Federal Bureau of Prisons
The BOP offers a wide variety of resources for finding out about federal prisoners. Their inmate search allows you to find inmates from 1982 to the present. You can search by inmate register number, DCDC number, FBI number, INS number, or by inmate's first name and last name. Go to Federal Inmate Search
QUICK FACTS ABOUT FEDERAL PRISON INMATES
Did you know that in 1970 about 17% of Federal prisoners were in prison due to a drug-related offense, and that peaked in the 1990s to about 60% of prisoners, and is around 55% now? This means that the majority of prisoners are in prison due to drug-related offenses. Unfortunately, this dramatic increase in drug-related convictions does not seem to have resulted in a decrease in use that reflects this high incarceration rate (most reports show a much higher decrease in the use of alcohol than in illegal drugs).
Some more interesting facts about Federal prison inmates:
More than 93% of inmates are male
More than 56% of inmates are white, about 40% are black
Almost 17% of inmates are Mexican citizens
The average age is 38
The largest percentage of prisoners is serving a 5-10-year sentence
Drug offenses make up most of the convictions (around 55%), with weapons charges, which includes explosives and arson, at around 12% of convictions. Immigration violations come up 3rd, with around 11% of prisoners being convicted of this type of offense.
Prison Inmate Search by State:
Florida Department of Corrections, Florida State Inmate Locator / Inmate Search
Illinois Department of Corrections, Illinois Inmate Locator / Inmate Search
Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia Inmate Locator / Inmate Search
Oklahoma Department of Corrections, Oklahoma Inmate Locator / Inmate Search
California Department of Corrections Inmate Locator / Inmate Search
Michigan Department of Corrections Inmate Locator / Inmate Search
Department of Corrections listings for other states
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