Last night, I posted on my volunteer work to help identify the approximately 900 prisoners form Orleans Parish Prison who were evacuated to the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Florida.
After I and the other volunteers entered the essential data from the "Katrina Master Listing" of OPP inmates into our spreadsheets, there was an additional step of entering each prisoner's name into the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) online Inmate Locater. The BOP assigns each prisoner a "Register Number" and a projected release date—both of which we also entered into our spreadsheets.
There was also one other bit of information that came up for each prisoner. In the column that lists the prisoner's location was the specific facility at Coleman FCC where the prisoner is housed. Every prisoner whose data I saw was in USP Coleman II, a high security facility. Coleman FCC has one low security, one medium security and two high security facilities. Though many of the Coleman 900 do not belong in prison at all, they are currently in a high security federal penitentiary facility.