Finding someone in federal prison is a lot like finding someone in jail.
The best way to locate information on a federal prisoner for free is to go to the Bureau of Federal Prisons website at www.bop.gov.
Then, go to the inmate locator tab.
You can search by inmate number or name.
How do I find out if someone is in county jail?
County jails don’t have search engines, but a simple phone call should let you find out what you need. Find the number to your local police station and have the information ready for the person you’re trying to find. They should be able to tell you if they have that person in custody and what their status is.
How do I find out if someone is in jail in the UK?
If you think the person could be in a prison in England or Wales – the Prisoner Location Service in England and Wales can take up to 6 weeks and can be quicker if you involve the person’s solicitor https://www.gov.uk/find-prisoner . You can also contact the Offenders’ Families Helpline 08.
Why can’t I locate an inmate?
If you search through the state database and cannot find the inmate it is possible that the inmate is in either a Federal facility or they could be in a jail that is not included in the state databases. You will need to know the name the inmate was arrested, or committed to an institution under.