Towards the end of 1930 the agency operated 14 facilities with a bout 13,000 inmates
1940 the Bureau had 24 facilities and 24,600 inmates
1984 The Sentencing Act established definite sentencing.
1980 to 1989 the population of inmates more than doubled
They provide humane care for the Federal inmates, making sure of controlled administration of the Federal prisons in operation. Protect society by helping offenders in the controlled environment of prisons and community like facilities that are humane , safe , secure and that provide work and improvement opportunities .
Salary varies with the job you are selected to fill.
The day is divided into three work shifts which are eight hours each
All employees are "corrctional workers first" regradless of the position they are in.
Correctional workers are staff that may be called at any time to work for any time in emergencies
Total population :216,361
Total sentenced population:197,783
Inmates in BOP facilities:180,746
Inmates in privately-managed secure facilities 1 :22,830
Inmates in other contract facilities 2 :12,785
Must be a U.S citizen to be employed by the Bureau
Must receuve training at Institution Familiarization Training.
Must pass a three-week course, Introduction to Correctional Techniques, at the Staff Training Academy in Glynco, GA.
You must be able to perform the following:
walk/stand up to an hour
see a human figure at a distance of one quarter mile or a target at 250 yards
hear and detect movement
perform self-defense movements
run an extended distance
lift, drag, and carry objects
smell smoke and drugs
White(Non-Hispanic): 24,230( 63.8%)
African Amercian : 8,054 (21.2%)
Hispanic: 4,323 (11.4%)
Asian : 808 (2.1%)
Native American : 520 (1.4%)
Other : 15
Initial emloyess in federal BOP prior to their 37th birthday.
Prior to applying, employees will recive Institution Familiarization Training. In addition, must pass a three week course.