROLE, MANDATORY RELEASE, SPECIAL PAROLETERM, OR SUPERVISED RELEASE VIOLATORS
If the violation was the result of new criminal conduct,regardless of conviction status, use the new criminal conduct forscoring “Severity of Current Offense” (see Appendix A). If the violation behavior was a technical violation, score the “Severityof Current Offense” as Low Moderate.
The original offense behavior which occurred prior to theviolation is considered past behavior and is not used indetermining “Severity of Current Offense.”
! PROCEDURES FOR PROBATION VIOLATORS
The original offense behavior that resulted in probationshould be used for scoring “Severity of Current Offense” (seeAppendix A). However, if the new criminal conduct (violationbehavior) is more severe than the original offense behavior, thenuse this behavior for scoring “Severity of Current Offense.” The most severe documented behavior between the original offense andthe violation behavior will be used for scoring “Severity ofCurrent Offense.”
8. CRIMINAL HISTORY SCORE
8. CRIMINAL 0 = 0-1 4 = 4-6HISTORY 2 = 2-3 6 = 7-9 SCORE 8a. SOURCE OF DOCUMENTED ____ – PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT CRIMINAL HISTORY ____ – NCIC III 8 = 10-12 10 = 13 +

Enter the appropriate number of Criminal History Points(CHP).SENTRY will automatically convert the CHP to the Bureau’sCriminal History Score (CHS).
The CHS is derived from the US Sentencing Guidelines CriminalHistory Points, as reflected in the final judgment and the SOR.If not found in either the Judgment or SOR, use the pointsassessed by the USPO in the PSR.
In some cases the Criminal History Points are not available(i.e., when the PSR is waived, on offenses committed prior toNovember 1, 1987, state cases, and military and D.C. Codeoffenders). Under these circumstances the Criminal History Scorewill be derived from the criminal history documented in the NCICIII Report according to the following procedures:
(a) Add 3 points for each prior sentence of imprisonmentexceeding one year and one month;
(b) Add 2 points for each prior sentence of imprisonment ofat least sixty days not counted in (a);
(c) Add 1 point for each prior conviction not counted in(a) or (b), up to a total of 4 points for this item;and,

(d) Add 2 points if the instant offense is a revocationaccompanied by a new state or federal conviction, or ifthe instant offense occurred while under federal supervision including incarceration, probation, paroleor supervised release.
The documentation used to assess the Criminal History Points mustbe provided as specified in all cases.
9. HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect any historyof violence, considering only those acts for which there aredocumented findings of guilt (i.e., DHO, Court, Parole, MandatoryRelease, or Supervised Release Violation). This item includes the individual’s entire background of criminal violence,excluding the current term of confinement.
Exception: Any institution disciplinary hearing (UDC or DHO)finding that a prohibited act was committed during the currentterm of confinement will be scored as a history item. DSCC staff must review the Chronological Disciplinary Record (CDR) forinmates who were previously housed in a federal institution orcontract facility. Any violent act(s) reflected on the CDR mustbe scored as a history item. State disciplinary findings must bescored unless there is documentation that the state disciplinaryproceedings did not afford due process protection to the inmate.
Severity of violence is determined by the offense behaviorregardless of the conviction/finding of guilt offense. Historyof Violence points combine both seriousness and recency of priorviolent incidents to assess the propensity for future violence.Therefore, if there is more than one incident of violence, scorethe combination of seriousness and recency that yields thehighest point score. Prior periods of incarceration will beconsidered a “history” item if the inmate was physically releasedfrom custody and then returned to serve either a violation or anew sentence. In determining time frames, use the date of thedocumented behavior. Documented information from a juvenile,Youth Corrections Act (YCA) or District of Columbia YouthRehabilitation Act (DCYRA) adjudication can be used unless therecord has been expunged or vacated.
Minor History of Violence – Aggressive or intimidating behaviorwhich is not likely to cause serious bodily harm or death (e.g.,
simple assault, fights, domestic disputes, etc.) There must be afinding of guilt.
Serious History of Violence – Aggressive or intimidating behaviorwhich is likely to cause serious bodily harm or death (e.g.,aggravated assault, domestic violence, intimidation involving aweapon, incidents involving arson or explosives, rape, etc.).There must be a finding of guilt.
Example: If an offender was found guilty of homicide 20 yearsago and a simple assault 3 years ago, assign 5 points for thesimple assault. Or in another case, the offender had guiltyfindings for homicide 12 years ago; aggravated assault 8 yearsago; and fighting 2 years ago, score 6 points for the aggravatedassault 8 years ago.
NOTE: Attempted suicide, self-mutilation and possession ofweapons are not applicable behaviors for History ofViolence scoring. In addition, verbal threats (such asCode 203- Threatening Bodily Harm) are to be viewed asminor violence.
10. HISTORY OF ESCAPE OR ATTEMPTS

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the escapehistory of the individual considering only those acts for whichthere are documented findings of guilt (i.e., DHO, Court, Parole,Mandatory Release, or Supervised Release Violation). Escapehistory includes the individual’s entire background of escapes orattempts to escape from confinement, or absconding from communitysupervision, excluding the current term of confinement.
Exception: Any institution disciplinary hearing (UDC or DHO)finding that a prohibited act was committed during the currentterm of confinement will be scored as a history item. DSCC staffmust review the Chronological Disciplinary Record (CDR) forinmates who were previously housed in a federal institution orcontract facility. Any escape(s) or attempt(s) reflected on theCDR must be scored as a history item. State disciplinaryfindings are to be scored unless there is documentation that thestate disciplinary proceedings did not afford due processprotection to the inmate.
Fleeing or Eluding Arrest, Failure to Appear for trafficviolations, Absconding, runaways from foster homes and similar
behavior should not to be scored under the Escape History item,even if clearly documented, but should be considered on a case-by-case basis under the Management Variable “Greater Security.”Failure to Appear or Flight to Avoid Prosecution for any offensehowever, must be counted when there is a documented finding ofguilt.
In determining time frames, use the date of the documentedoccurrence. Documented information from a juvenile, YCA, orDCYRA adjudication can be used unless the record has beenexpunged or vacated.
Minor History of Escape – An escape from an open institution orprogram (e.g., minimum security facility, CCC, furlough) notinvolving any actual or threat of violence. Also includes military AWOL, Bail Reform Act, Flight to Avoid Prosecution, andAbsconding from Community Supervision. There must be a findingof guilt except as previously noted.
Serious History of Escape – An escape from secure custody with orwithout threat of violence. Also includes escapes from an openfacility or program with actual threat of violence. There must be a finding of guilt. S = 3 points and requires application ofPSF L.
11. TYPE OF DETAINER

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect detainerstatus. Refer to the Offense Severity Scale, Appendix A.Determination is based on the offense of the most serious detainer.
! If there is a pending charge, points based on thedocumented behavior are assigned on the “Type ofDetainer” item. If the pending charges or detainerinvolve a probation violation, use the most severedocumented behavior in the original offense as thebasis for assigning points in scoring the detainer.
If law enforcement officials indicate a firm intent to lodge a detainer, consider it lodged. Score a concurrent state sentence as a detainer only if it isexpected that the state sentence will exceed thefederal sentence. However, score consecutive statesentences, lodged state detainers, and/or state paroleviolation terms/warrants as detainers.
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! Consecutive federal sentences are ordinarily not lodgedas detainers because federal sentences are computed asthey are received. If there is more than one sentence,the most severe offense will be used as “Severity ofCurrent Offense.”
Example: For an individual with two detainers for Violation of Firearms Act (Moderate severitylevel) and one for Extortion (High severitylevel), use High = 5 points and enter “5”.
! No points will be awarded for U.S. Parole Commissionwarrants (adjudicated or unadjudicated). However, theoriginal offense behavior will be factored into thecriminal history points and the violation behavior(including new offense behavior) will be scored as theinstant offense.
! No points will be awarded for ICE detainers. However,each case will be carefully reviewed to determinewhether the PSF for Deportable Alien is applicable.
12. AGE

SENTRY will automatically enter the appropriate number of pointsbased on the inmate’s date of birth. Staff do not have to manually enter an offender’s age or points on the BP-337. If the offenders date of birth is unknown, SENTRY will default to ascore of 4 points.
13. EDUCATION LEVEL
13. EDUCATION 0 = Verified High School Degree or GED LEVEL 1 = Enrolled in and making satisfactory progress in GED Program2 = No verified High School Degree/GED and not participating in GED Program 13a. HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED ______________

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the inmate’sverified education level at the time of designation.
In addition to the points assigned for the education level, thehighest grade completed (HGC) will also be recorded on the BP.
337. For example, an inmate who began, but did not complete the7th grade will be given a 6 in the HGC field. Similarly, a GEDwill be given a 12, a college graduate a 16, a Master’s degree an18, and a Ph.D. a 21 (the maximum allowed) in the HGC field. The
value entered for the HGC should, unless missing, be consistentwith the points assessed for the inmates education level. If missing, enter a “U” for unknown.
14. DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect drug oralcohol abuse by the inmate. Examples of drug or alcohol abuseinclude: a conviction of a drug or alcohol related offense, aparole or probation violation based on drug or alcohol abuse,positive drug test, a DUI, detoxification, etc. Absent anyinformation similar to the above, an inmate’s self-report issufficient to score this item. If this information is unknown enter a “U” and the item will be scored as zero.
15. SECURITY POINT TOTAL

Enter the sum of Items 5 through 14.
16. PUBLIC SAFETY FACTORS
16. PUBLIC SAFETY FACTORS A-NONE I-SENTENCE LENGTH(males only)B-DISRUPTIVE GROUP(males only) K-VIOLENT BEHAVIOR(females only)C-GREATEST SEVERITY OFFENSE (males only) L-SERIOUS ESCAPE F-SEX OFFENDER M-PRISON DISTURBANCE

G-THREAT TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS N-JUVENILE VIOLENCE

H-DEPORTABLE ALIEN O-SERIOUS TELEPHONE ABUSE

See Chapter 5, pages 7-13 for a description of Public SafetyFactors and their application.
17. REMARKS
17. REMARKS

A brief explanation of the current offense(s) is required in the“Remarks” section. Similarly, Pre-Sentence Investigation Reportinformation relevant to other scoring items that may have animpact on the designation process or the transportation of theinmate (e.g., medical or psychiatric information, or arrestbehavior with no conviction) must also be noted in this section.Refer to Appendix C, Standard Abbreviations/Terms. Also, the
individual scoring the case will enter his or her initials at theend of the “Remarks” section.
18. OMDT REFERRAL
18.OMDT REFERRAL (YES/NO) ____
The Medical Designator, Office of Medical DesignationsTransportation (OMDT), must review all cases in which there is aphysical or mental health concern. Enter “Y” (yes) or N (no) inthis category. The response will determine which daily log willreflect the designation information.

DESIGNATION AND SENTENCE COMPUTATION CENTER ACTION – INITIAL DESIGNATION
It is extremely important for Designators to communicate on aregular basis to ensure that designation decisions areconsistent. The Correctional Programs Division encourages theneed for communication and consistency to all Designators.
1.
FACILITY DESIGNATED. Enter the mnemonic code for the institution designated (Refer to “Enter Initial Designation,”SENTRY General Use TRM).

2.
CUSTODY ASSIGNMENT. Enter the initial custody assignment inaccordance with Table 4-1.

Table 4-1
LEVEL OF INSTITUTION INITIALLY DESIGNATED INITIAL CUSTODY ASSIGNMENT
Minimum OUT
Low IN
Medium IN
High IN, unless initial designation is to USPMarion or ADX Florence, in which case theinitial custody assignment is MAXIMUM.
Administrative IN, unless inmate is Minimum securitylevel and designation was not forsecurity reasons, in which case theinitial custody assignment is OUT.

3.
DESIGNATOR. The Designator will enter his or her initials.

4.
REASON FOR DESIGNATION. Designators will use this section todocument whether the primary reason for designation was forsecurity reasons or for management reasons.

! Enter “S” if the inmate’s security level is the primaryreason for designation and the placement is withinnormal guidelines. If “S” is entered, SENTRY will notpermit an entry in the “Management Reason” field.
! Enter “M” if a Management Variable is the primaryreason for designation and placement is outside normalguidelines. When “M” is entered, you must enter theappropriate Management Variable(s) (e.g., B = JudicialRecommendation, D = Release Residence, etc.) under theManagement Reason item. While one MGTV is generallysufficient, a maximum of three MGTVs may be enteredinto SENTRY. In the unlikely event that an inmate’sdesignation facility is inconsistent with his or herMSL, at least one additional non-MSL MGTV must be addedto support and explain the inconsistency.
! When it is necessary to place an inmate at a particularinstitution temporarily in order to receive a parolehearing, a secondary designation is required. The DSCC will notify the Warden of the secondary institution viaGroupWise. Following the hearing, the institutionwhere the inmate was first placed should review thesecondary designation and contact the DSCC if theresults of the hearing indicate that a change in thesecondary designation is required.
5.
MANAGEMENT VARIABLES. See Chapter 5, pages 1-6 for adescription of Management Variables and their application.

6.
REMARKS. The Designator will enter any relevant informationnot already recorded that may have an impact on the designationprocess or the transportation of the inmate.

