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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Federal Bureau of Prisons to protect society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prison and community based facilities that are safe, humane, cost effecient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law abiding citizens.

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons has appoximately 112 seperate Correctional Facilities throughout the United States. There are five different types of facilities within the Agency that house offenders, which are based on types of offenses, duration of sentences, medical issues and special Bureau of Prisons programs. The Federal Detention Center in Seatac, Washington is a Detention facility that houses Pre-trial inmates awaiting trial or sentences, low custody inmates assigned to work cadres, INS detention, and those that are have less than two years remaining in their sentences. (Those that may be awiting a half-way house or community correctional program). The Federal Detention Center has several Educational Development, and Work Programs to assit the inmate with their pursuit of self-development and rehabilitation. The Detention Center houses both Male and Female Offenders.

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