Memphis Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Memphis Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: MEM
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: Tennessee
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Memphis Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Memphis Federal Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

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

FCI Memphis
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O, Box 34550
Memphis TN, 38134

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit a prisoner.

Memphis Federal Correctional Institution
1101 John A Denie Road
Memphis TN, 38134

Phone Number

Memphis Federal Correctional Institution 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 Memphis Federal Correctional Institution.

(901) 372-2269

Fax Number

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

(901) 384-5462 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the prison. You can’t email inmates at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,213 

Inmate Email

To send an email message 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 inmates are allowed to receive emails only from people that are on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a person by putting that person into their contact list.

All email correspondence is monitored. prisoners give consent to getting monitored when they join the program. External contacts give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

When a person is approved they will get an email message which directs them to CorrLink at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, the emails cannot be longer than 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you don’t then letter or package might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Memphis Federal Correctional Institution staff do open and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail and packages is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Memphis
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O, Box 34550
Memphis TN, 38134

To read the entire 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 an account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people 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 choose to send prisoners money in the mail and must send funds to this address and follow the policies 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. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send checks or cash.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also send prisoners money using 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 should call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Visit 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 that federal inmate, 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 often moved to different correctional facilities around the nation, so you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on 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 prison visitation and these rules get changed often. The policies below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check the facility’s official website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and also when they leave.

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 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 entire Guide to Memphis Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click: Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Memphis Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Memphis Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Memphis Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this prison?

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

Things you could write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

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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