Miami Federal Detention Center

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Miami Federal Detention Center
Prison Code: MIM
Prison Type: Federal Detention Center
Region: Southeast Region
State: Florida
Security Level: Administrative

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Miami Federal Detention Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the item, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could not get delivered.

FDC Miami
Federal Detention Center
P.O. Box 019120
Miami FL, 33101

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 information below if you are going to visit an inmate at Miami Federal Detention Center.

Miami Federal Detention Center
33 Ne 4Th Street
Miami FL, 33132

Phone Number

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

(305) 577-0010

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to your inmate, but there are times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(305) 536-7368 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the facility. You can’t reach inmates at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,451 

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Miami Federal Detention Center 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 letters only from persons that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to recieve and send emails with a friend or family member by placing that person in their contact list.

All email correspondence is monitored. prisoners give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the email system. External contacts must consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are notified each and every time that they get an email message from the inmate.

When a person is approved that person will get an email notification which directs them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, emails cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a federal prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and inspect and read all received general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch a problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you must address mail to a prisoner at Miami Federal Prison – Detention Center:

FDC Miami
Federal Detention Center
P.O. Box 019120
Miami FL, 33101

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank-like account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued by the facility.

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 to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send it to this 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 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 are advised to 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, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send any 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 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 should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to
  2. On the 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 every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info has to 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 that inmate, the funds might not get returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently transported to different correctional facilities around the nation, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an 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 rules for inmate visitation and these rules change frequently. The rules listed here could be different now, so make sure to also check the facility’s official website to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering 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 changes often:

  • 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 Prison – Detention Center Visitation Policy click here: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Miami Federal Detention Center Jobs


The official website: Miami Federal Detention Center Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Miami Federal Detention Center

Have you ever been a prisoner in Miami Federal Detention Center? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Miami Federal Detention Center?

If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate here, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.


  1. Someone thats speak spanish please. Thanks!

  2. 85% of the people that work there are rude and condescending. They treat you like you’re the criminal.

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