If you want to send pictures to someone at United States Prison (USP) Allenwood, you have to know all the rules.
Inmate Photos keeps a list of the rules, and we regularly check for updates. We stay current to keep you informed. Your pictures stand the best chance of getting to that important person at USP Allenwood when you use our service.
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USP Allenwood is a high-security federal prison located two miles north of Allenwood, PA. It is located on Main Access Road, just off U.S. Highway 15.
The prison houses 577 men. It is a high-security facility housing violent felons. Some people in this center are serving life terms. It opened in 1993.
The entire campus has two more facilities, FCI Allenwood Low and FCI Allenwood Medium. These are different prisons.
The address for sending parcels to USP Allenwood through a shipper like UPS or Federal Express is:
USP Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary ATTN: WAREHOUSE RT 15, 2 MI N of Allenwood Allenwood, PA 17810
The inmate’s mailing address is different.
USP Allenwood U.S. Penitentiary PO Box 3000 White Deer, PA 17887
If you need to find an inmate’s register number, you can do an inmate search on the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ website. To send your pictures to the prison, Inmate Photos also needs that number.
Sending pictures to someone who is behind bars is a good idea and greatly appreciated.
“Regular pics of family and friends are not only allowed but encouraged. When an inmate has pictures of their family and friends to put on the wall or in their photobook, it makes their time prison a lot easier to handle,” writes Natalie for the website Prison Insight. Natalie is a journalist who also served time for marijuana-related offenses.
Sending Your Pictures
When you send photos to USP Allenwood, there are a couple of things you need to know:
No nude or sexually suggestive photos.
No gang photos.
Photos may be destroyed or returned to the sender if they are “detrimental to an individual’s safety or security, or to institution good order,” says the Bureau of Prison’s policy on photos.
The inmate can receive no more than 25 photos per day.
Inmate pictures are not taken away unless the pictures violate prison rules. If the inmate has to be away from his regular cell, pictures either go with him or are put into storage. When he gets out of the punishment program, he gets the pictures back.
At USP Allenwood, inmates can buy a photo album from the commissary. They may store pictures in that album. The photo album price is similar to the price of one outside the prison.
USP Allenwood does not allow inmates to receive pictures via email. Inmates have access to electronic messaging services, but they cannot send or receive pictures that way; only text can be sent in the emails as of 2021.
If you send something via email that violates the prison’s rules, you could be blocked from sending future emails. Also, they have to pay 5¢ a minute to use the TRULINCS service.
Inmates at the prison can have an MP3 player, which must be purchased from the prison commissary. Using the player is also subject to the inmate’s good behavior. If the inmate faces in-prison penalties for violations, the MP3 player may be taken away.
Get Help Sending Pictures
Get help sending pictures to that important person at USP Allenwood. Inmate Photos knows the rules. We update our rules list frequently. When you use our service to send pictures, we give you a copy of the most recent rules so you can make sure your pictures will be accepted and not rejected.
We print your pictures on photo-quality paper in full color at a very good resolution. We make sure your pictures meet the prison’s size restrictions and won’t exceed the daily mailing limit. Some prisons, like USP Allenwood, limit the number of pictures a prisoner may receive each day.
If you want to send a bunch of pictures, we will separate the pictures into different envelopes. We will mail them a few days apart to make sure your important person gets those pictures.