BOP Director to Submit Resignation Amid Revelations of Systemic Corruption

In the wake of revelations of systemic corruption in the federal prison system, the head of the federal Bureau of Prisons plans to quit, Fox News informed.

According to a story from The Associated Press that was corroborated by Fox News, Michael Carvajal, who was nominated to his current position under the Trump administration, informed Attorney General Merrick Garland that he is departing from the BOP after 30 years of service.

Carvajal hopes to continue on till his successor is named.

Carvajal’s impending retirement comes months after the Associated Press revealed that the Bureau of Prisons “is a hotbed of abuse, bribery, and corruption,” and that “staff accused of misconduct have been turned a blind eye.”

Since 2019, more than 100 BOP employees have been prosecuted, imprisoned, or sentenced for crimes, including one warden accused of sexually abusing an inmate.

Covid-19’s distribution among inmates in the federal prisons has also been a source of debate.

The reporting of AP prompted a congressional probe and increased calls for Carvajal’s resignation from various politicians.

Carvajal’s resignation was applauded by Durbin, who called it “a chance for fresh, reform-minded management at the Bureau of Prisons.”

The spokesman of the Justice Department Anthony Coley stated that the department is grateful for the 30-year service of Carvajal, adding that his experience in the area and the overall knowledge of the BOP led the bureau on the right path during some critical times, including the ongoing pandemic.

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