Miami Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Miami Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: MIA
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: Florida
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over 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 write the address, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could get sent back.

FCI Miami
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 779800
Miami FL, 33177

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Miami Federal Prison.

Miami Federal Correctional Institution
15801 S.W. 137Th Avenue
Miami FL, 33177

Phone Number

Federal inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to Miami Federal Correctional Institution.

(305) 259-2100

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax your inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(305) 259-2160 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Miami Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot email inmates at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,077 

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email letters only to people listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a request to recieve and send emails with a family member or friend by putting that person in their contact list.

Every email is monitored. prisoners give consent to being monitored when they sign up to participate in the email program. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded about this every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

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

Email correspondence must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, email cannot be longer than 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read all received general mail. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Miami
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 779800
Miami FL, 33177

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the facility.

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 choose to send prisoners money through postal mail and must send money to this address and follow the rules 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 have 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 period, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by one of these methods:

  1. At a physical location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone promt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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, funds might not get 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

Inmates are often transported to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so you might need to find 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 federal prison has its own rules for prison visitation and they change often. The rules listed below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the prison’s website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

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

Identification Required

Photo 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, go to the official prison website as this info is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the complete Miami Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide go to: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Miami Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Miami Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Miami Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Miami Federal Correctional Institution?

If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could write in your review:

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

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

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