Herlong Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Herlong Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: HER
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Western Region
State: California
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate so that you correctly address the letter or package, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, the package or letter could get sent back.

FCI Herlong
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 800
Herlong CA, 96113

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Herlong Federal Correctional Institution.

Herlong Federal Correctional Institution
741-925 Access Road A-25
Herlong CA, 96113

Phone Number

Federal inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call inmates, however, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(530) 827-8000

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax an inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(530) 827-8024 

Email Address

This email address is the main email for Herlong Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot reach inmates at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,625 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Herlong Federal Prison you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to receive emails only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a family member or friend by placing that person in their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners must consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the email program. Inmate contacts give consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded about this every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a contact is approved you will get an email notification which sends them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence may 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 not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Herlong Federal Correctional Institution officials do open and inspect and read all received general packages and mail. Received general mail and packages can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you have to address mail to a federal inmate at Herlong Federal Prison:

FCI Herlong
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 800
Herlong CA, 96113

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates an account for prisoner money 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 by sending it by 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 in postal mail and must send funds to this address and follow the policies 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 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 should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, and during this period 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 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 can call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu 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, 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 that inmate, the funds might not get returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often moved to different prisons around the nation, so you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow 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 inmate visitation and they change frequently. The information listed below could be different now, so make sure to also check the facility’s official website to get 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 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; but, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the things shown below, go to the official prison facility website as this info is changed often:

  • 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 Herlong Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Herlong Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Herlong Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Herlong Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could put in your comment:

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

If you are an inmate at Herlong Federal Correctional Institution, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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