As reported by CNN, Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal has announced his resignation. For now, Carvajal will remain as the interim director until his successor is appointed.
The announcement comes after several scandals surrounding the BOP. According to the Hill, for example, Director Carvajal’s BOP was effectively continuing to use private prison contracts despite President Biden’s executive order to end the use of private prisons. The Hill article also details some of the other scandals surrounding the BOP, including the death of over 275 inmates with COVID-19, the lack of testing, and an AP investigation late last year that revealed the BOP was “a hotbed of abuse, graft, and corruption,” including allegations of widespread criminal conduct by employees.
It is unclear when President Biden will nominate Carvajal’s replacement.
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