The United States prison system is far from perfect and among the primary reasons behind that is the failure by correctional facilities to offer transparency. Typically, when individuals get admitted to prison, they and their beloved are subject to the complete mercy of the facility.
Access to information and the chances to stay in touch with the convicts’ loved ones are usually limited, or rather in the institution’s hands. Also, a lot that we don’t hear about happens behind bars, and unfortunately, there hasn’t been a community to bring such injustices to light and unify people to call on change.
Our mission is to become the community that advocates for decency in the U.S. prison system.
Who Are We?
Founded in 2008, alleghanysheriff.org is the best resource you’ll find on the internet capable of aiding inmate loved ones to navigate the prison system better. And to achieve that, we provide all crucial information you might need as you try to contact an incarcerated individual.
Almost all Municipal, City, County, State, and Federal correctional institutions have databases. Luckily enough, we have access to these databases. Hence, regardless of whichever correctional facility a specific inmate is being held in across the U.S., we make locating them relatively more straightforward.
What We Do
Our research shows that most correctional institutions don’t provide the necessary information regarding rules/visiting hours, email addresses, phone numbers, physical addresses, how to send money, call, or mail something to an inmate. We also realized that most facilities hardly expound on the distinct rehabilitation programs they have to offer.
So, we research and provide the required information for every state and federal prison across the United States. In other words, we make the normally stressful navigation of correctional facilities as easy as possible.
We also try to be the voice of those incarcerated, giving them a platform to expose how they’ve been treated behind closed doors. We use personal experiences and ratings from our website visitors to collect data.
Through our website, former inmates and their loved ones can tell their stories and be heard while providing a clear-cut picture of how our prisons operate. And by doing so, we help hold correctional facilities accountable for their inmate treatment of former, current and future convicts. We are hopeful that the media could use the collective data to advocate for change in correctional facilities.
It’s apparent for people to fret and be frightened after being sentenced to prison, with most fretting about what their future holds. So, we work hard to provide a safe space to prepare convicts for prison.
Why Use Our Inmate Locator Tool?
It’s easy to assume that finding an inmate is effortless and straightforward. After all, incarcerated persons are held in secure locations, and without a doubt, their respective facilities keep records of them. Nonetheless, finding an inmate behind bars can prove very strenuous.
You may know the precise location of the committed crime and even the court where they received their sentence. However, it would be best if you had more than that to know their whereabouts. And given the apparent challenge of inmate communication, finding an incarcerated individual isn’t that easy.
But don’t fret, as we’re committed and available to help. We’ll aid in locating your loved one or friend regardless of whichever facility they’re in, whether prison or jail. You only have to make a few basic choices to narrow down the proper facilities to search. And if you are aware of the facility the inmate was sentenced to, you can directly visit the jail or prison’s page and use our inmate locator tool links to search for them.