WAMU, citing a letter sent from Rep. Norton to the BOP, reports that the company that runs the Hope Village halfway house in Southeast D.C. is no longer seeking to extend or renew its contract with the federal Bureau of Prisons.
A spokesperson for Norton told WAMU the company informed her office about its decision in an email. WAMU has reached out to Hope Village for comment, and the company has not responded.
“Hope Village’s current contract with the Bureau of Prisons expires on April 30, 2020,” the BOP wrote in a statement. “The BOP continues to explore options to provide Residential Reentry Center (RRC) services in the Washington DC area for the period following April 30th.”