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U.S. Prisons Head Michael Carvajal Resigns Amid Scrutiny Over Troubled System

U.S. Prisons Head Michael Carvajal Resigns Amid Scrutiny Over Troubled System

Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), announced his resignation after months of calls for him to resign due to the bureau’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, prison violence and internal issues with correctional officers. The U.S. Department of Justice said Carvajal turned in his resignation to Attorney General Merrick Garland but…