Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

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

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

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

FCI Allenwood Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2000
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 below if you are going to try to visit an inmate.

Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution
Rt 15, 2 Mi N Of Allenwood
White Deer PA, 17810

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 Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution.

(570) 547-7950

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(570) 547-7751 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot email prisoners at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,407 

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to receive emails only from people listed on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to recieve and send email messages with a friend or family member by placing them in their contact list.

Every email is subject to monitoring. prisoners must consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the program. Inmate contacts must consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are notified every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a contact is added to an inmates contact list they will get an email confirmation which directs them to the CorrLink system.

Email correspondence may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, the emails cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a federal prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution guards will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you need to address a letter or package to a prisoner at Allenwood Medium Federal Prison:

FCI Allenwood Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2000
White Deer PA, 17887

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide an account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using 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 have to send the money to this 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 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, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the prisoner’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 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 Western Union location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of 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 prisoner, funds might not get returned.

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often moved to different prisons throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on 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 procedures for inmate visitation and they change frequently. The rules listed below could be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the prison’s official website to get the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Appropriate 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, check out the official prison facility website as this info changes 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 prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this prison?

If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Allenwood Medium Federal Correctional Institution, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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