Rochester Federal Medical Center

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Rochester Federal Medical Center
Prison Code:
Prison Type: Federal Medical Center
State: Minnesota
Security Level:

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Rochester Federal Medical Center. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Rochester Federal Medical Center, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over 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 steps, it could get sent back.

FMC Rochester
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 4000
Rochester MN, 55903

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 information on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Rochester Federal Prison.

Rochester Federal Medical Center
2110 East Center Street
Rochester MN, 55904

Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to Rochester Federal Medical Center.

(507) 287-0674

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax your inmate, but there are times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(507) 424-7600 

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the facility. You can’t reach prisoners at this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   966 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email 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 formal request to send and recieve email messages with a family member or friend by placing that person into their contact list.

All email correspondence is monitored. Prison inmates give consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the program. External contacts must consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

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

Email correspondence must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, the emails cannot be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols that you must follow when sending a letter or package 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 sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Rochester Federal Prison officials will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general mail and packages is read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security or watch problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you must address mail to a prisoner at Rochester Federal Prison:

FMC Rochester
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 4000
Rochester MN, 55903

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank type account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money through the mail and must send funds to the following address and follow the rules given 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 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 postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account 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 using Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via 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
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone prompt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info must be included:

  1. Correct and valid 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 get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently transported to different correctional facilities around the nation, so you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up 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 federal prison has its own procedures for inmate visitation and these rules change often. The policies listed here may be out of date now, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to get the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each 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; but, a state issued photo ID is OK.

For all of the things shown below, go to the actual prison facility 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 Rochester Federal Prison Visitation Policy click here: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here: Rochester Federal Medical Center Jobs


The official website: Rochester Federal Medical Center Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Rochester Federal Medical Center

Have you ever been incarcerated in Rochester Federal Medical Center? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

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

Things you could write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate activities and programs

If you are an inmate here, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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