Information for Family Members
Family and community support is really important throughout the whole process. Family and friends are encouraged to remain in communication with their loved ones and further information is provided here on how to find out where your loved one is being held, how to communicate with them, how to send money and how to provide support at the time of sentencing.
If your loved one is detained, it is important to remember that all communications with that person is recorded and may be used against them in court, so it is best if family and friends refrain from discussing pending criminal charges with loved ones until the case has resolved. You may contact the attorney handling the case if you have further questions about this.
This information applies only to individuals held by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and if your loved one is not found on the inmate locator, please check with the attorney assigned to the case regarding where that individual is being held.
You can click on the name of the facility to figure out more information about each particular location. If you have no access to a computer, please call our office and we can check for you.
Please do not ever send a sentencing letter of support directly to the judge. Remember that a letter of support is the chance for the judge to see your loved one through your eyes. Please try to be as detailed as possible and provide the Judge with as many examples as you can think of that would show your family member in a positive light. Please contact the paralegal or attorney on your family member’s case with any questions regarding letters of support.
Yes, you can send your family member letters. You must write your family member’s name and register number on the envelope. You can also order books for them but the books must be sent directly from the book distributor (for example, they must be sent directly from amazon.com) and they must be soft cover books. See below for mailing addresses for inmate mail at the detention facilities in the Southern District of Florida.
Where are the jails located?
Mailing addresses to send letters to loved ones