Bureau of Prisons’ Website & API

Posted: May 8, 2014 in Bureau of Prisons

I’m not going to lie, for being a government agency the BoP website is a pretty good resource. Quite a bit better than some other government websites you try to find information on.

They even have public JSON APIs to let you get at different bits of data (things like inmate statistics and prison population broken down by facility).

Too bad the data is only as of “now” and doesn’t let you make charts to see historical trends (for example it would have been nice to see historically how populated a facility has been before you ask a judge to recommend placement there).


  1. RSnake says:

    Nice service for future the inmates. Going to advertise bail bonds on the landing page? 😉

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