Stacia A. Hylton
Federal Detention Trustee
As directed by the Department of Justice in June 2012, the Office of the Federal Detention Trustee merged with the United States Marshals Service (USMS) on October 1, 2012, at which time USMS Director Stacia Hylton assumed the duties as the Federal Detention Trustee. The merger of these Department of Justice entities will better align detention resources with existing operations, streamline financial processes and reduce administrative costs. The Trustee's vision is a premier, world-class prisoner operations capability supporting the judicial process by ensuring the effective, safe, secure, and humane detention and transportation of Federal detainees at the best value.
The Office of the Federal Detention Trustee (OFDT) was established in September 2001 by directive of Congress in response to growing concerns regarding Federal detention. The size and scope of Federal detention demands a central organization that can direct resources and implement programmatic changes. A central structure is key to realizing cost savings and gaining efficiency. The Federal Detention Trustee reports directly to the Deputy Attorney General.
Updated: May 2013