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Do your career justice.

We are a family and career-oriented agency, offering a broad range of exciting career opportunities in a work environment that promotes integrity, diversity, and professional development. And with over 38,000 highly motivated individuals, we are one of the most unique agencies in the United States Department of Justice where each employee's day-to-day performance makes a difference.


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We have over 100 facilities spread out across the country. Discover if there are current openings near your favorite place.

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Life at the BOP

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Federal prisons are clean, secure, and well-run by true professionals at every level. Come learn what has motivated more than 38,000 people to join our team.

Life at the BOP