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Ptntl Camper
03-30-2010, 07:56 AM
Sorry if this is a redundant question, but I can't remember where I read this. Does the number you are assigned by BOP mean anything? I have FINALLY, after 9 weeks and 1 call to US Marshals popped up on BOP site as not in custody. Should know in day or two where I am headed. But I was wondering if it was in the number....

03-30-2010, 08:16 AM
the last 3 numbers are the district you were sentenced in.

03-30-2010, 08:50 AM
As Abigail says the last three numbers are where you are from or area of sentencing. The purpose of the whole number is for identifying purposes only. There can be three John Does in the system so the better way to keep track of them is to give them numbers to go with the name. The number does not indicate where you will be, length of sentence, or severity of the punishment. It is easier for BOP to manage with both name and number. A former prisoner or former staff on the site may know more and be more accurate with info.

03-30-2010, 09:31 AM
Both of the previous emails are correct. The first 5 digits of the number are for id purposes, the last 3 indicate where the inmate's case originated from. You can search PTO and get the list with just a little searching. I posted it years ago.

Ptntl Camper
03-30-2010, 11:39 AM
SOunds good, thanks for the responses. I should know in a day or two where I am headed from US Marshals. They have actually been very helpful. Well, two ladies in the office, anyway!

Ptntl Camper
03-30-2010, 11:40 AM
Trying to get back to my girls and husband by Christmas!

03-30-2010, 05:59 PM
BOP Register Numbers – last 3 digits

Federal Bureau of Prisons
United States Marshals Service


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". The three digit codes and the district location are listed below:

001 - Northern District of Alabama (N/AL)
002 - Middle District of Alabama (M/AL)
003 - Southern District of Alabama (S/AL)
004 - Southern District of Florida (S/FL)
005 - District of the Northern Mariana Islands (D/MP)
006 - District of Alaska (D/AK)
007 - District of Columbia (Superior Court)
008 - District of Arizona (D/AZ)
009 - Eastern District of Arkansas (E/AR)
010 - Western District of Arkansas (W/AR)
011 - Northern District of California (N/CA)
012 - Central District of California (C/CA)
013 - District of Colorado (D/CO)
014 - District of Connecticut (D/CT)
015 - District of Delaware (D/DE)
016 - District of Columbia (DC/DC)
017 - Northern District of Florida (N/FL)
018 - Middle District of Florida (M/FL)
019 - Northern District of Georgia (N/GA)
020 - Middle District of Georgia (M/GA)
021 - Southern District of Georgia (S/GA)
022 - District of Hawaii (D/HI)
023 - District of Idaho (D/ID)
024 - Northern District of Illinois (N/IL)
025 - Southern District of Illinois (S/IL)
026 - Central District of Illinois (C/IL)
027 - Northern District of Indiana (N/IN)
028 - Southern District of Indiana (S/IN)
029 - Northern District of Iowa (N/IA)
030 - Southern District of Iowa (S/IA)
031 - District of Kansas (D/KS)
032 - Eastern District of Kentucky (E/KY)
033 - Western District of Kentucky (W/KY)
034 - Eastern District of Louisiana (E/LA)
035 - Western District of Louisiana (W/LA)
036 - District of Maine (D/ME)
037 - District of Maryland (D/MD)
038 - District of Massachusetts (D/MA)
039 - Eastern District of Michigan (E/MI)
040 - Western District of Michigan (W/MI)
041 - District of Minnesota (D/MN)
042 - Northern District of Mississippi (D/MS)
043 - Southern District of Mississippi (D/MS)
044 - Eastern District of Missouri (E/MO)
045 - Western District of Missouri (W/MO)
046 - District of Montana (D/MT)
047 - District of Nebraska (D/NE)
048 - District of Nevada (D/NV)
049 - District of New Hampshire (D/NH)
050 - District of New Jersey (D/NJ)
051 - District of New Mexico (D/NM)
052 - Northern District of New York (N/NY)
053 - Eastern District of New York (E/NY)
054 - Southern District of New York (S/NY)
055 - Western District of New York (W/NY)
056 - Eastern District of North Carolina (E/NC)
057 - Middle District of North Carolina (M/NC)
058 - Western District of North Carolina (W/NC)
059 - District of North Dakota (D/ND)
060 - Northern District of Ohio (N/OH)
061 - Southern District of Ohio (S/OH)
062 - Northern District of Oklahoma (N/OK)
063 - Eastern District of Oklahoma (E/OK)
064 - Western District of Oklahoma (W/OK)
065 - District of Oregon (D/OR)
066 - Eastern District of Pennsylvania (E/PA)
067 - Middle District of Pennsylvania (M/PA)
068 - Western District of Pennsylvania (W/PA)
069 - District of Puerto Rico (D/PR)
070 - District of Rhode Island (D/RI)
071 - District of South Carolina (D/SC)
073 - District of South Dakota (D/SD)
074 - Eastern District of Tennessee (E/TN)
075 - Middle District of Tennessee (M/TN)
076 - Western District of Tennessee (W/TN)
077 - Northern District of Texas (N/TX)
078 - Eastern District of Texas (E/TX)
079 - Southern District of Texas (S/TX)
080 - Western District of Texas (W/TX)
081 - District of Utah (D/UT)
082 - District of Vermont (D/VT)
083 - Eastern District of Virginia (E/VA)
084 - Western District of Virginia (W/VA)
085 - Eastern District of Washington (E/WA)
086 - Western District of Washington (W/WA)
087 - Northern District of West Virginia (N/WV)
088 - Southern District of West Virginia (S/WV)
089 - Eastern District of Wisconsin (E/WI)
090 - Western District of Wisconsin (W/WI)
091 - District of Wyoming (D/WY)
093 - District of Guam (D/GU)
094 - District of the Virgin Islands (D/VI)
095 - Middle District of Louisiana (M/LA)
097 - Eastern District of California (E/CA)
098- -Southern District of California (S/CA)

