Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: TAL
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: Florida
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution. 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 Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate so that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could get sent back.

FCI Tallahassee
Federal Correctional Institution
501 Capital Circle, Ne
Tallahassee FL, 32301

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison at Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution.

Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution
501 Capital Circle, Ne
Tallahassee FL, 32301

Phone Number

Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.

(850) 878-2173

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to an inmate, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

(850) 671-6105 

Email Address

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


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,277 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

Every email is monitored. prisoners give consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the program. External contacts must consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded about this every time that they get an email from the inmate.

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

Email correspondence must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, the emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you do not then the mail might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

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

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you must address a letter or package to a prisoner at Tallahassee Federal Prison:

FCI Tallahassee
Federal Correctional Institution
501 Capital Circle, Ne
Tallahassee FL, 32301

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to these 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 choose to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send funds to this address and follow the steps 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 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. You are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. 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. Cash and checks will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send 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 should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone prompt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info must 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 funds might not be 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 frequently transported to different prisons throughout the country, so you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate 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 rules for prisoner visitation and these rules change frequently. The policies listed here could 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 procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log when entering the facility and also when they leave.

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, read the actual prison 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 complete Tallahassee Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever spent any time in Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution?

If so, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are currently an inmate at Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

Speak Your Mind