Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP): Search Inmates and Facilities

 

Bureau of Prisons

The Bureau of Prisons (BoP), is the United States (US) Department of Justice agency that administers the federal prison system. More than 121 correctional facilities, six regional offices, two training centers, and 22 corrections offices comprise the BoP, which confined 206,307 federal offenders as of September 2015, approximately 81 percent in BoP facilities, the rest with state and local governments or private corrections and detention centers, and prisons. The BoP has exclusive jurisdiction over inmates in its custody. To locate an inmate in a federal prison scroll down (or click here) to the available Bureau of prisons, click on the desired facility and find the inmate search link available on the facility’s page.

Inmate Types – What type of Inmates are incarcerated in federal prisons

The BoP confines inmates convicted of federal law violations and ordered into pre-trial detention for the US Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The BoP also confines individuals convicted of felony offenses under District of Columbia law.

 

Federal Bureau of Prisons Security Levels

The BoP has five institutional security levels:

  • BoP minimum security facilities with little or no enclosure and a low numerical ratio of officers to inmates.
  • Low-security federal correctional institutions with perimeter fences and mostly partitioned dormitory inmate housing.
  • Medium-security federal correctional institutions with doubly-fenced perimeters, electronic detection systems, and mostly cell housing.
  • US penitentiaries, high-security facilities with walls and watch towers.
  • Federal correctional complexes, BoP colocation facilities with various security levels.

The BoP contracts with correction facilities that confine juvenile offenders. Under US Code Title 18 Section 5039 the BoP may not confine a juvenile in an adult correctional institution with regular contact with adults convicted of or detained pretrial on criminal charges. Juveniles sentenced as adults move into adult facilities at age 18, those sentenced as juveniles at age 21.

Imprisonment Laws

BoP regulations are in Code of Federal Regulations Title 28 Sections 500 et sequiter (28 CFR 500 et seq).

Regulation of contacts with persons in the community is under 28 CFR 540. Regulation of inmate discipline is under 28 CFR 541. Administrative remedy regulations for any issue of inmate confinement are under 28 CFR 542. Regulations on penal labor are under 28 CFR 545. Provisions for “special administrative measures” are under 28 CFR 501.3.

The BoP Inmate Admission & Orientation Handbook provides new arrivals with information about the BoP, its programs, and rules and regulations. The handbook helps inmates understand what they encounter when they enter prison and assists them in their adjustment to incarceration. The handbook lists and explains 11 enumerated general “Inmate Rights and Responsibilities” and 15 enumerated “Health Services Rights and Responsibilities” under those headings.

 

Inmate Rights

Federal and state laws govern the rights of BoP inmates. Inmates do not have full constitutional rights but are protected by the 8th Amendment prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment requiring a minimum standard of living. Prisoners retain the right to due process in administrative remedies and appeals. The Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment applies to prison inmates as protection from disparate treatment for gender, race, or religion. Inmates have limited rights to freedom of speech and religion under the 1st Amendment.

Congress has given the BoP full discretion to control prisoner classification for conditions of confinement. So long as the conditions of a prisoner’s incarceration are within the sentence and not otherwise unconstitutional, due process requires no judicial oversight.

Commissary for Federal Bureau of prisons

A BoP commissary is a store within a correctional facility where inmates may purchase merchandise. The BoP does not permit inmates to possess cash; instead, they make purchases through a commissary account with funds from money earned as wages or contributed by family and friends. Regulation of inmate commissary accounts is under 28 CFR 506, which “allow[s] the [BoP] to maintain inmates’ monies while they are incarcerated,” 28 CFR 506.1.

“[To] deposit funds into an inmate commissary account [f]amily and friends must mail deposits to the centralized inmate commissary account . . . The deposit envelope must not contain any enclosures intended for delivery to the inmate . . . [and] [t]he deposit must be in the form of a money order made out to the inmate’s full name and complete register number,” 28 CFR 506.2.

Visitation – Inmates visitation policies and rules in Federal prisons

BoP visiting regulations are at 28 CFR 540.40–540.52. Visitors must be on the inmate’s visiting list and cleared by BoP for visits. Inmates create their visiting lists by means of an established process:

  • Inmates receive visitor information form on arrival at BoP facilities.
  • They complete their portions of the forms and mail a copy to each potential visitor.
  • Potential visitors complete all remaining form information and return/send the completed forms to the inmate’s address listed on the form.
  • The BoP investigates by requesting more background information or contacting other law enforcement agencies.
  • The BoP notifies the inmate when disapproving potential visitors and the inmate is responsible for notifying them of the disapproval.

