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U.S. Marshals Service

Northern District of Indiana

Prisoner Property   


Persons remanded to the United States Marshals Service custody are not allowed to maintain excess personal property.  An individual taken into custody will be given an opportunity to have all excess property transferred to their attorney or to relatives, or to have that property mailed to an individual at government expense.  Any excess property that is not disposed of within 30 days will be considered abandoned and will be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by the United States Marshals Service.

Authorized personal property includes:

1.  Legal papers or materials relevant to a current court proceedings

2.  Religious medals which pose no threat as a potential weapon (as decided by USMS staff)

3.  Eye glasses / contact lenses, with case          

4.  Prescribed medication                                                                  

5.  Fifty dollars in U.S. currency                                                            

6.  Wedding band with no stones                                                     

7.  Court clothing - to be provided by family or attorney, and then picked up by same persons, at the end of the court session that same day, or at the end of an on-going trial.  All property that is not picked up will be considered abandoned and disposed of accordingly.                                is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice