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April 4, 2022: COMPASSIONATE RELEASE and BOP COVID-19 BLOG


Fast Facts (Full BOP stats can be found here) Currently positive-testing inmates: 108 (down from 118) Currently positive-testing staff: 140 (unchanged) Recovered inmates currently in the BOP: 53,408 (down from 53,485) Recovered staff: 12,533 (up from 12,532)


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

Otisville FCI: 16 (unchanged)

Cumberland FCI: 12 (down from 16)

Sheridan FCI: 9 (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 135,520 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 13,056 in community-based facilities. Today's stats: Completed tests: 128,802 (down from 128,823) Positive tests: 55,450 (down from 55,471)


Total vaccine doses administered: 309,746 (up from 309,488)


Case Note: COVID didn't get him released so he turned to Plan B...


As reported by various news outlets over the weekend "aging" mob hitman, Dominic Taddeo, 64, was denied compassionate release last year, so he turned to Plan B... escape. As reported by NBC News:


An aging mob hitman from western New York escaped from federal custody in Florida earlier this week, officials said Friday. Dominic Taddeo, 64, was noted as "escaped" as of Monday in Bureau of Prison records and he's now being sought by the United States Marshal’s Service, BOP spokesman Donald Murphy said in a statement. Records showed the last place he lived under BOP control was a halfway house in Wildwood, Florida.

Taddeo had been transferred from the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Coleman Medium "to community confinement in a residential reentry center (RRC) overseen by the Bureau of Prisons’ Orlando Residential Reentry Management Office," according to Murphy. "He failed to return from an authorized appointment to the RRC and was placed on escape status on" Monday, Murphy added.

The Sumter County Sheriff's Department was not notified of the escape, an agency spokeswoman said, while a Wildwood police representative could not be immediately reached for comment on Friday.

Taddeo killed three people and attempted to kill two others on behalf of a Rochester-area crime family. He had pleaded guilty in 1992 to racketeering charges that included the killings of three men during mob strife in the 1980s.

Last year, a federal judge denied a request from Taddeo for compassionate release, turning down his claim that various health problems made him particularly susceptible to Covid-19.


Death Watch (Note: The BOP press website announces BOP COVID-related deaths here.) The BOP has identified the fatality announced yesterday as Marvin Hersch, 82, of FCI Butner Medium. 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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