Danbury Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Danbury Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: DAN
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: Connecticut
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Danbury Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over 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 do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could not get delivered.

FCI Danbury
Federal Correctional Institution
Route 37
Danbury CT, 6811

Street Address / Prison Location

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

Danbury Federal Correctional Institution
Route 37
Danbury CT, 6811

Phone Number

Danbury Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.

(203) 743-6471

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to inmates, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(203) 312-5110 

Email Address

The email address 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:   1,079 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to emails only from people listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with someone by putting that person into their contact list.

Every email is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates must consent to email monitoring when they join the email program. External contacts give consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded each and every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list they will get an email notification which sends them to the CorrLink system at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

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

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you do not then letter or package might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Danbury Federal Correctional Institution officials do open and read all received general mail. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch problems regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you must address a letter or package to a federal prisoner at Danbury Federal Prison:

FCI Danbury
Federal Correctional Institution
Route 37
Danbury CT, 6811

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

Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to these 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 through the mail and must send it to the following 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 have 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 postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, 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 but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the inmate’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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by 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 visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info has to 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 federal inmate, the money 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

Prisoners are frequently moved to different prisons around the nation, so you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an 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 these rules change often. The rules below may be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the prison’s official website to get the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering 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; but, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the points shown below, read the actual prison facility website as this info is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the complete Guide to Danbury Federal Correctional Institution Visitation go to: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Danbury Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Danbury Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

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

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

Things you can write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

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

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