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Prisons and Prisoners

Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions about prisons, jails, and inmates.

Xổ số miền bắc 2 , or has been anytime since 1982, visit the Federal Bureau of Prisons . You can look up inmates in two ways: 

  • First and last name (required) and middle name, age, race, and sex (optional) 
  • Inmate number from the: 
    • Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Register 
    • D.C. Department of Corrections (DCDC)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    • Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) 
. Or, contact the of the Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations. If you know the facility where the person is being held, call that directly.

Xổ số miền bắc 2For information about the status of a particular court case, contact the.

 directly. Review information on  to ensure your visit is a success.

For further information, contact the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

State or local correctional systems may have different procedures for visiting an inmate.


  • Xổ số miền bắc 2MoneyGram (electronically)

  • Western Union (electronically)

  • United States Postal Service (money order through the mail)

If the inmate is at a , contact that facility or the contract operator for instructions on how to send funds.

Send Money to an Inmate at a State or Local Prison

Options for sending money to inmates in state and local prisons vary. Contact the state or local correctional department for more information.

. It has  once held at Alcatraz, Leavenworth, and other federal penitentiaries. Search by name for former inmates at each location to see if they served time there. 

Xổ số miền bắc 2You can , if available. Include the following information about the inmate in your request:

  • Name (including middle name or initial)

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Date of birth or approximate age at the time of incarceration

  • Race

  • Xổ số miền bắc 2Approximate dates in prison

Federal Prison Records 1982 - Present

Xổ số miền bắc 2The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) maintains . You can use the  to find out when a prisoner was, or is expected to be, released.

To learn more about an inmate,  to the BOP. Also include a completed .

The  provides a wealth of resources on corrections, criminology, and related fields.

State and Local Prison Records

For state and local prison records, contact the state or local corrections department

Complaints about Federal, State, and Local Prisons

You can file a complaint about a prison, policy, or procedure. You can also file a complaint about claims of abuse.

File a Complaint About a Local, County, or State Prison

To submit a complaint about a local, county, or state prison:

  1. File a formal complaint directly with the state or local correctional facility.

  2. Contact the state Department of Corrections office if the issue remains unresolved.

  3. Contact your governor.

File a Complaint About a Federal Prison

Xổ số miền bắc 2To submit a complaint about a federal prison:

  1. Xổ số miền bắc 2File a formal complaint directly with the .

  2. Xổ số miền bắc 2File a complaint with the that oversees the facility.

  3. Xổ số miền bắc 2Contact or the , which oversees the BOP.

Give the complaint a reasonable amount of time to progress before going on to the next step. Qualified legal adviceXổ số miền bắc 2, as always, remains an option.

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Xổ số miền bắc 2Last Updated: May 11, 2020