All About Devens Federal Medical Center

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All You Need To Know About The Devens Federal Medical Center

Know Before You Go

If you wish to connect with an inmate at Devens Federal Medical Center, it will behoove you to understand all regulations and procedures outlined by the facility. Make one simple mistake, and your letter may be returned, or you may not be allowed to visit.

What is Devens Federal Medical Center

 comprises a minimum security satellite camp along with an administrative security medical center designed to house up to 1,188 prisoners at a time. The male inmates that live here range in age from 21 to 96 years of age and are of varying security levels.

How to Visit a Prisoner at Devens Federal Medical Center

Friends, family members, and associates who had a relationship with the inmate prior to their incarceration may be added to the visitor list at the inmate's request. Potential visitors must complete a form provided by a correctional counselor and mailed to the visitor by the inmate. Persons with no prior relationship with the inmate may be allowed access if approved by the warden, explains Prison Insight.

Physical Address42 Patton Rd, Devens, MA 01434, United States
Phone Number978-796-1000
WebsiteFMC Devens

After a background check that considers security and constructive factors and takes approximately one week, potential visitors will be notified by the inmate as to whether or not they have been approved to visit. Visitors should expect to pass through a metal detector upon arrival. The facility is located at 42 Patton Road in Ayer, Massachusetts.

Visiting Hours

Devens Federal Medical Center

Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Federal holiday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Devens Satellite Camp

Friday 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Federal holidays 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

What You Can Take When You Visit an Inmate

Devens FMC is strict about what you can take to an inmate visit:

  • Life supporting medications
  • Coins for vending machines
  • Five diapers
  • One empty plastic baby bottle
  • One sealed formula mix
  • One sealed jar of baby food
  • One plastic spoon

Hint: All items brought to the visit must be carried in a clear plastic container at all times.

Visitor Dress Code at Devens FMC

Before you visit, make sure you wear approved clothing. Banned garments include:

  1. Flip-flops, sandals, or open-toed shoes
  2. Form-fitting clothing
  3. Halter tops
  4. Khaki clothing
  5. Midriff tops
  6. Miniskirts
  7. Sheer clothing
  8. Spandex
  9. Strapless tops or dresses
  10. Tank tops
  11. Watches or other electronic wristbands

What You Can Mail to an Inmate at Devens FMC

Only cards and paper letters may be sent to an inmate at Devens FMC. Newspapers, magazines, and paperback books may be sent directly from the publisher. Except for one package containing release-day clothes that may be sent up to 30 days before release, you may not send any packages to an inmate at Devens FMC.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate at Devens FMC

According to the Prison Handbook, address inmate correspondence this way:


FMC Devens

Federal Medical Center

P.O. Box 879

Ayer, MA, 1432

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