Inmate Death at USP Atlanta

U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Office of Public Affairs August 7, 2020 202-514-6551 bop.gov WASHINGTON, D.C.: On Friday, July 24, 2020, inmate Eugene Griffin was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment of tachycardia and hypoxia. While there he tested positive for COVID-19. He released from … Read more Inmate Death at USP Atlanta

Inmate Death at USP Marion

U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Office of Public Affairs August 6,2020 WASHINGTON, D.C.: On Wednesday, July29, 2020, inmate Taiwan Davistested positive for COVID-19 at the United States Penitentiary (USP) Marion, in Marion, Illinois. On Saturday, August 1,2020, hewas evaluated by institutional medical staffand was transported to a local … Read more Inmate Death at USP Marion

BOP’s Monitoring of Inmate

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz announced today the release of a report on the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) monitoring of inmate communications to prevent radicalization within its institutions. The DOJ Office of the Inspector General identified significant deficiencies with the BOP’s monitoring of high-risk and terrorist inmates’ communications. The … Read more BOP’s Monitoring of Inmate

First inmate in California state prison system tests positive for coronavirus

An inmate in California has tested positive for coronavirus, making them the first Covid-19 patient within the state’s prison system. The patient — who is an inmate at California State Prison, Los Angeles County — is in stable condition and is being treated on site, according to a news release from the California Department of … Read more First inmate in California state prison system tests positive for coronavirus

Early Inmate Release

Some New South Wales prisoners could be released under new emergency powers announced on Tuesday by the attorney general, Mark Speakman. The powers will give the corrections minister authority to release or parole inmates who are nearing the end of their sentences, or on remand awaiting court, or considered on case-by-case basis. Corrections NSW will not have the power … Read more Early Inmate Release

Governor Cooper Orders Increased Access to Childcare, DMV Clarifications

Governor Roy Cooper has waived restrictions to increase access to caregivers to provide flexible child care and elder care during the coronavirus emergency. The Order provides flexibility to local health departments working to adapt to the increased need for their resources. Additionally, it provides for ways for Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices to enact … Read more Governor Cooper Orders Increased Access to Childcare, DMV Clarifications

Updates to BOP COVID-19 Action Plan

The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is carefully monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As with any type of emergency situation, we carefully assess how to best ensure the safety of staff, inmates and the public. To-date, no inmates have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Updated 5:00 PM ET, March 19, 2020 source: bop.gov/coronavirus As we … Read more Updates to BOP COVID-19 Action Plan