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BP-337 INMATE LOAD AND SECURITY DESIGNATION FORM FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
INMATE LOAD DATA
1. REGISTER NUMBER
2. LAST NAME 3. FIRST NAME 4. MIDDLE 5. SUFFIX
6. RACE 7. SEX 8. ETHNIC ORIGIN 9. DATE OF BIRTH
10. OFFENSE/SENTENCE

11. FBI NUMBER 12. SSN NUMBER
13. STATE OF BIRTH 14. OR COUNTRY OF BIRTH 15. CITIZENSHIP
16. ADDRESS-STREET

17. CITY 18. STATE 19. ZIP 20. OR FOREIGN COUNTRY
21. HEIGHT FT IN 22. WEIGHT _____ LBS 23. HAIR COLOR 24. EYE COLOR
25. ARS ASSIGNMENT
SECURITY DESIGNATION DATA
1. JUDGE 2. REC FACILITY 3. REC PROGRAM 4. USM OFFICE
5. VOLUNTARY SURRENDER STATUS 0 = NO (-3) = YES IF YES, MUST INDICATE: 5a. VOLUNTARY SURRENDER DATE: __________________5b. VOLUNTARY SURRENDER LOCATION: ______________
6. MONTHS TO RELEASE _______
7. SEVERITY OF 0 = LOWEST 3 = MODERATE 7 = GREATEST CURRENT OFFENSE 1 = LOW MODERATE 5 = HIGH
8. CRIMINAL 0 = 0-1 4 = 4-6 8 = 10-12 HISTORY 2 = 2-3 6 = 7-9 10 = 13 + SCORE 8a. SOURCE OF DOCUMENTED ____ – PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATION REPORT or ____ – NCIC III CRIMINAL HISTORY
9. HISTORY OF NONE >15 YEARS 10-15 YEARS 5-10 YEARS <5 YEARS VIOLENCE MINOR 0 1 1 3 5 SERIOUS 0 2 4 6 7 10. HISTORY OF NONE >15 YEARS >10 YEARS 5-10 YEARS <5 YEARS ESCAPE OR MINOR 0 1 1 2 3 ATTEMPTS SERIOUS 0 3 (S) 3(S) 3(S) 3(S) 11. TYPE OF 0 = NONE 3 = MODERATE 7 = GREATEST DETAINER 1 = LOWEST/LOW MODERATE 5 = HIGH 12. AGE 0 = 55 and over 4 = 25 through 352 = 36 through 54 8 = 24 or less 13. EDUCATION 0 = Verified High School Degree or GED LEVEL 1 = Enrolled in and making satisfactory progress in GED Program2 = No verified High School Degree/GED and not participating in GED Program 13a. HIGHEST GRADE COMPLETED ______________ 14. DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE 0 = Never/>5 Years 1 = <5 Years 15. SECURITY POINT TOTAL 16. PUBLIC A-NONE I-SENTENCE LENGTH (males only) SAFETY B-DISRUPTIVE GROUP (males only) K-VIOLENT BEHAVIOR (females only) FACTORS C-GREATEST SEVERITY OFFENSE (males only) L-SERIOUS ESCAPE F-SEX OFFENDER M-PRISON DISTURBANCE G-THREAT TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS N-JUVENILE VIOLENCE H-DEPORTABLE ALIEN O-SERIOUS TELEPHONE ABUSE 17. REMARKS 18. OMDT REFERRAL (YES/NO) ____ MANAGEMENT VARIABLES AND PUBLIC SAFETY FACTORS MANAGEMENT VARIABLES A Management Variable is required when placement has been madeand/or maintained at an institution level inconsistent with theinmate’s scored security level. Application of a ManagementVariable requires review and approval by the DSCC Administrator.When completing the BP-338, institution staff may only enter aManagement Variable which the DSCC previously approved andentered as a management reason. Otherwise, the DSCC is the onlyoffice authorized to enter a variable. A maximum of three Management Variables may be entered for each case. NOTE: SENTRY will not permit the simultaneous application ofthe Greater Security and Lesser Security MGTVs. When a Management Variable no longer applies, institution staffwill remove the variable(s) accordingly. When no ManagementVariable is required, institution staff will insert the letter”A” (NONE) in the space to signify that no MGTV(s) apply.Management Variables entered at initial designation are manuallytransferred to the BP-338, Custody Classification form. Request for Management Variable/Management Variable expirationdate. All requests to apply a Management Variable (MGTV) or toupdate the Management Variable Expiration Date (MVED) must besubmitted to the DSCC via GroupWise using the 409 form. Requestsfor Management Variables on WITSEC inmates are to be forwarded tothe Inmate Monitoring Section, Central Office, Washington, DC.The following criteria will be utilized: Only the DSCC or Central Office staff can apply a MGTV andupdate a MVED, with the exception of “I” (Med/Psych), which willbe applied and reviewed by the Central Office Medical Designatorand “U” (Long-Term Detainee), which will be applied by theDetention Services Branch, Correctional Programs Division,Central Office. When requesting a MGTV or an updated MVED, only sections fourand six need to be completed on the form 409. This requestshould normally be made to the DSCC within 21 calendar daysfollowing the inmate’s scheduled custody review to ensure theDSCC is receiving a current Custody Classification Form, BP-338.After approval by the Warden, the request may be routed from theunit or shared folders, and unit staff must enter a DSTassignment using the Update Transaction. Staff will enter W MGTV as a DST assignment when the request is routed. DSCC staff will remove the assignment when the decision is made. When requesting an updated MVED, staff are to indicate therecommended expiration date on the top portion of form 409. When a case with the MGTV of “I” (Med/Psych) is scheduled forreview and it is anticipated that this MGTV is no longerapplicable, institution staff will complete all sections of form409 and forward the request to the Central Office MedicalDesignator and the DSCC. The Central Office Medical Designatorwill review the case for continuation or deletion of this MGTV. If this MGTV is no longer appropriate, the Central Office MedicalDesignator will remove the MGTV. After the Central Office Medical Designator removes the MGTV “I,” the DSCC will review thecase for transfer. If a transfer is not appropriate, anotherMGTV is to be applied. Expiration dates will be assigned in accordance with Table 5-1.The DSCC Administrator must evaluate the information on the form 409 to determine the appropriate expiration date for allapplicable Management Variables. At the established expirationdate, case management staff will review the current ManagementVariable(s) to determine appropriateness. In the rare instance when more than one MGTV is applied, all expiration dates will bedisplayed on the BP-338. When running a SENTRY roster, each MGTVand corresponding MVED will be displayed. Management Security Level (MSL). Upon application of any of thefollowing Management Variables: PSF Waived; Greater Security;Lesser Security, the DSCC is to apply an overriding ManagementSecurity Level (MSL) to reflect the inmate’s assessed securityneeds. This MSL takes precedence over the security levelreflected in SENTRY which is based upon the scored security leveland the application of Public Safety Factors. Designation mustbe made to a DFCL commensurate with the inmate’s security needsas reflected in the Management Security Level. If there is an extenuating circumstance in which an inmate’s designationfacility is inconsistent with his or her MSL, at least oneadditional non-MSL MGTV must be added to support and explain theinconsistency. CODE MGTV – DESCRIPTION A None. No Management Variables apply. Institution staff are permitted to enter this item. B Judicial Recommendation. The sentencing court mayrecommend a specific institution or program. When consistent with policies or when such actions areconsistent with sound correctional management, theBureau of Prisons attempts to satisfy judicialrecommendations. When this is not feasible, the courtis notified in writing with an explanation outliningthe reasons for not satisfying that recommendation. D Release Residence. The Bureau of Prisons attempts toplace each inmate in an institution that is reasonablyclose to the anticipated release area. Ordinarily,placement within 500 miles of the release area is to beconsidered reasonable, regardless of whether there maybe an institution closer to the inmate’s release area. This MGTV may also apply to inmates who are within 36months of release. E Population Management. Situations may occur in whichan inmate requires housing in a facility which is notcommensurate with his or her security level. Followingare example situations: facility activation; populationpressures affecting available appropriate-level bedspace within 500 miles of the inmate’s anticipatedrelease residence; gang/security concerns. G Central Inmate Monitoring Assignment. Pursuant to the CIM Program Statement, some inmates, for specifiedreasons, need to be monitored or separated from others.Sometimes these special management concerns limit theoptions for placement. Medical or Psychiatric. An inmate who has a history ofor is presently exhibiting psychiatric problems mayneed an initial designation to a psychiatric referralcenter. Similarly, documented information reflectingthat the inmate may need medical or surgical treatmentmay require a designation to a medical referral center.Designations and redesignations of these inmates willbe made by the Central Office Medical Designator. CODE MGTV – DESCRIPTION N Program Participation. Occasionally, inmates becomeinvolved in specialized programs which are onlyavailable on a limited basis, or at specificinstitutions; in such instances, it might beappropriate to delay transfer pending completion of theprogram. Likewise, an inmate’s ability to participatein a unique program may require placement at aninstitution not commensurate with his or her securitylevel. Accordingly, when an inmate’s security levelchanges during participation in a special program notlikely to be available in another appropriate facility,causing placement outside normal guidelines, this MGTVwill apply. R Work Cadre. At secure facilities without satellite camps, the Regional Director may authorize a certainnumber of work cadre inmates to perform work outsidethe perimeter of the institution. The DSCC will applythe MGTV upon request of the institution. S PSF Waived. An inmate may receive up to three PublicSafety Factors (PSFs). PSFs may be waived after reviewand approval by the DSCC Administrator. When Public Safety Factors are waived causing placement outsidenormal guidelines, this MGTV will apply. Applicationof this MGTV mandates that the DSCC Administrator determine the most appropriate level of securityrequired by the inmate and apply a Management SecurityLevel (MSL). The MSL must be at least one level less than the scored security level which is based on theSecurity Total and PSF(s). Request for Public Safety Factor Waiver. Only the DSCCAdministrator is authorized to waive a PSF. A requestfor waiver of a PSF will be submitted to the DSCC via form 409, available on SALLYPORT. The form 409 will indicate that the request is for waiver of a PublicSafety Factor. Items 1 through 7 must be completedwhen submitting a request for waiver of a PSF. U Long-term Detainee. Long-term detainees are given aninitial custody and security level. However, CustodyClassification Forms are not to be completed on long.term detainees due to the unavailability or non-applicability of certain data (i.e., current term ofconfinement, length of time remaining to serve,accurate criminal history). Therefore, transfers for positive or negative behavior may cause placement in afacility different from his or her scored security orcustody level. When needed, this MGTV will be appliedby the Detention Services Branch, Correctional ProgramsDivision, Central Office. Long-term criminal detainees whose security or custodylevel does not match that of their facility will havethis Management Variable applied. This applies as wellif an inmate rolls over to the status of a long-termdetainee after being ordered detained upon expirationof the federal sentence and the security or custodylevel does not match that of the designated facility. Greater Security. There may be security concerns whichare not adequately reflected in the classificationscheme. In circumstances where an inmate represents agreater security risk (i.e., pending charges, detainer,escape risk, etc.) than their assigned security level,they may be placed in an institution outside normalguidelines, and this MGTV will apply. When this MGTV is applied based on institutional behavior which is not supported by a UDC/DHO finding of guilt, staff willensure compliance with the criteria as set forth in theProgram Statement on Inmate Discipline and SpecialHousing Units. Application of this MGTV mandates theDSCC Administrator determine the most appropriate levelof security required by the inmate and apply aManagement Security Level (MSL). Designation will thenbe made to a DFCL commensurate with the inmate’s Management Security Level. The MSL must be at least one level greater than the scored security level whichis based on the Security Total and Public SafetyFactor(s). This MGTV requires up to a 24 monthexpiration date. W Lesser Security. There may be security concerns whichare not adequately reflected in the classificationscheme. In circumstances where an inmate represents alesser security risk (i.e., detainer removed, positiveadjustment, etc.) than the assigned security level, theinmate may be placed in an institution outside normalguidelines. For example, where age is largely thecontributing factor in the inmate’s placement, thisManagement Variable will apply. Application of thisMGTV mandates the DSCC Administrator to determine the most appropriate level of security required by theinmate and apply a Management Security Level (MSL).The MSL must be at least one level less than the scored security level which is based on the Security Total andPublic Safety Factor(s). DISCONTINUED MANAGEMENT VARIABLES. The following ManagementVariables have been discontinued: C – Age, F – Racial Balance,H – Voluntary Surrender, J – Custody, K – Detainer, L .Discipline, M – Grandfather Clause, O – Security, P – SentenceLimitation, and Q – Sliding Scale. Table 5-1 MANAGEMENT VARIABLE EXPIRATION TABLE CODE DESCRIPTION LENGTH A None N/A B Judicial Recommendation N/A D Release Residence/Planning N/A E Population Management Up to 18 months** G Central Inmate Monitoring Assignment N/A I Medical/Psychiatric 6 months N Program Participation Up to 18 months, at thediscretion of the RegionalDirector** R Work Cadre N/A S PSF Waived* N/A (However, if an inmate istransferred to a more secure institution based on behavior related to the waived PSF, thisMGTV will be removed.) U Long-Term Detainee N/A V Greater Security* Up to 24 months** W Lesser Security* N/A * requires application of a Management Security Level (MSL)** if no expiration date is entered, SENTRY will default to an expiration date 12 months in advance PUBLIC SAFETY FACTORS A Public Safety Factor (PSF) is relevant factual informationregarding the inmate’s current offense, sentence, criminalhistory or institutional behavior that requires additionalsecurity measures be employed to ensure the safety and protectionof the public. Public Safety Factors are normally applied on theInmate Load and Security Designation Form (BP-337) prior to aninmate’s initial assignment to an institution, however, additionsor deletions may be made at anytime there after via the CustodyClassification Form, (BP-338). A maximum of three PSFs may beapplied, however if more than three apply, those which wouldprovide the greatest security and public safety will be utilized. CODE PSF – DESCRIPTION A None. No Public Safety Factors apply. B Disruptive Group. A male inmate who is a validated member of a Disruptive Group identified in the CentralInmate Monitoring System will be housed in a Highsecurity level institution, unless the PSF has beenwaived. At the time of initial designation, if the PresentenceInvestigation Report or other documentation identifiesthe inmate as a possible member of one of the CentralInmate Monitoring Disruptive Groups, DSCC staff willenter a PSF on the BP-337. However, DSCC staff willnot enter the CIM assignment “Disruptive Group.” Uponloading this PSF on a not-yet-validated member, DSCCstaff will (1) make a notation in the Remarks Sectionto indicate the need for validation upon arrival at theinstitution, and (2) notify the Central OfficeIntelligence Section, via GroupWise, to advise them ofthe inmate’s status. Upon the inmate’s arrival at thedesignated institution, the intake screener will notifythe institution’s Special Investigation Supervisor ofthe inmate’s PSF, to initiate the validation process. Greatest Severity Offense. A male inmate whose current term of confinement falls into the “Greatest Severity”range according to the Offense Severity Scale (Appendix A) will be housed in at least a Low security levelinstitution, unless the PSF has been waived. CODE PSF – DESCRIPTION F Sex Offender. A male or female inmate whose behavior in the current term of confinement or prior historyincludes one or more of the following elements will behoused in at least a Low security level institution,unless the PSF has been waived. A conviction is not required for application of this PSF if the PresentenceInvestigation Report (PSR), or other officialdocumentation, clearly indicates the following behavioroccurred in the current term of confinement or priorcriminal history. If the case was dismissed or nolle prosequi, application of this PSF cannot be entered.However, in the case where an inmate was charged withan offense that included one of the following elements,but as a result of a plea bargain was not convicted,application of this PSF should be entered. Example: According to the PSR, the inmate wasspecifically described as being involved in a SexualAssault but pled guilty to Simple Assault. Based on the documented behavior, application of this PSF shouldbe entered: (1) Engaging in sexual contact with another personwithout obtaining permission to do so (forcible rape,sexual assault or sexual battery); (2) Possession, distribution or mailing of childpornography or related paraphernalia; (3) Any sexual contact with a minor or other personphysically or mentally incapable of granting consent(indecent liberties with a minor, statutory rape,sexual abuse of the mentally ill, rape by administeringa drug or substance); (4) Any sexual act or contact not identified abovethat is aggressive or abusive in nature (e.g., rape byinstrument, encouraging use of a minor for prostitutionpurposes, incest, etc.). Examples may be documented bystate or Bureau of Prisons’ incident reports, clearNCIC entries, or other official documentation; (5) Attempts are to be treated as if the sexual act orcontact was completed; and/or, (6) Any offense referenced in the Sex OffenderNotification and Registration Program Statement. CODE PSF – DESCRIPTION G Threat to Government Officials. A male or female inmate classified with a Central Inmate Monitoringassignment of Threat to Government Official will behoused in at least a Low security level institution,unless the PSF has been waived. H Deportable Alien. A male or female inmate who is not a citizen of the United States. All long-term detaineeswill have this PSF applied. When applied, the inmateor the long-term detainee shall be housed in at least aLow security level institution. The PSF shall not be applied, or shall be removed whenthe U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) orthe Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) havedetermined that deportation proceedings are unwarrantedor there is a finding not to deport at the completionof deportation proceedings. The Institution HearingProgram CMA of NO IHP or IHP CMP ND will then beapplied. Additionally, the PSF shall not be applied ifthe inmate has been naturalized as a United States citizen. Sentence Length. A male inmate with more than ten years remaining to serve will be housed in at least aLow security level institution unless the PSF has beenwaived. A male inmate with more than 20 years remaining toserve will be housed in at least a Medium securitylevel institution, unless the PSF has been waived. A male inmate with more than 30 years remaining toserve (including non-parolable LIFE sentences) will behoused in a High security level institution unless thePSF has been waived. K Violent Behavior. A female inmate whose current term of confinement or history involves two convictions (orfindings of commission of a prohibited act by the DHO)for serious incidents of violence within the last five years will be assigned to at least a Low security levelinstitution, unless the PSF has been waived. CODE PSF – DESCRIPTION Serious Escape. A female inmate who has been involved in a serious escape within the last ten years,including the current term of confinement, will beassigned to the Carswell Administrative Unit, unlessthe PSF has been waived. A male inmate who has escaped from a secure facility(prior or instant offense) with or without the threatof violence or who escapes from an open institution orprogram with a threat of violence will be housed in atleast a Medium security level institution, unless thePSF has been waived. M Prison Disturbance. A male or female inmate who was involved in a serious incident of violence within the institution and was found guilty of the prohibitedact(s) of Engaging, Encouraging a Riot, or acting infurtherance of such as described in, but not limited toinstitution disciplinary codes such as 103, 105, 106,107, 212, 213 or 218. Such a finding must be inconjunction with a period of simultaneous institutiondisruptions. Males will be housed in at least a HIGH security level institution and females will be assignedto the Carswell Administrative Unit, unless the PSF hasbeen waived. N Juvenile Violence. A male or female offender,currently of juvenile age, who has any documentedsingle instance of violent behavior, past or present,which resulted in a conviction, a delinquencyadjudication, or finding of guilt. Violence is defined as aggressive behavior causing serious bodily harm ordeath or aggressive or intimidating behavior likely tocause serious bodily harm or death (e.g., aggravatedassault, intimidation involving a weapon, or arson). O Serious Telephone Abuse. A male or female inmate who utilizes the telephone to further criminal activitiesor promote illicit organizations and who meets thecriteria outlined below, must be assigned a PSF forSerious Telephone Abuse. A conviction is not requiredfor the PSF if the Presentence Investigation Report(PSR) or other official documentation clearly indicatesthat the above behavior occurred or was attempted. An inmate who meets this criteria must be housed in at least a Low security level institution, unless the PSFis waived. The PSF should be entered if any one of the followingcriteria applies. (1) PSR or comparable documentation reveals the inmatewas involved in criminal activity facilitated bythe telephone who: ! meets the definition of a leader/organizer orprimary motivator; or ! utilized the telephone to communicate threatsof bodily injury, death, assaults, orhomicides; or ! utilized the telephone to conduct significantfraudulent activity (actual or attempted) inan institution; or ! leader/organizer who utilized the telephoneto conduct significant fraudulent activity(actual or attempted) in the community; or, ! arranged narcotic/alcohol introductions whileconfined in an institution. (2) Federal law enforcement officials or a U.S. Attorney’s Office notifies the Bureau of Prisonsof a significant concern and need to monitor aninmate’s telephone calls; (3) The inmate has been found guilty of a 100 or 200level offense code for telephone abuse. NOTE: 200 level offense codes will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. (4) A Bureau of Prisons official has reasonable suspicion and/or documented intelligencesupporting telephone abuse. NOTE: Any inmate who is assigned the SeriousTelephone Abuse PSF may be subject totelephone restriction in accordance withthe Telephone Regulations for InmatesProgram Statement. DISCONTINUED PUBLIC SAFETY FACTORS D Firearms E High Drug J Designation Assessment Table 5-2 SECURITY DESIGNATION TABLE (MALES) INMATE SECURITY LEVEL ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON CLASSIFICATION SCORE AND PUBLIC SAFETY FACTORS SecurityPoint Total Public Safety Factors Inmate SecurityLevel 0 – 11 No Public Safety FactorsDeportable AlienJuvenile Violence Greatest Severity OffenseSex Offender Serious Telephone AbuseThreat to Government Officials Sentence LengthTime remaining > 10 YrsTime remaining > 20 YrsTime remaining > 30 Yrs (Includesnon-parolable LIFE and Deathpenalty cases)Serious EscapeDisruptive GroupPrison Disturbance Minimum Low Low Low Low Low Low Low Medium High Medium HighHigh
12 – 15 No Public Safety FactorsSerious EscapeSentence LengthTime remaining > 20 YrsTime remaining > 30 Yrs (Includesnon-parolable LIFE and Deathpenalty cases)Disruptive GroupPrison Disturbance Low Medium Medium High HighHigh
16 – 23 No Public Safety FactorsDisruptive GroupPrison Disturbance Sentence LengthTime remaining > 30 Yrs (Includesnon-parolable LIFE and Deathpenalty cases) Medium HighHigh High
24 + High

