Federal prisons ‘riddled with mismanagement’ probed by U.S. Senate panel

Colette Peters, former director of Oregon’s prisons and now head of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said the dysfunction is caused by staffing shortages

By: - September 30, 2022 5:30 am

Colette Peters (center), former head of Oregon corrections and now director of federal prisons, is named in an Oregon lawsuit. (Oregon Department of Corrections)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.