Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: FLM
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: North Central Region
State: Colorado
Security Level: Supermax, Administrative

Introduction

The Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary is a United States Federal Supermax prison located in Fremont County, Colorado for male inmates. Supermax stands for Super-Mximum Security – the highest security level in all of United States prisons. Florence FCI is also known, unofficially, as Florence ADMAX, ADX Florence, as well as “The Alcatraz of the Rockies”, which is a reference to how impossible it is for inmates to escape from the facility. ADX Florence is operated and managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, which is a division of the United States Department of Justice.

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner at Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate so that you correctly address the package or letter, and do the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, the package or letter could not get delivered.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
USP Florence Admax
U.S. Penitentiary
Po Box 8500
Florence CO, 81226

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary.

Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary
5880 Hwy 67 South
Florence CO, 81226

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(719) 784-9464

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax the inmate, but there are cases when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(719) 784-5290 

Email Address

This email address is the main email for Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary. You can’t email prisoners at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.

FLM/PUBLICINFORMATION@BOP.GOV

Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   449 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email letters only to people that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve email messages with someone by placing them in their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates must consent to email monitoring when they sign up to participate in the email program. External contacts must consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded about this each and every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list they will get an email message which sends them to the CorrLink system at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, email should not exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send anything, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general mail and packages can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you must address a letter or package to a federal prisoner at Florence Admax Federal Prison:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
USP Florence Admax
U.S. Penitentiary
Po Box 8500
Florence CO, 81226

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, click here: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for purchasing things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to these Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send money to this address and follow the rules written below:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

The deposit have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via one of these methods:

  1. At Western Union location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone promt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info must be included:

  1. Correct and valid Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name
  2. Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
  3. Code City: FBOP, DC

If the wrong register number and/or name are used and accepted and sent to the wrong inmate, the money might not get returned to you.

For additional info about how to send an inmate money, go to the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities around the country, so you might need to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an inmate.
Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as every federally recognized holiday.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own procedures for visitation and these rules change often. The policies below may be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the things shown below, read the actual prison facility website as this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the entire Guide to Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary Visitation click: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary Jobs

