Federal Prison Central Office

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is the federal law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice responsible for the care, custody, and control of inmates in federal prisons. The BOP operates 122 institutions, six regional offices, a headquarters, two staff training centers, and 22 residential reentry management offices nationwide. In addition to providing correctional services to those convicted of federal crimes, the BOP provides inmates with educational opportunities and access to various programs designed to help them transition back into society upon release. The Central Office is located in Washington, D.C., and serves as the administrative hub for all BOP operations.