Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: RBK
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: New York
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send something to an inmate so that you correctly address the package or letter, 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 Ray Brook
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 300
Ray Brook NY, 12977

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.

Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution
128 Ray Brook Road
Ray Brook NY, 12977

Phone Number

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

(518) 897-4000

Fax Number

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

(518) 897-4216 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the facility. You cannot email inmates at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,113 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate at Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates give their consent to being monitored when they join the system. External contacts give consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email from the inmate.

When a contact is added to an inmates contact list you will get an email notification which directs them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, the emails cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you have to follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you do not then letter or package might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Ray Brook Federal Prison staff do open and read and inspect all received general mail. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you must address a package or letter to a federal inmate at Ray Brook Federal Prison:

FCI Ray Brook
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 300
Ray Brook NY, 12977

To read the entire 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 an account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to these Commissary accounts using 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 postal mail and must send funds to this address and follow the policies 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. 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 period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks can’t 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 using one of these methods:

  1. At an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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 federal inmate, the money might not get 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 transported to different prisons throughout the country, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up 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 rules for prison visitation and these rules get changed often. The policies listed here could be out of date now, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors is required. Appropriate 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 actual prison website as this info changes 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 Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, click here: Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Ray Brook Federal Correctional Institution?

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

Things you could put in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

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

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