Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: COP
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: Southeast Region
State: Florida
Security Level: High

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner at Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the 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 an inmate to make sure that you correctly write the address, and do the right steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

USP Coleman I
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1033
Coleman FL, 33521

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 try to visit an inmate at Coleman I Federal Prison.

Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary
846 Ne 54Th Terrace
Coleman FL, 33521

Phone Number

Federal inmates 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 facility.

(352) 689-6000

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax an inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(352) 689-6012 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary. You can’t email inmates at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,539 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to receive emails only from persons that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to send and recieve emails with someone by placing them into their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the system. External contacts give consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded about this each and every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

When a person is approved that person will get an email notification which directs them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email messages may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, the emails cannot exceed 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 special steps that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t then letter or package might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch problems regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address a package or letter to a federal prisoner at Coleman I Federal Prison:

USP Coleman I
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1033
Coleman FL, 33521

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 created to provide a bank type account for inmate 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 into these 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 it to the following address and follow the rules 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 the form of 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, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with 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 can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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 prisoner, funds might not get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently moved to different prisons around the nation, so you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up 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 prison has its own rules for visitation and they change often. The policies below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check the prison’s official website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

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 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

To read the complete Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary Visitation Guide go to: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary Jobs


The official website: Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary?

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

Things you might want to write in the review:

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

If you are an inmate at this prison, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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