We can disclose the name of the probation officer who is supervising a person on probation, parole or supervised release. Information contained in our probation files is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act so in many instances we are unable to share information about an offender with the general public.
Pretrial supervision is a period of supervision imposed by the court to make sure the defendant complies with court-ordered release conditions. Probation is a term of community supervision imposed by the court in lieu of a prison sentence. Parole is a period of community supervision imposed by the U.S. Parole Commission to be completed after release from a prison term. Supervised release is a period of community supervision imposed by the court to be completed after release from a jail or prison sentence.
All persons entering the United States Courthouse must present a valid picture ID and are required to pass through a magnetometer and have all belongings and packages subject to physical and/or x-ray examination by the United States Marshals Service. Additionally a person cannot bring any weapons, cameras, cell phones, recording devices, or television equipment into the building. If an offender is reporting his/her release from an institution or community corrections center, please bring any release papers with you given by the institution.
If the inmate is in a local jail, he/she should contact his/her attorney. If the inmate is in a Federal prison, the inmate should contact his/her case manager. Due to disclosure issues, family members are restricted from receiving reports.
The monitoring unit randomly "calls" the host computer in the monitoring center to report on a person's compliance/noncompliance with curfew, home detention or home incarceration conditions. It does this by using the same telephone line that the client's telephone is connected to. Therefore, when about to initiate the process of calling the host computer, if the line is busy, the unit will audibly alert the client through a recording, indicating that the line must be made available. The client will still have reasonable opportunities to use his/her telephone line.