Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: HAZ
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: West Virginia
Security Level: High

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner so that you correctly address the item, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could not get delivered.

USP Hazelton
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2000
Bruceton Mills WV, 26525

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 try to visit an inmate here.

Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary
1640 Sky View Drive
Bruceton Mills WV, 26525

Phone Number

Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.

(304) 379-5000

Fax Number

Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(304) 379-5039 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the facility. You can’t email prisoners at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,281 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email messages only from persons listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a person by placing them into their contact list.

All email is monitored. prisoners give consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the email system. External contacts must consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded every time that they get an email letter from the inmate.

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

Email messages may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, emails cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff do open and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail and packages can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch a problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

USP Hazelton
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2000
Bruceton Mills WV, 26525

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate funds and for buying things not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to inmate’s 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 through the mail and have to send it to the following address and follow the steps shows 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. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted 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 using the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by one of these methods:

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

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to 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 federal inmate, 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

Federal inmates are often transported to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an 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 prisoner visitation and they change often. The information listed below may be different when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the prison 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 website as this info changes 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 entire Hazelton Federal Prison Visitation Policy click: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a prison? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison in the past?

If so, go to: Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary Jobs


The official website: Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Hazelton U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

If so, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to put in the review:

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

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

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