Norton To Meet With New BOP Director To Discuss D.C. Inmates Housed At BOP Facilities

Norton to Meet with New BOP Director to Discuss D.C. Inmates Housed at BOP Facilities

Nov 1, 2017

Press Release

Congresswoman Gets Response to Her Inquiry on BOP’s Capacity to Evacuate Inmates in Event of Natural Disasters
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) response to her letter asking whether the agency has the capacity and planning in place to move and relocate inmates from facilities facing severe damage from flooding, hurricanes or other natural disasters.  Norton was concerned after the BOP facility in Beaumont, TX, which houses 48 D.C. inmates, was not evacuated during Hurricane Harvey.  Her office had received reports from constituents that families could …

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