Table 5-3
SECURITY DESIGNATION TABLE (FEMALES)
INMATE SECURITY LEVEL ASSIGNMENTS BASED ON CLASSIFICATION SCORE AND PUBLIC SAFETY FACTORS
SecurityPoint Total Public Safety Factors Inmate SecurityLevel
0 – 15 No Public Safety FactorsDeportable AlienJuvenile Violence Serious Telephone AbuseSex Offender Threat to Government Officials Violent Behavior Prison Disturbance Serious Escape Minimum Low Low Low Low Low Low HighHigh
16 – 30 No Public Safety FactorsPrison Disturbance Serious Escape Low HighHigh
31 + High

CUSTODY CLASSIFICATION FORM INSTRUCTIONS (BP-338)
INTRODUCTION. Custody classification is a procedure whereby aninmate is assigned a level of supervision according to theircriminal history and institutional behavior/adjustment. An inmate’s custody level is an indication of how much staffsupervision an inmate requires within and beyond the confines ofthe institution.
An inmate’s first custody classification will be scored at thefirst program review following initial classification(approximately 7 months after arrival at an institution).Subsequent reviews will occur at least every 12 months, but maybe conducted earlier in order to enable progress toward communityactivities. Custody classification will ordinarily occur every 12months at a regularly scheduled program review. Only changeswhich increase or decrease the overall security level assignmentof the inmate, i.e. FRP refuse, incident report(s), new sentence,sentence reduction etc., should be scored outside of the 12 monthcycle.
When transferring to another institution, inmates normally retaintheir custody assignments. If the custody level is inconsistentwith that authorized at the receiving institution, the sendinginstitution will change the inmate’s custody prior to transfer.Holdovers will retain their initial custody level assignmentsuntil their first regularly scheduled custody review at theirdesignated facility for service of sentence.
At each annual custody review, a new Custody Classification Form(BP-338) will be completed, even though the scoring elementsmay not have changed from the previous form. Only the mostcurrent BP-338 form will be retained in the Inmate Central File,except for those forms that must be retained to documentappropriate review and approval for custody reductions (e.g.,custody reductions for exception cases require the Warden, ordesignee, to sign the Custody Classification Form. The form should be maintained to document the review and approval). As set forth in the definition of “Maximum” custody, Chapter 2, aBP-338 form changing an inmate’s custody to or from “Maximum”custody must be permanently maintained.
It should be clearly understood that the Custody ClassificationForm only recommends an inmate’s custody. The Unit Team and/orWarden is the final review authority. The intent of the CustodyClassification system is to permit staff to use professionaljudgment within specific guidelines. Custody changes are not
dictated solely by the point total. However, when the Unit Teamdecides not to follow the recommendation of the point total, theymust document the reason(s) for this decision in writing on theCustody Classification Form, and inform the inmate.
A. IDENTIFYING DATA
1. INSTITUTION CODE 2. UNIT 3. DATE
4. NAME 5. REGISTER NUMBER
6. MANAGEMENT A – NONE G – CIMS S – PSF WAIVED VARIABLES B – JUDICIAL RECOMMENDATION I – MED/PSYCH TREATMENT U – LONG-TERM DETAINEE D – RELEASE RESIDENCE/PLANNING N – PROGRAM PARTICIPATION V – GREATER SECURITY E – POPULATION MANAGEMENT R – WORK CADRE W – LESSER SECURITY

7. PUBLIC A – NONE I – SENTENCE LENGTH (males only)SAFETY B – DISRUPTIVE GROUP (males only) K – VIOLENT BEHAVIOR (females only)FACTORS C – GREATEST SEVERITY OFFENSE (males only) L – SERIOUS ESCAPE F – SEX OFFENDER M – PRISON DISTURBANCE G – THREAT TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS N – JUVENILE VIOLENCE H – DEPORTABLE ALIEN O – SERIOUS TELEPHONE ABUSE

1.
INSTITUTION CODE. (Automatically displayed by SENTRY.)

2.
UNIT. (Automatically displayed by SENTRY.)

3.
DATE. (Automatically displayed by SENTRY.)

4.
NAME. (Automatically displayed by SENTRY.)

5.
REGISTER NUMBER. (Automatically displayed by SENTRY.)

6.
MANAGEMENT VARIABLES. See Chapter 5, pages 1-6.

7.
PUBLIC SAFETY FACTORS. See Chapter 5, pages 7-13.

1. TYPE OF DETAINER

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the inmate’sdetainer status. Refer to the Offense Severity Scale (AppendixA). If multiple detainers have been filed, enter the point valuefor the most serious charge. Frequency and sentence length arenot considered.
The scoring of detainers on the Inmate Load and SecurityDesignation Form (BP-337) may differ from the score received onthe Custody Classification Form (BP-338). If there is a pendingcharge, points based on the documented behavior are assigned on
the type of detainer item; if the pending charge involves aprobation violation, use the most severe documented behavior fromthe original offense as the basis for assigning points in thedetainer scoring. Only formally filed detainers are consideredon the Custody Classification Form after the second regularlyscheduled custody review.
scoring chart above.
! Score consecutive state sentences, lodged state detainersand/or state parole violation terms/warrants as detainers.Inmates should be informed that it is vitally important thatall pending charges and detainers be resolved as quickly aspossible so that institution programming and releaseplanning can occur.
! Score concurrent state sentences, as a detainer only if itis expected that the state sentence will exceed the federalsentence and the state has formally filed a detainer. Other formally filed state pending charges, consecutive sentences,and/or parole violation term/warrants will be scored asdetainers. Points will be assigned the same as they wouldbe for a federal violation (see page 4 of this Chapter forfurther instructions).
! No points will be awarded for U.S. Parole Commissionwarrants (adjudicated or unadjudicated). However, theoriginal offense behavior will be factored into the criminalhistory points and the violation behavior (including newoffense behavior) will be scored as the current offense.
! No points will be assigned for ICE detainers. However, eachcase will be carefully reviewed to determine whether the PSFfor Deportable Alien is applicable.
! If a formally filed detainer involves a probation violation,use the most severe documented behavior in the originaloffense as the basis for assigning points in the detainer

2. SEVERITY OF CURRENT OFFENSE

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the mostsevere documented instant offense behavior. For multipleoffenses, the highest score will be used when scoring the currentoffense. Staff will consider the offense behavior of all sentences, including federal sentences that have a future
beginning date or a prior state or D.C. sentence if there was nophysical release from custody.
Severity is determined by using the Offense Severity Scale(Appendix A). Do not use instant offense behavior to also assignpoints on the “history” items on the Custody Classification Form.
Example: According to the Presentence Investigation Report, theindividual was involved in an Assault With Serious Injury(Greatest severity level) but pled guilty to a Simple Assault(Moderate severity level). Assign the points on the basis of themore severe documented behavior, i.e., assign 7 points (Greatestseverity level). Do not use the current term of confinement information to assign points on the “history” items (numbers 5and 6 on the Security Designation Data section of the BP-337).
In determining “Severity of Current Offense” staff must reviewthe Statement of Reasons, (attachment to the Judgment) and ensurethe information provided is appropriately used in classifying theinmate.
Example: According to the Presentence Investigation Report theindividual was involved in a drug conspiracy responsible fordistribution of 31 grams of cocaine base “Crack”, but wasindividually only responsible for 2 grams, he/she would be scoredas Moderate Severity in this category. However, the STATEMENT OF REASONS, indicates the Judge found the individual responsible forless than 1 gram; therefore, the appropriate scoring should beLow Moderate Severity.
! Procedures for Parole, Mandatory Release, Special ParoleTerm, or Supervised Release Violator
If the violation was the result of new criminal conduct,
regardless of conviction status, use the new criminal
conduct for scoring “Severity of Current Offense” (see
Appendix A). If the violation behavior was a technical
violation, score the “Severity of Current Offense” as Low
Moderate Severity.
The original offense behavior which occurred prior to the
violation is considered past behavior and is not used in
determining “Severity of Current Offense.”
! Procedures for Probation Violator
The original offense behavior that resulted in probationshould be used for scoring “Severity of Current Offense”(see Appendix A).
However, if the new criminal conduct (violation behavior) ismore severe than the original offense behavior, then usethis behavior for scoring “Severity of Current Offense.”The most severe documented behavior between the originaloffense and the violation behavior is to be used for scoring”Severity of Current Offense.”

3. MONTHS TO RELEASE DATE
3. MONTHS TO RELEASE ___________
If there is a current and valid sentence computation in SENTRY,SENTRY will automatically enter the number of months remaininginto this field. If however, there is not a complete SentenceComputation/Projected Release Date in SENTRY, this entry must bemanually computed. This item is not figured into the securitypoint total but impacts the Sentence Length Public Safety Factor.

