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Federal Bureau of Prisons: Corrections agency of the US federal government
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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After Jeffrey Epstein suicide, Bureau of Prisons tells guards: Stop surfing the web and watch inmates

Two guards face criminal charges for claiming they checked on Jeffrey Epstein and other inmates. Feds say they were browsing the web and sleeping.
USATODAY.com - Published

Huffman released with 2 days left on 2-week prison term

huffman released with 2 days left on 2-week prison term
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman was released Friday morning from a federal prison in California two days before the end of a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions..
WorldNews - Published

A.C.L.U. Sues Prison Bureau for Denying Medication to Opioid-Addicted Inmate

A federal judge will decide on Wednesday whether the Bureau of Prisons must provide buprenorphine, an addiction medication, to a Kansas inmate who is past the detox stage.
NYTimes.com - Published

Justice Department: Psychologist removed Jeffrey Epstein from suicide watch

The Justice Department said it was limited in what could be disclosed because of three continuing investigations into the death led by the FBI, the department's inspector general and the Bureau of..
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City..
Reuters - Published

US prisons chief removed after cell death of sex accused Jeffrey Epstein

us prisons chief removed after cell death of sex accused jeffrey epstein
US attorney general William Barr has removed the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in federal..
WorldNews - Published

Federal investigative team arrives at NY jail where Jeffrey Epstein died, will review if staff followed protocol

A U.S. Bureau of Prisons "after-action" team, comes as authorities have been examining whether guards assigned to Epstein's unit may have slept through checks.
USATODAY.com - Published

Top U.S. lawmaker demands answers in Jeffrey Epstein's death

A top U.S. lawmaker joined the chorus of officials demanding answers from the Bureau of Prisons over the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody.
Reuters - Published

Who are the five men scheduled to be executed under federal law?

The federal Bureau of Prisons has scheduled the executions of five inmates being held on death row after the DOJ's new rule
CBS News - Published

Justice Department resumes capital punishment after nearly two decades

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has not executed anyone since 2003.
USATODAY.com - Published

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' jailed at 'Supermax' prison in Colorado

Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," has been transferred to a "Supermax" prison in Colorado where no one has ever escaped, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a..
Reuters - Published

Which bank? The Bank of Parents in nation's top 10

The Bank of Parents (BOP, formerly known as BoMAD but that was way too heteronormative) is this weekend setting out its biggest tranche of lending ever.
The Age - Published

Elizabeth Warren's Latest Plan: Abolish Private Prisons, Detention Centers In The US

elizabeth warren's latest plan: abolish private prisons, detention centers in the us
Senator Elizabeth Warren revealed her latest policy plan on Friday which would ban private prisons and detention centers as part of her 2020 presidential campaign, according to The Daily Beast. Warren..
WorldNews - Published

Woman with opioid addiction to get regular methadone treatment in prison

A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoing methadone treatment for her heroin addiction while..
Reuters - Published

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