Tucson Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Tucson Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: TCN
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Western Region
State: Arizona
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Tucson Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner at Tucson Federal Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page 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 steps, the package or letter could not get delivered.

FCI Tucson
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 23811
Tucson AZ, 85734

Street Address / Prison Location

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

Tucson Federal Correctional Institution
8901 S. Wilmot Road
Tucson AZ, 85706

Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call inmates, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.

(520) 574-7100

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax the inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to Tucson Federal Correctional Institution.

(520) 663-4406 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for Tucson Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot reach inmates at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   729 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give their consent to email monitoring when they sign up to participate in the email system. Family and friends of the inmate give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are notified each and every time that they get an email letter from the inmate.

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

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

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and inspect and read all received general packages and mail. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you have to address mail to a prisoner at Tucson Federal Prison:

FCI Tucson
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 23811
Tucson AZ, 85734

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, click here: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money into these Commissary accounts using 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 money to this address and follow the steps 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 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 kept for a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks can’t 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 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 using 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 visit www.westernunion.com.
  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 or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to 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 be returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to different prisons around the nation, so you might need to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on 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 procedures for inmate visitation and they change frequently. The information listed below could be different now, so make sure to also check the prison’s website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the prison and upon leaving.

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 points shown below, go to the actual prison website as this info changes 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 Guide to Tucson Federal Correctional Institution Visitation go to: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, go to: Tucson Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Tucson Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Tucson Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If yes, then you should write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in the review:

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

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

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