You cannot rely on prison records. They screw them up all the time, as they do so much else! I have seen thousands – yes, thousands – of prison-prepared documents which are wrong. Whether it is the “status sheet”, records of classes/programs taken, record of a “detainer”, medical records … whatever it is … you cannot trust it! Sometimes this is deliberate, most often it is sloppiness.
If you need to find out something of import, such as whether there is a detainer (an outstanding arrest warrant) for someone, go elsewhere. If you are not sure where to look, CALL me at 302-423-4067! 🙂
Especially if there is a suspicion of wrongdoing you MUST not rely on prison records. They will go to extraordinary lengths to create “oh so official looking” documents to cover up their crimes and/or neglect.