U.S. Bureau of Prisons




(202) 514-6551 (media inquiries)

The federal government operates 114 corrections facilities housing about 200,000 inmates. Information about each facility can be found on the bureau's web site. Although white-collar crime and national security cases get most of the attention when a federal prison is mentioned in news stories, such defendants make up under 10 percent of the bureau's population. More than half of federal convicts are serving time on drug charges. An inmate locator is available on the bureau's web site.

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