4. CRIMINAL HISTORY SCORE
4. CRIMINAL HISTORY 0 = 0-1 4 = 4-6 8 = 10-12
SCORE 2 = 2-3 6 = 7-9 10 = 13 +

SENTRY will automatically insert the score that was entered forthis item on the BP-337. If this item was not entered on the BP.337, insert the appropriate number of points that reflect theCriminal History Score. For further details on Criminal HistoryScore see Chapter 4, Section 8.
5. HISTORY OF ESCAPE OR ATTEMPTS
5. HISTORY OF ESCAPE NONE >15 YEARS 10-15 YEARS 5-10 YEARS <5 YEARS OR ATTEMPTS MINOR 0 1 1 2 3 SERIOUS 0 3(S) 3(S) 3(S) 3(S) Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the escapehistory of the individual, considering only those acts for whichthere are documented findings of guilt (i.e., DHO, Court, Parole,Mandatory Release, or Supervised Release Violation). EscapeHistory includes the individual’s entire background of escapes orattempts to escape from confinement, or absconding from communitysupervision, excluding the current term of confinement. EXCEPTION: Any institution disciplinary hearing (UDC or DHO) finding that a prohibited act was committed during the current term of confinement will be scored as a history item. State disciplinary findings are scored unless there isdocumentation that the state disciplinary proceedings did notafford due process protection to the inmate. Fleeing or Eluding Arrest, Failure to Appear for trafficviolations, runaways from foster homes and similar behaviorshould not be scored under the Escape History item, even ifclearly documented, but should be considered on a case-by-casebasis under the Management Variable “Greater Security.” Failure to Appear or Flight to Avoid Prosecution for any offense however,must be counted when there is a documented finding of guilt. In determining time frames, use the date of the documentedoccurrence. Documented information from juvenile or YCAadjudications can be used unless the record has been expunged orvacated. Minor History of Escape – An escape from an open institution orprogram (e.g., minimum security facility, CCC, furlough) notinvolving any actual or threat of violence. Also includes military AWOL, Bail Reform Act, Flight to Avoid Prosecution, andAbsconding from Community Supervision. There must be a findingof guilt. Serious History of Escape – An escape from secure custody with orwithout threat of violence. Also includes escapes from an openfacility or program with actual threat of violence. There must be a finding of guilt. S = 3 points and requires application ofPSF L. 6. HISTORY OF VIOLENCE Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect any historyof violence, considering only those acts for which there aredocumented findings of guilt (i.e., DHO, Court, Parole, MandatoryRelease, or Supervised Release Violation). This item includes the individual’s entire background of criminal violence,excluding the current term of confinement. EXCEPTION: Any institution disciplinary hearing (UDC or DHO) finding that a prohibited act was committed during the current term of confinement will be scored as a history item. State disciplinary findings are scored unless there isdocumentation that the state disciplinary proceedings did notafford due process protection to the inmate. Severity of violence is determined by the offense behaviorregardless of the conviction/finding of guilt offense. Historyof Violence points combine both seriousness and recency of priorviolent incidents to assess the propensity for violent behavior,where more points mean greater risk. Therefore, if there is morethan one incident of violence, score the combination ofseriousness and recency that yields the highest point score.Prior periods of incarceration will be considered a “history”item if the inmate was physically released from custody and thenreturned to serve either a violation or a new sentence. In determining time frames, use the date of the documented behavior.Documented information from juvenile or YCA adjudication can beused unless the record has been expunged or vacated. Minor History of Violence -Aggressive or intimidating behaviorwhich is not likely to cause serious bodily harm or death (e.g.,simple assault, fights, domestic disputes, etc.) There must be afinding of guilt. Serious History of Violence -Aggressive or intimidatingbehavior which is likely to cause serious bodily harm or death(e.g., aggravated assault, domestic violence, intimidationinvolving a weapon, incidents involving arson or explosives,rape, etc.). There must be a finding of guilt. Example: If an offender was found guilty of homicide 20 yearsago and a simple assault 3 years ago, assign 5 points for thesimple assault. Or in another case, the offender had guiltyfindings for homicide 12 years ago; aggravated assault 8 yearsago; and fighting 2 years ago, score 6 points for the aggravatedassault 8 years ago. NOTE: Attempted suicide, self-mutilation and possession of weapons are not applicable behaviors for History of Violence scoring. In addition, verbal threats (such as Code 203- Threatening Bodily Harm) are to be viewed as minor violence. 7. VOLUNTARY SURRENDER This item allows for the subtraction of three points from the“Base Score” (Item 11 below), when the Judgement indicates theinmate was ordered to voluntarily surrender. Enter the appropriate number of points. For purposes of this item,voluntary surrender means the inmate was not escorted by a lawenforcement officer to either the U.S. Marshals Office or the place of confinement. NOTE: Supervised Release, Mandatory Release, and Parole Violators will not receive credit for Voluntary Surrender even if it is approved by the court. 8. AGE SENTRY will automatically cross-reference the inmate’s date ofbirth and assign the appropriate number of points that reflecthis or her age. Staff do not have to manually enter anoffender’s age. 9. EDUCATIONAL LEVEL Enter the appropriate number of points, that reflect the inmate’seducation level as verified by the Education Department. NOTE: The scoring of this item on the Custody Classificationform differs from the scoring on the SecurityDesignation form. Therefore, unit staff must reconcileinformation obtained since the inmate’s previous scoreon this item. In addition to the points assigned for the education level, thehighest grade completed (HGC) will also be recorded on the BP. 337. For example an inmate who began but did not complete the7th grade will be given a 6 in the HGC field. Similarly, a GEDwill be given a 12, a college graduate a 16, a Master’s degree an18, and a Ph.D. a 21 (the maximum allowed) in the HGC field. 10. DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect drug oralcohol abuse by the inmate. Examples of drug or alcohol abuseinclude: a conviction of a drug or alcohol related offense, aparole or probation violation based on drug or alcohol abuse,positive drug test, a DUI, detoxification, etc. Absent anyinformation similar to the above, an inmate’s self report issufficient to score this item. If this information is unknown,enter a “U” and the item will be scored as zero. 11. BASE SCORE SENTRY will compute the base score based upon the points enteredfor Items 1 – 10 (excluding Item 3). In cases where the total results in a negative number the base score will be set at zero. 1. PERCENTAGE OF TIME SERVED 1. PERCENTAGE OF 3 = 0-25% 5 = 76-90% TIME SERVED 4 = 26-75% 6 = 91+% Enter the number of points that reflect the percentage of timethe inmate has already served on the present commitment at thetime of the review. To determine the percent, divide the numberof months already served on the present sentence by the number ofmonths of incarceration the inmate will have served upon reachinghis/her projected release date. If applicable, give credit forjail time. Example: An inmate has served 15 months (14 months at theinstitution, plus credit for one month jail time) of ananticipated total of 78 months of confinement. Actual Time Served = 15 = 19.2% Anticipated Time in Confinement = 78 Enter “3” , since 3 represents a range of 0 to 25%. 2. PROGRAM PARTICIPATION Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the inmate’slevel of initiative in programming. This is based on the inmate’s active program involvement, eg. RPP, FRP, Drug educationor Treatment Programs, education programs, or any other suitableprograms as recommended by the Unit Team. Unit Teams should score this area at the time of the custody review so input may begained from all classification team members. NOTE: Inmates in “FRP Refuse”, “RPP Refuse”, or who refuse to participate in mandatory drug education or treatment programs will be scored with 0 points regardless of any other programs achievements. Otherwise, assign points as follows: GOOD – The inmate actively participates in multiple recommendedprograms. AVERAGE – The inmate could be participating in multiplerecommended programs but chooses to be involved in one at a time.This also includes inmates who are on official waiting lists forprograms recommended by the Unit Team. POOR – No program involvement, refuses to participate, or poorparticipation in programs in which he/she is enrolled. 3. LIVING SKILLS Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the inmate’sliving skills during the past 12 months. This is based on the inmate’s demeanor, attitude, personal accountability and natureof interaction with staff and other inmates. Incident Reports inand of themselves are not the determining factor in assessing thepoints on this item; however, the underlying behavior(s) mayinfluence the scoring of this item. Unit Teams should score this item at the time of the custody review so input may be gainedfrom all classification team members. NOTE: Inmates in “FRP Refuse”, “RPP Refuse”, or who refuse toparticipate in mandatory drug education or treatmentprograms will be scored with 0 points regardless of anyother programs achievements. Otherwise, assign pointsas follows. GOOD – The inmate fully complies with staff expectations.He/she consistently receives outstanding sanitation and workreports and impresses staff as a “model inmate” in all otheraspects of adjustment. He/she has developed a good rapport withstaff. This high level of responsibility is consistentthroughout the year. While behavior(s) of a minor concern may occur occasionally, theydo not detract from the inmate’s overall favorable performance.He/she is perceived by staff as attempting to program in apositive manner. Some examples of such behavior(s) are asfollows: ! Rare property/sanitation related counseling necessary;however, not as the result of or leading to an IncidentReport or extra duty; ! Work reports that are excellent overall, though not allevaluation elements are rated as “outstanding;” and, ! Uncharacteristic instances of staff reported negativeinteractions or behavior that do not result in Incident Reports. AVERAGE – The inmate generally complies with staff expectationsalthough falls short of providing a full and complete effort.He/she has been counseled about sanitation, work performanceand/or other aspects of adjustment; however, the inmate is notviewed as problematic. The inmate’s rapport with staff issatisfactory. The inmate presents well personally; however,he/she fails to display any significant motivation forself-improvement. POOR – The inmate consistently fails to meet staff expectationsas evidenced by poor quarters sanitation, personal hygiene,negative interaction with staff/peers, or poor work reports. 4. TYPE AND NUMBER OF MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT REPORT(S) 4. TYPE & NUMBER 0 = ANY GREAT (100) IN PAST 10 YRS 3(A)= 1 MOD (300) IN PAST YR OF MOST 1 = > 1 HIGH (200) IN PAST 2 YRS 3(B)= >1 LOW MOD (400) IN PAST YR SERIOUS 2(A)= 1 HIGH (200) IN PAST 2 YRS 4 = l LOW MOD (400) IN PAST YR INCIDENT RPT 2(B)= > 1 MOD (300) IN PAST YR 5 = NONE

Enter the points that reflect the most serious Incident Report(s)received by the inmate. This is determined by using theInstitution Disciplinary Codes and Sanctions Severity Scale.Points are assigned based on the most severe Incident Report(s)for which the inmate has been found guilty by either the UnitDisciplinary Committee (UDC) or the Discipline Hearing Officer
(DHO), within the specified time frames. Points are to be assigned only for the current period of incarceration.
NOTE: Disciplinary findings while an inmate is housed underBOP authority in non-BOP correctional facilities shouldbe scored if received during the current period ofincarceration unless there is documentation that the disciplinary proceeding(s) did not afford due processprotection to the inmate.
Example: If an inmate has been found guilty of three HIGHseverity Incident Reports within the past two years, he/she wouldreceive a score of “1.” If the inmate has only received one HIGHseverity incident report within the past two years, the inmatewould receive a score of “2(a).”
NOTE: Greatest severity Incident Reports merit a score of “0”regardless of the total number received in the last tenyears.
The letter characters assigned to numerical scores 2 and 3 aremerely used to differentiate between these items which haveidentical numerical values. The letter character is not used for computation.
NOTE: For supervised release, mandatory release, and paroleviolators, Incident Reports received during a previousperiod of confinement should be used, if they apply,for scoring “History of Escape or Violence,” and”Drug/Alcohol Abuse.” However, Incident Reportsreceived during a previous period of confinement willnot be counted when scoring “Type and Number of MostSerious Incident Reports” and “Frequency of IncidentReports” since this behavior occurred during a previousperiod of confinement. Only Incident Reports receivedduring the current supervised release and paroleviolator term will be counted in these categories.

5. FREQUENCY OF INCIDENT REPORTS

Enter the appropriate number of points that reflect the frequencyof Incident Reports.
This is determined by assigning points based on the number ofIncident Reports for which the inmate has been found guilty by
either the Unit Discipline Committee or the Discipline HearingOfficer during the past 12 months.

6. FAMILY/COMMUNITY TIES

Enter the number of points that reflect the level of family andcommunity ties. This is based on the inmate’s efforts to build,maintain and strengthen family/community ties rather than theunilateral efforts of the family/community to provide support andassistance to the inmate. Consideration should be given to thefollowing:
! Financial support (not to include FRP participation);
! Visiting (consider inmate’s efforts in establishing visitinglist, frequency of visits, and who is visiting);
! Development of phone list with focus on family, employment,and community;
! Sending and receiving regular correspondence;
! Participation in Institution Release Preparation Program andinstitution sponsored mock job fairs;
! Involvement in parenting program and other family orientedactivities;
! Contacts with social service providers to promote/enhancefamily stability (i.e., school guidance counselors, welfareworkers, treatment providers);
! Contact with Prisoner Visitation Services;
! Participation in institution sponsored community serviceopportunities (i.e., Toys for Tots, Make a Wish Foundation,community gardens, Special Olympics); and,
! Voluntary involvement with community activities.

Score each inmate based on his/her unique circumstances whilefocusing on what the inmate does to maintain, build or strengthenthese ties. To best accomplish this, Unit Teams should scorethis item at the custody review so input can be gained from allclassification team members and possibly even the inmate.
Examples:
Inmates who demonstrate no initiative to further and/or enhancerelationships with supportive parents/spouse/children should bescored as “none or minimal.” (e.g., visiting and phone lists thatdo not include family members, no effort to provide financialsupport for children);
Inmates with limited financial resources who have parents/spouse/children living significant distances from theirdesignated facilities, and request to have these family membersplaced on their visiting and phone lists, and send and receivefrequent letters from family and make phone calls to them whenfunds are available. These inmates score as “average or good;”and,
Inmates with no surviving parents, siblings, spouse, or childrenmay receive an “average or good” rating by developing contactsthrough Prisoner Visitation Services (PVS) and participation incommunity based activities and community service opportunities.

7. CUSTODY TOTAL

Add the points in items 1 through 6, Section C, and enter the sumin this block.

8. CUSTODY VARIANCE

The Custody Variance adjusts the inmate’s total security pointsas specified in Tables 6-1(M) and 6-1(F) based upon the inmatescustody score. If the appropriate table indicates a value otherthan zero the application of the Custody Variance will:
! add points to the base score, thus raising the security
level and increasing the custody (when the value is
positive); or,
! subtract points from the base score, thus lowering the
security level and decreasing the custody (when the value is
negative).
Table 6-1(M)
Male CustodyVariance Table
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0-11 +4 +4
12-15 +4 +4
16-23 +8 +6
24+ +8 +6

8
+3
+3
+5
+5
9
+3
+3
+4
+4
10
+2
+2
+4
+4
11
+1
+1
+3
+3
CUSTODY TOTAL
12
+1
+1
+2
+2
13
+1
+1
+1
+1
14
0
0
+1
+1
15
0
0
0
+1
16
-1
0
0
0
17
-1
-1
0
0
18 19 20 21 22
-2 -3 -4 -5 -5
-2 -3 -4 -5 -5
-1 -1 -2 -2 -3
0 -1 -1 -2 -3

Example: A male inmate has a Base Score of 17 points and aCustody Total of 11 points. By using the Custody VarianceMatrix, the intersecting point for these two items is +3. Thus,+3 is the Custody Variance score that will be entered on Item 8,Section C.

Table 6-1(F)
Female CUSTODY TOTAL
CustodyVariance Table 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

0-15 +15 +11 +7 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 0 0 0 0 -2 -4 -8 -12 -16
16-30 +15 +11 +7 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 0 0 0 0 0 -4 -8 -12 -16
31+ +15 +11 +7 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -5 -8

Example: A female inmate has a Base Score of 17 points and aCustody Total of 11 points. By using the Custody VarianceMatrix, the intersecting point for these two items is +2. Thus,+2 is the Custody Variance score that will be entered on Item 8,Section C.

9. SECURITY TOTAL

Apply the Custody Variance Score to the Base Score, and enter theresult on Item 10, Section C.
Example: An inmate has a Base Score of 16 and a Custody VarianceScore of +4. By applying +4 to 16, a Security Total of 20 isobtained and entered on Item 9, Section C.
NOTE: If the Custody Variance score is 0, the figure enteredwill be exactly the same as the Base Score. If the application of the Custody Variance to the Base Scoreresults in a negative number, use 0.
10. SCORED SECURITY LEVEL
10.SCORED SECURITY LEVEL ____________
An inmate’s Security Level is determined by the Security Totaland any applicable Public Safety Factors (see Chapter 5).
11. MANAGEMENT SECURITY LEVEL (MSL)
11.MANAGEMENT SECURITY LEVEL __________
A Security Level which is entered by the DSCC or Central Officeupon application of any of the three MSL Management Variables(PSF Waived, Greater Security, Lesser Security). The MSL overrides the inmate’s scored security level. If there was a previously entered MSL, it will automatically appear in thisposition.
12. CUSTODY CHANGE CONSIDERATION
To determine eligibility for a custody change, the followingprocedures apply:
! If the Custody Variance Score (Section C, Item 8) is inthe positive (+) range, consider a custody increase;
! If the Custody Variance Score (Section C, Item 8) is 0,the inmate’s present custody is continued; or,
! If the Custody Variance Score (Section C, Item 8) is inthe negative (-) range, consider a custody decrease.

