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SMU moving to AUSP Thomson

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Special Management Unit to be housed in AUSP Thomson
Administrative United States Penitentiary Thomson

On Wednesday, June 6, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) announced the activation of Administrative United States Penitentiary (AUSP) Thomson as a high-security prison. As a part of the activation, BOP will move the Special Management Unit (SMU) from USP Lewisburg to AUSP Thomson. The BOP expects to fully activate AUSP Thomson by the end of 2019.

As of March 31, 2018, DC incarcerated residents made up 10% of the population at USP Lewisburg, while under 5% of the total BOP population.

For more information on the SMU program read CIC USP Lewisburg SMU Inspection Report.


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