La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: LAT
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: South Central Region
State: Texas
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send something to an inmate so that you correctly write the address, and use the right steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, the package or letter could not get delivered.

FCI La Tuna
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3000
Anthony TX, 88021

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 on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison at La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution.

La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution
8500 Doniphan Road
Anthony TX, 79821

Phone Number

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

(915) 791-9000

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are cases when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

(915) 791-9758 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the prison. You can’t reach inmates at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,158 

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email letters only from persons that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with someone by placing that person into their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners must consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the system. Family and friends of the inmate give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded every time that they get email correspondence from the inmate.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list that person will get an email confirmation which sends them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email messages must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, the emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not allowed to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

Before you send anything, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution staff do open and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail and packages is read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch a particular problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you must address a package or letter to a prisoner at La Tuna Federal Prison:

FCI La Tuna
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 3000
Anthony TX, 88021

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to these Commissary accounts using the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money in postal mail and must send the money to the following address and follow the rules 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 has to be in 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 subject to a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted so do not send any 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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via 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 visit
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the 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 that prisoner, funds might not get returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often moved to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to find where an inmate is located 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 federal prison has its own rules for prison visitation and they change often. The policies below may be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check the facility’s website to find the most recent 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 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; although, 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 complete La Tuna 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, go to: La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

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

Things you might want to write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate 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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