(LONDON) -- Actress Taraneh Alidoosti was arrested over the weekend by the Iranian regime for supporting the ongoing protests, becoming the most prominent person in the country to be targeted. Alidoosti, who starred in the 2016 film "The Salesman," which won an Academy Award for... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- All federal inmates housed in private prisons have been moved to Bureau of Prisons facilities and the agency has ended all contracts with private facilities, officials said. Last year, in one of his first actions in office, President Joe Biden signed an executive... Read More.
(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.
(NEW YORK) -- The Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause, likely to last another seven to 10 days while a federal advisory committee evaluates a possible link to a rare but severe blood clotting disorder, may deal a blow to vulnerable populations -- the homebound,... Read More.
By SARAH KOLINOVSKY and BEN GITTLESON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden on Tuesday planned to sign four executive actions pertaining to racial equity, including phasing out the use of private prisons at the federal level, according to senior administration... Read More.
By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- After a federal advisory committee recommended this week that health care workers, nursing home residents and staff be the first to receive COVID-19 vaccines, discussions turned to who should be next in line, as initial... Read More.
By ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department's inspector general released a report Tuesday that "identified numerous failures" in how staff at a federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, responded "to the COVID-19 outbreak" at the facility, according to the... 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 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 TONYA SIMPSON and LUKE BARR, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Citing the growing toll from a hidden side of the coronavirus pandemic, top Democratic lawmakers are looking to require state and federal prisons to open their books on the number of... Read More.