Federal Bureau of Prisons

correctional agency of the USA federal government

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is a United States federal law enforcement agency under the Department of Justice responsible for the care, custody, and control of incarcerated individuals.

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Seal of the Federal Bureau of Prisons
Agency overview
Formed1930; 94 years ago (1930)
HeadquartersFederal Home Loan Bank Board Building
Washington, D.C., U.S.
MottoCorrectional Excellence. Respect. Integrity.
Annual budget7.3 billion USD (FY 2016)[2]
Agency executives
  • Michael Carvajal, Director
  • Gene Beasley, Deputy Director
Parent agencyDepartment of Justice


  1. "BOP:About Our Agency". bop.gov. Federal Bureau of Prisons. May 2, 2020. Archived from the original on April 30, 2020. Retrieved May 2, 2020. 36,697 Employees
  2. "FY 2016 Budget Summary" (PDF). U.S. Justice Department.