Michael Carvajal

Carvajal, Director

Michael Carvajal is the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Carvajal began his career with the Bureau of Prisons in 1992, as a Correctional Officer at FCI Three Rivers (TX). He served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Employee Development Specialist and Lieutenant at FCI Three Rivers; Captain at FCI Texarkana (TX) and USP Leavenworth (KS); Correctional Services Administrator for the South Central Region (TX); and Associate Warden at FCC Beaumont, serving at both the USP and the FCI. He also served as Warden at FCI Texarkana (TX), and Complex Warden for FCC Pollock (LA), before being promoted to Regional Director for the Northeast Region in July 2016. Mr. Carvajal became the Assistant Director for the Correctional Programs Division on August 19, 2018 and held that position until the Attorney General appointed him as the Bureau's 11th Director on February 25, 2020.

As Director, Mr. Carvajal oversees the operation of 122 Bureau of Prisons facilities, six regional offices, two staff training centers, 12 contract facilities, and 22 residential reentry management offices with oversight and management of approximately 36,000 staff and approximately 175,000 inmates.

Before joining the Bureau of Prisons, Mr. Carvajal served in the United States Army for four years and attended Bee County Community College. He has been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2013.