Phillip S. Wise was formerly BOP Assistant Director for Health Services. He received his B. A. from Emory University (Phi Beta Kappa), and his M. Ed. from Georgia State University. He has 25 years of experience with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His most senior position was Deputy Director. In that position his responsibilities included national oversight for Health Services, Food Services, and Safety. He managed and had oversight for a $500 million budget. He directed or participated in the development of national policies related to corrections, correctional health care, public health issues and post release services. With the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the other members of the executive staff, he was responsible for the overall administration of the federal prison system.
Over his long career, his varied assignments included the following: Case Management; Drug Abuse Treatment Manager; Staff Training Academy Instructor; Regional Administrator for Correctional Programs; Regional and later National Administrator of Correctional Programs at the Central Office in Washington, D. C., where he later served as a Deputy Assistant Director and Assistant Director. He was a Warden at the Federal Medical Center for Prisoners at Rochester, Minnesota where he managed medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient programs and forensic mental health programs. He was also Warden at the Federal Prison Camp for female prisoners in West Virginia.
Mr. Wise was a member of the Senior Executive Service and has received numerous honors and awards. He has provided testimony and briefings to members of Congress and senior government officials. He has considerable experience as an auditor/evaluator of correctional institution operations.
Subsequent to his work with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, he served as Vice President of a national correctional health care company that provided specialty health care for inmates in federal, state, and local facilities.
Currently, he consults on medical issues focused on procedures of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. His primary areas of focus as a consultant are health care, mental health care, case management and female inmate issues. Mr. Wise is a member of the American Correctional Association.