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AFGE Launches Justice for Jose Campaign

June 30, 2015

Joseph Cabrera Sablan was already serving a life sentence when he killed Correctional Officer José Rivera at the United States Penitentiary in Atwater, Calif., seven years ago this month. He admitted to stabbing Jose 27 times with a homemade shank when the unarmed 22-year-old officer was returning inmates to their cells for a headcount.

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Categories: DOJ, BOP

Keeping America Safe

May 12, 2015

From fighting drug and human trafficking at our borders to supervising some of the world’s most violent criminals in our prisons, federal law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to ensure the safety of our communities.

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Categories: DOJ, BOP

BOP Expands Use of Pepper Spray to All Staff at All Medium-Security Prisons

March 02, 2015

The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has agreed to allow all staff at all high and medium security prisons to carry pepper spray to protect themselves and others if attacked by inmates. This major victory is a culmination AFGE members’ efforts to create for better working conditions for the correctional officers that keep our communities safe.

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Categories: DOJ, BOP

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