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Things have been busy. While that’s a good thing, it does not lend itself to blogging. So, even though there have been and are numerous, interesting Bureau of Prisons-related issues about which to write (for example, the impact of the sequester), they must remain on the priorities back burner. For now, I wanted to quickly give attention to the Sex Offenders Programsprogram statement (PS 5324.10) issued on February 15. The stated purpose and scope of the new policy, which does not appear to derive from any corresponding Code of Federal Regulation provisions, is:


To establish procedures and guidelines for Sex Offender Treatment and Management Services in the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau). This Program Statement is a plain-language, comprehensive set of operational guidelines for sex offender programs operated by psychologists, treatment specialists, and other Bureau staff.