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

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 Corrections. He … Read more

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

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

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: As we … Read more

F.C.I. Sheridan- Camp

The Camp at Sheridan is comprised of two housing units. Unit 5 is the general housing unit, holding half the inmates, and unit 6 holds the other half (units 1-4 are at the FCI). Unit 6 is the RDAP unit, which is where all inmates either currently in RDAP or “DAP Wait”, and those who … Read more

Federal Inmate Register Number Codes

Did you know the United States Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons assign register numbers to federal prisoners? These numbers are important for loved ones to know if they want to visit an inmate or send money or mail to an inmate. These eight-digit codes follow this format: XXXXX-OXX. While the first five numbers in the … Read more

Female Prison Life

The number of women in prison has exploded over the past 30 years. According to the ACLU, there are more than 8 times as many women behind bars today than there were in 1980. More than a million women populate U.S. jails and prisons. More than 40 per cent of female inmates are convicted for … Read more

Women in Prison

They are our mothers, our daughters, our sisters and our friends. More than 200,000 women are currently incarcerated in American prisons and jails, while more than a million are under some form of correctional control. Here’s another shocking fact – one that illustrates a gaping hole in our communities: nearly 65% of mothers in state prisons lived … Read more

Violence and Sexual Assault in Prison

Violence is an unfortunate and common part of prison life, especially at the higher security levels within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. So is sexual assault, though to a lesser degree. Inmates at camp (minimum security) and low security levels usually have less to worry about in either regard. These issues are a more likely … Read more