If you have a friend in federal prison or need to find the whereabouts of someone who was incarcerated to federal prison after 1982, you could use the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator to find them.
If you want to find out the whereabouts of any friend who has been incarcerated you could use the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator for the purpose. The inmate locator could be used to find any federal inmate who has been imprisoned after 1982. It means you could even find the whereabouts of people who have since left the prison. This of course does not include state prison inmates and those who were held in city or county jails.
The Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator is part of the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. The Federal Bureau of Prisons is responsible for the care and custody of not just federal inmates but also of a number of people who are being held pre-trial and pre-sentence for the US Immigration and Naturalization Service and Marshals Service. The Federal Bureau is also responsible for DC criminals who have been sentenced. You might even find records of people who have never been incarcerated in the inmate locator database. These are people who were detained pre-trial but had their cases dismissed.
You could find the details of the inmates from the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator by searching using either their inmate id number or their names. The id number might be more accurate since names could be duplicated. While using name search you have to give both the first name and last name and if possible middle name as well. You should also give the race, sex, and age so as to narrow down the search.
The Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator website also gives you information regarding the visiting hours, people allowed to visit the inmates, background checks conducted, special circumstances that can be invoked, the procedures followed in the visiting rooms, and information on conjugal visits. In fact you would find everything you need to know about visiting a federal prison inmate at the website.
You cannot find general information about prison inmates such as your general prison population et al from the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator. For that you should visit the “about” or “news/information” pages of the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. For information on state prison inmates you would need to visit the state’s own prison inmate locator. For information on federal inmates who were incarcerated before 1982 you should write to the Federal Bureau of Prisons with all the details that you have of the person including complete name, age, race, sex, and if possible, the offences committed.
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