Manchester Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Manchester Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: MAN
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: Kentucky
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Manchester Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Manchester Federal Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and do 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 Manchester
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4000
Manchester KY, 40962

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Manchester Federal Correctional Institution.

Manchester Federal Correctional Institution
805 Fox Hollow Road
Manchester KY, 40962

Phone Number

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

(606) 598-1900

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to your inmate, but there are cases when it might be helpful to know the fax number to Manchester Federal Correctional Institution.

(606) 599-4115 

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the prison. You cannot reach inmates at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,188 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email letters only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to recieve and send email messages with a person by placing that person into their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. prisoners give their consent to being monitored when they join the program. Family and friends of the inmate must consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded about this each and every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list that person will get an email message 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, email should not be larger than 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Manchester Federal Correctional Institution officials do open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch a problem having to do with inmates.

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 Manchester Federal Prison:

FCI Manchester
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4000
Manchester KY, 40962

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

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 through postal mail and must send money to this 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 deposit has to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should 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, and in this time 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 a return address. Checks and cash will not 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 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 visit
  2. On the phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone prompt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit/debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info must 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 the wrong prisoner, funds might not get returned to you.

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 frequently transported to different correctional facilities around the nation, so you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate 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 federal prison has its own rules for visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The information below could be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the prison’s official website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the visitation area and upon leaving.

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, check out the actual prison 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 Manchester Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click here: Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Manchester Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Manchester Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Manchester Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Manchester Federal Correctional Institution?

If so, then you should tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can put in your comment:

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

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

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