(NEW YORK) -- The head of the Bureau of Prisons union has written to President Joe Biden asking him to seriously consider the impact staffing shortages are having on the nation's federal prisons."The current staffing shortage within our agency have reached a critical level,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A potential government shutdown would be "devastating" for Bureau of Prisons employees, according to the head of the union that represents federal staffers at the agency.A government shutdown appears to be on the horizon with just a few days until funding expires.... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The 123 federal prisons in the United States need roughly $2 billion worth of "maintenance" and most are "aging and deteriorating," according to a DOJ inspector general report.In three prisons, the conditions are so bad they had to be closed -- including... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Leaders from the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Prisons gathered on a rainy Tuesday morning in Washington to honor the sacrifice and service of fallen federal correctional officers during National Correctional Officers Week.From May 7 to May 13, correctional officers and... Read More.
(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.