Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: FLP
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: North Central Region
State: Colorado
Security Level: High

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary, and be 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 section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner 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 steps, the package or letter could get sent back.

USP Florence – High
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 7000
Florence CO, 81226

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 information on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Florence – High Federal Prison.

Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary
5880 Hwy 67 S
Florence CO, 81226

Phone Number

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

(719) 784-9454

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(719) 784-5157 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary. You can’t email inmates at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   988 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email letters only to persons listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a person by putting them in their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates give consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the program. External contacts must consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

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

Emails may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, the emails should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Florence – High Federal Prison officials will open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general mail is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you must address mail to a federal prisoner at Florence – High Federal Prison:

USP Florence – High
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 7000
Florence CO, 81226

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money through the mail and have to send funds to this 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 deposit 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 postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t 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 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 via one of these methods:

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

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info must 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 inmate, the funds might not get returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently transported to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so you might need to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an federal 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 prison has its own procedures for visitation and they change often. The information listed below could be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture 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, read 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 Florence – High Federal Prison Visitation Policy click: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary Jobs


The official website: Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If you have, 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 can 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 currently an inmate at Florence – High U.S. Penitentiary, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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