Federal prisons are under national lockdown amid George Floyd protests, the most severe restrictions in 25 years. The federal Bureau of Prisons has imposed a national lockdown amid continuing civil unrest in cities across the country in a move that resembled the agency's response to mass rioting at several of its facilities in 1995. Officials took the restrictive action late Monday as a surge of violent clashes between protesters and police erupted following the death of George Floyd, who died after being pinned under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Officials stressed that this week's lockdown was not prompted by inmate actions. Ref. USAToday.