The Worst Place to Work in the Federal Government

FILE - This Feb. 11, 2004, file photo provided by the Bureau of Prisons shows the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, Colo. Clockwise from lower left is the minimum security Federal Prison Camp, the high security United States Penitentiary, the maximum security United States Penitentiary and the Federal Correctional Institution. Experts say the drug lord Joaquin

A one-time inmate shows the federal prison system can — and often does — achieve its mission

he BOP Mission Statement also references “custody and care, not jails and guards.”  Federal Drive with Tom Temin takes a look a look at one success. Eddie…

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FILE - The Yazoo City Federal Corrections Complex in Yazoo City, Miss., is shown Feb. 9, 2007. At the federal prison in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the official tasked with investigating staff misconduct has been the subject of numerous complaints and has been arrested multiple times. But the Bureau of Prisons has not removed him from the position and did not suspend him after his arrests, which is a standard practice when Justice Department employees are arrested for criminal offenses. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

An unvarnished view of one senior correction officer’s daily life

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Gretta Goodwin

GAO’s expert on federal prisons has long list of ideas to improve government’s worst place to work

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