Talladega Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Talladega Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: TDG
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: Alabama
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send something to an inmate so that you correctly write the address, and use the right steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

FCI Talladega
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Talladega AL, 35160

Street Address / Prison Location

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

Talladega Federal Correctional Institution
565 East Renfroe Road
Talladega AL, 35160

Phone Number

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

(256) 315-4100

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to an inmate, but there are cases when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(256) 315-4495 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for Talladega Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot reach inmates at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,062 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

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

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

Emails may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, the emails should not be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you must follow when sending mail to a federal prisoner. If you don’t then the letters and packages might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Talladega Federal Prison officials do open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general mail is read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you need to address a letter or package to a federal inmate at Talladega Federal Prison:

FCI Talladega
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Talladega AL, 35160

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing 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 using 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 postal mail and must send the moneyh to this address and follow the rules listed 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 have 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 any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and checks cannot be accepted so do not send cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner using 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 can call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone promt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every 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 inmate, the funds might not be returned.

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

Prisoners are frequently moved to different prisons around the country, so you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at 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 federal prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and they get changed often. The information below may be out of date now, so make sure to also check the facility’s official website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the visitation area 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, read the official prison facility website as this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the complete Talladega Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here: Talladega Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Talladega Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Talladega Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate there?

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

Things you could write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

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

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