Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: THP
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: North Central Region
State: Indiana
Security Level: High

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate so that you correctly address the letter or package, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

USP Terre Haute
U.S. Penitentiary
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 also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to visit an inmate at Terre Haute Federal Prison.

Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary
4700 Bureau Road South
Terre Haute IN, 47802

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are some times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.

(812) 244-4400

Fax Number

Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to inmates, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary.

(812) 244-4791 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary. You cannot reach prisoners at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,600 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email letters only to people listed on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to recieve and send emails with a family member or friend by putting them in their contact list.

All email is monitored. prisoners give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the program. Family and friends of the inmate must consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded about this each and every time that they get email correspondence from the inmate.

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

Email correspondence may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, emails cannot be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not make it there.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read all received general mail. Received general mail can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch a particular problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

USP Terre Haute
U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute IN, 47808

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

Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to 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 the mail and have to send it to the following address and follow the policies 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 subject to a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit 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 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 www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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 that prisoner, the money 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

Federal inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow 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 prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The rules listed below may be out of date now, so be sure to also check the prison’s official website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture 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 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 Terre Haute Federal Prison Visitation Policy click here: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, click here: Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary Jobs


The official website: Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary?

If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

If you are an inmate at Terre Haute U.S. Penitentiary, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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