General Prison Information
Official Prison Name: Tucson U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: TCP
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: Western Region
Security Level: High
Here is the street address and mailing address for Tucson U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Tucson U.S. Penitentiary.
Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly write the address, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
P.O. Box 24550
Tucson AZ, 85734
Street Address / Prison Location
Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to visit a prisoner.
Tucson U.S. Penitentiary
9300 South Wilmot Road
Tucson AZ, 85706
Federal inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.
Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax the inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.
This email address is the main email for the facility. You can’t reach inmates at this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.
Inmate and Staff Statistics
Total Inmates: 1,617
To send email to a prisoner at Tucson Federal Prison you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email message gets to the inmate.
TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System
Prisoners are allowed to email messages only from people listed on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a friend or family member by putting them in their contact list.
All email correspondence is monitored. Prison inmates must consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the email program. Family and friends of the inmate must consent to getting monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email letter from the inmate.
When a person is added to an inmates contact list that person will get an email confirmation which directs 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 facility. In addition, the emails should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.
Inmate Internet Access
Federal inmates don’t have access to the web.
Inmate Mail and Package Procedures
There are special procedures that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might not get delivered.
Before you send anything, you should read the sections below:
Correctional facility officials do open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a problem regarding inmates.
How to Address a Letter to an Inmate
Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address a package or letter to a prisoner at Tucson Federal Prison:
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
P.O. Box 24550
Tucson AZ, 85734
To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy
Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate funds and for buying things not issued regularly by the facility.
How to Send an Inmate Money
Friends, family, or other people can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.
Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money through postal mail and have to send it to the following address and follow the policies given 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 money have to be in 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 placed on a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted so do not send cash or checks.
Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also send prisoners money using Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner using the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent using one of these methods:
- At an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit www.westernunion.com.
- On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone promt option 2.
- Online with a credit/debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”
For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to be included:
- Correct Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name
- Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
- Code City: FBOP, DC
If the wrong register number and/or name are used and accepted and sent to that prisoner, funds might not get returned to you.
For additional info about how to send a prisoner money, go to the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money
Inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities around the nation, so sometimes you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an prisoner.
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 federal prison has its own rules for prison visitation and these rules change frequently. The policies listed here could be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check the prison’s website to get the latest rules for visitation.
Visitation Sign-In and Check-In
The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the correctional facility and also when they leave.
Photo id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is OK.
For all of the points shown below, read the actual prison facility website as this info is changed often:
- 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 Tucson U.S. Penitentiary Visitation Guide go to: Inmate Visitation Instructions
Prison Jobs & Hiring
Looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?
If so, go to: Tucson U.S. Penitentiary Jobs
The official website: Tucson U.S. Penitentiary Website
Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Tucson U.S. Penitentiary
Have you ever been incarcerated in Tucson U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?
If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.
Things you could write in the review:
- Prison conditions
- Prison layout and facility
- Guards and prison staff
- Commissary and food
- Inmate programs and activities
If you are an inmate here, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.