The Prison Policy Initiative (PPI), a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization, is urging the Washington state government to reconsider its prison mail scanning policies. These policies, in place since October 2021, involve the digitization of personal mail, which is then viewed by inmates via kiosk or tablet. While the Department of Corrections says the policy is for […]
The Attorney General has picked someone to replace embattled former director Michael Carvajal as director of the Bureau of Prisons. BOP: Attorney General Selects New BOP Director Below is an excerpt from the BOP Website about Peters. (BOP) - Today, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that he has selected Colette S. Peters to serve as […]
An Associated Press Article From February indicated that the United States Senate is looking into problems in the Bureau of Prisons. The United States Senate has launched a bipartisan group to investigate problems in the federal prison system. The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism will look into a range of issues, including overcrowding, […]
We often hear people say things that indicate that they did not know that there was a difference between the federal criminal system and the state criminal system where they live. We hear things such as "I may have committed several state crimes but this is my first time in the federal system" or "my […]
We received word from the Bureau of Prisons that several of our legal calls were canceled or needed to be rescheduled this week because of a “national lockdown.” We researched the matter further and discovered that the BoP implemented temporary security measures nationwide. (BOP) - In an abundance of caution, following an incident at one […]
An Inspector General's Report indicates that a Warden and Employee Engaged in Misconduct and did not disclose the relationship.
On January 14 2022, the Federal Bureau of Prisons responded to several comments from the public regarding their proposed Evidence Based Recidivism Reduction Program Rules.
BOP director Michael Carvajal has resigned after scandals, reports of crimes committed by his employees and pandemic mismanagement.
Labor Unions for prison guards and other officials have stated that vaccine mandates will lead to shortages. But an analysis of the city of New York's vaccine mandate may contradict that theory.
Sources indicate that the BOP is considering scanning inmate mail. But would that achieve the BOP's goals of preventing contraband?