Charles E. Samuels Jr.

Charles E. Samuels Jr. is now the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, where he will continue to build upon 23 years of distinguished service. Currently serving as assistant director of the Correctional Programs Division since January 2011, Samuels oversees all inmate management and program functions, including counterterrorism initiatives, security and emergency planning, inmate transportation, case management, mental health and religious services, and more. Samuels began his career with the BOP as a correctional officer in 1988. He was then promoted to a number of positions, including correctional programs administrator and executive assistant for the Northeast Regional Office and various roles in Eastern Regions. A graduate of the Harvard University Executive Education Program, he received his Bachelor of Science in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.