Fast Facts (Full BOP stats can be found here)
Confirmed active cases at 76 BOP facilities and 11 RRCs
Currently positive-testing inmates: 189 (down from 204) Currently positive-testing staff: 168 (up from 165) Recovered inmates currently in the BOP: 47,550 (up from 47,531) Recovered staff: 14,683 (up from 14,681)
Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing inmates:
Dublin FCI: 18 (up from 15)
Carswell FMC: 16 (down from 18)
Phoenix FCI: 14
Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing staff:
Central Office HQ: 58 (unchanged)
Western RO: 7 (unchanged)
Pekin FCI: 7 (unchanged)
System-wide testing results: Presently, BOP has 145,046 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 13,919 in community-based facilities. Today's stats: Completed tests: 128,662 (up from 128,661) Positive tests: 55,310 (up from 55,309)
Total vaccine doses administered: 342,173 (up from 342,023)
News Note: Report on Whitey Bulger murder...
Boston mob informant legend Whitey Bulger inspired several movies -- such as The Departed (Jack Nicholson) -- and at least one TV show -- Blacklist (James Spader). Following his arrest and conviction after two decades on the lam thanks to a tip-off by FBI Agent John Connolly, he was housed in a relatively safe Florida facility until he threatened a nurse, telling her, “You are treating me like a dog, doing all this to me. You will have your reckoning and will pay for this. I know people and my word is good.” This got him a transfer, in 2018, to the notorious Hazelton prison -- facilitated by a contrived change in his medical condition to make it appear his health was improving. Bulger, then 89, declined special protection at his new facility and was promptly beaten to death in his cell in what prosecutors described as a “planned” attack.
Now, a watchdog report attributes the murder to a staggering level of incompetence throughout the prison system -- a conclusion all too consistent with the extraordinary lack of care we have seen in numerous federal facilities in which our clients have been housed during COVID. Read more here.
Death Watch (Note: The BOP press website announces BOP COVID-related deaths here.) No new deaths within the BOP have been announced, leaving the reported inmate death toll at 309. Eleven of the inmates died while on home confinement. Staff deaths remain at 7.
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