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Federal Bureau of Prisons Seal

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The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is a United States federal law enforcement agency. A subdivision of the U.S. Department of Justice, the BOP is responsible for the administration of the federal prison system. The system handles inmates who have violated, or are accused of violating, federal law. The BOP also holds inmates who have committed felonies in Washington, D.C.

The seal as adopted by the Attorney-General consisted of the United States shield, with stars (improperly) on the chief, from it an eagle rising, with outstretched wings, bearing in the right talon an olive branch, in the left arrows, beneath which, in a semi-circle was the motto: Qui Pro Domina Justitia Sequitur, and in an outer circle: Attorney General's Office; being, in fact, identical with the present [i.e., 1904] seal of the Department (adopted in 1872) except that in the latter the words Department of Justice appear in the outer circle in place of Attorney General's Office.


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Asymmetric, Closed shape, Colorful, Contains both straight and curved lines, Has crossing lines.

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  • RandelllMalavida
    "Spirit of the Symbol"

    Randy Chavez

    Spirit of the Symbol, the Seal spelled out, Represents the
    Department of Justice that connects to the Federal Bureau of Prisons that forms two parts to secure the perimeter, that completes the circle, protected under plume that shield's this wing, safe from the outside and outside from within. When the inner journey ends, the outer begins. The Eagle stares, gazing, imagining a vision of a future to re-enter this space and time and all that which in nature's sublime~
    A symbol of dreams, a spirit within, to believe the day will come when we'll all be free~
    Lets hope we never forget to appreciate how precious life can be."

    (Inspired by the beautiful Eagle Logo which has all the meaning as I stated above.
    Great job Director Colette S.Peters, you bring a your bright light where there are none.
    Randy Chavez
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