Hurricane Irma Update (9/12/17)

Information regarding status of Bureau facilities.

Hurricane Irma Update

September 12, 2017 UPDATE: (BOP) - There was limited damage to Bureau of Prisons facilities in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma. All staff and inmates have been accounted for and there were no injuries to either staff or inmates.

Telephone service, power, and water service are operational at both FDC Miami and FCI Miami. FDC Miami sustained minor water damage. FCI Miami sustained limited structural damage and approximately 30 trees are down on the grounds. Power, telephone and water service are also operational at MDC Guaynabo.

FCI Tallahassee and the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Coleman, Florida are operating normally.

Staff from FCC Coleman; as well as FCC Yazoo City, Mississippi; and the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta, Georgia, provided assistance to the Miami facilities. Staff from the three facilities will remain on-site to provide additional support until further notice.

September 8, 2017 UPDATE: (BOP) - We are following our security protocols to best ensure the safety of inmates, staff and the public. We are moving additional staff into the area to assist with relief efforts and enable local staff to attend to personal affairs and their families, if needed. In addition, every Federal law enforcement agency, including the Bureau of Prisons, is assisting in general community readiness and relief efforts.

September 7, 2017 UPDATE: (BOP) - The Central Office and Southeast Regional Office are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma. The Command Centers in the Southeast Region and Central Office have been activated and will continue to operate 24 hours a day for as long as needed. MDC Guaynabo lost power over night and is operating on generators. Any damage will not be assessed until after the storm clears. All staff and inmates at the institution are accounted for.