1. TYPE OF REVIEW

An inmate should be handled as an exception case if there isdocumentation of the following:
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! Public Safety Factors. Any inmate with a PSF. If the PSF has been waived the case is still considered an
exception;
! Central Inmate Monitoring Assignment. An inmate with a CIM assignment, excluding state prisoners andseparation cases; or,
! Other. The Warden may specify in writing otheroffenses or cases that require exception review.

If the inmate does not meet any of the above criteria the “Typeof Review” will be “Regular.” For Regular Cases, the Unit Teamhas authority to make custody assignments, and the Unit Manageris the signature authority on the BP-338. For Exception Cases,the Warden or designee is the approving official and retainssignature authority for the BP-338 whenever there is a decreasein custody. Unit staff will indicate on the BP-338 form the reason for the Exception Case, only in those instances in whichthe unit team will make a recommendation for a reduction in custody level.
2. CURRENT CUSTODY

Check the proper code for the inmate’s current custody: MAX = MAXIMUM, IN = IN, OUT = OUT, COM = COMMUNITY
3. NEW CUSTODY

Check the proper code for the inmate’s new custody:
MAX = MAXIMUM, IN = IN, OUT = OUT, COM = COMMUNITY
As indicated below, the Custody Classification Form onlyrecommends; the final decision rests with the review authority.With the exceptions noted previously in Item 1, Type of Review,the Unit Team has the following options:
Table 6-2
BP-338 FORM RECOMMENDS CLASSIFICATION TEAM OPTIONS
CustodyIncrease(+)range Increase custody one levelor Continue same custody assignment and document why
CustodyDecrease(-)range Decrease custody one levelor Continue same custody assignment and document why
Continue Present Custody Continue same custody assignmentor (Refer to the Warden, see below)

The custody level should normally be reduced or increased by onlyone level (i.e., a reduction of IN would be to OUT, not toCOMMUNITY; an increase from COMMUNITY would be to OUT, not toIN). However, an exception regarding increases can be made fordisciplinary cases involving prohibited acts of the GreatestSeverity or escape, provided it is justified by the Unit Team ina memo to the inmate’s central file with a copy to the inmate.
Additionally, transfer to a CCC may require the custody level tobe decreased more than one level. If the inmate is receiving acustody reduction solely for the purpose of transferring to aCCC, a new Custody Classification Form (BP-338) does not need tobe completed. Approval for a decrease to COMMUNITY custody isgranted by virtue of the Warden’s approval and signature on theInstitution Referral for CCC Placement (BP-210).
While it is mandatory that COMMUNITY custody be effected at thetime of transfer, it may not be appropriate to reduce theinmate’s custody level prior to the date of transfer (e.g., itwould not be appropriate for an IN custody inmate at a MEDIUMsecurity level institution to have COMMUNITY custody while stillhoused at the institution). In such cases, upon receipt of a CCCacceptance date, a SENTRY future assignment would be establishedfor the date of transfer. The effective time for the reduction would be 12:01 AM. An inmate must be assigned COMMUNITY custodystatus prior to transfer to a CCC.
If the Custody Variance (Section C, Item 8) is zero (ContinuePresent Custody), and the Unit Team believes that there is acompelling reason to change the inmate’s custody, the Unit Teamwill refer the case to the Warden, who is the deciding official.
4. ACTION

For exception cases only, the Warden or designee should check theappropriate box indicating either approval or disapproval of theUnit Team’s decision. If the Warden disagrees with the form,he/she will indicate the reasons on the 338 form. For regularcases, the Unit Manager will take this action.
5. DATE OF NEXT REVIEW

Enter the month and year of the next scheduled review.
6. CHAIRPERSON
6. CHAIRPERSON
NAME AND SIGNATURE
The Unit Manager will print his or her name and sign the form inthe space provided.

7. EXCEPTION REVIEW
7. EXCEPTION REVIEW _______________________________________ NAME (WARDEN OR DESIGNEE) AND SIGNATURE
This item is reserved for the Warden or designee’s printed nameand signature if the inmate is an exception case as defined inItem 1 of this section. If the Warden or designee disapproves,the reason will be documented on the Custody Classification Form(BP-338) and a copy provided to the inmate.
8. SUMMARY OF FINAL ACTION

After all action is complete (exception cases signed off, etc.,)the final outcome will be entered. Upon completion, the form isto be filed in the Inmate Central File, Section 2, and theappropriate custody assignment updated in SENTRY.
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BP-338 CUSTODY CLASSIFICATION FORM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PAGE 1 FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
A . I D E N T I F Y I N G D A T A
1. INSTITUTION CODE 2. UNIT 3. DATE
4. NAME 5. REGISTER NUMBER
6. MANAGEMENT A – NONE G – CIMS S – PSF WAIVED VARIABLES B – JUDICIAL RECOMMENDATION I – MED/PSYCH TREATMENT U – LONG TERM DETAINEE D – RELEASE RESIDENCE/PLANNING N – PROGRAM PARTICIPATION V – GREATER SECURITY E – POPULATION MANAGEMENT R – WORK CADRE W – LESSER SECURITY

7. PUBLIC A – NONE I – SENTENCE LENGTH (males only)SAFETY B – DISRUPTIVE GROUP (males only) K – VIOLENT BEHAVIOR (females only)FACTORS C – GREATEST SEVERITY OFFENSE (males only) L – SERIOUS ESCAPE F – SEX OFFENDER M – PRISON DISTURBANCE G – THREAT TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS N – JUVENILE VIOLENCE H – DEPORTABLE ALIEN O – SERIOUS TELEPHONE ABUSE

B . B A S E S C O R I N G
1. TYPE OF DETAINER 0 = NONE 3 = MODERATE 7 = GREATEST 1 = LOWEST/LOW MODERATE 5 = HIGH
2. SEVERITY OF CURRENT 0 = LOWEST 3 = MODERATE 7 = GREATEST OFFENSE 1 = LOW MODERATE 5 = HIGH
3. MONTHS TO RELEASE ___________
4. CRIMINAL HISTORY 0 = 0-1 4 = 4-6 8 = 10-12 SCORE 2 = 2-3 6 = 7-9 10 = 13 +
5. HISTORY OF ESCAPE NONE >15 YEARS 10-15 YEARS 5-10 YEARS 0 <5 YEARS OR ATTEMPTS MINOR 0 1 1 2 3 SERIOUS 0 3(S) 3(S) 3(S) 3(S) 6. HISTORY OF NONE >15 YEARS 10-15 YEARS 5-10 YEARS <5 YEARS VIOLENCE MINOR 0 1 1 3 5 SERIOUS 0 2 4 6 7 7. VOLUNTARY SURRENDER STATUS 0 = NOT APPLICABLE (-3) = VOLUNTARY SURRENDER 8. AGE 0 = 55 and over 4 = 25 through 352 = 36 through 54 8 = 24 or less 9. EDUCATION LEVEL 0 = Verified High School Degree/GED1 = Enrolled in and making satisfactory progress in GED Program2 = No verified High School Degree/GED & not participating in GED Program 10. DRUG/ALCOHOL ABUSE 0 = Never/>5 Years 1 = <5 Years 11. BASE SCORE (ADD §B. ITEMS 1 – 10) C. CUSTODY SCORING 1. PERCENTAGE OF 3 = 0-25% 5 = 76-90% TIME SERVED 4 = 26-75% 6 = 91+% 2. PROGRAM PARTICIPATION 0 = POOR 1 = AVERAGE 2 = GOOD 3. LIVING SKILLS 0 = POOR 1 = AVERAGE 2 = GOOD 4. TYPE & NUMBER 0 = ANY GREAT (100) IN PAST 10 YRS 3(A)= 1 MOD (300) IN PAST YROF MOST 1 = > 1 HIGH (200) IN PAST 2 YRS 3(B)= >1 LOW MOD (400) IN PAST YRSERIOUS 2(A)= 1 HIGH (200) IN PAST 2 YRS 4 = l LOW MOD (400) IN PAST YRINCIDENT RPT 2(B)= > 1 MOD (300) IN PAST YR 5 = NONE
5. FREQUENCY OF 0 = 6+ 2 = ONE INCIDENT REPORTS 1 = 2 THRU 5 3 = NONE (IN PAST YEAR)
6. FAMILY/COMMUNITY TIES 3 = NONE OR MINIMAL 4 = AVERAGE OR GOOD
7. CUSTODY TOTAL (ADD § C. 1 – 6)
8. CUSTODY VARIANCE (FROM APPROPRIATE TABLE ON BP-338, PAGE 2)
9. SECURITY TOTAL (ADD OR SUBTRACT CUSTODY VARIANCE (§ C.8) TO BASE SCORE (§ B.11)
10. SCORED SECURITY LEVEL ______________ 11. MANAGEMENT SECURITY LEVEL ______________

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BP-338 CUSTODY CLASSIFICATION FORMPAGE 2 U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS
SECTION D: INSTITUTION ACTION
1. TYPE OF REVIEW: (EXCEPTION OR REGULAR)
2. CURRENT CUSTODY: (MAXIMUM, IN, OUT, COMMUNITY)
3. NEW CUSTODY: (MAXIMUM, IN, OUT, COMMUNITY)
4. ACTION: (APPROVE, DISAPPROVE)
5. DATE OF NEXT REVIEW
6. CHAIRPERSON _______________________________________ NAME AND SIGNATURE
7. EXCEPTION REVIEW _______________________________________ NAME (WARDEN OR DESIGNEE) AND SIGNATURE
8. SUMMARY OF FINAL ACTION: SECURITY LEVEL CUSTODY

CUSTODY CHANGE RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON CUSTODY VARIANCE
IF CUSTODY VARIANCE IS IN THE (+) RANGE CONSIDER A CUSTODY INCREASE
IF CUSTODY VARIANCE IS IN THE (-) RANGE CONSIDER A CUSTODY DECREASE
IF CUSTODY VARIANCE IS ZERO CONTINUE PRESENT CUSTODY

Male CustodyVariance Table 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 C13 USTODY 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

0-11S B C 12-15A O S R 16-23E E +4 +4 +3 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -5
+4 +4 +3 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 0 0 0 -1 -2 -3 -4 -5 -5
+8 +6 +5 +4 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 0 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -2 -3
24+ +8 +6 +5 +4 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 +1 0 0 0 -1 -1 -2 -3

Female CustodyVariance 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 C13 USTODY 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Table
0-15S B C A O 16-30 S R +15 +11 +7 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 0 0 0 0 -2 -4 -8 -12 -16
+15 +11 +7 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 0 0 0 0 0 -4 -8 -12 -16
E E 31+ +15 +11 +7 +4 +3 +2 +1 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -5 -8

INMATE TRANSFER
TRANSFER PROCEDURES. Transfers (also known as redesignations)are used to move inmates from one institution to another as needed, with each type of transfer having a specific objective.The following are some of the more frequent reasons for atransfer:
! institution classification;
! nearer release;
! disciplinary/close supervision;
! adjustment;
! medical/psychological treatment;
! temporary transfers;
! training purposes/program participation;
! Institution Hearing Program;
! pre-release; and,
! transfers from CCC’s.
After review and approval by the Unit Team, a transfer requestis submitted via the Request for Transfer/Application ofManagement Variable (409) to the DSCC. The procedures forcompleting the 409 are outlined below and may only be waived ormodified with the approval of the Assistant Director,Correctional Programs Division, Washington, D.C. or his/herdesignee.
1.
Inmate’s Medical Status. Include current, complete, andaccurate available information concerning any medical problemthat might affect redesignation;

2.
Institution Adjustment. Include a brief description of theinmate’s adjustment during this period of incarceration withemphasis on recent adjustment;

3.
Rational for Referral. Include a complete, specificjustification and support for the requested action;

4.
Parole Hearing Scheduled. Indicate whether or not the inmate is eligible for a parole hearing. If yes, indicate thedate of the hearing. (See SALLYPORT for a current listing ofparole/non-parole institutions).

5.
Past or Present Behavior and/or Management Concerns. Note any past or present behavior and/or management concerns which mayaffect placement (i.e., history of arrests or disruptive behavior

which may not have resulted in a conviction, inmates preferenceregarding this request, etc.). Also note any Security ThreatGroup concerns/associations. In addition, it is necessary forstaff to closely review each case submitted for any CIM concerns.Any CIM concerns should be noted on the 409 if applicable.However, it is not necessary for staff to route a Request for CIMActivity Clearance with each transfer request since CIM activityclearance is included in the redesignation for all CIMassignments except WITSEC cases. Redesignations between samesecurity level institutions are discouraged, except for CIMpurposes, nearer release purposes, or other unusualcircumstances. Copies of all transfer requests for DisruptiveGroup Members will be forwarded to the Intelligence Section,Central Office, via GroupWise upon approval of the transfer.Additionally, the institution Special Investigative Supervisorshould also receive a copy of the transfer request; and

6.
BP-337/BP-338 Discrepancies. Include a brief descriptionof any scoring changes between the BP-337 and BP-338.

Complete all required information, then route the requestthrough normal institutional review channels for approval by theCEO. After approval by the CEO, it may be routed to the DSCCAdministrator from the unit’s mailbox. The Unit Team will enter the appropriate “DST” assignment (see below) into SENTRY asconfirmation that a redesignation request has been submitted tothe DSCC or OMDT. Enter this SENTRY assignment under the “DST”category using the “Update Inmate Assignment” transaction.
! Enter “W REDES R” if the transfer request is for aroutine transfer.
! Enter “W REDES M” if the transfer request requires areview by the OMDT (Medical Designator).
Once the e-mail requesting redesignation is received, DSCCstaff will at a minimum review the following SENTRY transactionsto determine if the inmate is appropriate for redesignation:
CIM Clearance and Separatee Data;
Inmate Load Data;
Inmate Profile;
Custody Classification Form;
Security/Designation Data Form; and,
Chronological Disciplinary Record.
If the transfer is approved, DSCC staff will enter theinformation and the appropriate destination (DST) assignment inSENTRY on the “Enter Redesignation” screen and will also note the
approved institution transfer code. The method of transportationis at the discretion of the Warden. Should a change in DST berequired, DSCC staff will make the change in SENTRY prior to theinmate’s arrival at the designated institution.
If the transfer is denied, DSCC staff will indicate the denialon the “Update Inmate Remarks” screen and will also delete the“W REDES” from SENTRY. Unit staff should closely monitor SENTRYfor deletions of the “W REDES” transaction.
1. INSTITUTION CLASSIFICATION TRANSFERS. These transfers are typically referred to as either “Lesser Security” (Code 308)transfers or “Greater Security” (Code 307) transfers.
a. Security Level Changes
(1)
When a decrease in the inmate’s security level isindicated by the Custody Classification Form, transfer ofthe inmate to a lower security level institution should beconsidered.

(2)
Likewise, an increased security level may be indicatedin a similar fashion. The security total may increase to ahigher security level range.

If an updated security scoring, combined with Public SafetyFactors, indicate that an inmate is rated at a different securitylevel, the inmate must be referred to the DSCC for eithertransfer or application of a Management Variable. For example,if an inmate in a Low security level institution is reclassifiedto Minimum security, the case must be referred for transfer orapplication of a Management Variable. If transfer is denied,DSCC staff will apply an appropriate Management Variable and adda Management Security Level, if applicable.
b. Custody Level Changes. During an inmate’s custody review,a custody level may be increased or decreased (ordinarily, onlyone level at a time) indicating a transfer is appropriate. For example:
(1)
A Medium security level inmate has OUT custody, andbecomes eligible for COMMUNITY custody. If the Unit Team decides to reduce custody, the inmate would normally bereferred for redesignation to a Low or Minimum securitylevel facility, since Medium security level institutions donot house COMMUNITY custody inmates. If approved fortransfer by the DSCC, the Management Variable of LesserSecurity will be applied and the Management Security Levelwill be changed accordingly.

