Bureau of Prisons Director Michael Carvajal Subpoenaed to Testify Before U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) today announced that Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director Michael Carvajal has been subpoenaed to testify at a July 26 Subcommittee hearing investigating corruption, abuse, and misconduct at U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta.

PSI Chair Jon Ossoff (D-GA) issued the subpoena on Thursday, July 14, joined by Ranking Member Ron Johnson (R-WI), after PSI requested repeatedly to hear testimony from Director Carvajal dating back to this spring, and after the Department of Justice refused to make Director Carvajal voluntarily available to testify. 

In a statement, Chair Ossoff and Ranking Member Johnson said, “To date, the Subcommittee has been provided no legal basis that would prevent Director Carvajal’s testimony before the Subcommittee, and the Department of Justice continues to refuse to make him available to testify.” 

Director Carvajal has led the Bureau of Prisons since February 2020. From August 2018 until February 2020, he served as Assistant Director for the Correctional Programs Division.

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