Judi Simon Garrett

Acting Deputy Director Judi Simon Garrett

Judi Simon Garrett is the Acting Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Before joining the Bureau, Ms. Garrett worked as a correctional officer at Western Wayne Correctional Facility in Plymouth, Michigan.
Ms. Garrett joined the Bureau in 1991 as an Honors Attorney, after completing a clerkship with a U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Columbia. She served as an Assistant General Counsel in the Legislative and Correctional Issues Branch until 1996 when she was named Executive Assistant for the Information, Policy and Public Affairs (IPPA) Division. She was promoted to Chief of the Office of Congressional Affairs in April 1999. In October 2001, Ms. Garrett was appointed Deputy Assistant Director of IPPA; then later, Senior Deputy Assistant Director of IPPA. Ms. Garrett assumed the position of Assistant Director for IPPA on July 9, 2012. She was appointed Acting Deputy Director for the Bureau of Prisons effective January 17, 2017.

As Acting Deputy Director, Ms. Garrett oversees the operation of 122 Bureau of Prisons facilities with oversight and management of approximately 39,000 staff and approximately 189,000 inmates.

In 1986, Ms. Garrett received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1990, she received her Juris Doctor degree from Washington University Law School. Ms. Garrett has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2011.