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Federal Bureau of Prisons: Corrections agency of the US federal government
The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is the agency of the federal government of the United States under the Department of Justice responsible for the care, custody, and control of incarcerated individuals.

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Former Trump lawyer Cohen leaves prison early due to coronavirus - sources [Video]

Former Trump lawyer Cohen leaves prison early due to coronavirus - sources

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, was released from a federal prison in New York state on Thursday due to concerns he could be exposed to the novel coronavirus..

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Former Trump campaign aide Manafort released from prison amid coronavirus [Video]

Former Trump campaign aide Manafort released from prison amid coronavirus

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, was released on Wednesday from a federal prison in Pennsylvania to serve out the rest of his term in home confinement due to the..

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Congressional Dems Blast Feds Over Pregnant Inmate's COVID-19 Death [Video]

Congressional Dems Blast Feds Over Pregnant Inmate's COVID-19 Death

Reuters report the Federal Bureau of Prisons is under fire from Congressional Democrats. They're outraged by the BOP's treatment of a 30-year-old incarcerated pregnant woman. Andrea Circle Bear died..

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Despite urgency, few federal prisoners released under coronavirus emergency policies

A federal judge called the Bureau of Prisons' compassionate release process "Kafkaesque." Meanwhile, more inmates are dying from coronavirus.  
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Coronavirus death of pregnant woman in federal prison prompts outrage in Congress

Congressional Democrats condemned the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) for its treatment of a 30-year-old incarcerated pregnant woman who died this week from COVID-19 after giving birth while on a..
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U.S. federal inmate dies of COVID-19 weeks after giving birth while on a ventilator

A 30-year-old woman serving a 26-month sentence for maintaining a drug-affiliated business died of COVID-19 on Tuesday several weeks after giving birth to her child while she was on a ventilator, the..
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U.S. Justice Department watchdog to inspect federal prisons' handling of coronavirus

The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general said on Wednesday his office had launched "remote inspections" to review whether the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) was complying with guidelines to..
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Barr Expands Early Release of Inmates at Prisons Seeing More Coronavirus Cases

The attorney general directed the Bureau of Prisons to prioritize the early release of some prisoners from federal correctional institutions in Louisiana, Connecticut and Ohio.
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U.S. attorney general orders release of more federal inmates due to coronavirus pandemic

U.S. Attorney General William Barr declared on Friday that the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is facing emergency conditions due to the fast-spreading coronavirus, paving the way for the agency to..
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Death toll from COVID-19 at Oakdale prison in Louisiana continues to climb

The death toll from COVID-19 at a U.S. prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, has continued climbing, with a fourth inmate now dead, the Bureau of Prisons said on Thursday, as it grappled with outbreaks at..
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Third inmate at Louisiana's Oakdale prison has died from coronavirus: official

The novel coronavirus on Wednesday killed two more inmates in the U.S. federal prison system, also in the Oakdale, Louisiana, facility where the system's first death occurred on Saturday, a spokesman..
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Prisoner serving time for drug charge is first U.S. inmate to die from COVID-19

Patrick Jones, a 49-year-old prisoner in Louisiana who was serving a 27-year prison term for a drug charge, became the first federal inmate to die from COVID-19, the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)..
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U.S. attorney general seeks to expand home confinement option as coronavirus spreads in prisons

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Thursday he has directed the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to expand its use of home confinement for inmates in appropriate cases, as the coronavirus has..
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U.S. prison union official urges halt to inmate transfers due to coronavirus spread

The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is still transferring some inmates from coronavirus hotspots such as New York City to prisons in other parts of the country, even as three prisoners tested positive..
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U.S. prison union official warns of coronavirus spread by inmate transfers from outbreak hotspots

The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is still transferring some inmates from coronavirus hotspots such as New York City to prisons in other parts of the country, even as three prisoners tested positive..
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Prisons restrict inmates, staffers' movements as they try to keep coronavirus out

The federal Bureau of Prisons, along with Texas, California and Florida, have cut off inmate visitation to prevent them from contracting coronavirus.
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Poor controls led U.S. prisons to buy whole cow hearts disguised as ground beef: watchdog

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons lacks policies to safeguard against serving potentially contaminated food to its inmates, a problem that led it to buy substandard products including whole cow hearts..
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After Jeffrey Epstein suicide, Bureau of Prisons tells guards: Stop surfing the web and watch inmates

Two guards face criminal charges for claiming they checked on Jeffrey Epstein and other inmates. Feds say they were browsing the web and sleeping.
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A.C.L.U. Sues Prison Bureau for Denying Medication to Opioid-Addicted Inmate

A federal judge will decide on Wednesday whether the Bureau of Prisons must provide buprenorphine, an addiction medication, to a Kansas inmate who is past the detox stage.
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Justice Department: Psychologist removed Jeffrey Epstein from suicide watch

The Justice Department said it was limited in what could be disclosed because of three continuing investigations into the death led by the FBI, the department's inspector general and the Bureau of..
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U.S. attorney general shakes up prison bureau after Epstein death

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday shook up the leadership at the federal Bureau of Prisons, removing its acting chief following the suicide of financier Jeffrey Epstein in a New York City..
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Federal investigative team arrives at NY jail where Jeffrey Epstein died, will review if staff followed protocol

A U.S. Bureau of Prisons "after-action" team, comes as authorities have been examining whether guards assigned to Epstein's unit may have slept through checks.
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Top U.S. lawmaker demands answers in Jeffrey Epstein's death

A top U.S. lawmaker joined the chorus of officials demanding answers from the Bureau of Prisons over the apparent suicide of Jeffrey Epstein in federal custody.
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Who are the five men scheduled to be executed under federal law?

The federal Bureau of Prisons has scheduled the executions of five inmates being held on death row after the DOJ's new rule
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Justice Department resumes capital punishment after nearly two decades

The U.S. Bureau of Prisons has not executed anyone since 2003.
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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' jailed at 'Supermax' prison in Colorado

Joaquin Guzman, the convicted Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo," has been transferred to a "Supermax" prison in Colorado where no one has ever escaped, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a..
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Woman with opioid addiction to get regular methadone treatment in prison

A Massachusetts woman will become the first known person to win approval from the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to receive ongoing methadone treatment for her heroin addiction while..
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