Gene Beasley is the Deputy Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Beasley began his career with the Bureau of Prisons in 1997, as a Correctional Officer at USP Marion (IL). He served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Personnel Assistant, Human Resource Specialist and Lead Human Resource Specialist at USP Marion; Human Resource Manager at USP Marion and FMC Lexington (KY); Executive Assistant at FCI McDowell (WV) as part of the activation team, and Regional Human Resource Administrator for the Southeast Region. Mr. Beasley also served as Associate Warden at FCC Pollock (LA) and FMC Carswell (TX); Deputy Regional Director for the South Central Region, and Complex Warden at FCC Forrest City (AR) and FCC Allenwood (PA). Mr. Beasley became the Regional Director for the Western Region on June 9, 2019, a position he held until the Attorney General appointed him Deputy Director of the Bureau of Prisons on June 5, 2020.
As Deputy Director, Mr. Beasley oversees the operations of 122 Bureau of Prisons facilities, six regional offices, two staff training centers, 10 contract facilities, and 22 residential reentry management offices with oversight and management of approximately 37,500 staff and approximately 151,000 inmates.
Mr. Beasley received his Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He has 25 years of experience in the corrections industry, beginning his career with the Illinois Department of Corrections in 1995. Mr. Beasley has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2017.