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FOIA Agency Information

General Information

Bureau of Prisons
Agency within Department of Justice

The Bureau's mission is "to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens."

Where Suits are Filed

Status  Year  City 
Cases filed within: 7 days 30 days over 30 days
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Docket Number Filed Case Title

Request Backlogs and Processing Times

Most Recent Data, for the Month of December 2016
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All1,614 cases
average 158 days pending
643 cases
average 56 days to close
Track Not Provided3 cases
average 296 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Simple79 cases
average 31 days pending
248 cases
average 24 days to close
Expedite24 cases
average 173 days pending
4 cases
average 81 days to close
Complex1,508 cases
average 164 days pending
391 cases
average 77 days to close


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