Loretto Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Loretto Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: LOR
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: Pennsylvania
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Loretto Federal Correctional Institution. 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 location of Loretto Federal Correctional Institution.

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 a prisoner so that you correctly address the letter or package, and use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

FCI Loretto
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Loretto PA, 15940

Street Address / Prison Location

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

Loretto Federal Correctional Institution
Rural Route 276
Loretto PA, 15940

Phone Number

Federal inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.

(814) 472-4140

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to inmates, but there are times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to Loretto Federal Correctional Institution.

(814) 472-6046 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the prison. You can’t email 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:   1,287 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Loretto Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email messages only to people listed on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve email messages with someone by putting them into their contact list.

Every email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give consent to being monitored when they sign up to participate in the email program. Inmate contacts give consent to getting monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded each and every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

When a contact is approved that person will get an email message which sends 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, email cannot be larger 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 certain steps that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a federal prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Loretto Federal Correctional Institution staff will open and read all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch problems having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you have to address a package or letter to a prisoner at Loretto Federal Prison:

FCI Loretto
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Loretto PA, 15940

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 a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people 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 through the mail and have to send it to the following address and follow the steps given 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 kept for 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 valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send checks or cash.

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 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. On the phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit/debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of 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 the wrong prisoner, the funds might not get returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at 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 federal prison has its own procedures for prisoner visitation and they get changed frequently. The information listed here could be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also check the facility’s official website to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the prison and upon leaving.

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 points shown below, check out the official 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 entire Loretto Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, click here: Loretto Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Loretto Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever spent any time in Loretto Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

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

Things you might want to put in your review:

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

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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