Entity: DOJ - Federal Bureau of Prisons

Bureau of Prisons Records Show Agency’s Lack of Mitigation Measures Early in the Pandemic

April 1, 2021
American Oversight has obtained documents that contain Federal Bureau of Prisons emails from the spring of 2020.

FOIA to BOP Seeking Assessments of 2021 Texas Winter Storm’s Impact on Prison Population

March 18, 2021
FOIA request to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) seeking assessments of the impact of the February 2021 power crisis caused by a winter storm on prison populations in BOP facilities in Texas.

FOIA to BOP Seeking Complaints Submitted in Prisons Managed by Department of Criminal Justice During February 2021

March 18, 2021
FOIA request to the Bureau of Prisons seeking complaints submitted in facilities managed by BOP during the February 2021 crisis caused by a winter storm.

BOP Communications Containing Key Terms Related to Covid-19

March 17, 2021
Communications from the Bureau of Prisons in response to American Oversight's request for communications containing key terms related to the coronavirus.

Records Shed Light on Troubling Conditions at Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center During 2019 Power Outage

February 3, 2021
Documents show inmate complaints about medical care, use of force information, and records indicating extreme temperature fluctuations in the days following the blackout.

BOP Memos Concerning Home Confinement for Federal Prisoners During Covid-19 Pandemic

December 10, 2020
Records from the Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons in response to American Oversight's request for risk assessments regarding federal prisoners being placed in home confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic. These records include related memos.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Rising Case Numbers, Vaccine Progress, and the Pandemic in Prisons

November 23, 2020
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Bureau of Prisons Records Provide New Details on Prison Officials’ Response to Pandemic

November 18, 2020
American Oversight has obtained documents that provide more information on how the Federal Bureau of Prisons missed key early opportunities to mitigate the virus’ spread within facilities.

Rejection from Bureau of Prisons Regarding Costs of Deployment to Portland

October 29, 2020
The Federal Bureau of Prisons has rejected American Oversight's request for records regarding the costs of deploying federal agents to Portland, Oregon between June 20 and August 12, 2020. American Oversight sought these records to shed light on how much the federal deployment to Portland cost taxpayers.

Withheld Records Response from BOP Regarding Use of Force Guidelines at Protests

September 28, 2020
The Bureau of Prisons said that it is withholding regarding responsive to American Oversight's request for 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.