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CIC Inspection: USP Atwater

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
USP Atwater photo by BOP

As part of its mandate to inspect Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facilities housing incarcerated DC residents, the DC Corrections Information Council (CIC) conducted an onsite inspection of USP Atwater, a high-security men’s prison in Atwater, California, on April 11-12, 2018. At the time of the inspection, USP Atwater held 30 men who were convicted of DC Criminal Code offenses. The CIC urges you to contact the CIC if you have any information you would like to share regarding this facility.

During the inspection, the CIC took a tour of the facility, evaluated programming, and spoke with DC residents and staff. Prior to the inspection, the CIC sent requests to incarcerated DC residents at the facility, requesting confidential one-on-one interviews with a CIC representative. The CIC spoke to each DC resident who was willing and available to speak with us during our visit.

The CIC also encourages anyone with knowledge about the conditions of confinement at this facility to contact us with their experiences or information.

Corrections Information Council, 2901 14th St NW, Ground Floor, Washington, DC 20009

Phone: (202) 478-9211

Email: [email protected]

All names and identifying information are kept confidential and anonymous unless expressly permitted by the individuals or required by law. Disclaimer: The CIC is an independent oversight body mandated by Congress and the DC Council to inspect, monitor, and report on the conditions of confinement in correctional facilities where individuals from DC are incarcerated. The CIC does not handle individual complaints, and we do not act as a personal attorney or provide legal representation or advice.