Everything You Need to Know About Danbury Federal Correctional Institution

Connect With an Inmate Everything You Need to Know About Danbury Federal Correctional Institution

How to Connect With an Inmate at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution

Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, commonly called FCI Danbury and historically known as the Danbury prison, is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Built in 1932, it housed its first inmates in 1940. Today, this low-security correctional institution features an adjacent low-security satellite prison and a minimum-security satellite camp for both male and female offenders. There are currently just over 1,100 inmates at FCI Danbury.

If you'd like to find a prison pen pal, visit an inmate, or write to a prisoner you know at the Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, DoNotPay can make it easy for you to get in contact

Danbury Federal Correctional Institution Contact Information

FCI Danbury is on Route 37 near Margerie Lake Reservoir on the northside of Danbury. It's easily accessible by car or bus (public transportation Bus Line 1 along with routes from stations in Stamford, Norwalk, and more). Here's the general contact information for the facility:

AddressDanbury Federal Correctional Institution

33 1/2 Pembroke Station Route 37 Danbury, CT  06811


How to Contact an Inmate at FCI Danbury on Your Own

Danbury Federal Correctional Institution allows inmates to have approved visitation, receive letters, money, and certain packages.

Visiting an Inmate

There are four steps you must follow to visit an inmate at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution:

  1. Locate the inmate to ensure he or she is still at FCI Danbury. You can search by Inmate Register Number.
  2. Obtain pre-approval. The inmate must add you to their visitation list, and you'll receive a form to complete. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) must clear you for visitation.
  3. Prepare for the visit by familiarizing yourself with all rules and regulations. Make sure you follow the dress code and behavioral expectations and know that you'll have to limit physical contact with the inmate. Conjugal visits are not permitted. Visiting hours are 8:30 am to 3:00 pm on certain days, which vary slightly between the correctional institution (Friday-Monday and holidays) and the satellite prison and satellite camp (weekends and holidays).
  4. Plan your trip by confirming visiting hours and arranging transportation.

Send Money

Money cannot be sent directly to FCI Danbury. The BOP has a central processing location that handles all money for federal inmates, and they will deposit the money into the inmate's commissary account. You have three options for sending money:

  • MoneyGram
  • Western Union
  • U.S. Postal Service (no cash or checks—money order only)

In general, you will need to know the inmate's full name and their 8-digit register number to ensure the money goes to the right person. If you get this wrong, the transaction could be rejected, or the money could go to the wrong account, in which case it won't be returned.

Send Letters and Packages

This is how to address a letter to an inmate at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution:

Inmate Name and Register Number

FCI Danbury

Federal Correctional Institution

Route 37

Danbury, CT 06811

All mail is opened and inspected for contraband. If it's classified as "special mail," which includes correspondence from the U.S. President, senators, attorneys, the Department of Justice, and certain other authorities, it will be opened only in the presence of the inmate, but it will still be inspected.

Packages must be pre-approved by an authorized staff member at the facility. While inmates are allowed to receive certain magazines and books directly from the publisher, the only packages they can receive from home contain release clothing and authorized medical devices.

Difficulties You May Face When Trying to Contact a Loved One at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution

The prison system encourages correspondence, so you can usually find clear instructions on writing letters and making any other contact with an inmate. However, to ensure both inmate and public safety. If you fail to address a letter correctly or make a mistake on the inmate's register number, the inmate will probably not receive your letter or money. Sometimes, inmates are moved from facility to facility, and if you don't check on their whereabouts before reaching out, you may face further delays in trying to reach your incarcerated loved one. In some cases, you may live a long way from the correctional facility, and getting there for a visit can be time-consuming and expensive.

If you're not sure how to find an inmate, DoNotPay can help. Our Connect With an Inmate product makes it easy to locate inmates, no matter which facility they're in. Simply enter the inmate's name and state, and we can provide their current location. It's an easy way to reduce stress and ensure you're sending your correspondence to the right person.

The Fast and Easy Way to Connect With Loved Ones via DoNotPay

Not only can DoNotPay help you locate your imprisoned loved one, but we can also help you get in touch. Instead of taking a trip to the post office and worrying that you may have addressed a letter incorrectly, DoNotPay manages those details to ensure you get it right, so you can focus on the message you want to send. You'll need to know the inmate's name and register number and the name of the prison.

From there, we'll make sure you enter all the required information and give you the space to write your letter (with your choice of template!) and even upload photos or other attachments. We'll print it and send it for you! DoNotPay connects you with your incarcerated loved ones in 5 easy steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.
  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a search on the appropriate state database.
  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.
  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one!

DoNotPay makes it easy to locate and correspond with an inmate, but we don't stop there. We offer a wide range of features to help you manage the legal and financial hassles of modern life. 

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