Federal Prison & Detention Centers

Defendants charged with a federal crime, who are detained, are generally housed in a Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) detention facility pending the outcome of the criminal case. In some, but rare instances, federal detainees can be held at local county jails pending trial and sentencing. If an individual is convicted and sentenced to prison, he or she will be housed in one of the BOP prisons or detentions centers. To look up an individual currently housed in a BOP facility, please visit their inmate look-up page:

For a comprehensive list of all BOP facilities, please visit their website here.

For individuals detained with charges in the Western District of Washington, they are often housed at the Federal Detention Center (FDC) Seatac


Phone: 206-870-5700
Fax: 206-870-5717

FDC SeaTac Family Information Guide

Guia de información por las familias de reos detenidos en el FDC SeaTac