Learn about the Telephone Calls and Inmate Financial Responsibility Program (IFRP)
(Excerpts from Bureau of prison documents OPI: CPD/CPB, NUMBER:P5380.08)
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The IFRP was implemented to ensure that sentenced inmates develop a financial plan for meeting court-ordered and other legitimate financial obligations, including, in many cases, payments to victims.
Payments are made electronically through an inmate's trust fund account and include earnings from prison work assignments. Each inmate with a financial obligation, regardless of the extent of his or her resources, is encouraged to develop a financial payment plan.
PURPOSE AND SCOPE §545.10. The Bureau of Prisons encourages each sentenced inmate to meet his or her legitimate financial obligations. As part of the initial classification process, staff will assist the inmate in developing a financial plan for meeting those obligations, and at subsequent program reviews, staff shall consider the inmate's efforts to fulfill those obligations as indicative of that individual's acceptance and demonstrated level of responsibility
Telephone call spending limits for Inmates in REFUSE
- The inmate is responsible for making satisfactory progress in meeting his/her financial responsibility plan and for providing documentation of these payments to unit staff. Payments may be made from institution resources or non-institution (community) resources.
- In developing an inmate's financial plan, the Unit Team shall first subtract from the trust fund account the inmate's minimum payment schedule for UNICOR or non-UNICOR work assignments, set forth below in paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2) of this section.
- The Unit Team shall then exclude from its assessment $75.00 a month deposited into the inmate's trust fund account. This $75.00 is excluded to allow the inmate the opportunity to better maintain telephone communication under the Inmate Telephone System (ITS).
IFRP REFUSE : "Refuses to Participate in Program" is entered immediately when an inmate verbally refuses to participate in the program (IFRP program). Subsequent to the initial classification, at any time the Unit Team discovers the inmate is not making the agreed-upon payment(s), it is their discretion to place the inmate into IFRP "REFUSE".
Inmates in IFRP "REFUSE" status will not be permitted to spend more than $25 per month in commissary, excluding purchases of stamps and telephone credits.
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