How Do I Find Someone In Prison??

Locating Federal Prisoners.

The best way to locate information on a federal prisoner for free is to go to the Bureau of Federal Prisons website at

Then, go to the inmate locator tab.

You can search by inmate number or name.

How do I find an inmate’s address?

Method 1 Writing a Letter to Someone in Jail

  • Visit the jail website.
  • Look up the inmate’s booking number.
  • Address the envelope.
  • Include your name and return address.
  • Make sure not to send confidential information.
  • Avoid sending prohibited items.
  • Mail your envelope.
  • Send an email.

How do I find an inmate CDC number?

To get an inmate’s CDC# or housing assignment, individuals should call the Public Information Officer (PIO) or the inmate locator at the institution (see below for phone numbers). Those people who don’t know where an inmate is housed may contact the Department’s ID Unit at (916) 445-6713.

How can I contact an inmate?

You can contact an inmate by writing letters and sending them through the postal service, via email through Corrlinks or inmates can call you by phone. You can also get information on how to visit an inmate in person.

Can you call a jail to see if someone is there?

Google or use the Yellow Pages to locate the phone number for the county jail, and call them and ask for inmate information. They will tell you if the missing person is in that jail, and what their custody status is. Again, check back every day if you are unable to find them in the system.

Are criminal records public information?

When someone is convicted of a crime in a United States courtroom, it is a public event. The record of the conviction is a public record, and anyone can go to a court clerk’s office and search the files for records of conviction for a certain person. The only exception is for convictions that a judge has sealed.

Can you call an inmate in jail?

Inmates are allowed to make outgoing calls only, and under no circumstances are incoming calls allowed. The normal method of calling is by collect call (cell phones cannot receive collect calls). The following are just some of the companies that provide phone services to inmate: Securus.

Can you find out an inmate’s release date?

It will usually list current inmates, recent bookings and recent releases. If you are unable to locate the release date for an inmate on the website, there should be a contact number that you can use to call the facility. If you know that the inmate is serving time in a federal prison, you can go to

What does parole eligibility date mean?

An offender’s parole eligibility date is getting closer. Parole isn’t something a prisoner automatically receives after a certain period of time in prison. But becoming eligible is the first step.

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