Montgomery Federal Prison Camp

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Montgomery Federal Prison Camp
Prison Code: MON
Prison Type: Federal Prison Camp
Region: Southeast Region
State: Alabama
Security Level: Minimum

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Montgomery Federal Prison Camp. 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

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate 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 directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

FPC Montgomery
Federal Prison Camp
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery AL, 36112

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit 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 Montgomery Federal Prison Camp.

Montgomery Federal Prison Camp
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery AL, 36112

Phone Number

Montgomery Federal Prison Camp inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.

(334) 293-2100

Fax Number

Montgomery Federal Prison Camp inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are cases when it might be necessary to know the fax number to Montgomery Federal Prison Camp.

(334) 293-2326 

Email Address

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


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,001 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Montgomery Federal Prison Camp you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

Every email is monitored. prisoners must consent to email monitoring when they join the email program. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

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

Email messages must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then letter or package might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and inspect and read all received general packages and mail. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address mail to a federal prisoner at Montgomery Federal Prison:

FPC Montgomery
Federal Prison Camp
Maxwell Air Force Base
Montgomery AL, 36112

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money through postal mail and have to send the moneyh to this address and follow the rules written 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. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, and during this period the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account 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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via one of these methods:

  1. At a physical 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 or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu 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 has to 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 money might not get returned to you.

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

Prisoners are often moved to different prisons around the country, so you might need to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up 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 rules for prisoner visitation and these rules get changed often. The information listed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to get the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, check out the actual prison 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 Montgomery Federal Prison Visitation Policy click: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, go to: Montgomery Federal Prison Camp Jobs


The official website: Montgomery Federal Prison Camp Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Montgomery Federal Prison Camp

Have you ever spent any time in Montgomery Federal Prison Camp? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Montgomery Federal Prison Camp?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in the review:

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

If you are a prisoner at this facility, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


  1. This is great information about FPC Montgomery. Some has changed a little but still pretty accurate. I’m a former inmate and spent two years there.

  2. Husein K says:

    I spent two years at FPC Montgomery. I write all about it in my blog at prisonexpertsdotcom. Here is a quick rundown.

    Maxwell Prison Camp as known as FPC Montgomery is located inside the Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Although this information is specific to Maxwell, after speaking to other inmates, most federal prison camps are similar. Maybe not in layout, but in facilities, entertainment, and activities.


    There are three unit where inmates live. Birmingham (this is the RDAP unit), Mobile, and Montgomery. Try not to go into another dorm. If you’re caught, you’ll probably get an “Out of Bounds” shot. The dorms are divided in eight wings. Each wing is labeled from A to H. A, B, C, D are the on first floor. E, F, G, H are on the second. The first floor wings hold approximately 50 inmates each and the second floor wings hold approximately 40 inmates each. I always preferred living on the second floor because there were less people to deal with. The large TV room, email access, and the laundry room are also on the second floor, and the dorms had vaulted ceilings so it was much more spacious.


    Each bathroom had two stalls, four showers, four sinks, and a urinal. They looked like standard commercial bathrooms you’d see at a Home Depot or Walmart. The stalls and showers did not have doors, but they had shower curtains for some privacy. The showers were pretty good, great water pressure and the water was usually hot. The bathrooms were cleaned once a day in the morning by the bathroom orderly. If I remember correctly, this job paid about $20 a month. It was a good job because after the two hours of work in the morning, you were done for the day and had plenty of free time. A note about using public bathrooms. Please learn to curtsy flush. Meaning every time you drop a load – flush. No one wants to smell it.


    Each dorm at FPC Montgomery had its own laundry room. They consisted of five washers and five dryers – free to use. They were open all day except during head count and cleaning. Free laundry detergent would be handed out once a quarter, but most of us would buy the good stuff from the commissary. I never did my own laundry. I’d give it to the laundry man in my wing and pay him a Mack. Please refer to my blog post about Prison Jobs, Hustles & Money for more information.


    For the most part, the guards were reasonable. They’ll leave you alone as long as you don’t do anything stupid. However, we had a few that were always trying to get into your business. Always randomly searching us on the compound or searching our lockers. Some of them were extremely petty and would write up a shot for the smallest infraction – like altered shorts.


    The food was pretty bad. We were given three “meals” a day – the average person would not consider what we received as a meal. Breakfast was usually cardboard like brand flakes, milk, and a piece of fruit. Lunch and Dinner menus were posted, and every day we had something different. The meals never tasted very good, but that wasn’t the main issue inmates had. The main issue was the quantity of the food. They would feed us very little. When I asked the person in charge why they didn’t give us more, his response was “It’s my job to keep you alive, not full.” I think their goal was to get us to eat out of our lockers, by buying food from the commissary and therefore, keep costs down.


    Each dorm had five TV rooms. The one large TV room had five TVs and the smaller ones each had one. The large TV rooms also had four computers for email. They showed a movie in the theater at 5pm everyday and repeated the same movie at 7pm. During the weekdays the movies were older, but weekends we would get a newer release. The Chapel also showed a Christian-themed movie on Saturday nights at 7pm.

    Outdoor Activities

    The best part about Federal Prison Camp is the freedom to go outside without timed movements. We had tons of outdoor activities. We had a 3/4 mile track, soccer field, four racquetball/handball courts, sand volleyball court, basket ball court, two bocce ball courts, two tennis courts, a corn hole setup, a softball field that doubled as a football field, an outdoor cardio room, and an indoor cardio room which also had four pool tables.


    The Alabama River made up one of the sides of the prison camp. The Maxwell Air Force Base Golf Course made up the second and parking lots made up the last two. By the river side, there is a nice park like setting which I would go to often to sit and read. There is so much more to say but I’ll leave it for another time. Hope this information helps.

  3. Does Montgomery FPC have weights? My friend is about to be transferred there within the next couple of days.

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