Through this blog, FAQs Inside the Wire, I hope to address some of the more frequently asked questions posed by employees, inmates, and family and friends of inmates about the Federal Bureau of Prisons and its practices.  The launch date for this blog is September 1, 2021.

Do I Have to Exhaust Administrative Remedies?

Posted by Jennifer MerkleSep 15, 20210 Comments

Do I Have to Exhaust Administrative Remedies? The BOP’s general procedure for filing and exhausting administrative remedies can be found in BOP Program Statement 1331.18, Administrative Remedy Program (Jan. 6, 2014). But if you are also seeking to pursue a tort claim (like those arising from negligence or recklessness), you must also follow the procedures the BOP has established for the processing of claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 2671, et seq.