 

Even if approved, visitors should contact the BoP facility in advance to be sure their visits will proceed as scheduled. Visitors should be familiar with all visiting rules, regulations, and procedures. They should dress appropriately for large gatherings of men, women, and young children. Inappropriate clothing may be a reason to deny visitation.

By law, 28 CFR 540.43, an inmate has at least four hours of visiting time per month but usually the prison can allow more. The warden may restrict or limit the frequency or duration of visits or the number of visitors at one time. Visits should be quiet, orderly, and dignified. Handshakes, hugs, and embraces are permissible only at the beginning and the end of a visit. Officers may limit contacts to maintain security and to keep order. The BoP does not permit conjugal visits.

All BoP facilities schedule visiting hours on weekends and holidays, and most schedule them at other times during the week. Factors that may affect the days and times for visits are prison location, prison type, inmate visiting needs, and availability of visiting space. Again, visitors do well to contact the BoP facility in advance to confirm visitation arrangements.

Paroles

Conditionally released from incarceration, parolees remain under their sentences and may return to prison if they violate any conditions of their paroles. Procedures for revocation of parole are under 28 CFR 572.30–31. A specific type of parole may be on medical or humanitarian grounds. Typical conditions of parole are to refrain from drug use, avoid contact with criminals, maintain employment, and report regularly to a parole officer.

The Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, US Code Title 18 Section 3551, which became law on 1 November 1987, makes no provision for parole. The only good conduct time available is 54 days for each year of the sentence, none for life terms or for sentences of one year or less. The BoP awards good conduct time in part or in whole after the end of each year served on the sentence. Once awarded, good conduct time is vests and may not be forfeited at a later time.

 

Bails

Under the 8th Amendment the BoP must not require “excessive bail” from inmates in pretrial detention.

 

Inmate Services in Federal prisons

The BoP provides progressive and humane treatment and services to inmates with education, medical care, mental health, religious, sexual abuse prevention, substance abuse treatment, social reentry, and work training programs that promote and support their successful reintegration into civil society.

 

Inmate Search/ Inmate Locator Links

The Find an Inmate page of the BoP website enables users to locate inmates by name or BoP register number. Users of this service report that the register number method is usually the more reliable. If you have trouble finding an inmate you can check our Federal Bureau of prisons inmate search links available in our website. Just select the State or county and the facility that you are looking for an inmate. In every prisons page there are inmate locator links to help you find the person you are looking for.

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Federal Prisons - BOP Inmate search

Scroll down to find all of the available Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) ordered first by type of facility, following ordered by State. You can click on a facility to find information and Inmate Locator links, if available.

CI – Correctional Institution

ADAMS COUNTY CI
BIG SPRING CI
CALIFORNIA CITY CI
CIBOLA COUNTY CI
DALBY CI
EDEN CI
MCRAE CI
MOSHANNON VALLEY CI
NE OHIO CORRECTIONAL CENTER CI
REEVES I CI
REEVES II CI
REEVES III CI
RIVERS CI
TAFT CI

