The Bureau of Prisons will resume housing female inmates at its facility in Danbury this month, making it easier for female inmates from the Northeast to remain in contact with their families. The Department of Justice made the announcement in a report released Wednesday about a series of reforms at the Federal Bureau of Prisons designed to reduce recidivism and increase the likelihood of inmates’ safe and successful return to the community.
FCI Danbury will house the Bureau's first-ever integrated treatment facility for female inmates, which will feature a mental health unit and a women’s Residential Drug Abuse Program, the agency’s most intensive substance abuse treatment course.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement that these critical reforms will help give federal inmates the tools and assistance they need to successfully return home as productive, law-abiding members of society.
Last year, with the department’s support, BOP retained outside consultants to review the agency’s operations and recommend changes designed to reduce the likelihood of inmates re-offending after their release from prison.