Milan Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Milan Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: MIL
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: North Central Region
State: Michigan
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Milan 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 actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send something to a prisoner so that you correctly address the item, and use the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could not get delivered.

FCI Milan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Milan MI, 48160

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Milan Federal Correctional Institution.

Milan Federal Correctional Institution
4004 East Arkona Road
Milan MI, 48160

Phone Number

Milan Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(734) 439-1511

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(734) 439-0949 

Email Address

This email address is the main email for the facility. You cannot reach inmates at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,542 

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 that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to recieve and send emails with a person by placing that person into their contact list.

All email is monitored. Prison inmates give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the program. External contacts give consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded about this every time that they get email correspondence from the inmate.

When a contact is added to an inmates contact list you will get an email notification which directs them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email messages may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, emails should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a federal prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Milan Federal Correctional Institution officials do open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and 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 need to address a package or letter to a prisoner at Milan Federal Prison:

FCI Milan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Milan MI, 48160

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 created to provide an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

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 to send prisoners money in postal mail and must send funds to this address and follow the steps 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 deposit have 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 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, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted 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 with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner using the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent using 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/debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of 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 that prisoner, funds might not be 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

Federal inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an federal 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 prison has its own procedures for visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The policies below may be different when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo 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 points shown below, read the official prison facility website as this info changes 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 Milan Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, go to: Milan Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Milan Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Milan 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 Milan Federal Correctional Institution?

If so, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your review:

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

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


  1. kevin edward kelly says:

    I did time in Milan FCI from the mid to late 70s. It was my first time in prison. I got through the experience with few problems, none of them serious or violent. I hooked up a sweet job in FPI, working directly under the Purchasing Agent (Robert Lamphear) doing the clerical end (request for bids, etc) My job was 90% typing. Had my own desk and IBM typewriter, access to coffee, A/C in the summertime. Three dudes I was tight with also worked in the office with me. I started by time living in B-1 South and I was serving my time under the N.A.R.A. Act which was a program for drug-addicted inmates, which I was (heroin). I was fortunate in that I had been thoroughly detoxed with methadone in MCC, NY, a holding facility for federal inmates. The facility was brand new when I went through it. Getting back to Milan FCI, when the brand new honor building was finished (A-Unit) I was among the first group of inmates transferred to it and had a choice room (it was NOT a cell) at the end of a row of rooms. My next door inmate was cool. Frank, a counterfitter from Chicago. We each had regular access to good quality weed and we kept each other buzzed on a consistent basis. I somehow led a charmed life during that first experience in a Federal Prison. Things could have been a lot worst since I was inexperienced. But I was also fortunate in that I had some quality mentors in some older experienced inmates, who basically told me some important rules of engagement and information that I stuck with and it served me well and I had few problems with some nicely connected people.

  2. Can inmates send money to family and friend while in prison?

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