Carswell Federal Medical Center

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Carswell Federal Medical Center
Prison Code:
Prison Type: Federal Medical Center
State: Texas
Security Level:

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Carswell Federal Medical Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Carswell Federal Medical Center, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

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

FMC Carswell
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth TX, 76127

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to visit an inmate at Carswell Federal Medical Center.

Carswell Federal Medical Center
Naval Air Station  – J St Bldg 3000
Fort Worth TX, 76127

Phone Number

Carswell Federal Medical Center inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.

(817) 782-4000

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are some times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(817) 782-4875 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the prison. You cannot reach prisoners at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,423 

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Carswell Federal Medical Center you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email messages only from persons listed on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to recieve and send email messages with a friend or family member by putting them into their contact list.

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates give consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the system. External contacts give consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded each and every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a person is approved that person will get an email message which sends them to CorrLink at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, the emails cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then letter or package might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Carswell Federal Prison officials do open and read all received general mail. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch problems having to do with 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 federal inmate at Carswell Federal Prison:

FMC Carswell
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 27137
Fort Worth TX, 76127

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide an account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit 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 in postal mail and must send it to the following address and follow the steps shows 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 placed on a 15-day hold period, in which 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 if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash will not 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 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 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 select menu option 2.
  3. On the web 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 the wrong federal inmate, the money might not be returned.

For additional info about how to send an inmate money, go to the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate a prisoner.
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 procedures for inmate visitation and they change frequently. The rules below could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also check the facility’s official website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the correctional 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 things shown below, go to 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

To read the complete Guide to Carswell Federal Medical Center Visitation click: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, go to: Carswell Federal Medical Center Jobs


The official website: Carswell Federal Medical Center Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Carswell Federal Medical Center

Have you ever been a prisoner in Carswell Federal Medical Center? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are an inmate at Carswell Federal Medical Center, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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