The Central Office serves as the headquarters for the Bureau of Prisons, which is overseen and managed by Director Michael Carvajal. The current Deputy Director is Gene Beasley. Here, national programs are developed and functional support is provided by the following:

Federal Prison Central Office

The Central Office campus is located in Washington, DC near the U.S. Capitol, federal courts, and the Department of Justice headquarters. The Central Office oversees the operations of all six regional offices.

Facility Address & Contact Information


320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534


Phone: 202-307-3198

Fax: n/a

BOP Website:


Staff Mail

Use this address when sending correspondence and parcels to staff:

Staff Name
Central Office
320 First Street, NW
Washington, DC 20534

Directions to Central Office:

Federal Prison Central Office Google Map







For detailed information about life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. And for comprehensive information about every facility within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, buy Christopher Zoukis’ Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions.