Communication Inside A Federal Prison

Communication Inside a Federal Prison

Federal prisoners do have the ability to communicate from inside a Federal Prison with the outside in various ways. Click any of the links below to learn more.

U.S. Postal Mail: Federal prisoners are permitted to receive mail during their incarceration. This mail can be sent from virtually anyone outside of prison (e.g., friends, family, businesses, etc.) but there are some restrictions.

Legal Correspondence: Prisoners confined within the Federal Bureau of Prisons do enjoy the right to privileged legal communications with their attorneys.

Inmate Telephones: Inmates incarcerated within the Federal Bureau of Prisons have access to a monitored telephone system which permits them to call approved contacts.

TRULINCS Inmate Email: Federal prisoners have access to the Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS) which permits them to email with authorized members of the community.

Inmate Visitation: Prisoners are permitted to have visits with family and friends. While visitation policies differ depending on the federal prison in question, the general rules and procedures are the same for all facilities.

Contact us for more information on prisoner and attorney communications, or other aspects of prison life.

How to Prepare for Prison

How to Prepare for Prison


First Day in Federal Prison

First Day in Federal Prison

Admissions and Orientation

How to Greet Cellmates

How to Talk to Prison Guards


Prison Life

What Do You Eat in Prison

Prison Showers and Toilets

Laundry, Clothing, and Bedding

Prison Commissary

Religion in Prison

Searches and Shakedowns for Contraband

Inmate Counts

Smoking in Prison

Inmate Work Assignments

Education in Prison

Recreation in Prison

Radios and MP3 Players in Prison

Electronic Law Library

The Black Market in Prison

Alcohol and Drugs in Prison

Violence and Sexual Assault in Prison


Communicating with the Outside World

Communicating with the Outside World

Postal Mail

Legal Correspondence

Inmate Telephones Inmate Email

Inmate Visitation

How to Send Money to Inmates


Health and Wellness

Health and Wellness in Prison

Medical and Dental Care in Prison

Psychology Services in Prison


Special Prison Survival Tactics

Special Prison Survival Tactics

LGBT Inmates Survival Tactics

Female Prisoners

Sex Offender Survival Tactics


For more information about prison life and how to prepare for prison, please email or call 843-620-1100. Our team of experienced prison consultants stand ready to assist you in your time of need.