Structured for success.

Inmates are confined in facilities spread out across the United States. Each facility reports to a regional office, who provides close oversight and support to that site. At our headquarters, national programs are developed and functional support is provided to the entire agency by each "Division."

Administration Division

Administration Division

Overview

The Administration Division is responsible for the Bureau's financial and facility management. The Division is responsible for budget development and execution, finance, procurement and property, and the inmate trust fund program. The Division also oversees the facilities program, which includes the siting, design, and construction of new correctional facilities, as well as the renovation and maintenance of existing institutions.

Primary Functions

  • Budget and Finance
  • Procurement/Propery
  • Trust Fund Operations
  • Design and Construction
  • Facilities Management

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Correctional Programs Division

Correctional Programs Division

Overview

The Correctional Programs Division (CPD) develops activities and programs designed to appropriately classify inmates, eliminate inmate idleness, and develop the skills necessary to facilitate the successful reintegration of inmates into their communities upon release. The division coordinates the BOP's Victim and Witness Notification Program and ensures the collection of court-ordered obligations through the Inmate Financial Responsibility Program. CPD also ...

Primary Functions

  • Correctional Services
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Victim/Witness Notification
  • Intelligence and Counter-terrorism
  • Correctional Programs
  • Inmate Systems Management
  • Consolidated Sentence Computation and Designation Center
  • Sex Offender Certification Review

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Health Services Division

Health Services Division

Overview

The Health Services Division is responsible for medical, dental, and mental health (psychiatric) services provided to Federal inmates in Bureau facilities, including health care delivery, infectious disease management, and medical designations. The Division also coordinates the BOP's Safety Program (Occupational Safety, Environmental Health, and Life Safety and Fire Protection), which ensures a safe, healthy environment for staff and inmates. Additionally, the Division manages the ...

Primary Functions

  • Health Services and Clinical Programs
  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Food Service
  • Safety
  • Workers' Compensation

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Human Resource Management Division

Human Resource Management Division

Overview

The Human Resource Management Division coordinates the Bureau of Prisons' personnel matters, including pay and leave administration, incentive awards, retirement, worklife programs, background investigations, adverse and disciplinary actions, and performance evaluations. The Division maintains national Federal registers for the following positions: correctional officer, medical officer, physicians' assistant, and clinical psychologist. It also directs the Bureau's recruitment efforts programs and ...

Primary Functions

  • Affirmative Action
  • Personnel
  • Staff Training Academy
  • Training and Staff Development
  • Labor Management Relations and Security
  • Management and Specialty Training Center
  • Consolidated Employee Services

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Industries, Education, & Vocational Training

Industries, Education, & Vocational Training

Overview

The Industries, Education, and Vocational Training (IE&VT) Division, overseen by Mary M. Mitchell, is responsible for education and vocational training programs within the Bureau of Prisons. Each Federal prison has its own education department that provides educational activities to Federal inmates. The Division manages literacy and occupational training programs, parenting programs, and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) activities, which are formal instructional classes designed ...

Primary Functions

  • FPI Programs
  • FPI Operations
  • FPI Administration
  • Inmate Education
  • Inmate Recreation
  • Inmate Vocational Training
  • Inmate Transition Management
  • Volunteer Management

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Information, Policy, & Public Affairs Division

Information, Policy, & Public Affairs Division

Overview

The Information, Policy, and Public Affairs ("IPPA") Division is committed to furthering the mission of the Bureau of Prisons by collecting, developing, and disseminating useful, accurate and timely information to BOP staff, the Department of Justice, Congress, other government agencies, and the public. The Division works with congressional offices in Washington, DC, and Members' state or district offices. The Division works closely with the Director to ensure that formal communications accurately reflect the Bureau's ...

Primary Functions

  • Legislative Affairs
  • Information Systems
  • Policy and Information Management
  • Public Affairs
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Security Technology

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Office of General Counsel

Office of General Counsel

Overview

The Office of General Counsel represents the BOP on a broad range of legal, policy, and management issues. The Division includes 6 branches in Central Office, 6 regional legal offices, and 24 Consolidated Legal Centers in the field. The primary responsibility of the regional legal offices is to provide litigation support for inmate litigation arising out of the prisons located within the region, and to provide legal advice to regional office and prison administrators. The Consolidated Legal Centers service a number of ...

