Bureau of Prisons

Incarceration in the Age of COVID

Prisons and detention facilities, in general, had some of the toughest challenges getting through the pandemic.

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Amelia Brust/Federal News Network

Union leaders say staffing shortages are stretching their agencies thin

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(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2020, file photo, the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind. The federal Bureau of Prisons will begin allowing inmates to have visitors again in October, months after visits were suspended at the 122 federal prisons across the U.S. The visitation plan is detailed in an internal memo issued Monday, Aug. 31, and obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Lawmakers alarmed by high COVID-19 vaccine refusal rate at BOP workforce

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(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Michael Horowitz

Federal prisons are facing threats from drones dropping contraband, surveilling facilities

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Unions raise coronavirus safety concerns over frontline CBP, VA employees

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With the U.S. Capitol building in the background, motorists drive on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in Washington. Officials have urged Washington residents to stay home to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

AFGE sues for hazard pay for federal employees working through coronavirus pandemic

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Space Force has officially started posting job openings

In today’s Federal Newscast, search space-force on USAJobs.gov, and you’ll come up with 39 jobs, and not clerks or mail room staff, either.

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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows a blacklegged tick, also known as a deer tick, a carrier of Lyme disease. Preliminary indicators show Lyme disease abating during the summer of 2018 in New England, and public health authorities said they are finding fewer ticks in the environment. (CDC via AP, File)

NDAA amendment aims to find out if DoD experimented with weaponized bugs

In today’s Federal Newscast, a proposal in the 2020 defense authorization bill would require the Defense Department Inspector General to tell Congress…

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Michael Horowitz, DOJ IG

DOJ IG highlights data, staffing issues at BOP, departmentwide

Michael Horowitz, DOJ inspector general, outlines issues with the Bureau of Prisons’ data methods, as well as staffing issues at the agency and department-wide.

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