Victorville U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Victorville U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: VIP
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: Western Region
State: California
Security Level: High

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Victorville U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner 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.

USP Victorville
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 5300
Adelanto CA, 92301

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting 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 Victorville U.S. Penitentiary.

Victorville U.S. Penitentiary
13777 Air Expressway Blvd
Victorville CA, 92394

Phone Number

Victorville U.S. Penitentiary inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.

(760) 530-5000

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to inmates, but there are cases when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

(760) 530-5103 

Email Address

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


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,651 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to receive emails only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a family member or friend by placing that person into their contact list.

All email correspondence is monitored. prisoners give consent to email monitoring when they join the email program. Inmate contacts give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email letter from the inmate.

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

Email messages must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, emails cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

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

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you need to address mail to a federal inmate at Victorville Federal Prison:

USP Victorville
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 5300
Adelanto CA, 92301

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, click here: 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 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 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 postal mail and have to send money to the following address and follow the rules 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 are advised to use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and in this time 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 a return address. Checks and cash 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 may also 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 by 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 select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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 inmate, the money might not get 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 correctional facilities around the country, so you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on 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 visitation and these rules change often. The policies listed here could be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the prison’s official website to get the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; although, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the things shown below, check out the actual prison facility 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 Victorville U.S. Penitentiary Visitation go to: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to: Victorville U.S. Penitentiary Jobs


The official website: Victorville U.S. Penitentiary Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Victorville U.S. Penitentiary

Have you ever spent any time in Victorville U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

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

Things you might want to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

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

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