Bureau of Prisons Acts to Cut Back on Solitary Confinement

By Christopher Zoukis While prison systems and corrections officer unions are often reluctant to discuss the ills of solitary confinement, following pressure from various advocacy groups and even President Obama’s stated policy goals of reducing such restrictive confinement, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has recently released information detailing just how common the practice of solitary […]

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Federal Prison Guards Now Armed With Pepper Spray

A new federal law, passed by Congress without a dissenting vote and signed by President Barack Obama, directs the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to provide pepper spray to corrections officers in all federal prisons except minimum- or low-security facilities. The measure (S. 238, the “Eric Williams Correctional Officer Protection Act”) cleared both chambers of Congress […]

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