Pollock Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Pollock Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: POM
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: South Central Region
State: Louisiana
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Pollock 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 actual location of Pollock Federal Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send something to a prisoner so that you correctly address the letter or package, 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 Pollock
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4050
Pollock LA, 71467

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 try to visit an inmate at Pollock Federal Correctional Institution.

Pollock Federal Correctional Institution
1000 Airbase Road
Pollock LA, 71467

Phone Number

Pollock Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(318) 561-5300

Fax Number

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

(318) 561-5391 

Email Address

This email address is the main email for the prison. You cannot email inmates at this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,371 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Pollock 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 messages only from persons listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a request to recieve and send emails with someone by placing them in their contact list.

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the system. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are notified every time that they get an email message from the inmate.

When a contact is approved you will get an email message which sends them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email messages must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, email should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain protocols 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, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Pollock Federal Correctional Institution officials do open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general mail may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch a particular problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Pollock
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4050
Pollock LA, 71467

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank type account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money into 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 through postal mail and must send it to the following 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 money has to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope has an adequate return address. Checks and cash cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to 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 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. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online 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 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 get returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently transported to different correctional facilities around the nation, so you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up 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 information listed below may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also check the prison’s official website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area 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, read the official prison website as this info is changed 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 entire Pollock Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Pollock Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Pollock Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Pollock Federal Correctional Institution? 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 tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in your review:

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

If you are a prisoner at Pollock Federal Correctional Institution, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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