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.
By LUKE BARR, ABC News(MIAMI) -- As Florida has become the new COVID-19 hotspot, federal prisons in South Florida are feeling the brunt of COVID-19.Union officials at Federal Correctional Complex Coleman and Federal Correctional Institution Miami sounded the... Read More.