BOSTON, Mass. — On June 7, 2012, Coolidge House was visited by the new Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) and 10 of his staff.

FBOP Director Charles E. Samuels, Jr. was appointed to his position in December of 2011. He is just the eighth Director of the Bureau since its establishment in 1930. He is responsible for oversight and management of all Bureau of Prisons institutions including the community corrections programs such as Coolidge House.

Welcomed by CRJ’s CEO John J. Larivee, the group received a tour of the facility and engaged in a Q and A session led by Coolidge Director John Sullivan and his staff.

“CRJ was proud to receive this distinguished guest and to have the opportunity to showcase our longest running FBOP program,” said Liz Curtin, Department dirtector for Social Justice Services.

Coolidge House is located in the Boston’s Back Bay. It serves up 120 men at a time, preparing them for returning to their communities after serving sentence in the federal prison system.