(2)
An inmate’s transfer to a higher security institutioncould be triggered by an increase in custody needs. For example, a Medium security level inmate with IN custodybecomes eligible for a custody increase. The team agrees toincrease the custody to Maximum. Since Medium securitylevel facilities are not authorized to house Maximum custodyinmates, the inmate must be referred for transfer to a Highsecurity level institution and the MSL changed in accordancewith the application of an MGTV.

2. NEARER RELEASE TRANSFERS (Code 313). Nearer release transfers move the inmate closer to their legal residence orrelease destination, consistent with their security level.Inmates may be considered for a nearer release transfer onlyafter serving 18 consecutive months of clear conduct in a generalpopulation. Nearer release transfers should be incorporated with“Lesser Security” transfers whenever possible. Once the inmate has been transferred within 500 miles of his or her release residence, no further referrals will be made for nearer releasetransfer consideration.
Transfer to a facility in an area other than the inmate’s legalresidence or sentencing district may be considered by theinmate’s Unit Team provided the inmate can provide strongevidence of community and/or family support. Institution staff should use sound correctional judgment when reviewing suchrequests for transfer to ensure the transfer is consistent withguidelines established in this chapter.
Inmates with an Order for Deportation, an Order of Removal, anICE detainer for an unadjudicated offense(s) or an ICE detainerfor a hearing will not be transferred for nearer release purposessince they will be returning to the community outside, ratherthan inside, the United States upon release.
3. WITSEC TRANSFERS. All movement of Witness Security cases iscoordinated exclusively through the Inmate Monitoring Section ofthe Correctional Programs Branch, Central Office. Witness Security cases will not be transferred without authorization fromthat office. Witness Security inmates who require medical ormental health treatment at a medical center must also be approvedby the Medical Designator.
If the inmate is classified as a WITSEC case, a copy of themedical referral will be sent simultaneously to the InmateMonitoring Section (IMS) and the Medical Designator. The Inmate Monitoring Section will coordinate with the OMDT regarding anappropriate placement. Placement will be based on available medical resources, security needs, bed space availability, and
the inmate’s need for medical care. IMS will enter activityclearances for WITSEC cases.
4. DISCIPLINARY/CLOSE SUPERVISION TRANSFERS (Codes 309/323). An act(s) of documented institution misconduct may result in aninmate’s transfer to another institution, normally of greatersecurity, for disciplinary reasons. Wardens may recommend samesecurity level transfers only when placement at a greatersecurity level institution is not possible or other overridingcircumstances exist.
Disciplinary or Close Supervision transfer requests will besent electronically to the DSCC Administrator and contain thefollowing information:
(a)
Request for Transfer/Application of Management Variable(must be thorough and specific);

(b)
Close Supervision investigation report, if requested;and,

(c)
Intelligence data or supporting memorandum ifrequested.

Institution staff should carefully review the management of309/323 cases on an individual basis, applying sound correctionaljudgment that considers the safety and security of the inmate,the institution and its staff and the community.
5.
ADJUSTMENT TRANSFERS (Code 330). All transfer referrals submitted as Code 330 transfers for adjustment purposes will bereviewed by the DSCC. Adjustment purposes transfer requests willbe sent electronically to the DSCC Administrator via Form 409.DSCC staff will ensure that the transfer does not meet the requirements of an unverified protection transfer, Code 323.

6.
MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC TRANSFERS (Codes 331-336 and338, 339). Medical designations and transfers are approved bythe Central Office Medical Designator, Office of MedicalDesignations and Transportation (OMDT). The Central Office Medical Designator assigns inmates to Medical Referral Centers(MRC), institutions with medical resources, or non-Bureaucommunity care centers to provide needed medical services.Medical redesignations are initiated for inmates with acutemedical, surgical, or psychiatric condition, or for those inmateswho have chronic care needs that cannot be addressed at the parent institution. Transfers will be classified as either (a)Emergency, (b) Routine/Urgent, or (c) Routine.

If an inmate objects, either in writing or through his or herattorney, to a transfer for psychiatric/mental health treatment,the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 4245 may apply. Staff will suspendtransfer action in such cases and refer the matter to their Regional Counsel for review. The Regional Counsel will notifythe institution when the transfer action can be re-instituted.
a.
Emergency Transfer – An emergency transfer is a medical,surgical, or psychiatric situation determined by medical/mentalhealth staff that requires immediate, direct transportation.This includes inmates not medically or psychiatrically capable oftransport via routine BOP air/surface transportation, e.g., bus,commercial air, or USMS/Bureau airlift. Direct transportation isdefined as air ambulance, air charter, or ground ambulance and,in some instances, an institution vehicle may be utilized.

b.
Routine/Urgent Transfer – A routine/urgent transfer isinitiated for medical, surgical, or psychiatric treatment that isnot an emergency, however must be transported directly to a MRC,typically within two to three weeks of designation.

Routine urgent transfers require direct transfer to the MRCbecause of the acuity of their medical, surgical, or psychiatriccondition, or because MRC-based services need to be initiatedwithin an appropriate time frame. Holdover housing at a countyjail or Bureau general population institution is not permissible.
c.
Routine Transfer – A routine transfer is initiated for medical, surgical, or psychiatric treatment that is not anemergency and time en-route is not a major factor. Routine transfers may travel by any available means.

d.
Procedures for Initiating Emergency, Routine/Urgent, andRoutine Transfer Requests. All transfer requests for medical,surgical, or psychiatric designations will be initiated viaGroupWise on the Medical/Surgical and Psychiatric ReferralRequest Form (BP-770) available on SALLYPORT. The HSA, withinput from the Clinical Director and other providers involvedwith the inmate’s care (e.g., mid-level providers, psychologists,consultant physicians), is responsible for completing the BP-770.The referring institution Warden must review the BP-770 andauthorize the request for transfer.

The BP-770 serves as the redesignation, transportation, andsecurity worksheet from which the actual redesignation is made.It will also serve as the emergency referral request form,documentation of the inmate’s condition and the reason for transfer. Accordingly, it is essential that the BP-770 becompleted thoroughly and accurately.
The Medical Designator will review each request for redesignationand approve or deny the requested transfer. Based on clinical information and in consultation with the Medical Director, theMedical Designator may change the urgency level of the request.
OMDT will authorize CIM clearance (if appropriate) and enterapproved transfers to an appropriate BOP facility in SENTRY onthe “Enter Redesignation” screen.
e. Completion of Treatment – All requests for redesignation tothe parent facility upon completion of Medical/Surgical orPsychiatric treatment, or to another medical facility forcontinuation of treatment, will be initiated by the facilitycurrently housing the inmate via GroupWise on the DischargeTransfer Summary form. This form serves as the designation,transportation, and security worksheet from which theredesignation is made.
Medical cases are normally returned to their parent facilityunless the DSCC approves a change in the parent facility based onclinical justification provided prior to redesignation by theMedical Designator.
7.
TEMPORARY TRANSFERS. It is sometimes necessary totemporarily transfer an inmate to a contract facility or otherBureau institution. This is normally for security reasons, whenthe current institution does not have a Special Housing Unit. In such cases, institution staff will forward a request fortemporary transfer approval from the Warden to the DSCC. The request will include the rationale for transfer, with assurancethat the receiving facility is in agreement with the temporarytransfer. Transfer approval must be obtained prior to thetransfer during normal working hours, or if after hours, the nextwork day. A copy of this request will be routed to theappropriate CCM office, if the transfer is to a contractfacility.

8.
TRANSFERS FOR TRAINING PURPOSES OR PROGRAM PARTICIPATION. An inmate is ordinarily only transferred for specialized nationalprograms not offered at the parent facility to include:

(a)
Residential Drug Treatment Program;

(b)
Life Connections Program;

(c)
Special Management Unit; and

(d)
Sex Offender Programs.

When placement for program participation is inconsistent with theassigned security level, the appropriate Management Variable mustbe applied by the DSCC. Ordinarily, the inmate will be returned
to the referring institution upon completion of the specializedtraining or program if the inmate has 18 months or more remaininguntil the inmate’s release date at the time of the transfer. Further, if the program facility is nearer to the inmate’srelease residence, than is the referring institution, the inmatemay remain at the program facility.
9.
INSTITUTION HEARING PROGRAM TRANSFERS. The Institution Hearing Program (IHP) is a coordinated effort by the Bureau, ICE,and the EOIR to provide deportation or exclusion proceedings tosentenced aliens as expeditiously as possible after the date ofconviction. Eligibility, designation, classification, andtransfer procedures are specifically outlined in Bureaudirectives. IHP sites have been established for male and female non-U.S. citizens who are serving federal sentences to ensure adeportation or exclusion hearing is conducted early in theirsentence instead of at the end of their sentence.

10.
TRANSFERS TO SATELLITE CAMPS. The Warden of an institution with a satellite camp may transfer an inmate from the maininstitution to the camp if the inmate is assigned an appropriatesecurity and/or custody level. The Camp Administrator of asatellite camp adjacent to a Low or Medium security levelinstitution may temporarily transfer the inmate to the maininstitution for disciplinary purposes (i.e., disciplinarysegregation). If a need for an immediate redesignation arises,the inmate may be placed as a holdover in AdministrativeDetention at the main institution while approval is sought fromthe DSCC for redesignation to that institution or anotherinstitution.

An inmate may travel via “unescorted transfer” from a low orminimum security level institution to a minimum security levelinstitution if the inmate is a minimum security level inmate andhas OUT or COMMUNITY custody. The inmate’s family (on theapproved visiting list) may provide transportation to thereceiving institution only if the inmate is transferring from aminimum security level institution to another minimum securitylevel institution, and if approved by the Warden. The inmate’s family is expected to bear all transportation costs. The inmate must go directly from the sending institution to the receivinginstitution.
The Warden may authorize clearance for the transfer of a CIMCase, with the exception of WITSEC cases, to the satellite campof the parent facility provided established regulations forregular transfer authority have been met. (Refer to the CIMManual for more specific details).
11. PRE-RELEASE TRANSFERS. Inmates in federal and contract institutions may be transferred to CCCs in accordance with theProgram Statement Community Corrections Center (CCC) Utilizationand Transfer Procedure. Inmates who have been approved for CCCreferral and are otherwise appropriate for camp placement are tobe transferred to a camp for intermediate placement if at allpracticable. Inmates should be encouraged to complete all ormost of the Institution Release Preparation Program at the parentinstitution prior to transfer.
The parent institution is to complete the CCC referral packetand the camp should be closer to the inmate’s release residence.This process should be completed to allow the inmate a minimum ofa 60-day placement at the camp prior to the reporting date at the
CCC. CCC referrals may be made 12 to 18 months in advance of ananticipated reporting date with the concurrence of local CCMoffices. A notation that the CCC referral was made with a specific projected placement date should be included in therequest for institution transfer, and the transfer request shouldbe prepared at the same time as the CCC referral.
12. TRANSFERS FROM CCC’S. When an inmate fails to meet the conditions of CCC placement, the CCM should designate the inmateto the parent institution with consideration given to thefollowing criteria for designation:
(a)
local manday detention rates;

(b)
availability of Bureau Detention Centers;

(c)
budgetary constraints;

(d)
projected release date; and,

(e)
distance to parent facility.

When returning the inmate to the parent institution is not costeffective, the Community Corrections Office will refer the caseto the DSCC for designation. DSCC staff, will make thedesignation, and should consider the closest institutioncommensurate with the inmate’s security needs. When the DSCC designates the inmate to a facility, DSCC staff will notify theparent institution to facilitate the forwarding of the centralfile.
13. LONG-TERM DETAINEES. The authority for the redesignation oflong-term detainees rests with the Detention Services Branch,Correctional Programs Division, Central Office. Refer to the current Program Statement Mariel Cuban Detainees for transferprocedures. Transfers for medical or mental health treatment however, shall be referred to the Central Office MedicalDesignator. Mariel Cubans who are sentenced, and therefore notdetainees, are handled in a routine fashion by DSCC staff.
14. IN-TRANSIT DATA FORM
a. Upon notice that an inmate is being transferred ortemporarily released to an authorized law enforcement officer(e.g., U.S. Marshal, state law enforcement officer, or Bureau busofficer), the Unit Manager will ensure the following:
In-Transit Data Form.
! The top portion of the SENTRY automated In-Transit DataForm is accurate and the bottom portion is completed;
! CIM, YCA, DCYRA and any other important information isincluded in the space for “Non-Routine Security Needs;”
! CIM separation information is accurate, up-to-date andthe SENTRY generated “CIM Clearance and Separatee Data”is attached to the In-Transit Data Form; and,
! The In-Transit Data Form is signed, dated, andforwarded to ISM staff who will attach a current inmate
photograph and provide the form to the transportingofficer.
NOTE: The most recent In-Transit Data Form is maintained in
the Inmate Central File. The “CIM Clearance and
Separatee Data” display will not be filed with the

b. Upon receipt of the In-Transit Data Form, ISM staff willensure the following:
! The information indicated on the top portion of theform is correct. SENTRY update functions should beexecuted in the event that the data is not accurate;
! The Sentencing Remarks should include the offenses andthe length of sentence as noted on the Judgment. If this information is not accurate, the load data shouldbe updated;
! The Detainer Remarks should indicate all active detainers and the charge or offense. If the detainer has been litigated, information regarding the sentenceimposed or time remaining to serve should be listed.If this information is not current, the commitmentshould be updated; and,
! Initials are placed below the detainer remarksindicating that the information has been confirmed andis accurate and up-to-date.
15.
TRANSFER CODES. The reason for transfer, as shown by one ofthe codes listed at the end of this chapter, must be provided inthe top portion of the Transfer Order. If there is more than one reason for transfer, the most pertinent code should be used.Note that all Unescorted Transfers are Discharge Code – FURLTRANS for Furlough Transfer.

16.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

a. An inmate having a detainer or pending charge may betransferred to any institution for which he or she properlyclassifies; however, generally when there is a formally fileddetainer, the inmate is not to be transferred to an institutionmore distant from the detaining authority unless there issubstantial reason to believe the detainer will be dropped or thepending charge will not be prosecuted.
An inmate who indicates an intention to oppose extradition isnot to be transferred within the last 30 calendar days prior torelease to an institution in the state that placed the detainer.Such cases, and others in which there are legal or jurisdictionalproblems, are to be referred to the Regional CorrectionalPrograms Administrator (See Program Statement Inmate SystemsManagement Manual.
b. When there is reason to transfer an inmate to a non-federal institution for concurrent service of federal and state sentences, the Warden will refer the case to the DSCCAdministrator. Refer to the Program Statement, Transfer of aPrisoner to State Custody Prior to Release from the FederalSentence, for procedures.
17. RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER AGENCIES
a.
U.S. Parole Commission. Parolable inmates must be housed at a parolable institution in accordance with their parolehearing requirements unless a hearing is no longer required.

b.
Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The court of conviction may recommend to the Attorney General or the Bureauthat the defendant be retained at, or transferred to, a place ofconfinement near the place of trial or the court of appeals, fora period reasonably necessary to permit the defendant to assistin the preparation of his or her appeal. Upon receiving thisrecommendation, the Bureau will make every effort to place theinmate in such a facility. If a reason exists for not placingthe inmate in that facility, the court must be notified of thesituation and an attempt will be made to arrive at an acceptableplace of confinement.

