Contact The Bureau of Prisons
General Comments & Questions *

For comments and questions regarding information found (or not found) on this website, please call (202) 307-3198 or e-mail The Bureau processes e-mails in the same manner as written correspondence (it may take about 20-30 working days for a response), although depending on the nature of the request, action on the e-mail may be taken prior to issuing a response.

You can also write to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534

* Special procedures must be followed if you are filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Please go to the FOIA section of this website for instructions on how to file such requests or to submit a FOIA request online.

Contact a Prison Facility

Inquiries related to a specific facility's operations or procedures should be directed to that facility. Prison facilities have several addresses and phone numbers. The appropriate address or number is determined by the nature of your business (e.g., inmate contact, business contact, staff contact). Inmate-specific questions must be directed to the facility where that individual is presently housed.

Use our Facility Locator (tool) to find the appropriate information for the facility you wish to contact.

Technical Questions

If you have technical questions or comments about this website, please e-mail