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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
TrackPending CasesClosed Cases
All1,892 cases
average 95 days pending
650 cases
average 25 days to close
Track Not Provided0 cases
average 0 days pending
0 cases
average 0 days to close
Simple1,656 cases
average 108 days pending
310 cases
average 47 days to close
Expedite3 cases
average 138 days pending
1 case
average 18 days to close
Complex1,577 cases
average 189 days pending
507 cases
average 137 days to close


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