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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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  • Good Conduct Time Credit Under the First Step Act

    The Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) proposes to modify regulations on Good Conduct Time (GCT) credit to conform with recent legislative changes under the First Step Act (FSA), which would result in recalculation of the release date of most current inmates. However, as provided in the FSA, this change will not be effective until the Attorney General...

  • 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...

  • Drug Abuse Treatment Program

    In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) revises the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP) regulations to allow greater inmate participation in the program and positively impact recidivism rates.

  • 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as sexual offenses for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 4042(c) because that provision, which necessitated regulations, has been repealed in relevant part.

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