Safford Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Safford Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: SAF
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Western Region
State: Arizona
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send something to an inmate so that you correctly address the item, and do the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

FCI Safford
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9000
Safford AZ, 85548

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to visit an inmate at Safford Federal Prison.

Safford Federal Correctional Institution
1529 West Highway 366
Safford AZ, 85546

Phone Number

Federal inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to Safford Federal Correctional Institution.

(928) 428-6600

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to an inmate, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(928) 348-1331 

Email Address

This email address is the main email for Safford Federal Correctional Institution. You can’t email inmates at this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,220 

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Safford Federal Prison you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates give consent to email monitoring when they join the email system. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list you will get an email confirmation which directs them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, emails cannot be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when sending mail to a federal prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not make it there.

Before you send anything, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Received general mail and packages may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you need to address mail to a federal prisoner at Safford Federal Prison:

FCI Safford
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9000
Safford AZ, 85548

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, click here: 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 provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to 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 choose to send prisoners money in postal mail and must send funds to the following address and follow the steps 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 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 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, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it 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 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 via 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/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit/debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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 federal inmate, the money might not get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently transported to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow 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 prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and they change often. The information below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the facility’s official website to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures 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 points shown below, check out 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 Guide to Safford Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, go to: Safford Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Safford Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Safford Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Safford Federal Correctional Institution?

If you have, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

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

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

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