The Federal Bureau of Prisons is not properly monitoring the communication of inmates with ties to terrorism, an audit by the Department of Justice’s inspector general (IG) Wednesday found.
The IG’s 61-page report showed that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) did not take adequate steps to track cellblock conversations, phone calls, emails, postage mail, and video sessions of domestic and international terrorist inmates.
The audit also found that the BOP failed to realize that 28 individuals who fit the federal definition of an international or domestic terrorist were even in its custody.
“We identified significant deficiencies related to the BOP’s identification of terrorist inmates and its monitoring of terrorist, other high-risk, and general population inmate communications,” the audit said.
“Specifically, we found the BOP’s list of terrorist inmates provided to us at the beginning of our audit did not include 28 incarcerated individuals that had an identified nexus to terrorism and, as a result, their communications were likely not monitored according to BOP policy,” the audit continued. (Read more from “Federal Prisons Are Failing To Monitor Communication Between Terrorist Inmates, Audit Finds” HERE)