The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) oversees more than 218,000 federal inmates in almost 200 BOP and privately managed prison facilities. Fifty percent of these prisoners are drug offenders, many of whom are serving mandatory minimum sentences of five to 10 years. If your loved one has been convicted of a federal crime, he or she is affected by the BOP.
The Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
The BOP’s website provides a prisoner locator service, a list of federal prisons across the country, visiting hours, BOP policies, and statistics on the federal prison population.
BOP Inmate Locator/Prisoner Information
Search for federal prisoners using name or prisoner identification number.
BOP Policies and Rules
Find a BOP policy or explanation of BOP rules for prisoners.