Notorious and Notable Inmates

Name BOP Register # Sentence Information
Zacarias Moussaoui 51427-054 Serving 6 life sentences. Al-Qaeda terrorist, pleaded guilty to terrorism conspiracy charges in 2005 for his role in masterminding the September 11 attacks by assisting the hijackers to obtain flight lessons, funding and material used in the attacks.
Ramzi Yousef 03911-000 Serving life plus 240 years. Convicted in 1994 of terrorism conspiracy and additional charges from the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, which killed 6 people and injured over 1000. Yousef was also convicted in 1996 of planning Project Bojinka, a plan by senior Al-Qaeda terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed to bomb twelve planes in a 48-hour period, which was thwarted.
Wadih el-Hage 42393-054 Serving life sentence. Al-Qaeda terrorist; convicted for his role in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, which were planned by Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, which resulted in the killing of 224 people and injuring of over 4000 people.
Khalfan Mohamed 44623-054 Serving life sentence. Al-Qaeda terrorist; convicted for his role in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, which were planned by Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, which resulted in the killing of 224 people and injuring of over 4000 people.
Khalid al-Fawwaz 67497-054 Serving life sentence. Al-Qaeda terrorist; convicted for his role in the 1998 United States embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania, Africa, which were planned by Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, which resulted in the killing of 224 people and injuring of over 4000 people.
Abu Hamza al-Masri 67495-054 Serving a life sentence under the name Mustafa Kamel Mustafa. Egyptian cleric and former associate of late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; extradited from the UK in 2012; convicted in 2014 of masterminding the 1998 kidnapping of Westerners in Yemen and establishing a terrorist training camp in Oregon in 1999.
Richard Reid 24079-038 Serving 3 life sentences plus 110 years. Known as the “Shoe Bomber.” Al-Qaeda terrorist; pleaded guilty in 2002 for his attempt to use a weapon of mass destruction in his 2001 attempt to detonate explosive devices hidden in his shoes on a plane traveling from Paris to Miami.
Umar Abdulmutallab 44107-039 Serving 4 life sentences plus 50 years. Known as the “Underwear Bomber.” Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula terrorist and follower of the late extremist militant cleric Anwar al-Awlaki; pleaded guilty in 2011 to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for attempting to detonate an explosive sewn into his underwear on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009.
Eljvir Duka 61282-066 Serving a life sentence. Ethnic Albanian; convicted in 2008 of conspiracy to murder members of the U.S. military and for plotting to attack soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey using automatic weapons.
Ahmed Ressam 29638-086 Serving a 37-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2032. Convicted in 2001 of terrorism conspiracy for planning to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on December 31, 1999, in what is known as one of the 2000 millennium attack plots.
Simón Trinidad 27896-016 Serving a 60-year sentence under the name Juvenal Ovidio Palmera Pineda; scheduled for release in 2056. Member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a terrorist guerrilla group; convicted in 2007 of terrorism conspiracy for his role in the 2003 kidnapping of 3 American military contractors.
Adis Medunjanin 65114-053 Serving a life sentence. Al-Qaeda terrorist; convicted in 2012 of plotting to conduct coordinated suicide bombings in the New York City subway system in September 2009; co-conspirators Najibullah Zazi and Zarein Ahmedzay pleaded guilty.
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith 91969-054 Serving a life sentence. Al-Qaeda spokesman and Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law. Convicted in March 2014 for conspiracy to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists.
Mamdouh Mahmud Salim 42426-054 Serving a life sentence. Co-founder of Al-Qaeda and advisor to Osama Bin Laden. Extradited in 1998 for his role in the U.S. Embassy bombings and sentenced to life in prison for attempted murder during an attempted escape in 2000.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev 95079-038 Sentenced to death by lethal injection. Participant in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing; Dzhokhar placed a pressure cooker bomb near the marathon finish line at the direction of his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, which killed 3 people and injured over 200. He will be transferred to USP Terre Haute when an execution date is set.
Ahmed Omar Abu Ali 70250-083 Serving a life sentence. Al-Qaeda terrorist; convicted in 2005 of planning to assassinate U.S. President George W. Bush.
Theodore Kaczynski 04475-046 Serving 8 life sentences. Known as the Unabomber; pleaded guilty in 1998 to building, transporting, and mailing explosives in 16 bombings from 1978 to 1995 in a spree of mail bombings which killed 3 people and injured 23 others.
Terry Nichols 08157-031 Serving 161 consecutive life sentences. Convicted for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, which killed 168 people. Co-conspirator Timothy McVeigh was executed in Indiana in 2001.
José Padilla 20796-424 Serving a 21-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2025. Al-Qaeda terrorist and one of the first U.S. citizens to be designated as an enemy combatant after the September 11th attacks. Convicted in 2007 of terrorism conspiracy for traveling overseas to attend an Al-Qaeda training camp in order to murder citizens of a foreign country.
Eric Rudolph 18282-058 Serving 4 consecutive life sentences. Member of the Christian extremist group Army of God; pleaded guilty in 2005 to executing four bombings between 1996 and 1998 which killed 3 people, including the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta.
Faisal Shahzad 63510-054 Serving a life sentence. Tehrik-i-Taliban terrorist; pleaded guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges associated with the 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt.
Naser Jason Abdo 80882-280 Serving 2 life sentences plus 60 years. U.S. Army private who refused to deploy to Afghanistan and went AWOL; convicted in 2012 of attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for plotting to detonate a bomb at a restaurant near Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, when it was filled with soldiers in 2011.
Joseph Konopka 20749-424 Serving a 13-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2019. Also known as “Dr. Chaos.” Pleaded guilty in 2002 to causing blackouts in Wisconsin by damaging power substations and utility facilities, as well as storing potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide in the Chicago subway system.
