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Inspection of the BOP's Federal Correctional Institution Waseca

Read our inspection of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' Federal Correctional Institution Waseca. This was the first unannounced inspection under the DOJ OIG's new inspections program. 

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Inmate Perceptions of the BOP's Management of COVID-19

Read the results of our survey on inmates' perspectives on the measures that the Federal Bureau of Prisons took to try and mitigate COVID-19, and on the effect that those measures had on inmates' experiences. 

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BOP's Strategies to Identify, Communicate, and Remedy Operational Issues

Read our limited-scope review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons' strategies to identify, communicate, and remedy operational issues.

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Federal Bureau of Prison's Efforts to Maintain and Construct Institutions

Read our report on the Federal Bureau of Prisons' efforts to maintain and construct correctional institutions. Explore our interactive website with photos and videos of the conditions of five federal prisons.

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ATF's Risk-Based Inspection Selection Processes for Federal Firearms Licensees

Read our report on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' risk-based inspection selection processes and administrative actions issued to federal firearms licensees.

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Capstone Review: BOP's Response to COVID-19

Read our report which summarizes the OIG's overall findings regarding the Federal Bureau of Prison's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Oversight

Read the OIG's completed and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic-related work. 

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Our Mission

To promote integrity, efficiency, and  accountability within the Department of Justice.

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Careers at the OIG

Learn more about opportunities to work at the OIG as an Auditor, Data Analyst, Special Agent, Program Analyst, Investigative Counsel with work-life flexibilities and more.

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If you know about waste, fraud, abuse, misconduct, or whistleblower reprisal relating to a Department of Justice employee, program, contract, or grant you may report it to the OIG Hotline.

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DOJ's top management and performance challenges.

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