Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: ALP
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: Northeast Region
State: Pennsylvania
Security Level: High

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the item, and use the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

USP Allenwood
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 3000
White Deer PA, 17887

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 try to visit an inmate here.

Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary
Rt 15,2 Miles N Of Allenwood
Allenwood PA, 17810

Phone Number

Federal inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(570) 547-0963

Fax Number

Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to inmates, but there are cases when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

(570) 547-9201 

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary. You cannot email inmates at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,079 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email 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 federal inmate has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a person by putting them in their contact list.

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates must consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the email system. External contacts 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 prisoner.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list you will get an email confirmation which sends them to CorrLink.

Email correspondence must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, the emails cannot be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary officials will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general mail may be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you must address a letter or package to a federal prisoner at Allenwood Federal Prison:

USP Allenwood
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 3000
White Deer PA, 17887

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money into 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 through the mail and must send it to the following address and follow the steps listed 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 has 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 are advised to 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, in which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and checks can’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send checks or cash.

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

  1. At a physical location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or go to
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to be included:

  1. Correct 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 federal inmate, the funds might not be returned.

Inmate Locator

Inmates are often moved to different prisons around the nation, so you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an federal 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 rules for visitation and these rules change frequently. The information listed here could be out of date now, so make sure to also go to the prison’s website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

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 changes often:

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary

Have you ever been incarcerated in Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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