Ordinarily, complicated jurisdictional or legal problems shouldbe resolved before transfer. Ordinarily, the sending CaseManagement Coordinator will determine if an inmate has legalaction pending in the district in which confined. If so, theindividual should not be transferred without prior consultationwith the appropriate U.S. Attorney or Regional Counsel, or both.Under Rule 23(a) of the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedures, aninmate may not be transferred, pending review of a Habeas Corpusproceeding commenced before a court, without the approval of thecourt. Approval for transfer should be sought through the U.S.Attorney or Regional Counsel in cases where a Habeas Corpuspetition is pending.
c. Non-Federal Authorities. The decision to accept a stateprisoner in the Bureau is the responsibility of the DSCCAdministrator. When notifying the state authority of acceptance,the state’s contract code will be identified.
The Office of Procurement, Central Office is responsible fornegotiating contracts for housing state prisoners. If it is necessary to transfer a federal inmate to a local jail, thesending institution must immediately notify the U.S. Marshals andthe CCM, preferably prior to the transfer.
d. Military Inmates. The DSCC will accept a military or CoastGuard inmate recommended for transfer to federal custody if,after examination of all available information, the Bureaucan provide appropriate resources for the inmate’s needs. The DSCC will be responsible for the designation and redesignation ofall military and Coast Guard inmates accepted for service oftheir sentence in Bureau custody.
In some cases, special agreements or Memoranda of Understanding(MOU) have been established with various military branches.These MOUs give direction to Bureau staff regarding which Bureauregulations and policies apply to the military inmates. Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. § 858, staff should be aware that military or CoastGuard inmates confined in Bureau institutions are subject to thesame discipline and treatment as other inmates in thoseinstitutions.
Additionally, the Bureau will accept the sentence computationprovided by the military or Coast Guard authorities with theexception that the Bureau will release such inmates, if notparoled, under the provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 4164 provided theyhave accrued good time deductions in excess of 180 days. DSCC staff will refer to the appropriate military or Coast Guardauthorities for resolution of suspected sentence computationerrors or discrepancies, or challenges to the sentencecomputation by the inmate or his or her representative, or both.
Once a military inmate comes into Bureau custody, allnotifications and requirements apply as if he or she were aBureau inmate, i.e., VWP notification, VCCLEA notification, SexOffender Notification, and IFRP requirements. Notification to the military is also required at least 30 days prior to theinmate’s release.
18. STATE PLACEMENT. Inmates who have exhausted available resources within the Bureau, should be referred for placement inan appropriate non-federal facility under contract with theBureau. Preparation of a transfer referral to merely “exhaust”all BOP resources is not required when the inmate is clearly notappropriate for any facility within the Bureau.
a. Placement Procedures. The Warden will prepare a memorandumto the DSCC Administrator outlining the reasons for stateplacement of a federal inmate. This memorandum will be forwarded along with supporting documentation and classification materialthat will, at a minimum, include the following:
(1)
Presentence Investigation Report;

(2)
Two copies of the Judgment;

(3)
Relevant SENTRY data;

(4)
Current Progress Report; and,

(5)
Any Disciplinary or SIS Reports.

If the DSCC Administrator approves an inmate for stateplacement, DSCC staff will select a state correctional system forreferral. The system selected will be based on the type offacilities within the system; available bed space; court status(state systems that are under injunction because of overcrowdingor violations of inmates’ civil rights will not be used), and thestate’s willingness to accept federal boarders. Once a suitable state correctional system has been identified, DSCC staff willforward the transfer packet to the appropriate CommunityCorrections Regional Administrator, overseeing the state in whichthe DSCC Administrator has identified for possible placement.DSCC staff may make up to two referrals per inmate at a time, andcontinue this process until an appropriate placement is secured.The CCRA will work through the local CCM office which will referthe case for state placement. The CCM office will advise the CCRA of the response from the state authority/Department ofCorrections. If approved for placement, the CCRA will initiateSENTRY redesignation procedures, and forward the inmate file tothe CCM office. If not approved for placement the CCRA will
advise the DSCC Administrator, who will continue to secure asuitable state placement.
The CCM office with state monitoring authority in which theinmate is eventually housed assumes full responsibility for theinmate, including biennial reviews and subsequent transferauthority. State placement materials containing, at a minimum, aProgress Report, Presentence Investigation Report, and allmemoranda pertaining to the state placement, will be forwarded toand maintained by the CCM office after the inmate has beenapproved for placement.
If an inmate is approved for permanent return to the Bureau,the place of confinement will be determined by the DSCC. If an inmate is returned to the Bureau for medical treatment, theinmate will be returned to the state when the medical treatment is completed. Occasionally, returning the inmate to theoriginating state may not be appropriate. In such cases, theDSCC will obtain a new place of incarceration for the inmate,after consultation with the Office of Medical Designation andTransportation.
b. Post-Placement Monitoring. After a federal inmate has been placed in a state contract facility, the appropriate CCM willreview the case every two years beginning from the date of theinmate’s arrival to determine whether the inmate is still appropriate for state placement. The CCM’s cover memorandum containing a recommendation and a Progress Report provided by thestate contract facility will be forwarded to DSCC staff who willmake a determination for continued state placement or return toBureau custody.
If the inmate requires continued placement in that statefacility, DSCC staff will enter a notation on the SENTRY “CIMClearance and Separatee Data” screen indicating such. However,if state placement is no longer necessary, the inmate will beredesignated to Bureau custody by the DSCC.
Inmates serving a sentence of Death will also be reviewed forcontinued state placement. Information received from CommunityCorrections staff during the review of the contract may be usedto make a determination for continued state placement.
The DSCC is responsible for monitoring and tracking stateplacement requests received from BOP institutions. The CCRA will prepare a quarterly report (statistical/narrative) which will beforwarded to the DSCC Administrator.
19.
SECONDARY DESIGNATION. Upon initial designation, an inmatemay be designated specifically for a parole hearing or programparticipation, and as a result, may require a secondarydesignation upon completion of the activity. If upon completionof the activity, staff determine that the secondary designationis no longer appropriate, the DSCC will be notified forreconsideration. Otherwise, when the conditions of the initialdesignation are met, institution staff will prepare a TransferOrder for signature of the sending institution Warden andarrangements will be made for movement of the inmate throughroutine procedures.

A secondary designation will not normally be made for casesdesignated for medical or psychiatric treatment. The medical center or reviewing institution will notify the MedicalDesignator upon completion of evaluation or treatment. Approvalwill be given for a secondary designation at that time. This approval will be based on medical requirements of the inmate andresources of the secondary designation.

20.
POPULATION MANAGEMENT. The Assistant Director, CorrectionalPrograms Division periodically reviews each institution’s Ratedand Designation Capacities. Occasionally, it is necessary toimpose a moratorium or population cap on a particular institutionto avoid or reduce overcrowding. The Assistant Director,Correctional Programs Division, with the approval of thePopulation Management Subcommittee of the Executive Staff, mayimpose a moratorium on other facilities including the MedicalReferral Center general population units. The Assistant Director, Health Services Division, with the approval of thePopulation Management Subcommittee of the Executive Staff, mayauthorize a moratorium or population cap for Medical ReferralCenters (excluding general population).

a. Referral Procedures
(1)
The Warden of the institution recommends to the RegionalDirector that a moratorium or population cap be established.

(2)
The Regional Director reviews the request, and if inagreement, contacts the Assistant Director, Correctional ProgramsDivision, or the Assistant Director, Health Services Division,and either requests a population cap or total moratorium.

A population cap places a ceiling on the number of inmates thatcan be designated to a facility. A total moratorium is defined as a complete cessation of all initial designations andredesignations to an institution or DFCL assignment.
In extreme circumstances, the Assistant Director, CorrectionalPrograms or Health Services Division with concurrence of theSubcommittee may direct that inmates en route to a facility beredesignated. When a moratorium or population cap is imposed, atermination date will be established. The cap or moratorium willbe terminated on that date unless the Regional Director contactsthe appropriate Assistant Director, Correctional Programs orHealth Services Division, and obtains an extension.
(3) The appropriate Assistant Director will issue aGroupWise e-mail notifying the DSCC Administrator and ChiefExecutive Officers of the cap or moratorium.
21. INSTITUTIONS WITH SPECIAL MISSIONS
a. FCI Oakdale. The Bureau, ICE, and the Executive Office forImmigration Review (EOIR) work closely together to meet therequirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,by ensuring the expeditious review of criminal aliens fordeportation. Beds are available for federally sentenced aliens,who are subject to administrative proceedings under theImmigration and Naturalization Act. Such inmates are transferred to FCI Oakdale for disposition of their ICE detainer prior tocompletion of their federal sentence.
Mexican and Cuban nationals are not eligible for the OakdaleCriminal Alien Program. The following procedures apply for theactual selection and designation of inmates to the OakdaleCriminal Alien Program.
(1)
The ICE Officer in Charge at FCI Oakdale will monitorthe inmate male population via SENTRY to identify criminal aliensappropriate for the program at FCI Oakdale. After they have beenidentified, ICE staff will place a detainer on these individualsthrough the DSCC. Each week DSCC staff will compile a list ofthe criminal aliens who are to be released within the next year.A courtesy list will be submitted, via GroupWise, to FCI Oakdalefor monitoring purposes.

(2)
ICE staff at FCI Oakdale will forward to DSCC staff information on alien inmates via GroupWise to assist in themovement of inmates to FCI Oakdale at a later date. The movement of inmates to FCI Oakdale will be authorized and coordinated bythe DSCC. DSCC staff will ensure CIM clearance is obtained and the Custody Classification form reflects appropriate use of anyManagement Variable.

(3)
Inmates will be redesignated no later than seven monthsfrom a firm projected release date. Once approved for transfer,

institution and transportation staff will immediately schedulethe inmate for movement to FCI Oakdale. Institution staff will notify the Oakdale CMC if the inmate is not en route within 15working days of the transfer approval. The central file should contain a current Progress Report and all pertinent casemanagement activities should be completed prior to transferincluding fines and the ordering of parole certificates, whenapplicable, or preparation of other release documents asrequired.

(4)
ISM staff will ensure any other detainers lodged againstthose inmates approved for transfer are resolved and thedetaining authority notified before the inmate is transferred toFCI Oakdale.

(5)
Because of unforeseen circumstances, some criminalaliens may be inappropriate for transfer to FCI Oakdale. ICE staff at FCI Oakdale will notify DSCC staff when this occurs andwill advise of any additional action necessary to coordinate theresolution of the inmate’s citizenship/release status.Conversely, institution staff are to contact DSCC staff if theybelieve a transfer should not occur. If the transfer is deemed inappropriate, DSCC staff will delete the Oakdale “DST” transferapproval.

(6)
The Detention Services Branch, Correctional ProgramsDivision, Central Office will assist with coordination of theOakdale Criminal Alien Program and will act as the primaryliaison with ICE and EOIR Headquarters on matters of mutualinterest affecting the program’s development and/or modification.Any questions regarding these matters should be directed to thatoffice.

b.
USP Marion/ADX Florence. USP Marion/ADX Florence generalpopulation units are designed for male inmates who havedemonstrated an inability to function in a less restrictiveenvironment without being a threat to others, or to the secureand orderly operation of the institution.

(1)
Referral Procedures and Criteria. Prior to referringan inmate to USP Marion or ADX Florence, redesignation to anotherhigh security institution should be considered first. If transfer to another institution is not appropriate, Wardens willrefer the proposed USP Marion or ADX Florence case to NorthCentral Regional Director. The North Central Region willdesignate the inmate as appropriate.

Assignment to USP Marion or ADX Florence will ordinarily bemade without regard for such factors as release destination or
program needs, such as education and vocational training. Prior to transfer to USP Marion or ADX Florence, staff at the sendinginstitution will ensure that the inmate is assigned Maximumcustody. While in transit to USP Marion or ADX Florence, inmateswill be housed and provided visiting, correspondence, andtelephone privileges as if confined at USP Marion or ADXFlorence.
Inmates currently diagnosed as suffering from seriouspsychiatric illnesses should not be referred for placement ateither USP Marion or ADX Florence.
(2)
Referral Packet for USP Marion or ADX Florence. The referral packet for either USP Marion or ADX Florence generalpopulation will include the following items:

(a)
A memorandum from the Warden to the North Central Regional Director with the specific rationale supporting theinstitution’s recommendation;

(b)
Copies of all disciplinary reports, investigativematerials or other official documentation related to the behavior prompting the referral;

(c) A current Progress Report;

(d)
A copy of the inmate’s latest PresentenceInvestigation Report; and,

(e) A recent psychiatric or mental health evaluation.
Inmates with severe or chronic behavior patterns that cannotbe addressed in any other Bureau institution should be referredto ADX Florence general population, and those who are somewhatless problematic should be referred to USP Marion. In describingthe reasons underlying the referral, the Warden should explainwhy he or she has selected USP Marion or ADX Florence,respectively.
(3) Acceptance or Rejection of Referrals. The North Central Regional Director has final review authority forreferrals to the USP Marion and ADX Florence general populationunits. In some cases, the Regional Director may approveplacement at USP Marion when a referral has been submitted forADX Florence and vice versa.
A response to a recommendation for USP Marion or ADXFlorence placement will ordinarily be made by the North CentralRegional Director within 60 calendar days after receiving the
referral packet from the referring institution. Approval ordenial will be noted in SENTRY on the inmate’s “CIM Clearance and Separatee Data” screen, with a brief memorandum from the NorthCentral Regional Director to the requesting Warden to follow.
(4)
Transfer from USP Marion or ADX Florence. Once an inmate successfully completes the USP Marion or ADX Florenceprogram, the Warden will submit a transfer request to the NorthCentral Regional Director. Upon the North Central RegionalDirector’s approval the request will be forwarded to the DSCC fordetermination of an appropriate facility. Inmates will ordinarily be transferred from USP Marion or ADX Florence usingCode 308 – Lesser Security. Ordinarily, inmates completing theADX Florence program will be transferred to a High Securityfacility, other than USP Marion.

(5)
USP Marion Failures. Inmates who continue to exhibit disruptive misconduct at USP Marion may be considered forreferral to ADX Florence general population or the Control Unit.

c. FMC Carswell Administrative Unit

(1)
Initial Designations. Initial designations may onlyoccur in extraordinary situations by DSCC staff.

