Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: ATL
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: Southeast Region
State: Georgia
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary, and be 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 letter or package, and use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could not get delivered.

USP Atlanta
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 150160
Atlanta GA, 30315

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit a prisoner.

Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary
601 Mcdonough Blvd Se
Atlanta GA, 30315

Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

(404) 635-5100

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to an inmate, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(404) 331-2403 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the prison. You can’t email prisoners at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,950 

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Atlanta Federal Prison you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email letters only from people listed on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with a person by placing them into their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. prisoners give consent to being monitored when they sign up to participate in the email system. External contacts must consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are notified every time that they get an email message from the inmate.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list that person will get an email notification which directs them to the CorrLink system.

Emails may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, emails should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you must follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then letter or package might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary guards will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

USP Atlanta
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 150160
Atlanta GA, 30315

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources 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 to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send funds to this address and follow the policies 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 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. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and checks cannot 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 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 via one of these methods:

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

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info must 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 that inmate, the funds might not be returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often transported to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up 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 prison visitation and they get changed frequently. The policies listed here could be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the facility’s official website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo 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 points shown below, read the official prison 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

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in the 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 a prisoner at this prison, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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