Re-Designation is fairly common for a number of reasons:
-Training purposes/program participation
-Institution Hearing program
-Transfers from halfway houses (CCCs).
After review and approval by your Unit Team, a transfer request is submitted via the Request for Transfer/Application of Management Variable (409). The procedures for completing the 409 may be waived or modified with the approval of the Assistant Director, Correctional Programs Division, Washington, D.C. or his/her designee.
Your unit team will include the following five items in filling out the form before submitting it:
1) Inmate’s Medical Status. Include current, complete, and accurate available information concerning any medical problem which might affect re-designation
2) Institution Adjustment Include a brief description of the inmate’s adjustment during this period of incarceration with emphasis on recent adjustment.
3) Rational for Referral. Include a complete, specific justification and support for the request action.
4) Parole Hearing Scheduled. Indicate whether or not the inmate is eligible for a parole hearing. If yes, indicate the date of the hearing.
5) Past or Present behavior and/or Management concerns. Note any past or present behavior and/or management concerns which may affect placement (i.e., history of arrests or disruptive behavior which may not have resulted in a conviction, inmates preference regarding this request, etc. Also, note any Security Threat Group concerns/associations.
Here is a list of code numbers and descriptions for transfers as they are printed by the institution. You can read the specifics in your law library:
276 Furlough Transfer: Unescorted furlough transfer to a CCC (halfway house)
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 misconduct related to documented P0C:f institutional adjustment. See Program Statement on Discipline and Special Housing Unit.
313 Nearer Release: Transfer for the purpose of placing an inmate in an institution nearer the release destination or to facilitate the release process.
316 Temporary Transfer: Transfer to the custody of U.S. Marshals or local authority.
317 Relieve Overcrowding: Transfer to relieve overcrowding at a facility.
318 Increase Population: Transfer to build a population, usually upon activation of a new facility.
319 Drug Abuse Program: Transfer to participate in a specialized Drug Abuse Program
321 Transfer to control Unit: Transfer to Control Unit
322 Transfer from Control Unit: Transfer from Control Unit
323 Close Supervision Case: Transfer as a result of an investigation that indicates a safety, security, or escape risk. Includes verified and unverified protection cases.
324 Program Participation: Transfer for a parole hearing or to participate in a specialized program.
325 Program Completed/Withdral/Removal: Return to the original institution following the completion, withdrawal, or removal from specialized program.
326 Concurrent Service in Non-Federal Facility: Transfer to non-federal facility (excluding CCC) for service of concurrent federal and state sentences.
327 Boarding in Non-Federal Facility: Transfer to non-federal facility (excluding CCC) for service of federal sentences only.
328 Return from Non-Federal Facility: Return from non-federal facility to federal institution for service of federal sentence only.
330 Adjustment Purposes: Transfer for the purpose of placing the inmate in a new setting due to poor institutional adjustment or CW concerns. This code differs from a 323 Close Supervision Transfer in that an SIS investigation is not normally conducted.
331 Transfer for Medical Treatment: Transfer from general population for the purpose of obtaining medical/physical treatment 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 for medical/physical treatment. Requires a change from CARE 4 assignment to a lesser care level assignment.
333 Transfer for Psychological/Psychiatric Evaluation: Transfer from general population for the purpose of obtaining psychiatric 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 obtaining psychiatric treatment. Requires a change from CARE 4 assignment to a lesser care level assignment.
335 Transfer for Hospitalization and Treatment: Transfer between BOP Medical Referral Centers for continued medical/physical or psychiatric treatment. (SPG to BUT). CARE 4 assignment remains intact.
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 medical services. This code is to be used when the transfer occurs between non-MRC institutions and when there is a decrease from the CARE assignment 2 and 3 only.
339 Increase in Medical Care Level: Transfer used where there has been an increase in the inmates’s medical care level an inmate is being transferred for the sole purpose of requiring increased 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 assignment 1 and 2 only.
369 Facility Reorganization: Transfer based on a mission change of the institution
The Morales Law Firm would like to thank Mad Dogs guide to Club Fed (Instruction Manuel for Newcomers) for sharing this information with us.