CO – Central Office

CENTRAL OFFICE

FCI – Federal Correctional Institution

ALLENWOOD FCI LOW
ALLENWOOD FCI MEDIUM
ASHLAND FCI LOW
BASTROP FCI LOW
BEAUMONT FCI LOW
BEAUMONT FCI MEDIUM
BECKLEY FCI MEDIUM
BENNETTSVILLE FCI MEDIUM
BIG SPRING FCI LOW
BUTNER FCI LOW
BUTNER FCI MEDIUM I
BUTNER FCI MEDIUM II
COLEMAN FCI LOW
COLEMAN FCI MEDIUM
CUMBERLAND FCI MEDIUM
DANBURY FCI LOW FEMALE
DUBLIN FCI LOW FEMALE
EDGEFIELD FCI MEDIUM
EL RENO FCI MEDIUM
ELKTON FCI LOW
ENGLEWOOD FCI LOW
ESTILL FCI MEDIUM
FAIRTON FCI MEDIUM
FLORENCE FCI MEDIUM
FORREST CITY FCI LOW
FORREST CITY FCI MEDIUM
FORT DIX FCI LOW
FORT WORTH FCI LOW
GILMER FCI MEDIUM
GREENVILLE FCI MEDIUM
HERLONG FCI MEDIUM
JESUP FCI MEDIUM
LA TUNA FCI SATELLITE LOW
LA TUNA FCI LOW
LOMPOC FCI LOW
LORETTO FCI LOW
MANCHESTER FCI MEDIUM
MARIANNA FCI MEDIUM
MCKEAN FCI MEDIUM
MEMPHIS FCI MEDIUM
MIAMI FCI MEDIUM
MILAN FCI LOW
MORGANTOWN FCI MINIMUM
OAKDALE FCI LOW
OTISVILLE FCI MEDIUM
OXFORD FCI MEDIUM
PEKIN FCI MEDIUM
PETERSBURG FCI LOW
PETERSBURG FCI MEDIUM
PHOENIX FCI MEDIUM
POLLOCK FCI MEDIUM
RAY BROOK FCI MEDIUM
SAFFORD FCI LOW
SANDSTONE FCI LOW
SCHUYLKILL FCI MEDIUM
SEAGOVILLE FCI LOW
SHERIDAN FCI MEDIUM
TALLADEGA FCI MEDIUM
TALLAHASSEE FCI LOW FEMALE
TERMINAL ISLAND FCI LOW
TERRE HAUTE FCI MEDIUM
TEXARKANA ISLAND FCI LOW
THREE RIVERS FCI MEDIUM
TUCSON FCI MEDIUM FEMALE AND MALE
VICTORVILLE FCI MEDIUM I
VICTORVILLE FCI MEDIUM II
WASECA LOW FEMALE FCI
WILLIAMSBURG FCI MEDIUM
YAZOO CITY LOW FCI
YAZOO CITY MEDIUM FCI

FDC – Federal Detention Center

HONOLULU FDC – FEMALE AND MALE
HOUSTON FDC FEMALE AND MALE
MIAMI FDC FEMALE AND MALE
MILAN  FDC
OAKDALE  FDC
PHILADELPHIA FDC – FEMALE AND MALE
SEATAC FDC – FEMALE AND MALE
SHERIDAN  FDC

FMC – Federal Medical Center

BUTNER FMC
CARSWELL FMC
DEVENS FMC
LEXINGTON FMC
ROCHESTER FMC

FPC – Federal Prison Camp

ALDERSON  FPC
ASHLAND  FPC
ATLANTA  FPC
BASTROP  FPC
BEAUMONT  FPC
BECKLEY  FPC
BIG SANDY  FPC
BRYAN – FPC – FEMALE
BUTNER LOW  FPC
COLEMAN – FPC – MALE AND FEMALE
CUMBERLAND  FPC
DANBURY – FPC – FEMALE
DEVENS – FPC
DUBLIN  FPC
DULUTH  FPC
EDGEFIELD  FPC
EL RENO  FPC
ELKTON  FSL
ENGLEWOOD  FPC
ESTILL  FPC
FAIRTON  FPC
FLORENCE FPC
FORREST CITY LOW  FPC
FORT DIX  FPC
GILMER  FPC
GREENVILLE – FPC – FEMALE
HERLONG  FPC
JESUP  FPC
LA TUNA  FPC
LEAVENWORTH  FPC
LEE  FPC
LEWISBURG  FPC
LEXINGTON – FPC – FEMALE AND MALE
LOMPOC  FPC
LORETTO  FPC
MANCHESTER – FPC – MEDIUM
MARIANNA – FPC – FEMALE
MARION  FPC
MCCREARY  FPC
MCKEAN  FPC
MEMPHIS  FPC
MIAMI  FPC
MONTGOMERY  FPC
OTISVILLE  FPC
OXFORD  FPC
PEKIN  FPC
PENSACOLA  FPC
PETERSBURG LOW  FPC
PHOENIX  FPC
POLLOCK  FPC
SCHUYLKILL  FPC
SEAGOVILLE  FPC
SHERIDAN  FPC
TALLADEGA  FPC
TALLAHASSEE  FPC
TERRE HAUTE  FPC
TEXARKANA  FPC
THREE RIVERS  FPC
VICTORVILLE FPC FEMALE AND MALE
WILLIAMSBURG  FPC
YANKTON  FPC
YAZOO CITY FPC

