WASHINGTON — Rep. Fred Keller, PA-12, on Friday reintroduced the Federal Prisons Accountability Act, bipartisan legislation that would bring further accountability to the nation’s federal prison system by requiring the Director of the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to be appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Keller said this legislation subjects the BOP director to the same congressional review as other top law enforcement agency chiefs within DOJ, such as the FBI and ATF directors and the DEA administrator.

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