The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is the federal agency under the Department of Justice responsible for the care, custody, and control of incarcerated individuals.
The Bureau has five security levels:
Minimum-security. Little or no perimeter fencing, low staff-to-inmate ratio.
Low-security. Double-fenced perimeters. Mostly cubicle or dormitory housing.
Medium-security. Double-fenced with electronic detection systems. Cell housing.
High-security. Reinforced fences or walls.
Administrative-security. Houses all security levels.
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