By Christopher Zoukis

Below is the latest prison population report from the Bureau of Prisons.  The report details each prison, including private prisons, operated under the umbrella of the BOP.  The report provides the name of the facility, location, and current population.  Total population numbers for the various types of facilities are stipulated at the end of the report.


Population of all BOP Institutions

Facility               State        Population

ALDERSON FPC WV         1155

ALICEVILLE FCI   AL           936

ALICEVILLE-CAMP            AL           254

ALLENWOOD LOW FCI   PA          1312

ALLENWOOD MED FCI   PA          1301

ALLENWOOD USP            PA          1062

ASHLAND FCI     KY           1234

ASHLAND-CAMP              KY           303

ATLANTA USP    GA          1910

ATLANTA-CAMP               GA          552

ATWATER USP   CA          1439

ATWATER-CAMP              CA          140

BASTROP FCI      TX           1163

BASTROP-CAMP               TX           205

BEAUMONT LOW FCI     TX           1974

BEAUMONT MED FCI     TX           1717

BEAUMONT USP-CAMP                TX           579

BEAUMONT USP              TX           1475

BECKLEY FCI        WV         1645

BECKLEY-CAMP WV         446

BENNETTSVILLE FCI         SC           1661


BERLIN FCI          NH          509

BERLIN-CAMP   NH          97

BIG SANDY USP KY           1442

BIG SANDY-CAMP           KY           123

BIG SPRING FCI TX           1567

BIG SPRING-CAMP          TX           220

BROOKLYN MDC               NY          2332

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By Christopher Zoukis

On December 12, 2013 the Federal Bureau of Prisons released its latest BOP Population Report.  This report details the number of federal prison inmates, the name of each federal prison and their population number, the name of each privately-managed secure facility and their population number, and the populations at the various types of CCM offices.


Population of all BOP Institutions

ALDERSON FPC WV         1162

ALICEVILLE FCI   AL           857

ALICEVILLE-CAMP            AL           255

ALLENWOOD LOW FCI   PA          1318

ALLENWOOD MED FCI   PA          1308

ALLENWOOD USP            PA          1061

ASHLAND FCI     KY           1223

ASHLAND-CAMP              KY           301

ATLANTA USP    GA          1956

ATLANTA-CAMP               GA          554

ATWATER USP   CA          1446

ATWATER-CAMP              CA          142

BASTROP FCI      TX           1167

BASTROP-CAMP               TX           205

BEAUMONT LOW FCI     TX           1990

BEAUMONT MED FCI     TX           1753

BEAUMONT USP-CAMP                TX           580

BEAUMONT USP              TX           1489

BECKLEY FCI        WV         1639

BECKLEY-CAMP WV         448

BENNETTSVILLE FCI         SC           1656


BERLIN FCI          NH          502

BERLIN-CAMP   NH          97

BIG SANDY USP KY           1416

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Statement of Charles E. Samuels, Jr.

Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons

Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary

For a Hearing on the Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons October 22, 2013

Good morning, Chairmen Leahy and, Whitehouse, Ranking Members Grassley and Graham, and Members of Committee. I am pleased to appear before you today to discuss the operations, achievements, and challenges of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (Bureau). While I was appointed Director in December 2011, I have been with the Bureau for nearly 25 years, having started as a correctional officer and then holding many positions including Warden and Assistant Director.

I cannot begin without acknowledging that this past February the Bureau suffered tragic losses with the murders of two of our staff. On February 25th, Officer Eric Williams, a Correctional Officer at the United States Penitentiary in Canaan, Pennsylvania, was working in a housing unit when he was stabbed to death by an inmate. The death of Officer Williams reminds all of us that our work on behalf of the American people is dangerous. Every day when our staff walks into our institutions they willingly put their lives on the line to protect society, one another, and inmates in their care. On February 26th, Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati was shot and killed while driving home from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. This incident is still under investigation. We will always honor the memories of Officer Williams and Lt. Albarati, and their losses further underscore the challenges the dedicated men and women working for the Bureau face daily. While there are many facets to our operations, the foundation for it all is the safe, secure, and orderly operation of institutions, and each and every staff member in the Bureau is critical to this mission.

The mission of the Bureau is two-fold: to protect society by confining offenders in prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and to ensure that inmates are actively participating in reentry programming that will assist them in becoming law-abiding citizens when they return to our communities. I am deeply committed to both parts of the mission. Yet continuing increases in the inmate population pose ongoing challenges for our agency. As the nation’s largest correctional agency, the Bureau is responsible for the incarceration of over 219,000 inmates. System-wide, the Bureau is operating at 36 percent over rated capacity and crowding is of special concern at higher security facilities, with 51 percent crowding at high security facilities and 45 percent at medium security facilities. We are grateful for the support Congress recently provided to activate new facilities in Berlin, New Hampshire; Hazelton, West Virginia; Yazoo, Mississippi; and Aliceville, Alabama. When fully activated, these facilities will assist us somewhat with reducing crowding for our inmates; however, even with these institutions coming online, decreasing our crowding remains a critical challenge.

The safety of staff is always a top priority, and we use all available resources to secure our institutions. We continue to take a variety of steps to mitigate the effects of crowding in our facilities, and are confident the policy changes the Attorney General recently announced to recalibrate America s federal criminal justice system will provide us even more assistance. These changes, part of the Department of Justice s (Department) "Smart on Crime" initiative, will help ensure that federal resources are used more efficiently by focusing on top law enforcement priorities.

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By Christopher Zoukis

On November 7, 2013 the Federal Bureau of Prisons released its latest BOP Population Report.  This report details the number of federal prison inmates, the name of each federal prison and their population number, the name of each privately-managed secure facility and their population number, and the populations at the various types of CCM offices.

Weekly Population Report

Total Federal Inmates:  219,129 (Last updated on November 7, 2013)

The weekly population report is generated every Thursday at 12:00 a.m.

Report Breakdown:   BOP Facilities / Privately-Managed Secure Facilities / CCM Offices

BOP Facilities

Facility                          State                         Count

ALDERSON FPC   WV         1,148

ALICEVILLE FCI     AL           589

ALICEVILLE-CAMP              AL           250

ALLENWOOD LOW FCI     PA          1,329

ALLENWOOD MED FCI     PA          1,349

ALLENWOOD USP              PA          1,074

ASHLAND FCI       KY           1,248

ASHLAND-CAMP                KY           305

ATLANTA USP      GA          1,988

ATLANTA-CAMP                 GA          565

ATWATER USP     CA          1,435

ATWATER-CAMP                CA          142

BASTROP FCI        TX           1,219

BASTROP-CAMP                 TX           200

BEAUMONT LOW FCI       TX           2,032

BEAUMONT MED FCI       TX           1,746

BEAUMONT USP                TX           1,479

BEAUMONT USP-CAMP                  TX           568

BECKLEY FCI          WV         1,643

BECKLEY-CAMP   WV         441

BENNETTSVILLE FCI           SC           1,668

BENNETTSVILLE-CAMP    SC           149

BERLIN FCI            NH          447

BERLIN-CAMP     NH          95

BIG SANDY USP                  KY           1,448

BIG SANDY-CAMP             KY           124

BIG SPRING FCI   TX           1,595

BIG SPRING-CAMP            TX           216

BROOKLYN MDC                 NY          2,301

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