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Agency Federal Bureau of Prisons
Acronym BOP
Hierarchy Department of Justice.
Docs Fact Sheets; Scholarly Journal; Miscellaneous Documents; News Releases
URL http://www.bop.gov/
Notes Responsible for the custody and care of approximately 145,000 Federal offenders. About 126,000 of these inmates are confined in Bureau-operated correctional institutions or detention centers. The rest are confined through agreements with State and local governments and through contracts with privately-operated community corrections centers, detention centers, prisons, and juvenile facilities.