New York Metropolitan Correctional Center

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: New York Metropolitan Correctional Center
Prison Code: NYM
Prison Type: Metropolitan Correctional Center
Region: Northeast Region
State: New York
Security Level: Administrative

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for New York Metropolitan Correctional Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of New York Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Mailing Address

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

MCC New York
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York NY, 10007

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at New York Metropolitan Correctional Center.

New York Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York NY, 10007

Phone Number

Federal inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to New York Metropolitan Correctional Center.

(646) 836-6300

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to New York Metropolitan Correctional Center.

(646) 836-7751 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the prison. You cannot reach inmates at this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   835 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at New York Metropolitan Correctional Center you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to emails only to people that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with someone by placing them into their contact list.

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

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

Emails must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, email should not be larger than 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you do not then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

New York Metropolitan Correctional Center staff do open and read all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch a problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you need to address a letter or package to a federal prisoner at New York Federal Prison:

MCC New York
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Row
New York NY, 10007

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 a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to these Commissary accounts using 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 the moneyh to the following address and follow the steps 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. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. 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 personal checks will not 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 a physical 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 phone promt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Go to 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 inmate, the money might not be returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to different prisons around the nation, so you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow 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 prison visitation and these rules get changed often. The policies listed here may be out of date now, so be sure to also go to the facility’s website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the facility 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 points shown below, go to the official prison website as this info is changed 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 New York Federal Prison Visitation Policy click: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: New York Metropolitan Correctional Center Jobs


The official website: New York Metropolitan Correctional Center Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of New York Metropolitan Correctional Center

Have you ever been a prisoner in New York Metropolitan Correctional Center? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at New York Metropolitan Correctional Center?

If yes, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • 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. leona a says:

    I am writing this because my daughter is an inmate at this facility she is very ill and is on the verge of death i don’t understand how the feds get away with not properly giving her the medical care she needs they r just letting her perish.she may just b a number to them but in reality she’s someones mom, daughter sister and niece. i don’t have the means to go see her and i dont want it to b seeing her in a casket. obviously the government can choose who lives and who dies, so much for our fair system.they make deals and then go back on them. Government officials commit crimes and get posh jails and proper medical treatment. i believe in karma and the good lord above and put this matter in his hands,as a mom my heart is crushed and my hands are tied, i want my daughter where i can take care of her and keep her safe and comfortable till what ever happens happens.

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