Noshir Gowadia 95518-022 Serving a 32-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2033. Former engineer for the U.S. Department of Defense and principal designer of the B-2 stealth bomber; convicted in 2011 of sharing classified information with the People’s Republic of China to allow them to produce cruise missiles with stealth technology.
Robert Hanssen 48551-083 Serving 15 consecutive life sentences. Former senior FBI agent assigned to counterintelligence; pleaded guilty in 2002 to espionage for sharing classified information with the Soviet Union and later to Russia over a 20-year period.
Walter Myers 29796-016 Serving a life sentence. Former intelligence analyst for the U.S. State Department; pleaded guilty in 2009 to conspiracy to commit espionage for providing classified U.S. national defense information to Cuba.
Harold Nicholson 49535-083 Serving a 23-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2024. Highest-ranking CIA officer to be convicted of espionage; pleaded guilty in 1997 to passing classified information to Russia from 1994 to 1996; pleaded guilty in 2010 to attempting to collect payments from Russian agents for his past espionage activities.
Osiel Cárdenas Guillén 62604-079 Serving a 25-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2025. Succeeded Juan García as head of the Gulf Cartel; extradited to the U.S. from Mexico in 2007 and pleaded guilty to threatening to murder U.S. law enforcement agents, drug trafficking and money laundering.
James Marcello 99076-012 Serving a life sentence. Reputed “Front Boss” of the Chicago Outfit; convicted of racketeering conspiracy for participating in or ordering 18 murders and directing criminal activities including extortion, illegal gambling, loansharking, and bribery.
Luis Felipe 14067-074 Serving life plus 45 years. Also known as “King Blood.” Leader of the New York chapter of the Latin Kings gang; convicted in 1996 of murder conspiracy and racketeering for running a criminal enterprise whose members engage in murder, assault, armed robbery, and drug trafficking.
Ruben Castro 03328-112 Serving life sentences. Leader of the Mexican Mafia; convicted of racketeering and murder conspiracy for running violent drug trafficking operations.
Raul Leon 95335-198 Serving life sentences. Leader of the Mexican Mafia; convicted of racketeering and murder conspiracy for running violent drug trafficking operations.
Francisco Martinez 91147-011 Serving multiple life sentences. Leader of the Mexican Mafia; convicted of racketeering and murder conspiracy for running violent drug trafficking operations.
Joseph Hernandez 02837-748 Serving multiple life sentences. One of the leaders of the Nuestra Familia gang, which operates in drug trafficking, extortion and murder inside and outside of prisons in California; arrested as part of Operation Black Widow in 2001; pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in 2004.
Tex Hernandez 02536-748 Serving multiple life sentences. One of the leaders of the Nuestra Familia gang, which engages in drug trafficking, extortion and murder inside and outside of prisons in California; arrested as part of Operation Black Widow in 2001; pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in 2004.
Tyler Bingham 03325-091 Serving life sentence. One of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang founders; transferred to ADX in 2006 after being connected to violent gang activities in prison; convicted of murder, murder conspiracy, and racketeering for ordering the killing of two African-American inmates at USP Lewisburg in Pennsylvania.
Barry Mills 14559-116 Serving life sentence. One of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang founders; transferred to ADX in 2006 after being connected to violent gang activities in prison; convicted of murder, murder conspiracy, and racketeering for ordering the killing of two African-American inmates at USP Lewisburg in Pennsylvania.
Thomas Silverstein 14634-116 Serving a life sentence. Aryan Brotherhood prison gang leader (considered one of the most dangerous inmates in the federal prison system); transferred to ADX after murdering Correction Officer Merle Clutts at USP Marion in 1983 while serving a sentence for bank robbery. Silverstein’s crime was the reason for the construction of ADX.
Larry Hoover 86063-024 Serving 6 life sentences. Leader of the Gangster Disciples in Chicago; sentenced to life in state prison in 1973 for murder; convicted in 1997 of drug conspiracy, extortion, money laundering, and running a continuing criminal enterprise for leading the gang from state prison.
Jeff Fort 92298-024 Serving an 80-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2039. Founder of the El-Rukn (Black P. Stones) gang in Chicago; convicted of drug trafficking charges in 1983; convicted of terrorism conspiracy in 1987 for plotting to commit attacks inside the U.S. in exchange for weapons and $2.5 million from Libya.
O. G. Mack 30063-037 Serving a 50-year sentence under his actual name, Omar Portee; scheduled for release in 2045. Founder of the United Blood Nation gang; convicted in 2002 of racketeering and murder conspiracy, as well as narcotics and weapons charges.
Kaboni Savage 58232-066 Sentenced to death on June 3, 2013. Philadelphia drug kingpin; convicted in 2013 of 12 counts of murder in aid of racketeering for ordering six drug-related homicides, as well as the firebombing of the home of a federal witness which killed two adults and four children.
Chevie Kehoe 21300-009 Serving 3 consecutive life sentences. White supremacist and murderer. Convicted in 1998 of the torture-murders of William, Nancy, and Sarah Mueller. Serving 3 life sentences.
Perry Roark 53975-037 Serving a life sentence. Founder of Dead Man Incorporated, a prison gang active in four states; pleaded guilty in 2012 to leading a racketeering enterprise which engaged in murder and threats to commit murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking and extortion.
Dwight York 17911-054 Serving a 135-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2122. Known by cult members and supporters as “Dr. Malachi Z. York”. Made millions of dollars from the forced labor of cult members; convicted in 2004 of racketeering and child molestation for having sex with underage members.
Matthew Hale 15177-424 Serving a 40-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2037. Founder of the World Church of the Creator a neo-nazi group; convicted in 2004 of ordering the murder of Federal Judge Joan Lefkow for ruling against him in a copyright lawsuit brought by a bigger church with the same name.
Richard McNair 13829-045 Serving 2 life sentences on a state murder charge from North Dakota in 1987. Despite being convicted on North Dakota state charges, is currently held at ADX Florence due to multiple prison escapes, having escaped from the Ward County Jail in Minot, ND in 1987 by using lip balm to slip out of handcuffs, escaping from the ND State Penitentiary in Bismarck in 1992 by crawling through a ventilator duct, and escaping from USP Pollock in Louisiana in 2006 by mailing himself out of prison in a crate.
Michael Swango 08352-424 Serving 3 life sentences. Serial killer and doctor who pleaded guilty in 2000 to fatally poisoning four patients.

Website

The official website: Florence Admax U.S. Penitentiary Website

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