FSL – Federal Satellite Location

JESUP  FSL
LA TUNA  FSL
TUCSON  FSL

FTC – Federal Transfer Center

OKLAHOMA CITY  FTC

MCC – Metropolitan Correctional Center

CHICAGO  MCC
NEW YORK  MCC
SAN DIEGO  MCC

MCFP – Medical Center for Federal Prisoners

SPRINGFIELD  MCFP

MDC – Metropolitan Detention Center

BROOKLYN  MDC
GUAYNABO  MDC
LOS ANGELES  MDC

RO – Regional Office

MID-ATLANTIC RO
NORTH CENTRAL  RO
NORTHEAST  RO
SOUTH CENTRAL  RO
SOUTHEAST RO
WESTERN  RO

USP – United States Penitentiary

ALLENWOOD USP -MAXIMUM
ATLANTA USP- MAXIMUM
ATWATER USP- MAXIMUM
BEAUMONT USP- MAXIMUM
BIG SANDY USP- MAXIMUM
CANAAN USP- MAXIMUM
COLEMAN I USP- MAXIMUM
COLEMAN II USP- MAXIMUM
FLORENCE USP- MAXIMUM
FLORENCE ADX- SUPERMAX
HAZELTON USP- MAXIMUM
LEAVENWORTH USP- MAXIMUM
LEE USP- MAXIMUM
LEWISBURG USP- MAXIMUM
LOMPOC USP- MAXIMUM
MARION USP- MAXIMUM
MCCREARY USP- MAXIMUM
POLLOCK USP- MAXIMUM
TERRE HAUTE USP- MAXIMUM
TUCSON USP- MAXIMUM
VICTORVILLE USP- MAXIMUM

 

Alabama

MONTGOMERY  FPC
TALLADEGA FCI MEDIUM
TALLADEGA  FPC

Arizona

PHOENIX FCI MEDIUM
PHOENIX  FPC
SAFFORD FCI LOW
TUCSON USP- MAXIMUM
TUCSON FCI MEDIUM FEMALE AND MALE
TUCSON  FSL

Arkansas

FORREST CITY FCI LOW
FORREST CITY FCI MEDIUM
FORREST CITY LOW  FPC

California

ATWATER USP- MAXIMUM
CALIFORNIA CITY CI
DUBLIN FCI LOW FEMALE
DUBLIN  FPC
HERLONG FCI MEDIUM
HERLONG  FPC
LOMPOC USP- MAXIMUM
LOMPOC FCI LOW
LOMPOC  FPC
LOS ANGELES  MDC
SAN DIEGO  MCC
TAFT CI
TERMINAL ISLAND FCI LOW
VICTORVILLE FCI MEDIUM I
VICTORVILLE FCI MEDIUM II
VICTORVILLE USP- MAXIMUM
VICTORVILLE FPC FEMALE AND MALE
WESTERN  RO

Colorado

ENGLEWOOD FCI LOW
ENGLEWOOD  FPC
FLORENCE FCI MEDIUM
FLORENCE USP- MAXIMUM
FLORENCE ADX- SUPERMAX
FLORENCE FPC

Connecticut

DANBURY FCI LOW FEMALE
DANBURY – FPC – FEMALE

District Of Columbia

CENTRAL OFFICE

Florida

COLEMAN FCI LOW
COLEMAN FCI MEDIUM
COLEMAN – FPC – MALE AND FEMALE
COLEMAN I USP- MAXIMUM
COLEMAN II USP- MAXIMUM
MARIANNA – FPC – FEMALE
MARIANNA FCI MEDIUM
MIAMI FCI MEDIUM
MIAMI FDC FEMALE AND MALE
MIAMI  FPC
PENSACOLA  FPC
TALLAHASSEE FCI LOW FEMALE
TALLAHASSEE  FPC

Georgia

ATLANTA USP – MAXIMUM
ATLANTA  FPC
JESUP FCI MEDIUM
JESUP  FPC
JESUP  FSL
MCRAE CI
SOUTHEAST RO

Hawaii

HONOLULU FDC – FEMALE AND MALE

Illinois

CHICAGO  MCC
GREENVILLE – FPC – FEMALE
GREENVILLE FCI MEDIUM
MARION USP- MAXIMUM
MARION  FPC
PEKIN FCI MEDIUM
PEKIN  FPC

Indiana

TERRE HAUTE FCI MEDIUM
TERRE HAUTE USP- MAXIMUM
TERRE HAUTE  FPC

Kansas

LEAVENWORTH USP- MAXIMUM
LEAVENWORTH  FPC
NORTH CENTRAL  RO

Kentucky

ASHLAND FCI LOW
ASHLAND  FPC
BIG SANDY USP- MAXIMUM
BIG SANDY  FPC
LEXINGTON – FPC – FEMALE AND MALE
LEXINGTON  FMC
MANCHESTER – FPC – MEDIUM
MANCHESTER FCI MEDIUM
MCCREARY USP- MAXIMUM
MCCREARY  FPC

