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Updated 6:30 PM ET, March 31, 2020
(BOP) - Today, the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) ordered the implementation of Phase 5 of its COVID-19 Action Plan, effective tomorrow, April 1, 2020. In response to a growing number of quarantine and isolation cases in our facilities, the BOP will take the following actions immediately to further mitigate the exposure and spread of COVID-19.

For a 14-day period, inmates in every institution will be secured in their assigned cells/quarters to decrease the spread of the virus. This modification to our action plan is based on health concerns, not disruptive inmate behavior.
During this time, to the extent practicable, inmates should still have access to programs and services that are offered under normal operating procedures, such as mental health treatment and education.
In addition, the Bureau is coordinating with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) to significantly decrease incoming movement during this time.
After 14 days, this decision will be reevaluated and a decision made as to whether or not to return to modified operations.
Limited group gathering will be afforded to the extent practical to facilitate commissary, laundry, showers, telephone, and Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS) access.
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BOP differs from DOC, correct? I know my man is in a private prison, so it's different, right?
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BOP differs from DOC, correct? I know my man is in a private prison, so it's different, right?
BOP is federal...DOC is only state I believe. From my understanding even if it's a private prison if it's federal it's still the same rules but I suppose I could be wrong.
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Default Federal prisons order lockdown to curb virus spread

The Bureau of Prisons ordered a lockdown of its facilities in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus as the number of confirmed cases in the U.S. continues to rise.

Federal prisons will administer "Phase 5" of the department's pandemic plan beginning Wednesday, which includes inmates being secured in their assigned cells for 14 days minimum across all institutions, according to a press release from the Bureau of Prisons.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/healt...liveBlogHeader
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My son is at Elkton FSL. He is not in a cell but more like a cubical with 3 inmates per cubical. I see that FCI Elkton is showing 2 inmates that have Covid 19. I just wonder if that is the actual FCI main house or have they lumped both the FCI and FSL together. I am worried because the last time I spoke with my son on Sunday evening he said he did have a cough but he also has allergies and will have a cough with that as well.

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14 days' lockdown will be hell on the prisoners. And it's too late to do much good. My LO had a chronic cough, mostly from the exhaust fumes drifting over from the nearby air force base. Non-infectious, but try explaining that to his cellies!
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fmc lexington got lockdown last night at 9 pm its getting bad
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What exactly does a lockdown entail? Will prisoners get mail during the lockdown? Can they access Corrlinks? Can they make telephone calls or make purchases from the commissary? What happens to those prisoners that are housed in dormitory-type settings? From the pictures that I've seen of dormitory-type housing, it would be difficult to keep each prisoner at least 6 feet apart from everyone else.
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The rules for each lockdown/quarantine are set by each warden. Some of it depends on the actual physical setup of each prison.

Dormitory housing unit inmates can either be restricted to their bunks, or just to the room/building. Inmates in cells are usually locked in with very limited time out allowed for only a few cells at a time. Meals are delivered. Showers & phone calls, if allowed at all, are made during those times. Mail is delayed, but delivered. No email. No, or very limited commissary access. It is definitely "hard time".
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What exactly does a lockdown entail? Will prisoners get mail during the lockdown? Can they access Corrlinks? Can they make telephone calls or make purchases from the commissary? What happens to those prisoners that are housed in dormitory-type settings? From the pictures that I've seen of dormitory-type housing, it would be difficult to keep each prisoner at least 6 feet apart from everyone else.

as fbopnomore said, they could all be different but in my husband's case, yes Corrlinks and phone are available, although he said today there's little to no wiping them down and definitely not after every use. As far as commissary that is not available for however long this lasts... they were told 2-4 weeks. Meals are being brought in... he is in a dormitory type. As far as medicine he said morning pill line was called VERY late today and since he's on the night pill line he wasn't sure if people left or the pills were brought to them.
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Not to freak anyone out but there have been blood bath riots in the past and the prison just covered it up as if there wasn't a stack of bodies piled up that they disposed of. I wouldn't trust any of these ficticious entities. If concerned, call, and make some noise. Some of these places don't make it easy to get a person with a pulse or a brain on the phone.

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I talked to a prison expert today who said these are optimum conditions for a riot. We're already freaked out, of course. But our friends and loved ones have no illusion of control or trust. It's got to be harder for them, as compared to those of us who are lucky enough to still be healthy.
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My man knows what to do in a riot. I have faith in him. But that doesn't make it fair or easy for everyone else. God's got my man. I know that! Prayers for the rest of you and your SO's! <3
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