BOP Director Carvajal Resigns

The Federal Docket

January 18, 2022

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.

Click here to read the article on the Hill.

Click here to read the article on CNN.

Tom Church - Tom is a trial and appellate lawyer focusing on criminal defense and civil trials. Tom is the author of "The Federal Docket" and is a contributor to Mercer Law Review's Annual Survey in the areas of federal sentencing guidelines and criminal law. Tom graduated with honors from the University of Georgia Law School where he served as a research assistant to the faculty in the areas of constitutional law and civil rights litigation. Read Tom's reviews on AVVO. Follow Tom on Linkedin.

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