Go online to the website for the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Enter the inmate's first name, spelled correctly. This step must match exactly. "Jon" will not match with "John" or "Jonathan."
Enter the inmate's last name, spelled correctly. First and last name fields are asterisked with red, as these are the only two mandatory fields.
Enter sex and race, if known. These fields are optional.
Hit the "search" key. This will pull up the inmate's or parolee's record. Her FBI number is located there.
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