Louisiana

OAKDALE FCI LOW
OAKDALE  FDC
POLLOCK FCI MEDIUM
POLLOCK USP- MAXIMUM
POLLOCK  FPC

Maryland

CUMBERLAND FCI MEDIUM
CUMBERLAND  FPC
MID-ATLANTIC RO

Massachusetts

DEVENS – FPC
DEVENS  FMC

Michigan

MILAN FCI LOW
MILAN  FDC

Minnesota

DULUTH  FPC
ROCHESTER  FMC
SANDSTONE FCI LOW
WASECA LOW FEMALE FCI

Mississippi

ADAMS COUNTY CI
YAZOO CITY FPC
YAZOO CITY LOW FCI
YAZOO CITY MEDIUM FCI

Missouri

SPRINGFIELD  MCFP

New Jersey

FAIRTON FCI MEDIUM
FAIRTON  FPC
FORT DIX FCI LOW
FORT DIX  FPC

New Mexico

CIBOLA COUNTY CI

New York

BROOKLYN  MDC
NEW YORK  MCC
OTISVILLE FCI MEDIUM
OTISVILLE  FPC
RAY BROOK FCI MEDIUM

North Carolina

BUTNER FCI LOW
BUTNER FCI MEDIUM I
BUTNER FCI MEDIUM II
BUTNER LOW  FPC
BUTNER  FMC
RIVERS CI

Ohio

ELKTON FCI LOW
ELKTON  FSL
NE OHIO CORRECTIONAL CENTER CI

Oklahoma

EL RENO FCI MEDIUM
EL RENO  FPC
OKLAHOMA CITY  FTC

Oregon

SHERIDAN FCI MEDIUM
SHERIDAN  FDC
SHERIDAN  FPC

Pennsylvania

ALLENWOOD FCI LOW
ALLENWOOD FCI MEDIUM
ALLENWOOD USP -MAXIMUM
CANAAN USP- MAXIMUM
CANAAN  FPC
LEWISBURG USP- MAXIMUM
LEWISBURG  FPC
LORETTO FCI LOW
LORETTO  FPC
MCKEAN FCI MEDIUM
MCKEAN  FPC
MOSHANNON VALLEY CI
NORTHEAST  RO
PHILADELPHIA FDC – FEMALE AND MALE
SCHUYLKILL FCI MEDIUM
SCHUYLKILL  FPC

Puerto Rico

GUAYNABO  MDC

South Carolina

BENNETTSVILLE FCI MEDIUM
EDGEFIELD FCI MEDIUM
EDGEFIELD  FPC
ESTILL FCI MEDIUM
ESTILL  FPC
WILLIAMSBURG FCI MEDIUM
WILLIAMSBURG  FPC

South Dakota

YANKTON  FPC

Tennessee

MEMPHIS FCI MEDIUM
MEMPHIS  FPC

Texas

BASTROP FCI LOW
BASTROP  FPC
BEAUMONT FCI LOW
BEAUMONT FCI MEDIUM
BEAUMONT USP- MAXIMUM
BEAUMONT  FPC
BIG SPRING CI
BIG SPRING FCI LOW
BRYAN – FPC – FEMALE
CARSWELL  FMC
DALBY CI
EDEN CI
FORT WORTH FCI LOW
HOUSTON FDC FEMALE AND MALE
LA TUNA FCI SATELLITE LOW
LA TUNA FCI LOW
LA TUNA  FSL
LA TUNA  FPC
REEVES I CI
REEVES II CI
REEVES III CI
SEAGOVILLE FCI LOW
SEAGOVILLE  FPC
SOUTH CENTRAL  RO
TEXARKANA ISLAND FCI LOW
TEXARKANA  FPC
THREE RIVERS FCI MEDIUM
THREE RIVERS  FPC

Virginia

LEE USP- MAXIMUM
LEE  FPC
PETERSBURG FCI LOW
PETERSBURG FCI MEDIUM
PETERSBURG LOW  FPC

Washington

SEATAC FDC – FEMALE AND MALE

West Virginia

ALDERSON  FPC
BECKLEY FCI MEDIUM
BECKLEY  FPC
GILMER FCI MEDIUM
GILMER  FPC
HAZELTON USP- MAXIMUM
MORGANTOWN FCI MINIMUM

Wisconsin

OXFORD FCI MEDIUM
OXFORD  FPC

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