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DOJ/BOP RIN: 1120-AB48 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Communication Management Units 

In this document, the Bureau of Prisons (Bureau) describes Communication Management Units (CMUs). CMUs are designed to provide an inmate housing unit environment that enables staff monitoring of all communication between CMU inmates and persons in the community. The ability to monitor such communication is necessary to ensure the safety, security, and orderly operation of correctional facilities, and protect the public.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 28 CFR 540   
Legal Authority: 18 U.S.C. 4001, 4042, 4942, 4081, 4082 (Repealed in part as to conduct occurring on or after November 1, 1987)    18 U.S.C. 5039    5 U.S.C. 301, 551, 552(a)    18 U.S.C. 113(b), 115, 1791, 3621, 3622, 3624    18 U.S.C. 5006 to 5024 (Repealed October 12, 1984, as to conduct occurring after that date)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/06/2010  75 FR 17324   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/07/2010    
NPRM Comment Period Reopened  03/10/2014  79 FR 13263   
Reopened Comment Period End  03/25/2014 
Final Action  01/22/2015  80 FR 3168   
Final Action Effective  02/23/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 1120-AB35 
Agency Contact:
Sarah N. Qureshi
Rules Administrator
Department of Justice
Bureau of Prisons
HOLC Building, 320 First Street NW,
Washington, DC 20534
Phone:202 353-8248
Fax:202 305-4577