Sunday, March 07, 2004

US Federal Prison System

Federal Bureau of Prisons Library:
   Interlibrary loan program - discuss with your librarian. Mailing address:
Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
320 First Street NW; Bldg. 500, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20534.
Phone: 202-307-3029, Fax: 202-307-5756

BOP Library location: Central Office, Bldg. 500, 7th Floor. Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Search the BOP Library:
   More than 4,000 books, Governmental documents, and statistical and organizational publications covering all areas of
corrections and other criminal justice topics.Search for books by author, title, or subject. More than 70 periodicals, including journals, magazines, newsletters, and major newspapers, are found in the collection; primarily sociological, and criminal justice related.

Federal Bureau of Prisons Archives:
500 First Street, NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20534

Mailing Address:
Federal Bureau of Prisons Archives
320 First Street, NW
Bldg. 500, 7th Fl.
Washington, DC 20534
Telephone: 202-307-2934, FAX: 202-307-5756

Archives does not loan out its materials. Photocopies of some items are available. Please note that many records in the BOP Archives are accessible only through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. Mail FOIA requests to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Office of the General Counsel/ FOIA Section
320 First Street, NW
Room 738
Washington, DC 20534
Phone: 202-514-6655

BOP Inmate Locator:

Federal Bureau of Prisons Office of Public Affairs phone: 202-307-3198.
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534

This is based on a 1999 post to the Gen-Tips list at, by Rhonda Houston.

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important. - Martin Luther King, Jr.