Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: THA
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: North Central Region
State: Indiana
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Terre Haute 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 information below if you are going to send something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could get sent back.

FCI Terre Haute
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute IN, 47808

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution.

Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution
4200 Bureau Road North
Terre Haute IN, 47808

Phone Number

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

(812) 238-1531

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax the inmate, but there are some times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(812) 238-3301 

Email Address

This email address is the main email for the facility. You cannot reach prisoners at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,258 

Inmate Email

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

Every email is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates give consent to email monitoring when they sign up to participate in the email system. External contacts give consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this every time that they get an email message from the inmate.

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

Emails may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, email cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a federal prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff do open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security or watch problems having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Terre Haute
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute IN, 47808

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people 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 in the mail and must send the money to this address and follow the rules 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 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 should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account 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 with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by one of these methods:

  1. At a physical location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/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 federal inmate, funds might not get returned to you.

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

Prisoners are often transported to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate a prisoner.
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 these rules change frequently. The rules below may be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture 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 official prison 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 complete Guide to Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click here: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If so, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your comment:

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

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

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