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Work on the inside.

If you want to create change, you do it from the inside, out. At the Federal Bureau of Prisons, you have that opportunity with a role that's more than a job. While working as a nurse, correctional officer or teacher, you're also a counselor, mentor or role model. You can be someone working inside the hearts and minds of inmates, changing lives, and inside yourself building a rewarding career.


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We have positions available across the country with immediate openings at facilities in Illinois, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas, California, and Oregon.

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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 35,000 people to join our team.

Life at the BOP