Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: LVN
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: North Central Region
State: Kansas
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner so 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, it could get sent back.

USP Leavenworth
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1000
Leavenworth KS, 66048

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison.

Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary
1300 Metropolitan
Leavenworth KS, 66048

Phone Number

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

(913) 682-8700

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax inmates, but there are some times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary.

(913) 578-1010 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary. You cannot reach prisoners at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,858 

Inmate Email

To email a letter 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

Federal inmates are allowed to email letters only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with a person by putting that person in their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates must consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the system. Inmate contacts must consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email letter 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 www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, 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 don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you do not then the mail might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison officials will open and inspect and read all received general packages and mail. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch a problem having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you must address a package or letter to a prisoner at Leavenworth Federal Prison:

USP Leavenworth
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1000
Leavenworth KS, 66048

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 inmates an account for inmate money and for buying things not issued regularly 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 choose to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send it to this address and follow the steps listed 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. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send checks or cash.

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 using 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 can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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 federal inmate, the funds might not be 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

Federal inmates are frequently transported to different prisons around the country, so you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate a 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 prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and these rules change frequently. The information listed below may be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also check the prison’s website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture 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 actual 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 Guide to Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary Visitation go to: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

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


The official website: Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Leavenworth U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could put in the review:

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

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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