Resources For Media Representatives

We must ensure the privacy and rights of both inmates and staff are protected; and the orderly and safe operation of the prison is maintained. However, we believe it's important for the public to be informed about the Bureauļæ½s operations. Therefore, under regulated conditions, qualified media representatives may visit institutions to gather information about programs and activities or to conduct interviews. For detailed information, please refer to our official policy below.

News Media

BOP Policy

Federal Execution Resources

For information related to federal executions, please see our Federal Execution Information page.


For general issues related to the agency, please contact the BOP's Public Information Officer:

Phone: 202-514-6551
Fax: 202-514-6620

For questions about a specific federal prison, please contact that facility and ask to speak with their Public Information Officer.