Our agency was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of federal prisons.
About Our Agency
The BOP is a leader in correctional excellence and consistently recognized for outstanding government stewardship. Find out why.
About Our Facilities
The BOP has prisons of various security levels and specialized missions throughout the country. Learn more.
For over 80 years, the BOP has earned many accomplishments and faced extraordinary challenges. This is our story.