Freedom of Information/Privacy Act
Prisoner Transportation/Automated Prisoner
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of
Major Organization Subdivision: United States
Marshals Service (USMS)
Minor Organization Subdivision: JPATS
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.
ABSTRACT: APSS contains all information necessary to schedule and effect the safe and
efficient movement of prisoners for court appearances and service of sentence, e.g., requests for
prisoner movements, offense(s) and disposition of charge(s), process code defining the purpose
of the prisoner movement (such as judgment and commitment, warrant of removal), detention
facility, medical requirements, security classification and cautions to be considered and observed
during the prisoner movement.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this system is to manage the nationwide prisoner transportation
program by coordinating and effecting the secure movement of prisoners in USMS custody for
necessary court appearances or service of sentence.
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: All APSS 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 are restricted to only those privileges necessary to perform
AGENCY PROGRAM: Records in APSS support the USMS in the transportation of prisoners
held in the custody of a U.S. Marshal, other prisoners transported under cooperative or
intergovernmental agreements, and lawfully deported aliens.
SOURCES OF DATA: Data contained in this system is obtained from each prisoner taken into
USMS custody, court records, physicians, law enforcement agencies, and informants.
RESPONSIBLE OFFICE FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION
OFFICE OF CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION: Ongoing