Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: LEW
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: Northeast Region
State: Pennsylvania
Security Level: High

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section 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 correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could get sent back.

USP Lewisburg
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1000
Lewisburg PA, 17837

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 visit someone in prison at Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary.

Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary
2400 Robert F. Miller Drive
Lewisburg PA, 17837

Phone Number

Federal inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary.

(570) 523-1251

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to your inmate, but there are cases when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(570) 522-7745 

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary. You can’t email prisoners at this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,357 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email letters only to persons listed on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a formal request to send and recieve email messages with a person by putting them into their contact list.

Every email is monitored. prisoners must consent to getting monitored when they sign up to participate in the system. External contacts must consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded about this every time that they get an email message from the inmate.

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

Emails must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, the emails should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

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

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address a package or letter to a federal inmate at Lewisburg Federal Prison:

USP Lewisburg
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 1000
Lewisburg PA, 17837

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit 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 to send prisoners money through postal mail and have to send funds to the following address and follow the policies 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 money 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 subject to a 15-day hold period, 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 if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be accepted 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 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 can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every 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 prisoner, funds might not get returned to you.

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 transported to different prisons around the nation, so sometimes you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow 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 rules for prison visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The information listed below could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also check the facility’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture 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 things shown below, read the actual prison website as this info changes frequently:

  • 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 Lewisburg Federal Prison Visitation Policy click: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary Jobs


The official website: Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Lewisburg U.S. Penitentiary? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out 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
  • 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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