Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: FTD
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: New Jersey
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution, 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 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 procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could not get delivered.

FCI Fort Dix
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2000
Fort Dix NJ, 8640

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 information below if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Fort Dix Federal Prison.

Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution
5756 Hartford & Pointvile Rd
Fort Dix NJ, 8640

Phone Number

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

(609) 723-1100

Fax Number

Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to your inmate, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution.

(609) 724-7557 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the prison. You can’t reach inmates at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   4,224 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Fort Dix 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 emails only to persons listed on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to recieve and send email messages with a family member or friend by placing them into their contact list.

All email correspondence is monitored. Prison inmates must consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the email system. Family and friends of the inmate must consent to getting monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are notified every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

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

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, email should not exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Fort Dix Federal Prison guards do open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security or watch a problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you need to address mail to a prisoner at Fort Dix Federal Prison:

FCI Fort Dix
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2000
Fort Dix NJ, 8640

To read the full 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 inmates an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people 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 to send prisoners money in postal mail and have to send money 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 deposit 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 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 period, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to send prisoners money using Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner using 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
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone promt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of 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 prisoner, the money might not get returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities around the country, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate 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 they get changed often. The rules listed below could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also check the prison’s official website to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area 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 points shown below, read the official prison website as this info is changed often:

  • 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 Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution

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

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in the review:

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

If you are currently an inmate at this facility, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


  1. I was assigned the Unit 3 West, third floor.

    I was there for 4 months BEFORE I received my official “Orientation” classes. By that time I was smart enough to learn on my own how to survive within their system.

    The best advice I can give any inmate that wants to serve their time with the least amount of grief is to “Fly under the radar”. Be invisible. Most of all be patient, but politely persistent when it comes to the COs and administrators responsible for setting up phone/mail/visits/jobs/medical.

    Seek out, through silent observation, an experienced inmate that you feel is open to communicating with you. Understand this: EVERY inmate is expected to get a “Job” within the facility. You cannot expect to lie in your bunk and ride out your stay. The best piece of advice I received form a senior inmate, relative to new inmates, was to pick a specific job to pursue immediately after your processing. Certain jobs are less stressful and less physically demanding than others. In my case, as I was in line to receive my prison uniform I saw inmates working in that laundry building helping the size new inmates and hand out the uniforms. The workers were clean and working indoors. I immediately and very politely asked the CO in charge of that facility if I may work for him. He gave me the information I needed to start the process of applying for that job.

    Inmates that that make NO effort to find a decent job are assigned jobs by the prison admistraters. Those jobs are mainly picking up 1000s of cigarette butts for 5-8 hours a day outside in the heat or in the snow. If this is the job you are assigned you MUST be on that job when scheduled or face administrative punishments.

    One more word for about the Fort Dix facility. The population is made up of over 95% “Minorities” 50% of those minorities are from other countries and do not speak, or wish not to speak English. If you happen to be a Caucasian male born in this country, YOU are the “Minority” at Fort DIX. Which brings me back to one of my first points- Learn to “Fly under the radar”. No matter what race you are, if you just want to do your time, and not be bothered, then keep your mouth shut, turn your head from the questionable activity you will certainly witness, and never, NEVER be a “Rat”. If that label is ever attached to you even if unfairly, your remaining stay at Fort Dix will be a daily hell.. .Repeating: Be invisible, keep your mouth shut. Play along with the COs and Admission’s “Games”. DO NOT lose your cool. If you generally are an easily frustrated, or inpatient person, STOP being that from the moment you walk in the gates right up to the confusing disorganized inmate discharge procedure, and your stay will go much smoother. ….The day I was to be discharged it took them 9 hours to process me out. I had family, airline tickets to home, and a Half-way house expecting me to check in at noon that day. It seemed as if that day was just one final test to see if I would lose my self-control, and tell them what a bunch of incompetent asses they were…..Instead I sat there with my hands folded for those 9 hours, jumped through all of their repetitive “Hoops” until my name was called.

    I have 1000 more very specific and helpful things I can tell you, but can’t fit in this space. If you have specific questions for me about The Fort Dix facility, I will be happy to answer them all.

    Email me @


  2. Yea I’m going there in ten days. I start my sentence for 87 months and I wanted to see the commissary list and what’s the population. I know you said it’s mostly minority – I’m Dominican. I just wanted to ask are there a lot of the Dominican in there and can you go to school in there, that’s all. Thank you Dave – it’s been a great help for me my first time ever going to jail. I ain’t scared cause I grew up in a really bad neighborhood but I just want to get some pointers. Thank again.

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