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Prisoners transported unsupervised on public transit

Posted on August 2, 2012

MYRTLE, S.C. — Over the last three years, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) admits it transferred 90,000 active inmates unescorted — with no handcuffs, no guard and no supervision — on commercial buses, taxis and planes, without any notification to drivers or pilots, according to a WMBF News report.

While a majority of the inmates are being transferred to halfway houses and are close to their release date, a smaller percentage are transferred on good faith to minimum security facilities, which the FBOP says is a "safe, secure, humane and cost efficient" practice. For the full story, click here.

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