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Prisons Bureau

The mission of the Bureau of Prisons is to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens. The Bureau has its headquarters also known as Central Office, in Washington, DC. The Central Office is divided into nine divisions, including the National Institute of Corrections.

Parent Agency
Justice Department

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  • Compassionate Release

    The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes changes to its regulations on compassionate release, including changing the title to ``Reduction in Sentence in Extraordinary and Compelling Circumstances''; deleting language which indicates that the Bureau will only allow reductions in sentence for circumstances ``which could not reasonably have been...

  • Use of Chemical Agents or Other Less-Than-Lethal Force in Immediate Use of Force Situations

    In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to amend its regulation on the use of chemical agents or other less-than- lethal force to provide that such use is authorized for staff in immediate use of force (emergency) situations.

  • Designation of Offenses

    The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) removes rules which designated various offenses as sexual offenses for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c) because that provision, which necessitated regulations, has been repealed in relevant part.

  • Communications Management Units

    In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations that establish and describe Communications Management Units (CMUs) by regulation. The CMUs regulations serve to detail the specific restrictions that may be imposed in the CMUs in a way that current regulations authorize but do not detail. CMUs are designed to provide an...

  • Smoking/No Smoking Areas

    In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes without change a proposed rule that was published on this subject on May 12, 2006, to revise regulations pertaining to smoking/no smoking in Bureau facilities. The revised regulations generally prohibit smoking in and on the grounds of Bureau institutions and offices, except as part of...

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