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November 21, 2022: COMPASSIONATE RELEASE, COVID-19, and BOP BLOG


Fast Facts (Full BOP stats can be found here)


Confirmed active cases at 87 BOP facilities and 10 RRCs

Currently positive-testing inmates: 179 (down from 187) Currently positive-testing staff: 220 (down from 243) Recovered inmates currently in the BOP: 47,973 (down from 47,992) Recovered staff: 14,549 (up from 14,523)


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

Carswell FMC: 48 (down from 61)

Oklahoma City FTC: 19

SeaTac FDC: 11 (unchanged)


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

Central Office HQ: 58 (unchanged)

Fairton FCI: 10 (unchanged)

Carswell FMC: 9


System-wide testing results: Presently, BOP has 144,849 federal inmates in BOP-managed institutions and 14,038 in community-based facilities. Today's stats: Completed tests: 128,658 (down from 128,664) Positive tests: 55,306 (down from 55,312)


Total vaccine doses administered: 338,822 (up from 338,480)


News Note: Important new guidance on earned time credits issued...


Last Friday BOP Director Colette Peters issued new guidance clarifying two of the most contentious issues regarding earned time credits under the First Step Act. As explained in the BOP's explanation of the Program Statement:


As the Bureau continues to make progress in fully implementing the historic First Step Act, three major changes have been incorporated in this policy. First, inmates will soon be able to see all potential Federal Time Credits (FTC) they may earn over the course of their sentence at their first Unit Team meeting. This number is an estimate; however, credits may change depending on whether the inmate successfully participates in programming. Second, inmates will be able to earn credit while in administrative detention if they continue participating in available programming opportunities provided to them. Finally, inmates will be able to continue earning credit while in the community, so long as they continue to successfully comply with all the rules and procedures of pre-release custody.


The BOP's announcement of the new Program statement can be viewed here, and the full Program Statement may be reviewed 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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