One of the most integral parts to any background or criminal records check is ensuring that you include a separate investigation for incarceration records. Since prison inmate searches can be conducted at all jurisdictional levels of facilities, a comprehensive investigation of each should be exhausted in connection to a standard criminal background check. This said, the jurisdiction that handles the most severe of crimes, federal facilities, should be prioritized in this check for background information. In this category, we review the federal incarceration system in relation to the check for inmate background information: how it is organized, as well as how to best conduct a federal prison inmate search for the optimum of success.
As is true of all jurisdictions, a federal prison inmate search correlates to the jurisdiction in which the crime was processed and sentenced. This said, all prisoners were at one time processed at a national district court. While this may be true, this is not to say that all related incarceration information will necessarily be located at the U.S. district court for investigation. Most often, a separate incarceration investigation must be enacted to find the details you are seeking of an inmate check’s results. This is also true of all jurisdictions. This is why it is crucial to investigate jurisdictional courts and information repositories as well as correctional facilities for the whole story on their background: of both crime and punishment.
This said, the actual meat of any national prison inmate search is found at the U.S. government level. There is one central online location for the listing of all convicted U.S. criminals, and that is the Bureau of Prisons website. This site is set up by the U.S. government and is the most accurate and complete means of getting information on all criminals incarcerated and/or released from incarceration after 1982. On the site is a very easy to navigate online persons locator, which calls for the first and last name of a subject of investigation and/or the location of said subject. Once the information has been accurately entered in the locator, results are returned instantly. This criminal information includes: the criminal’s full name, age, race, term served, and release date. All of these details should prove valuable to the background check you are conducting on a particular individual.
While helpful, these details are probably not all you would like to know about the criminal you are seeking background on. For one, you are probably interested in why they have been incarcerated in this type of facility. The most common means of locating the crime(s) for which the object of your criminal investigation has committed is through a thorough review of their criminal record found at the jurisdictional courts in which they may have been processed-for time served, this would be U.S. district courts. While one stop shopping at one jurisdiction or information repository may seem enough, it is almost always wise to visit the other jurisdictions as well, as it is not uncommon in legal practice and organization that files are available at different locations.
For more information, please visit the Bureau of Prisons website at: http://www.bop.gov