Justice Department Announces Prison Bureau Leader

 The director of the Oregon state prison system has been chosen for the federal post.

This week, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that Colette Peters has been appointed as the Justice Department’s new director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) director, six months after the last director resigned. Currently the director of Oregon’s prison system, Ms. Peters was selected from 60 candidates and was chosen for her prioritization of creating healthy and safe working conditions for correctional officers.

“The Justice Department’s mission to uphold the rule of law, keep our country safe, and protect civil rights depends on an effective, safe, and humane correctional system,” said Attorney General Garland. “Director Peters is uniquely qualified to lead BOP in its efforts to ensure the rehabilitation, health, and safety of incarcerated individuals, a safe and secure work environment for correctional staff, and transparency and accountability across federal detention facilities.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For discernment for Director Peters as she assumes her new role.
  • For Attorney General Garland as he oversees the Justice Department.
  • For officers within the Bureau of Prisons as they carry out their duties in federal detention centers.

Sources: AP, Department of Justice


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