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Find out if a person has been to prison before

There are thousands of reasons that compel a person to know whether somebody has been to jail or not. Neighbors want to know this so that they can get clear information about their neighbor’s character, employers are interested in knowing their employee’s history and women and men are interested in knowing about their dating partners.

Few steps that need to be followed to see if someone has been to prison

Step 1

Gather personal information about that individual. You need the first and last name of the person, age, date of birth, city and his residing state. Other details are not required but still if you have it then it can help you in narrowing your search.

Step 2

You can visit the BOP, your local police department, get person’s consent to do a FBI record check and or the Justice Bureau in your state to find someone in prison or to find out if a person has went to prison before.  These services will let you search through inmate population records, criminal convictions and thousands of different documents that are stored in the databases.

Step 3

In most cases you just have to type the individual’s first name, last name, age, inmate number and his current residing city as well as state and then search for inmate records. After doing this you will be able to see the results. This will help you to figure out if a person has been locked up in prison or not. This is a pretty easy and convenient option.

Step 4

Review results as you can have several people with similar names. But one can easily narrow his/her search by using current address, age, social networking profiles etc. By doing this you will be able to get a more accurate result. This will help you to see if someone has been convicted of a crime or a felony before and really find out if someone got sent to prison or not.

Step 5

Click on the name of the person you are looking for. After doing this you will be able to find out more detailed information about that person and about his charges. You can find out when a person’s prison release date and sentence was. Also you can find out how much prison time somebody got and even the place of his detention. Not only this, you can also figure out whether the person has committed any crime or if has been in jail or not.

Online option is very handy as it saves lot of time, money and fuel and the inconvenience of going to the jail or court for getting records. I recommend that you access the BOP inmate locator site and do a search their, as well as if you can get the person’s permission then do a background check on them and that will tell you if the person has been sent to prison or convicted of any crime or felony.