Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: ALF
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: Pennsylvania
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly write the address, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

FCI Allenwood Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
White Deer PA, 17887

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison at Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution.

Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution
Rt 15,2 Miles N Of Allenwood
White Deer PA, 17887

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, 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.

(570) 547-1990

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are cases when it may be helpful to know the fax number to Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution.

(570) 547-1740 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the facility. You cannot reach prisoners at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,402 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email messages only from people that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve email messages with someone by putting that person in their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. prisoners give their consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the system. Family and friends of the inmate give their consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are notified each and every time that they get email correspondence from the inmate.

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

Email messages may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, the emails cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t then letter or package might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Allenwood Low Federal Prison guards will open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you have to address mail to a federal inmate at Allenwood Low Federal Prison:

FCI Allenwood Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
White Deer PA, 17887

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by 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 the mail and have to send it to this address and follow the steps 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 has to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account 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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent using one of these methods:

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

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info has to 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 that prisoner, the money might not be returned.

For additional info about how to send a prisoner money, check out the official Bureau of Prisons website.

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are often transported to different correctional facilities around the nation, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located 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 federal prison has its own rules for visitation and they change frequently. The information below may be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the facility’s official website to get the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

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

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

  • 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

Trying to find a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Allenwood Low Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner 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 other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are an inmate at this facility, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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