FDC Philadelphia, PA Prison Roster, Online Inmate Search

Updated on: October 5, 2022
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FDC Philadelphia




The FDC Philadelphia in central Pennsylvania is considered low security and houses up to 979 male inmates at any given time.

FDC Philadelphia — General Information

Facility Name FDC Philadelphia
Facility Type Federal Prison
Capacity 979
Phone 215-521-4000
City Philadelphia
Postal Code 19106
State Pennsylvania
County Philadelphia
Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/phl/

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It has never been easier to search for any inmate in the FDC Philadelphia. The easiest way is to get started with your search online here.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Send mail to inmates using this address:

Inmate Name & Register Number
FDC Philadelphia
Federal Correctional Institution

All mail coming into the facility will be inspected by the FDC Philadelphia staff. However, if you mark the envelope with the word “special” then it cannot be inspected for contraband without the inmate being present.

Sending Money

The best option is to send money via Western Union. If you have inmate's eight digit register number with no spaces or dashes and the inmate's last name, then you can easily set up an account. To do this, call 215-521-4000 or by visiting the website.

The easiest way, and quickest way, is to send money by Money gram. These funds are processed every day, and inmates will receive their funds in a matter of hours after your initial deposit. To set this up, start by calling 1-800-926-9400 or visiting the Money gram website.

While you cannot send cash or personal checks, you can send money orders, but they must be addressed to FDC Philadelphia’s inmates and send to the processing center for all federal prisons, which is located in Iowa. The money will get to inmate accounts quicker if you send it electronically.

Phone calls

Since inmates at the FDC Philadelphia cannot receive phone calls, you can help them by adding additional funds to their commissary accounts so they can make outgoing calls.


Before setting up your visit, check out some tips on how to visit inmate at the FDC Philadelphia.

You will want to do an online inmate search first to make sure the inmate is located at the FDC Philadelphia. Then, you need to get on his visitor list. After you are on the list, you can start the process of getting preapproved as a visitor, which will allow you to schedule a visit and make plans to see an inmate for a scheduled visit.

Visiting Hours

Friday — 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Holiday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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