The current Director of the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Michael Carvajal, was named as head of the agency in February 2020 and inherited management of federal correctional institutions at one of the most challenging times in the agency’s history. As the virus started to spread across the United States, actions were taken to address the contagion among the inmate population, where social distancing is difficult and medical care inadequate. On March 26, 2020, Carvajal plac
President Trump has sent an unknown number of federal agents to Portland, Oregon, ostensibly to project federal property amid weeks of protests against racism and police brutality. But federal officers "are also detaining people on Portland streets who aren't near the federal property, nor is it clear that all of the people being arrested have engaged in criminal activity," OPB reported Thursday evening. One civil rights lawyer, Juan Chavez, described the federal tactics as "
A 15-year-old in Michigan was incarcerated during the coronavirus pandemic after a judge ruled that not completing her schoolwork violated her probation. “It just doesn’t make any sense,” said the girl’s mother. PONTIAC, Mich. — One afternoon in mid-June, Charisse* drove up to the checkpoint at the Children’s Village juvenile detention center in suburban Detroit, desperate to be near her daughter. It had been a month since she had last seen her when a judge found the girl had