Free Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Inmate Lookup Service

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is responsible for custody and management of federal prisoners. It also manages federal offenders on probation and parole. It maintains online database of list of offenders currently in prison, fugitives, recent releases, absconders and escapes.

Total Number of Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in USA :

219

State with highest number of Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) :

Texas (25)

State with lowest number of Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) :

Puerto Rico (1)


Federal Inmate Search

Q. How to find if someone is currently detained at Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?

  • Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) maintains an online database of all the arrested prisoners. The list is updated weekly. To search for an inmate, visit Federal inmate search page. You would need inmate's Name/Age/Sex and other information for the search.

What if you are not able to find the inmate?

  • It means the inmate is transferred to some other federal prison facility or is released from jail.

What are the visitation rules of Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)?

  • Any individual with valid government ID and who isn’t on felony probation is allowed to visit an inmate. Children below 18 years, must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

  • For more information one can call on (202) 307-3198.

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