Primary Functions

  • Labor and Commercial Law
  • Legal Administration, FOIA/PA, Legal Training
  • Discrimination Complaints and Ethics
  • Legislative and Correctional Issues
  • Litigation and Administrative Claims
  • Legal Management Reviews and Capital Cases
  • Real Estate and Environmental Law

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Program Review Division

Program Review Division

Overview

The Program Review Division (PRD) was created in 1988 to establish a self-monitoring system that provides oversight of BOP program performance and compliance. Oversight involves monitoring specific program areas, conducting risk assessments for the purpose of creating review guidelines, and analyzing program performance trends and other data to achieve continuous program improvement. The Division conducts reviews of all Bureau programs. These reviews examine ...

Primary Functions

  • Program Analysis
  • Program Review

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National Institute of Corrections

National Institute of Corrections

Overview

The National Institute of Corrections ("NIC") is an agency within the Federal Bureau of Prisons that is headed by a Director appointed by the U.S. Attorney General. A 16-member Advisory Board, also appointed by the Attorney General, provides policy direction to the Institute. NIC provides training, technical assistance, information services, and policy/program development assistance to Federal, state, and local corrections agencies. Through cooperative agreements, NIC awards funds to ...

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To learn more about the National Institute of Corrections, please visit www.nicic.gov.

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Reentry Services Division

Reentry Services Division

Overview

The Reentry Services Division (RSD) provides enhanced oversight and direction in the critical area of offender reentry. This new division furthers the BOP mission of preparing inmates for reentry by focusing on reentry programming and community resource transition, thereby increasing public safety. The RSD is comprised of five branches that were previously part of the Correctional Programs Division: National Reentry Affairs, Chaplaincy Services, Residential Reentry Management, ...

Primary Functions

  • Chaplaincy Services
  • Psychology Services
  • Female Offenders
  • Reentry Coordination/Assistance
  • Residential Reentry/Detention Services
  • Privatization Management

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Mid-Atlantic Region

Mid-Atlantic Region

Overview

The Mid-Atlantic Region (MXR) covers Federal Bureau of Prison facilities located in Delaware, Kentucky, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Virginia. These facilities are overseen by a regional office that provides oversight, technical assistance, and other types of operational support. In addition, they conduct training programs for staff in their region and assist state and local criminal justice agencies.

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North Central Region

North Central Region

Overview

The North Central Region (NCR) covers Federal Bureau of Prison facilities located in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. These facilities are overseen by a regional office that provides oversight, technical assistance, and other types of operational support. In addition, they conduct training programs for staff in their region and assist state and local criminal justice agencies.

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Northeast Region

Northeast Region

Overview

The Northeast Region (NER) covers Federal Bureau of Prison facilities located in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. These facilities are overseen by a regional office that provides oversight, technical assistance, and other types of operational support. In addition, they conduct training programs for staff in their region and assist state and local criminal justice agencies.

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South Central Region

South Central Region

Overview

The South Central Region (SCR) covers Federal Bureau of Prison facilities located in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. These facilities are overseen by a regional office that provides oversight, technical assistance, and other types of operational support. In addition, they conduct training programs for staff in their region and assist state and local criminal justice agencies.

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Southeast Region

Southeast Region

Overview

The Southeast Region (SER) covers Federal Bureau of Prison facilities located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina. These facilities are overseen by a regional office that provides oversight, technical assistance, and other types of operational support. In addition, they conduct training programs for staff in their region and assist state and local criminal justice agencies.

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Western Region

Western Region

Overview

The Western Region (WXR) covers Federal Bureau of Prison facilities located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington Wyoming, and Utah. These facilities are overseen by a regional office that provides oversight, technical assistance, and other types of operational support. In addition, they conduct training programs for staff in their region and assist state and local criminal justice agencies.

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