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Bureau of Prisons Facing Increased Demand, Decreased Funding

Under President Donald Trump’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal, the federal prison system will face a cut of 1,000 employees, despite an increased administration focus on policies likely to increase incarceration rates.

California and San Francisco Governments Sue DOJ

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The state of California and the city of San Francisco have become the latest entities to file lawsuits against the Department of Justice (DOJ), following DOJ’s announced plan to make the majority of federal law enforcement grants contingent upon localities agreeing to “allow federal immigration officers access to local prisons and also provide federal authorities with advance notice when prisoners in the country illegally are slated to be released.”

ICE Reconsiders Its Use of Private Prisons

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Eleven days after the Justice Department announced its decision to no longer use private prisons, Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, plans to conduct a review of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s prison use to determine if it should also forgo private prisons.

Watch: Training Inmates to Tame Wild Horses

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Thanks to an innovative idea from the Arizona State Prison Complex, prisoners are being taught how to tame the wild animals all while learning discipline, patience, and empathy.

This Week on FEDtalk

Preparing for 2020 with Public Employee Groups

Tune in to FEDtalk this week to hear from public employee groups about their plans for 2020. Guests from across the federal community will discuss the biggest issues of 2019 spilling into the new year, policy priorities for their organization, and important events every federal employee should look out for this year.

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FLEOA Successfully Advocates for Change to Michigan LEOSA Policy

On Tuesday, FLEOA President Larry Cosme issued a letter on Michigan LEOSA policy.  The full text of the statement is below.

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