Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: PHX
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Western Region
State: Arizona
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner so that you correctly address the letter or package, and use 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 Phoenix
Federal Correctional Institution
37910 N 45Th Ave
Phoenix AZ, 85086

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to try to visit someone in prison.

Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution
37900 N 45Th Ave
Phoenix AZ, 85086

Phone Number

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

(623) 465-9757

Fax Number

Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax your inmate, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

(623) 465-5199 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the facility. You can’t email prisoners at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,166 

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate 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 receive emails only to persons listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve email messages with a person by placing that person in their contact list.

Every email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the email system. Family and friends of the inmate give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this every time that they get an email message from the prisoner.

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

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, email should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff do open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a particular 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 mail to a federal prisoner at Phoenix Federal Prison:

FCI Phoenix
Federal Correctional Institution
37910 N 45Th Ave
Phoenix AZ, 85086

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money into these 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 in the mail and must send funds to the following address and follow the policies 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 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 should 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, in which 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 deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send cash or checks.

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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by 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 visit
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/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 prisoner, the funds might not be returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities throughout 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 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 federal prison has its own rules for visitation and these rules change often. The information listed below may be out of date now, so be sure to also go to the prison’s official website to get the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the correctional facility and upon departure.

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 things shown below, go to the actual prison website as this info changes often:

  • 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 Guide to Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click here: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

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

Things you could write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at Phoenix Federal Correctional Institution, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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