(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department has tapped Colette Peters, who serves as the director of the Oregon Department of Corrections, to lead the federal Bureau of Prisons, according to a statement released by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Peters has been in her current role since... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Three Bureau of Prisons employees at United States Penitentiary Thompson in Illinois have had to go to the hospital over the past two weeks, according to the local union president, prompting two members of Congress to write a letter to the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Sixty-thousand inmates potentially did not properly receive credits for time served under the First Step Act's recidivism programs, the Department of Justice inspector general found. "We are concerned that the delay in applying earned time credits may negatively affect inmates who have... Read More.
(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The Portland Police Bureau has changed its policy on traffic stops to address racial disparity and public safety, officials announced. Officers have been directed to no longer engage in traffic stops for low-level violations and to instead focus on poor drivers --... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new outdoor mask guidance on Tuesday, many are looking to finally take the trips they missed out on last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. But before you book your next flight or... Read More.
BY: STEPHANIE EBBS and CHEYENNE HASLETT, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Commerce Department's internal watchdog has warned that the order to cut short the 2020 census did not come from the Census Bureau and even the bureau's director doesn't know who... Read More.
By ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, SANDRA TEMKO and JESSICA MENDOZA, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- With many cooped up at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, some have searched for a furry companion to join them.But as people have turned... Read More.
By LUKE BARR, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The Bureau of Prisons announced on Monday that in-person visits will resume at all 122 facilities within the bureau, according to an internal memo obtained by ABC News."Social visiting will resume... Read More.
By SANDRA TEMKO and ANGELINE JANE BERNABE, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Free trial subscription services can be helpful when trying out an app, but some customers of the popular diet app Noom, which offers a free trial period, have complained... Read More.
By LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Bureau of Prisons has spent almost $3 million dollars on ultraviolet sanitizing devices to combat COVID-19 at 122 federal prisons, regional offices and its central office in Washington, D.C., according to the Bureau... Read More.
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- After a years-long battle, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has rolled back a series of proposed limitations to payday loans in a move advocacy groups call a "grave error" that could potentially trap vulnerable... Read More.
By DEVIN DWYER, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as conceived by President Barack Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, making it easier for the agency’s leader to be removed... Read More.