United States Sentencing Commission (Washington, DC)
Federal prison system
This White House memorandum from March 2016 addresses the overuse of solitary confinement in correctional and detention systems.
Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives: Final Recommendations of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections
This report proposes reforms that could result in reducing the federal prison population by 60,000 people and saving over $5 billion.
U.S. Department of Justice Report and Recommendations Concerning the Use of Restrictive Housing [Final Report, Appendixes, and Guiding Principles]
The Report includes more than 50 “Guiding Principles” intended as best practices for correctional facilities across the criminal justice system
A summary of the DOJ review of the use of restrictive housing in the BOP.
The Prison Population Forecaster // Federal Prison Population: How to reduce the federal prison population
This tool highlights the unique drivers of the federal prison population and the types of policy changes necessary to reduce the BOP population.
This Special Report presents a description of drug offenders in federal prison, including criminal history, demographics, gun involvement in the offense, and sentence imposed.
This report from the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections examines trends in federal prison growth.
In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) finalizes regulations that establish and describe Communications Management Units (CMUs).
This report provides annual data on workload, activities, and outcomes associated with federal criminal cases.