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Report: Federal Prisons Aren't Properly Monitoring Terrorist Inmates
Federal Prisons Aren't Properly Monitoring Terrorist Inmates, Report Says
According to the Justice Department inspector general, the volume of inmate email was found to be especially challenging.
By Pete Williams
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Bureau of Prisons is not adequately keeping tabs on inmates with terrorism connections, and wasn't even aware of more than two dozen of them in its own facilities, according to an audit report released Wednesday.
The Justice Department inspector general, Michael Horowitz, said his team identified 28 inmates who met the federal definition of an international or domestic terrorist who were not on prison lists as requiring special monitoring. The report said in most of those cases, courts or law enforcement agencies didn't provide sufficient information about them.