Freedom of Information/Privacy Act
Prisoner Processing and Population
Management/Prisoner Tracking System
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of
Major Organization Subdivision: United States
Marshals Service (USMS)
Minor Organization Subdivision: Information Technology Services
Name of Unit:
Street Address: CS-3, U.S. Marshals Service Headquarters
Zip Code: 20530-1000
Country: United States
Hours of Service: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Telephone: (202) 307-93500 FAX: (202)
ABSTRACT: PTS contains court records and identifying data on each prisoner generated
during the day-to-day processing, housing, safekeeping, and disposition of prisoners in USMS
custody while criminal proceedings are pending.
PURPOSE: PTS is maintained to capture all information necessary to complete the
administrative processing, housing, safekeeping, health care, and disposition of individual
Federal prisoners who are in custody pending criminal proceedings, and covers any law
enforcement and security related records generated during such custody.
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: All PTS records are protected from unauthorized access through
appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards. These safeguards include
restricting access to those with a need to know to perform their official duties, using locks and
passwords, and user identification numbers.
USE CONSTRAINTS: Users of PTS are restricted to only those privileges necessary to perform
AGENCY PROGRAM: PTS supports the USMS responsibility for ensuring effective operation
of the judicial system by maintaining custody of Federal prisoners from the time of their arrest by
or remand to a U.S. Marshal by the court, until the prisoner is committed by order of the court for
the service of sentence, otherwise released from custody, or returned to the custody of the U.S.
Parole Commission or the Bureau of Prisons.
SOURCES OF DATA: Data contained in PTS is received from the prisoner, the courts, Federal,
State, local and foreign law enforcement agencies, and medical care professionals.
RESPONSIBLE OFFICE FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION
OFFICE OF CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION: Ongoing