Pollock U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Pollock U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: POL
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: South Central Region
State: Louisiana
Security Level: High

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Pollock U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be 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 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 steps, the package or letter could get sent back.

USP Pollock
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2099
Pollock LA, 71467

Street Address / Prison Location

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

Pollock U.S. Penitentiary
1000 Airbase Road
Pollock LA, 71467

Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to Pollock U.S. Penitentiary.

(318) 561-5300

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax your inmate, but there are times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to Pollock U.S. Penitentiary.

(318) 561-5391 

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for the facility. You cannot email inmates at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,669 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to receive emails only to people listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with someone by putting them in their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates must consent to email monitoring when they join the email program. Inmate contacts give their consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded each and every time that they get an email from the inmate.

When a person is approved that person will get an email message which sends them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, the emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending mail to a federal prisoner. If you don’t then letter or package might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Pollock Federal Prison guards will open and inspect and read all received general mail. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch a particular problem regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you must address mail to a federal inmate at Pollock Federal Prison:

USP Pollock
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2099
Pollock LA, 71467

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 inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to inmate’s 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 through postal mail and must send funds 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 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. It is best if you 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 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 but only if the envelope has an adequate return address. Checks and cash can’t be accepted so do not send any 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 using 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 go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to 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, funds might not get returned.

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

Inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities around the country, so sometimes you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate a prisoner.
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 prisoner visitation and they get changed frequently. The policies listed here may be out of date now, so make sure to also go to the prison’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For all of the things shown below, go to the official prison facility 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 Pollock Federal Prison Visitation Policy 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 in the past?

If so, click here: Pollock U.S. Penitentiary Jobs


The official website: Pollock U.S. Penitentiary Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Pollock U.S. Penitentiary

Have you ever been incarcerated in Pollock U.S. Penitentiary? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your review:

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

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

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