Otisville Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Otisville Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: OTV
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: New York
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Otisville Federal Correctional Institution. 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 location of the prison.

Mailing Address

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

FCI Otisville
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Otisville NY, 10963

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Otisville Federal Prison.

Otisville Federal Correctional Institution
Two Mile Drive
Otisville NY, 10963

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call inmates, however, there are times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.

(845) 386-6700

Fax Number

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

(845) 386-6727 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Otisville Federal Correctional Institution. You can’t reach inmates 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:   1,153 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

Every email is monitored. prisoners give consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the system. Inmate contacts give consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded each and every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a contact is added to an inmates contact list that person will get an email confirmation which sends them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, email cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you do not 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 staff do open and read all received general correspondence. Received general packages and mail can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep safety and 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 package or letter to a federal inmate at Otisville Federal Prison:

FCI Otisville
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Otisville NY, 10963

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 started to provide a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources 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 choose to send prisoners money through postal mail and have to send funds to this 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 has to be in the form of 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 placed on a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send checks or cash.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also 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 a physical location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every 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

Prisoners are frequently transported to different prisons around the country, so sometimes you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate 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 prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these rules get changed often. The rules listed here could be different when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the prison’s website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the facility and upon leaving.

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 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 complete Guide to Otisville Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, click here: Otisville Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Otisville Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Otisville Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Otisville Federal Correctional Institution?

If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

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

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