Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: CUM
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: Maryland
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

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

FCI Cumberland
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Cumberland MD, 21501

Street Address / Prison Location

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

Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution
14601 Burbridge Rd Se
Cumberland MD, 21502

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

(301) 784-1000

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(301) 784-1008 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot reach prisoners at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,232 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution 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 email letters only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a family member or friend by placing that person in their contact list.

Every email is monitored. prisoners give their consent to being monitored when they sign up to participate in the email system. External contacts give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email letter from the inmate.

When a contact is approved you will get an email confirmation which sends 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. In addition, the emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read all received general packages and mail. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address a letter or package to a federal prisoner at Cumberland Federal Prison:

FCI Cumberland
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Cumberland MD, 21501

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, click here: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying things not provided 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 the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money through postal mail and must send funds to this address and follow the policies 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 the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. 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. Cash and checks will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner using 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 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: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the 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 the wrong inmate, the money might not get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently transported to different prisons throughout the country, so you may have to find what facility an inmate is at 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 federal prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these rules get changed often. The rules below could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo 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, go to the actual prison 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 entire Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide go to: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

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

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are a prisoner here, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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