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 Subject: Federal Bureaus of Prisons Register Number Format Category: Relationships and Society > Government Asked by: researchd-ga List Price: \$25.00 Posted: 09 Nov 2006 12:22 PST Expires: 09 Dec 2006 12:22 PST Question ID: 781436
 ```Hi - I'd like to understand how the register number for the Federal Bureaus of Prisons is made up. My understanding is that the number is xxxxx-xxx, where each x is a number. I'd like to understand what the valid range of numbers is, and what they stand for. For example, I am speculating that the second batch of numbers is the prison location, and the first 5 numbers are the prisoner? I'd also like to understand the range of the numbers, e.g. there are 300 prisons in the US, therefore the second batch of x ranges from 000 to 300, or whatever may be the case. Thanks, Oliver```
 ```Dear researchd-ga; Thank you for allowing me to answer your interesting question. Actually the numbering convention is much simpler than you might expect. Upon entry into the US Department of Corrections the US Marshal?s Service assigns each inmate with an eight-digit number by which he will be identified throughout his entire commitment. The first five digits are unique identifiers for that specific inmate. The last three digits, separated from the first five by a dash, denote the US Marshal?s judicial code. What is the purpose of the US Marshal's judicial codes? The code indicates the jurisdiction from which the inmate originally entered the corrections system. This numbering convention creates enough unique combinations of registration numbers that the Federal Bureau of Prisons could never possibly use them all for many, many years to come. What, you might ask, does the Bureau do if it ever incarcerates more than 99,999 prisoners from a single jurisdiction? Simple, they just replace the "0" ahead of the Marshals' code with a "1", and there are instantly enough numbers for 99,999 more. That's all there is to it. These documents should explain it all quite well (you?ll even find all the judicial codes listed here too): ?The United States Marshals Service and the Federal Bureau of Prisons assigns a eight digit "Register Number" to all offenders in the following format: XXXXX-0XX. The last three digits signify the district wherein the offender was arrested and or processed into the system. In large districts, where over 100,000 people have been processed, the '"0" is replaced with a "1".? FEDERAL CURE ?Federal Bureau of Prisons and United States Marshals Service Register Number Codes? http://www.fedcure.org/information/RegisterNumberCodes.shtml FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS Program Statement 5100.08 ?Inmate Security Designation and Custody Classification? http://www.bop.gov/policy/progstat/5100_008.pdf (Explained on page 26 of this 108 page government document) I hope you find that my answer exceeds your expectations. If you have any questions about my research please post a clarification request prior to rating the answer. Otherwise I welcome your rating and your final comments and I look forward to working with you again in the near future. Thank you for bringing your question to us. Best regards; Tutuzdad-ga ? Google Answers Researcher INFORMATION SOURCES Defined above SEARCH STRATEGY SEARCH ENGINE USED: Google ://www.google.com SEARCH TERMS USED: FEDERAL PRISON PRISONER INMATE BUREAU REGISTER NUMBER DIGITS CODES CLASSIFICATION US MARSHAL```