"The FY 2021 budget request for BOP totals $7,711 million, which is a 0.9 percent decrease from the FY 2020 Enacted."

"The BOP is led by a Director, who is a career public administrator appointed by the Attorney General. The BOP is managed from its Central Office located in Washington, DC. The Director, Deputy Director, Assistant Directors, and General Counsel provide administrative oversight to the BOP offices and facilities. There are 122 prisons operating across the country.

"The BOP's direct positions for FY 2021 total 38,868 positions, including an increase of 129 positions over the FY 2020 Enacted of 38,739 direct positions."


US Dept. of Justice. FY 2021 Budget and Performance Summary. Washington, DC: US Dept. of Justice, 2020.