Entity: Federal Bureau of Prisons

Investigations Update: Family Separation, Unmarked Law Enforcement, and Trump’s Campaign Rallies

June 30, 2020
Here’s a look at the investigations our team has been pursuing through public records requests and Freedom of Information Act litigation in the last week.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies for Records Related to Unidentified Federal Police, Use of Force Guidelines, and Deployment Orders at Protests

June 25, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies seeking records reflecting directives and guidance given to federal police forces regarding self-identification and display of badges and uniforms, use of force guidelines, or deployment orders.

News Roundup: Georgia’s Disastrous Election, the Administration’s Alarming Protest Response, and Barr’s Troubling Tenure

June 12, 2020
As stirring protests against police brutality gripped the nation’s attention and as the coronavirus continued its tragic spread through multiple states, Georgia held a chaotic primary election.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Assessments on Coronavirus Risk Posed by Use of Tear Gas and Mass Arrests

June 11, 2020
FOIA to multiple federal law enforcement agencies seeking assessments or reports on the risk of coronavirus posed by the use of tear gas or other chemical irritants, crowd control techniques, and mass arrests and detention.

News Roundup: Trump and Barr Unleash Attack on Protesters — and the Constitution

June 5, 2020
The irony of protests against police brutality being met with violent escalation by law enforcement is perhaps matched only by the authoritarianism of the president and attorney general. 
(Photo: Ted Eytan)

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Screening Federal Agents for Coronavirus Prior to Deployment Against Police Brutality Protests

June 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Bureau of Prisons, the Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Marshals Service, and the U.S. Secret Service seeking all records reflecting any screening or testing for coronavirus infection of federal agents responding to police brutality protests.

American Oversight Sues Administration for Documentation of Detention Center Covid Response

May 21, 2020
American Oversight sued the administration on Thursday for failing to release documents regarding the impact of the coronavirus on vulnerable populations in prisons and immigration detention centers. 

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, DOJ, and BOP — Coronavirus Outbreak in Prisons

May 21, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Justice, and the Federal Bureau of Prisons for directives, risk assessments, data, and related communications regarding the outbreak of coronavirus in prisons.

News Roundup: Miracle Drugs and Trump’s Alternate Reality

April 24, 2020
Trump has seemingly failed to learn that no amount of political spin can minimize his administration’s mismanaged pandemic response.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Directives about Prescriptions for Coronavirus

April 17, 2020
FOIA to Bureau of Prisons, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Veterans Health Administration regarding directives about prescriptions for coronavirus.