Fast Facts (Full BOP stats can be found here)
Confirmed active cases at 75 BOP facilities and 12 RRCs
Currently positive-testing inmates: 204 (up from 203) Currently positive-testing staff: 165 (up from 159) Recovered inmates currently in the BOP: 47,531 (down from 47,564) Recovered staff: 14,681 (up from 14,672)
Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing inmates:
Allenwood Low FCI: 25 (unchanged)
Carswell FMC: 18 (down from 23)
Dublin FCI: 15 (unchanged)
Institutions with the largest number of currently positive-testing staff:
Central Office HQ: 58 (unchanged)
Western RO: 7 (unchanged)
Pekin FCI: 7
System-wide testing results: Presently, BOP has 145,018 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 14,033 in community-based facilities. Today's stats: Completed tests: 128,661 (up from 128,660) Positive tests: 55,309 (up from 55,308)
Total vaccine doses administered: 342,023 (up from 341,702)
Lisa-legalinfo.com, in a December 8, 2022 article, "COURTS RELEASE PRISONERS BECAUSE OF BOP MEDICAL NEGLECT – UPDATE FOR DECEMBER 8, 2022," discusses two recent cases in which courts granted compassionate release after lambasting the BOP for substandard medical care. The cases are: United States v. Burr, Case No 1:15-cr-362, 2022 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 216371 (M.D.N.C., Dec. 1, 2022), and United States v. Ranes, Case No 3:06-cr-00041 (ECF 1165) (D.Alaska, Nov. 22, 2022).
Relatedly, Colorado Public radio reports "Local union joins U.S. senators in asking DOJ to address understaffing, unsustainable working conditions at Federal Correctional Complex in Florence," consistent with our recent report of newly introduced legislation aiming to get to the bottom of the BOP's staffing shortage that is shortchanging everything from inmate and staff safety to available medial treatment.
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.
Job Posting: The Equitable Justice Network, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is looking for an executive director. Details here. In short, the Equitable Justice Network (EJN) focuses on essential Criminal Justice Reform efforts in the specific areas of; clemency and compassionate release, humanitarian advocacy efforts (medical advocacy) and legislative advocacy (Federal and State); exit ramps from prison. The Executive Director will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for EJN’s staff, programs, development/fundraising, expansion, and execution of its mission. Any interested applicants can reach out to email@example.com.