Federal inmates are receiving instruction from BOP staff while attending a BOP program

Federal Inmates

Our inmate population consists of people awaiting trial for violating federal laws or those who have already been convicted of committing a federal crime. Due to a law passed in 1997, we also confine offenders who have been convicted of a felony in the District of Columbia. Under certain agreements and special circumstances, we may also house state inmates.

Inmate Custody & Care

Discover information that applies to all inmates: how they are placed in the prison system, the treatment and care that we provide, the rehabilitative programs and services that we utilize to prevent future crime, and other related topics.

Special Offender Topics

Get information about unique programs and services that only apply to specific types of offenders.