Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution
Prison Code: MVC
Prison Type: Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: Pennsylvania
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner at Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send something to an inmate so that you correctly write the address, and use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

CI Moshannon Valley
Correctional Institution
555 Geo Drive
Philipsburg PA, 16866

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to visit an inmate at Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution.

Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution
555 Geo Drive
Philipsburg PA, 16866

Phone Number

Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution.

(814) 768-1200

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(814) 342-5900 

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the prison. You can’t email inmates at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,487 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email messages only from people that are on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with a friend or family member by placing them into their contact list.

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the email system. External contacts give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded about this every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

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

Emails must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, email should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you have to follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials will open and read all received general packages and mail. Received general mail and packages can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you must address a package or letter to a federal prisoner at Moshannon Valley Federal Prison:

CI Moshannon Valley
Correctional Institution
555 Geo Drive
Philipsburg PA, 16866

To read the full 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 inmates a bank-like account for prisoner money and for buying things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money in the 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 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 U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send checks or cash.

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 via one of these methods:

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

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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 the wrong inmate, the funds might not get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often transported to different prisons throughout the country, so you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on 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 procedures for prisoner visitation and these rules get changed often. The rules listed below may be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the facility 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, go to the actual prison website as this info is changed frequently:

  • 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 Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, go to: Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Moshannon Valley Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

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

Things you might want to put in your comment:

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

If you are an inmate here, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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