Regional offices provide oversight and technical assistance to the facilities located in their respective region of the country. In addition to providing operational oversight, regional office staff conduct workshops, conferences, and specialized training programs for their region; assist state and local criminal justice agencies; and contract to provide offender placement in residential reentry centers.
In the Federal Bureau of Prisons, there are six regional offices and a central office that oversees all regional offices:
- Central Office
- Mid-Atlantic Regional Office | MXR
- North Central Regional Office | NCR
- Northeast Regional Office | NER
- South Central Regional Office | SCR
- Southeast Regional Office | SER
- Western Regional Office | WXR
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.