Bureau of Prisons


Legal Definition of Bureau of Prisons

Justice Department agency charged with managing federal correctional facilities and planning for future prison needs. It oversees the detention of over 200,000 federal offenders and provides health, religious, employment, training, and educational services to inmates. It also conducts research and evaluation activities and provides technical assistance and training for state and local corrections authorities.

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“Bureau of Prisons.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Bureau%20of%20Prisons. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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