Freedom of Information/Privacy Act
Joint Automated Booking Stations
Department/Agency Name: U.S. Department of
Major Organization Subdivision: United States
Marshals Service (USMS)
Minor Organization Subdivision: Information
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: JABS contains information on alleged criminal offenders who have been arrested
and booked by a Federal, state or local agency which consists of biographical data, place, date
and time or arrest and jail location, charge, armed description, sentenced or unsentenced and
health status, case agent names, notes and observations concerning the subject, substance use or
abuse, precautionary warnings, names of acquaintances, and court records.
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of JABS is to enable Federal, State and local agencies which
conduct arrests and/or booking activities to store such data in regional repositories to eliminate
duplication efforts among multiple law enforcement agencies participating in a single
booking/arrest, to permit law enforcement to learn or the arrest and apprehension of fugitive by
another agency in that region, to verify the identity of an arrestee, to obtain identifying data that
will assist in surveillance and wiretap activities in the event the arrestee becomes a fugitive
subsequent to booking, and to assist other judicial/law enforcement agencies in obtaining such
information to perform their official duties.
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Facilities and offices which house computer systems are protected
at all times by appropriate locks, security guards, and/or alarm systems. Access to the systems
equipment is limited to those with a need-to-know through encryption and password protection
USE CONSTRAINTS: Users of JABS are restricted to only those privileges necessary to
perform assigned tasks.
AGENCY PROGRAMS: The USMS is charged with ensuring the effective operation of the
judicial system through the execution of Federal arrest warrants, parole violator warrants, Federal
custodial and extradition warrants, and for the 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 to the custody of the Attorney General for the service of sentence, otherwise released from
custody by the court, or returned to the custody of the U.S. Parole Commission or the Bureau of
Prisons. JABS is one of the tools used to accomplish this.
SOURCES OF DATA: Information in this system is obtained from the record subject, Federal,
State and local law enforcement personnel, the courts and medical personnel.
RESPONSIBLE OFFICE FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION
OFFICE OF CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
DATE OF LAST MODIFICATION: Ongoing