(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

Fewer than half of employees at the Federal Bureau of Prisons have accepted the COVID-19 vaccine, even though all of them have been offered it.

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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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Michael Horowitz, DOJ IG

DOJ IG highlights data, staffing issues at BOP, departmentwide

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I’ve been thinking about federal prison

The Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons operates with a complex stew of issues affecting prisoners and guards alike.

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Michael Horowitz, Justice Department's inspector general, testifies at a House hearing in 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department's inspector general, testifies at a House hearing in 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Insider threats, homegrown terrorists and prison overpopulation top list of Justice Department challenges

Facing an aging workforce and unanswered questions over the legality of some of its work, Justice Department leaders will have several challenging problems to deal with in the new year.

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