- Are courtrooms open to the public?
- Does the U.S. Attorney's Office offer legal help?
- How can I find out about some of the cases your office has handled?
- How can I locate a prison, inmate or sex offender?
- How can I report a Federal crime?
Courtrooms and hearings are largely open to the public. Observers must go through security and follow all courtroom rules.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office represents the United States in criminal, civil and other proceedings but does not represent private individuals and cannot give legal help to individuals. A person seeking legal advice is advised to seek their own legal help, which may include Legal Aid, Bar Association and other entities across Northern Indiana which can assist an individual in finding appropriate help in their legal situation.
You can locate recent cases on this website in the “News” section. A number of cases each week are highlighted and described in detail in the press releases, which are sent out to dozens of media outlets in Northern Indiana. Citizens can often find out details about large scale cases, and other cases which directly affect the community.
Federal prison facility locator
Search by facility name, state, region, type, and security level.
Maps of federal facilities
Select a region of the map to view facilities in that area.
Federal inmate locator
Federal inmates incarcerated from 1982 to the present are listed in this searchable database.
Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website
This search tool allows a user to submit a single national query to obtain information about a sex offender listed by name. Users can also search for offenders living in their geographical area.
Child pornography or exploitation
Trafficking in persons
|Crimes involving alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives
Computer or internet crime
White collar crime
- Submit an FBI Tip online or call your local FBI field office
- National hotline numbers, Office on Violence Against Women
- Call your local FBI field office
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- For more information see the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section
- Illegal drug trafficking: submit a DEA Tip online or call your local DEA office
- Illegal prescription drug sales or suspicious pharmacies on the Internet
- Illegal Internet drug sales online reporting form
- Arson hotline
- Bomb hotline
- Illegal firearms activity
- Firearms theft hotline
- Explosives theft or loss
- Other crimes involving alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives
- Report Financial Fraud at StopFraud.gov
- FBI Corporate Fraud Hotline
- Report bankruptcy fraud
- Report mortgage foreclosure scams
- Report Disaster-Related Fraud
Disaster Fraud Hotline: 866-720-5721
Write: National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF)
Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4909
- Report Procurement Fraud
- Report a Complaint about Waste, Fraud, Abuse, or Misconduct in the Department of Justice
- Report Other Fraud or Public Corruption
Call FBI Hotline 800-CALL-FBI (800-225-5324)