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Special Investigative Services (SIS) is a department within the Correctional Services Branch in Federal Bureau of Prisons institutions that investigates suspected criminal activity or other activity contrary to prison discipline. This can include both prisoner activity and employee activity.[1] SIS often relies upon confidential informants whose identity need not be revealed to the accused in Disciplinary Hearing Officer proceedings.[2] SIS staff sometimes assist the Federal Bureau of Investigation in solving crimes that occur in federal prisons.[3]


  1. ^ "Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan, Oregon and American Federation of Government Employees, Local 3979, AFL-CIO". Federal Labor Relations Authority. 1 November 2007. 
  2. ^ Program Statement 5270.09, Inmate Discipline Program, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 8 July 2011, The DHO may consider evidence provided by a confidential informant (CI) that the DHO finds reliable. You will not be informed of the CI’s identity. You will be informed of the CI’s testimony to the extent it will not jeopardize institution security, at the DHO’s discretion. 
  3. ^ Udell, Erin (14 June 2012). "Florence inmate guilty in assaults on prison employees". Denver Post.