03-31-2010, 01:35 PM
Both of the previous emails are correct. The first 5 digits of the number are for id purposes, the last 3 indicate where the inmate's case originated from. You can search PTO and get the list with just a little searching. I posted it years ago.


My sons last digits are from the state the offense originated, not where he was sentenced.

03-31-2010, 01:51 PM
my husbands last 3 numbers are 078. thats in the eastern district of texas. but he was sentenced in the southern district of texas. and the crime was in the southern district too. he was just arrested in the easten district, when they pulled him over for a traffic violation and seen he had a warrant for the inditement?
i wonder why his is diffrent, he never went to houston fdc. straight from beaumont to corpus christi.

03-31-2010, 04:06 PM
I live just across the river in Louisiana and all of my life we considered Orange, Beaumont, Port Arthur and up to Texarkana, Tyler and Marshal to be East Texas. They most likely consider Corpus, Brownsville, Harlingen and up to be South Texas district. I may be wrong but it makes sense to me.

03-31-2010, 10:18 PM
ok what if the last 3 digits are 000?

04-01-2010, 06:46 AM
ooo - typcially referes to the Washington DC area.

Federal PO
04-01-2010, 07:02 PM
the last 3 digits of the register number indicate where the defendant was first booked in to the federal system. In the vast majority of cases this will be the same district as the district the defendant is charged in. In some cases though, a person may be arrested in a district other than their charging district.

You may be charged in the Northern district of Alabama (001), but be arrested in the Southern District of Alabama. In that case, your register number would and in 002, even if 15 years later you get arrested in Alaska (006).

04-02-2010, 12:21 AM
that makes sense now, cause his numbers are where he was arrested in.

01-07-2011, 05:01 PM
Anyone know what it would mean if the last three digits are 511 ???

Federal PO
01-07-2011, 10:23 PM
Just for clarification the last three digits of the register number correspond to the district that the US Marshal's Service first processed you into their system. In most cases, that is the district where your case originated, but say in the case of a fugitive, they may be arrested and processed in a different jurisdiction from where their case originated.

01-08-2011, 03:38 PM
About the 511 number - I'm thinking now it's a BOP typo and supposed to be 011. Maybe.

01-11-2011, 07:49 PM
when do you get your number?My sis in law is in pre trial so im wondering if she will perm havbe the number assigned to her or will she get a new one?