The Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Michael Carvajal, published a memo he sent directly to all inmates of the Federal Bureau of Prisons .
… Increased your monthly phone minutes to help compensate for the lack of visits and by Thursday, April 9, 2020, telephone calls will be free to you for the duration of this emergency (please note, however,
collect calls will still be charged to the receiving phone number). We recognize how important it is for you to keep in touch with your families, especially at this time. They need to know how you are doing and you need to know how the virus is affecting them.
For a 14-day period, inmates in every institution have been secured in their assigned cells/quarters to decrease the spread of the virus. Again, we did not make this decision lightly, and I know this can be frustrating for all of you. But just like in communities nationwide who have been required to shelter in place, we feel the safest course to prevent the spread of the virus and keep you healthy is to have you shelter in place as well. After 14 days, this decision will be reevaluated and a determination will be made as to whether or not to return to modified operations. …