It’s not always someone looking to reconnect with a lost friend who decides to perform an inmate search. In some cases it’s actually a victim who has been wronged by an inmate and needs to keep informed about where they are and when they’re going to be there. This is especially common among domestic disputes that end up with one or more people ending up in jail whether it’s just for a few weeks or even many years.
There are a lot of cases where someone has been put in jail only to be released and continue harassing the person who put them behind bars. This happens more than you’d think so if you’re a victim, it can be very important to know when someone is released. An inmate search can help you figure this out.
What Exactly Will An Inmate Search Tell Me?
An Inmate search will tell you what someone has been convicted of, how long their sentence is and when and where they’ll be released. If it’s a serious crime, they may not be simply “released” but instead will be closesly supervised by a probation/parole officer or a pre-release type facility.
An federal inmate search can also be more like a background search where you will find out all of their family information such as addresses of relatives where they could possibly go when released so if you’re a victim you may want to know this.
An inmate search probably won’t tell you if there are any active restraining orders in place so that is something you’d need to contact a victim’s advocate or attorney about. Your local courthouse may also have this information as well.
Ways To Prepare For An Inmate’s Release
If you are a victim and are still on speaking terms with someone about to be released, work together to form a plan of action. This is more for people still married but can apply to others as well. If there is a possibility of reunification, figure out a game plan to set this in motion with counselors or other professionals.
If you don’t want to see this person and fear they will try to contact you, make sure you have a restraining order in place. You still may wish to see a counselor or other professionals for advice in these matters.
Every crime is different and people will handle things different ways. Just remember to do things that allow you and your family to remain as safe as possible.