(2)
Redesignation Criteria. The FMC Carswell Administrative Unit is designed to house females exhibiting anyof the following:

Administrative Unit will be submitted via the Request for
! A history of escape or attempted escape from a secureinstitution;
! Demonstrated repeated incidents of assaultive orpredatory behavior;
! Demonstrated chronic behavior problems; and/or
! Special management concerns.
(3) Referral for transfer to the FMC Carswell

Transfer/Application of Management Variable (409) to the DSCCAdministrator.
(4) Acceptance or Rejection of Referrals. The DSCC Administrator has final review authority for referrals to FMCCarswell Administrative Unit.
TRANSFER CODES
CODE DESCRIPTION
276 FURLOUGH TRANSFER: Unescorted furlough transfer to a CCC.
307 INSTITUTION CLASSIFICATION: Transfer to an institution with greater security (e.g., Low to Medium).
308 INSTITUTION CLASSIFICATION: Transfer to an institution with less security (e.g., High to Medium).
309 DISCIPLINARY: Transfer as a result of an act(s) of misconductrelated to documented poor institutional adjustment. See Program Statement on Discipline and Special Housing Unit.
313 NEARER RELEASE: Transfer for the purpose of placing an inmatein an institution nearer the release destination or to facilitate the release process.
314 TRAINING PURPOSES: Discontinued (Use Code 324).
315 TRAINING COMPLETED: Discontinued (Use Code 325).
316 TEMPORARY TRANSFER: Transfer to the custody of U.S. Marshalsor local authority.
317 RELIEVE OVERCROWDING: Transfer to relieve overcrowding at a facility.
318 INCREASE POPULATION: Transfer to build a population, usuallyupon activation of a new facility.
319 DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM: Transfer to participate in a specializedDrug Abuse Program.
320 WORK/STUDY RELEASE: Discontinued.
321 TRANSFER TO CONTROL UNIT: Transfer to Control Unit (see Chapter 7, Section 4).
322 TRANSFER FROM CONTROL UNIT: Transfer from Control Unit (See Chapter 7, Section 4).
323 CLOSE SUPERVISION CASE: Transfer as a result of an investigation that indicates a safety, security, or escaperisk. Includes verified and unverified protection cases.
324 PROGRAM PARTICIPATION: Transfer for a parole hearing or toparticipate in a specialized program.
325 PROGRAM COMPLETED/WITHDRAWAL/REMOVAL: Return to the originalinstitution following the completion, withdrawal, or removalfrom a specialized program.
326 CONCURRENT SERVICE IN NON-FEDERAL FACILITY: Transfer to non-federal facility (excluding CCC) for service of concurrentfederal and state sentences.
327 BOARDING IN NON-FEDERAL FACILITY: Transfer to non-federal facility (excluding CCC) for service of federal sentencesonly.

TRANSFER CODES
CODE DESCRIPTION
328 RETURN FROM NON-FEDERAL FACILITY: Return from non-federal facility to federal institution for service of federalsentence only.
330 ADJUSTMENT PURPOSES: Transfer for the purpose of placing theinmate in a new setting due to poor institutional adjustmentor CIM concerns. This code differs from a 323 Close Supervision Transfer in that an SIS investigation is notnormally conducted.
331 TRANSFER FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT: Transfer from generalpopulation for the purpose of obtaining medical/physicaltreatment in a Medical Referral Center. Requires a change to a CARE 4 assignment.
332 MEDICAL TREATMENT COMPLETED: Return from Medical Referral Center to general population after treatment formedical/physical treatment. Requires a change from CARE 4assignment to a lesser care level assignment.
333 TRANSFER FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL/PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION: Transfer from general population for the purpose of obtainingpsychiatric treatment in a Medical Referral Center. Requires a change to a CARE 4 assignment.
334 PSYCHOLOGICAL/PSYCHIATRIC EVALUATION COMPLETED: Return from a Medical Referral Center to general population after obtainingpsychiatric treatment. Requires a change from CARE 4assignment to a lesser care level assignment.
335 TRANSFER FOR HOSPITALIZATION AND TREATMENT: Transfer between BOP Medical Referral Centers for continued medical/physical orpsychiatric treatment. (SPG to BUT). CARE 4 assignment remains intact.
336 HOSPITALIZATION AND TREATMENT COMPLETED: Discontinued (See Code 332).
337 OTHER: This category may be used only when no other transfercode above applies. (DISCONTINUED)
338 DECREASE IN MEDICAL CARE LEVEL: Transfer used when there has been a decrease in the inmate’s medical care level and the inmate no longer requires the higher level of medicalservices. This code is to be used when the transfer occurs between non-MRC institutions and when there is a decrease from the CARE assignments 2 and 3 only.
339 INCREASE IN MEDICAL CARE LEVEL: Transfer used when there has been an increase in the inmate’s medical care level and inmate is being transferred for the sole purpose of requiringincreased medical resources. This code is to be used when the transfer occurs between non-MRC institutions and when there is an increase from the CARE assignments 1 and 2 only.
369 FACILITY REORGANIZATION: Transfer based on a mission change of the institution.

OFFENSE SEVERITY SCALE
GREATEST SEVERITY
Aircraft Piracy – placing plane or passengers in dangerArson – substantial risk of death or bodily injuryAssault – serious bodily injury intended or permanent orlife threatening bodily injury resulting)Car Jacking – anyDrug Offense – see criteria below* Escape – closed institution, secure custody, force orweapons usedEspionage – treason, sabotage, or related offensesExplosives – risk of death or bodily injuryExtortion – weapon or threat of violenceHomicide or Voluntary Manslaughter – anyKidnaping – abduction, unlawful restraint, demanding orreceiving ransom moneyRobbery – anySexual offenses – rape, sodomy, incest, carnal knowledge,transportation with coercion or force for commercialpurposesToxic Substances/Chemicals: – weapon to endanger human lifeWeapons – distribution of automatic weapons, exportingsophisticated weaponry, brandishing or threatening use ofa weapon

* Any drug offender whose current offense includes the followingcriteria will be scored in the Greatest severity category:
The offender was part of an organizational network and he or sheorganized or maintained ownership interest/profits from large-scale drug activity,
***AND***
The drug amount equals or exceeds the amount below:
Cocaine – greater than or equal to 10,000 gm, 10 K, or 22 lbCocaine Base “Crack” – greater than or equal to 31 gm Hashish – greater than or equal to 250,000 gm, 250 K, or 551 lbMarijuana – greater than or equal to 620,000 gm, 620 K, or 1,367 lb PCP – greater than or equal to l00,000 mg, 100 gm, or 20,000 dosage unitsHeroin or Opiates – greater than or equal to 2,000 gm, 2 K, or 4.4 lb Methamphetamine – greater than or equal to 16,000 gm, 17 K, or 35 lbsOther illicit drugs: – Amphetamine, Barbiturates, LSD, etc. greater thanor equal to 250,000 dosage units
HIGH SEVERITY
Arson – other Cruelty to Children – anyDrugs (For Females only)Cocaine – greater than or equal to 10,000 gm, 10 K,Or 22 lb Cocaine Base “Crack” – greater than or equal to 31 gmHashish – greater than or equal to 250,000 gm, 250 K,Or 551 lb Marijuana – greater than or equal to 620,000 gm, 620 K,Or 1,367 lbPCP – greater than or equal to 100,000 mg, 100 gm, or20,000 dosage unitsHeroin or Opiates – greater than or equal to 2,000 gm,2 K, or 4.4 lbMethamphetamine – greater than or equal to 16,000 gm,17 K, or 35 lbOther illicit drugs – Amphetamine, Barbiturates, LSDetc. – greater than or equal to 250,000 dosage unitsExplosives – other Extortion – other Involuntary manslaughter – includes vehicular homicide Residential Burglary – with evidence that occupants were indwelling during the commission of the offenseRioting – anySexual Offenses – sexual exploitation of children, unlawfulsexual conduct with a minor, pornographyStalking – anyThreatening Communications – with conduct evidencing intent tocarry out such threatToxic Substances/Chemicals – other

MODERATE SEVERITY
Assault – other Auto Theft – any Breaking and Entering – any Burglary – other Child Abandonment – any Contempt of Court – criminal contempt Drugs Cocaine – greater than or equal to 400 gm, .4 K, or .88 lb Cocaine Base “Crack” – greater than or equal to 1 gm Hashish – greater than or equal to 11,000 gm, 11 K, or 24 lb Marijuana – greater than or equal to 25,000 gm, 25 K, or 55 lb PCP – greater than or equal to 4,000 mg, 4 gm, or .14 oz Heroin or Opiates – greater than or equal to 80 gm, .08 K, or .18 lb Methamphetamine – greater than or equal to 667 gm, .67 K, or 1.47 lb Other illicit drugs – Amphetamine, Barbiturates, LSD, etc. greater than or equal to 10,000 dosage units, .05 K, or .11 lbEscape – walkaway from open institution, failure to appear/bail reform act, no threat of violence involved Immigration Offenses – transportation of unlawful aliens Obstruction of Justice – any Property Offenses – over $250,000, includes theft, fraud, tax evasion, forgery, currency offensesSexual Offenses – other Weapons – other

LOW-MODERATE SEVERITY
Bigamy – PolygamyDrugs Cocaine – less than 400 gm, .4 K, or .88 lbCocaine Base “Crack” – less than 1 gmHashish – less than 11,000 gm, 11 K, or 24 lbMarijuana – less than 25,000 gm, 25 K, or 55 lbPCP – less than 4,000 mg, 4 gm, or .14 ozHeroin or Opiates – less than 80 gm, .08 K, or .18 lbMethamphetamine – less than 667 gm, .67 K, or 1.47 lbOther illicit drugs – Amphetamine, Barbiturates, LSD,etc., less than 10,000 dosage units, .05 K, or .11 lbIndecent Exposure – indecent acts, lewd behaviorImmigration Offenses – other Post-Release Supervision Violation – technical, administrativeProperty Offenses – valued between $2,000 and $250,000)

LOWEST SEVERITY
Drugs – personal useGambling Law Violation – anyLiquor Law Violation – anyProperty Offenses – less than $2,000Suspicion – anyTraffic Laws – anyVagrancy – anyVandalism – any

MARIJUANA EQUIVALENT CHART
DRUG MARIJUANA EQUIVALENT
1 gm of Heroin 1000 gm
1 gm of Cocaine Powder 200 gm
1 gm of Methamphetamine 2000 gm
1 gm of LSD 100,000 gm
1 gm of “crack” cocaine 20,000 gm
1 gm of Hashish Oil 50 gm
For other drug equivalents, please refer to theU.S. Sentencing Commission Guidelines Manual.

MEASUREMENT CONVERSION TABLE
1 oz = 28.35 gm1 lb = 453.6 gm1 lb = 0.4536 kg1 gal = 3.785 liters1 qt = 0.946 liters 1 gm = 1 ml (liquid)1 liter = 1,000 ml1 kg = 1,000 gm1 gm = 1,000 mg1 grain = 64.8 mg

DEFINITION OF ROLES INVOLVED IN DRUG OFFENSES
To determine whether an individual involved with a drug offenserose to the level of an organizer or leader, read the “OffenseConduct” section of the Presentence Investigation Report, and anyother available information (i.e., Statement of Reasons, U.S.Attorney Report, etc.) to determine what the individual’s rolewas in the criminal activity. The role definitions below are grouped into two categories: Those that rise to the level of organizer/leader; and, those that do not.
ORGANIZER/LEADER
Importer/High-Level Supplier: imports or otherwise supplies largequantities of drugs; is at or near the top of the distributionchain; has ownership interest in drugs (not merely transportingdrugs for another individual); usually supplies drugs to otherdrug distributors and does not deal in retail amounts; may employno or very few subordinates.
Organizer/Leader: organizes, leads, directs, or otherwise runs adrug distribution organization. Receives the largest share ofthe profits and has the greatest decision-making authority.
Grower/Manufacturer: grows, cultivates, or manufactures acontrolled substance, and is the principal owner of the drugs.(Keep in mind, the intent of this definition is to capture theindividual who has the capability to manufacture enormous amountsof drugs in his garage/lab for example, and not the individualwho is growing only five marijuana plants in his basement.)
Financier/Money Launderer: provides money for purchase,importation, manufacture, cultivation, transportation, ordistribution of drugs; launders proceeds of drug sales orpurchases.
Aircraft Pilot/Vessel Captain: pilots vessel or aircraft;requires special skill; does not include inmate who is the onlyparticipant directing a small boat (i.e., a speed boat) ontowhich drugs had been loaded from a “mother ship” (such person isa courier).
NOT A DRUG ORGANIZER/LEADER
Manager: serves as a lieutenant to assist one of the above;manages all or a significant portion of the manufacturing,importation, or distribution operation; takes instructions fromone of the above and conveys to subordinates; directly supervisesat least one other co-participant in an organization of at leastfive co-participants.
Bodyguard/Strongman/Debt Collector: provides physical andpersonal security for another co-participant in the offense;collects debts owed, or punishes recalcitrant persons.
Chemists/Cooks/Chemical Supplier: produces LSD, methamphetamine,crack cocaine, or other illegal drugs, but does not qualify as aGrower/Manufacturer because he/she is not the principal owner ofthe drugs. Chemical supplier does not handle drugs themselvesbut engages in the unlawful diversion, sale, or furnishing oflisted chemicals or equipment used in the synthesis ormanufacturing of controlled substances.
Supervisor: supervises at least one other co-participant,however, has limited authority and does not qualify as a Manager.
Street-Level Dealer: distributes retail quantities directly tothe user.
Broker/Steerer/Go-Between: arranges for two parties to buy/selldrugs, or directs potential buyer to a potential seller.
Courier: transports or carries drugs with the assistance of avehicle or other equipment. Includes situations where individual, who is otherwise considered to be a crew member, isthe only participant directing a vessel (e.g., a speed boat) ontowhich drugs had been loaded from a “mother ship”.
Mule: transports or carries drugs internally or on their person,often by airplane, or by walking across a border. Also includes an individual who only transports or carries drugs in baggage,souvenirs, clothing, or otherwise.
Renter/Storer: provides (for profit/compensation) own residence,structures (barns, storage bins, buildings), land, or equipmentfor use to further the offense. This inmate is distinguishedfrom the enabler because he/she is paid (in some way) for his/herservices.
Money runner: transports/carries money and/or drugs to and fromthe street-level dealer.
Off-loader/Loader: performs the physical labor required to putlarge quantities of drugs into storage, hiding, or onto some modeof transportation.
Gopher/Lookout/Deckhand/Worker/Employee: performs very limited,low-level function in the offense (whether or not ongoing);includes running errands, answering the telephone, receivingpackages, packaging the drugs, manual labor, acting as lookout toprovide early warnings during meetings, exchanges, or off.loading, or acting as deckhand/crew member on vessel or aircraftused to transport large quantities of drugs.
Enabler (Passive): plays no more than a passive role in theoffense, knowingly permitting a certain unlawful criminalactivity to take place without actually being involved with theactivity; may be coerced or unduly influenced to play such afunction (e.g., a parent or grandparent threatened withdisplacement from a home unless they permit the activity to takeplace), or may do so as “a favor” (without compensation).
User Only: possessed small amount of drugs apparently forpersonal use only; no apparent function in any conspiratorialcriminal activity.
Wholesaler: sells more than retail/user-level quantities (greaterthan one ounce) in a single transaction.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
In the case of an offense involving marijuana plants, one plantequals 100 grams (or the actual weight of the useable marijuana,whichever is greater).
If the offense includes several types of drugs, compute themarijuana equivalent and total the sum to arrive at a grandtotal. For example, if the inmate has marijuana, cocaine, andheroin, compute the cocaine and heroin to an equivalent amount ofmarijuana and hold the inmate accountable for the sum total ofthe equivalent amount of marijuana.
Offenses not listed will be assigned a severity categoryaccording to the most comparable listed offense.
Score any attempt, aiding and abetting, conspiracy, misprision ofa felony, and accessory after the fact in the same severitycategory as the underlying offense. Total offense behavior is to be considered, utilizing the most serious offense or actcommitted. However, in drug conspiracy cases, the individualwill be held accountable as documented by the Judge in theStatement of Reasons. If the Statement of Reasons is not attached, the Case Manager will review the PresentenceInvestigation Report to determine the individual’s specificreported behavior, and not hold the individual accountable forthe entire drug conspiracy empire.

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