According to the Associated Press, the President’s Inauguration Day is approaching, and more than 120 federal prisons in the United States have been blocked to prevent potential violence in prisons.
“In light of the current events across the country, a decision to lock down jails to ensure the safety of all institutions has been made out of caution,” the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.
The bureau said that the decision to blockade was to prevent it in advance, and there were no specific incidents of violence in the prison at present.
In order to avoid strong opposition from prisoners, the prison blockade was not declared until the evening of January 15, after the prisoners were put in the cell.
Inmates should still be allowed to use showers, phone calls, and emails in groups, and inmates can still be involved in preparing food, writes Sean Fauci, chairman of the Federal Prisons Local Committee, in an email to staff.