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April 11, 2022: COMPASSIONATE RELEASE and BOP COVID-19 BLOG



Fast Facts (Full BOP stats can be found here) Currently positive-testing inmates: 70 (down from 73) Currently positive-testing staff: 146 (unchanged) Recovered inmates currently in the BOP: 53,151 (down from 53,217) Recovered staff: 12,538 (unchanged)


Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing inmates:

Sheridan FCI: 9 (unchanged)

Cumberland FCI: 6 (unchanged)

Victorville Medium II FCI: 6 (unchanged)

Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing staff:

Central Office HQ: 30 (unchanged)

Victorville Medium I FCI: 13 (unchanged )

Victorville USP: 13 (unchanged)

System-wide testing results: Presently, BOP has 135,935 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 13,190 in community-based facilities. Today's stats: Completed tests: 128,781 (down from 128,802) Positive tests: 55,429 (down from 55,450)


Total vaccine doses administered: 311,063 (up from 310,762)


News Note: All about Institutional Operational Levels


So how are the federal prisons doing, COVID-wise? As you can see the number of currently infected inmates has plummeted, with inmate numbers below 100 for the entire federal system and staff infections at the mid-100 level.


The BOP assigns to each prison institution operational levels (Level 1, Level 2, or Level 3), based on the facilities’ COVID-19 medical isolation rate, combined percentage of staff and inmate completed vaccinations series and their respective county transmission rates. As of Sunday morning, there were 59 federal prisons nationally at Level 1 (the lowest), 23 were at Level 2 and 16 were at Level 3.


Level Indicators -- BOP COVID-19 Operational Levels are raised or lowered after 48 hours of respective sustained increases or decreases in the following indicators:




Level-Specific Modifications

The following modifications are made depending upon the operational level of the institution. Infection Prevention Procedures Modifications (Level-Specific)


Note: Medical isolation, contact tracing, and PPE appropriate for each setting are still in effect for all scenarios.



Inmate Programming and Services Modifications (Level-Specific)

Note: Each activity will follow the general infection prevention recommendations above unless specified otherwise below.





Death Watch (Note: The BOP press website announces BOP COVID-related deaths here.) The BOP has identified no new inmate fatalities. The number of inmate-related COVID deaths remains at 292. Eleven of the inmates died while on home confinement. Staff deaths remain at 7

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