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About Us

Our agency was established in 1930 to provide more progressive and humane care for federal inmates, to professionalize the prison service, and to ensure consistent and centralized administration of federal prisons.

About Our Agency

The BOP is a leader in correctional excellence and consistently recognized for outstanding government stewardship. Find out why.

About Our Facilities

The BOP has prisons of various security levels and specialized missions throughout the country. Learn more.

Historical Information

For over 80 years, the BOP has earned many accomplishments and faced extraordinary challenges. This is our story.