How to Find an Inmate in the US: Your spouse went out to the bar with his friends, but you weren’t worried. Then, you got a call from their best friend saying that there was a fight and the cops took your partner away in the back of their car!
Sometimes, a good person in a bad situation can end up in the jail system and more people go to jail than you’d think. A recent study found that over 600,000 people enter prison gates around the country each year.
The first step is to find out where the officers took your spouse. Keep reading to learn how to find an inmate in the US.
Why Should You Search for an Inmate?
Chances are, if you got the call that you need to bail a loved one out of jail, you’re experiencing stress and anxiety. But, you know you need to put emotions aside and bail them out as soon as you find out where they are.
You may also want to find out where someone is so you can send them encouraging letters. Or, if you’re a victim and you want to make sure that person is still behind bars.
As long as you don’t have malicious or illegal intent, you can use public records to find a person in any US detention center.
Locating People in Federal Prisons
The federal bureau of prisons keeps an up-to-date list of any federal prisoners. You can use this website to search for a specific person using their name or any of their correctional facility numbers.
Make sure to include as much information as you can in the search parameters to help narrow down your search results.
Locating With a Third-Party Search
If the person in question isn’t in federal prison (and sometimes even if they are) the federal search won’t turn up any information. Another way to search is by using a third-party inmate search.
These sites filter through many different sites to help find a prisoner. Often, they will also include mugshots so you can make sure the person you pulled up is who you were looking for.
Difficulties Finding a Prisoner
Sometimes, you search everywhere and come up with nothing! These are some reasons why you might not find someone in any jail databases:
- You don’t have their legal name or proper identification information
- They aren’t incarcerated
- You weren’t searching for the right type of detention facility
At this point, you might want to call the person’s friends and family (if you know them) to see if they have any further information.
A Good Friend Bails You Out But Your Best Friend Is Sitting Next to You
Even if you’re mad, helping your spouse get out of jail and prepare their case can help keep this little problem from snowballing. If you can, help bail them out.
Before you can bail them out though, you need to find them. Use these tips and resources to help you find a prisoner.
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