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An Introduction to the: United States Probation (USPO) and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

  • 03/18/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • This event is free for members.
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Free Members Workshop

An Introduction to the:
United States Probation (USPO)

and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
March 18, 2022

 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Registration will close at 4 p.m. 2-days before event.  Zoom information will be emailed to attendees upon registration confirmation and 2 days before the event after registration has closed.

The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System are divided into two different systems The Pre-Sentence Investigation Units who conduct investigations into the background of defendants convicted of federal crimes and submit a sentencing recommendation to the presiding judge; and the Supervision Units who supervise individuals who are released.  Supervision Officers also perform duties connected with federal released individuals.  

The Federal Bureau of Prisons protects society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community-based facilities that are safe, humane, and appropriately secure, and which provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens

Workshop Objectives:

  • To identify how the United States Probation Office and Federal Bureau of Prisons operate.

  • To learn about roles of USPO’s, individuals transitioning from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

  • To gain a deeper understanding of the risks and needs of individuals exiting from the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

  • To discuss topics related the history, current trends, gaps and barriers faced by federal offenders.

Our Presenters:

Jamie Rigling: Jamie is a native Minnesotan, having earned her Bachelor of Social Work [2006] & Alcohol and Drug Studies [2009], from Minnesota State University, Mankato; and her Master of Social Work degree, from the dual degreed program at the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine’s University in [2010].

In September of 2019, Jamie Rigling, accepted the role of Community Intervention Administrator (CIA), for U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services. Before the transition she was employed with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) from October of 2011 to September of 2019 she served the Federal Correctional Institutions (FCI) Reentry Affairs Coordinator (RAC), in Waseca, Minnesota. Prior her role as RAC she had been appointed as an Education Specialist for 12 months. Prior to her federal appointments she completed internship hours in 2008-2009 for her LADC and her LICSW at the Faribault Department of Corrections.

In her current role is leading the initiative by providing supportive services to U.S. Probation Officers as they assist persons under supervision with identification, housing, driver’s license reinstatement, community service hours and employment.

Odell Wilson: Odell is a native Brockton, Massachusetts, having earned both his Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Education and Masters of Education from Penn State University.

Odell has been a United States Federal Probation Officer for the past 25 years working as a field supervision officer, presentence investigation officer, and senior officer working in the capacity of workforce development and community liaison.

Odell has been in his current role as a supervisor in the supervision unit for the past 5 years.  He provides support and training to U.S. Probation Officers as they assist persons under supervision with their reintegration into the community.

Eve Runyon:  Eve Runyon has served as the president and CEO of Pro Bono Institute for more than five years, helping to expand pro bono legal services by law firms and companies in the U.S. and around the globe. Runyon first joined PBI in 2005 as director of Corporate Pro Bono (CPBO), PBI’s project to enhance in-house pro bono. Under Runyon’s leadership, CPBO implemented innovative initiatives to transform pro bono by in-house law departments.

Before joining CPBO, Runyon worked as a lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom in Washington, D.C. While at Skadden, she participated in the Skadden Loaned Associate program, a seven-month externship program with Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.

Runyon is a member of the Minnesota Collaborative Justice Project, which works to reduce recidivism and improve reentry outcomes for individuals returning to the community from state and federal facilities.

Runyon graduated from the University of Virginia and Yale Law School.

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