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This facility may have modified visiting hours and regulations provided below. For questions or concerns please contact the facility using the phone number or email address listed on this page.
- Visiting Overview
How to visit an inmate. This covers the basic fundamentals that apply to all of our facilities. The BOP welcomes visitors to our institutions as we resume social visiting. We remind all visitors to carefully review our special visiting procedures during the COVID pandemic, and also remind all visitors to observe applicable state and local COVID travel restrictions in planning your visit to the institution.
Special Visiting ResourceSpecial Visiting Schedule & Procedures
Modified visiting information related to COVID-19.
Normal Visiting Schedule & Procedures
Official policy at that outlines the specific regulations and procedures for visiting an inmate at this facility.Also available in Spanish: Regulaciones de Visitas
- Resources for Media Representatives
Conditions under which qualified media representatives may visit institutions.
Notice about visiting hours
These visiting hours are displayed in an easy to read format for your convienience. They represent the most typical visiting hours at this facility but may not cover all cases; for example, inmates confined to a special housing unit will usually have a modified visiting schedule.
For this reason, you should confirm these visiting hours and other important visiting information by refering to this
facility's official policy about these matters:
Additionally, the Warden may restrict or cancel visiting for the sake of safety and security; for example, cases of severe weather or other incidents that will impact normal operations at facility. Therefore, it's recommended that you call the facility to confirm the visiting schedule before departing for your visit: 603-342-4000.
How to send things here
- Release Clothing
Inmates may receive release clothing 30 days prior to their GCT/FT Release date or transfer to an RRC. The inmate must contact her Correctional Counselor 45 days prior to her release to get an Authorization to Receive Package Request form, which allows these items to be re ceived by the facility. Items must come from a single source, in a single shipment, in a single box. Inmates can receive 2 pairs of pants, 2 shirts, 1 jacket, 1 pair of shoes, 3 sets of underclothes and a gym bag or back pack or small carry-on style suitcase. Items should be mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, we do not accept packages received through private carrier or courier companies, nor can these items be hand delivered. No single item should be valued at over $100.00. If flying, all bags and items must conform to FFA guidelines. No electronic devices, money, credit cards, gift cards, letters or notes, phone cards, jewelry, blankets, pillows, towels, PJ's, food items, books, magazines, etc... can be received, only the release clothing listed on the package authorization. Any additional or unauthorized items can cause the package to be not issued to the inmate and the inmate will incur the cost of mailing these items back to the sender.
- Inmate Mail Guidance
Inmates are not allowed to receive stamps, postage meter strips, or envelopes with pre-paid postage metering. Inmates are required to purchase all postage through the institution's Commissary. Inmates are allowed to send international correspondence, information from the U.S. Postal Serviceon international mailing costs is provided to the inmates. Inmate wishing to corresponded with immediate family members who are also incarcerated, must have prior approval from both facilities prior to corresponding. Sending or receipt of directly addressed unauthorized inmate to inmate correspondence or that sent through a third party can result in disciplinary action and restrictions of correspondence privileges. Inmates may receive up to 25 photos daily, no Polaroid or sexually explicit material. Inmates can receive standard sized greeting cards, must be non-musical. Inmates are not allowed to receive blank greeting cards or stationary; they again may purchase these through the institution's Commissary. Cards with stickers, foam decorations, or other items attached to the card could result in the card being returned, as proper inspection/searching of the card could cause excessive damage to the card due to the affix items. Inmates may also receive up to five magazines (no sexually explicit material) or paperback books per day. Paperback books sent in a package must have the contents clearly annotated on the outside of the box (IE... 5 paperback books enclosed in accordance with BOP policy), and only the books may be in the package. Books, magazines, and photos are the basic items which an inmate may receive from family and friends. Inmates may receive hard covered books (no padded covers, no enclosed CD/DVD) and/or newspapers only from a publisher, distributor, or book seller (IE... Amazon.com, Walden Books.com). Blank journals, diaries, address books, daily planners, card stock, construction paper, hobby craft materials or sketch books are not authorized for receipt. Inmates also cannot receive any food items, clothing or electronic media (CD, DVD, flash drives, etc...). If you have further questions, please contact our Correctional Systems Department, Mail Room, at 507-835-8972.
- Inmate Mail
Use the address below to send correspondence and parcels to inmates. Learn more about sending mailFor inmates at the :INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
,For inmates at the Camp:INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
,For inmates at the FSL:INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW
- Inmate Money
Do NOT send money to an inmate using this facility's address. All funds sent through the mail must be addressed to a processing center in Des Moines, Iowa. This applies to all Federal inmates, regardless of where they are incarcerated.
- Freight and non-USPS parcels
Use the following address when shipping freight & non-USPS parcels:For inmates at the :STAFF NAME
,For inmates at the FSL:STAFF NAME
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW
- Staff Mail
Use the following address when sending correspondence and parcels to staff:For inmates at the :STAFF NAME
,For inmates at the FSL:STAFF NAME
FEDERAL SATELLITE LOW
Resources for sentenced inmates
Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook
This document provides you with general information about the institution, programs, rules, and regulations that you will encounter during your confinement. Familiarizing yourself with this information and knowing your responsibilities will help you adjust to institution life.
In 1930 the Department of Justice authorized and established a Commissary at each Federal institution. The Commissary provides a bank type account for your money & for the procurement of articles not issued regularly as part of the institution administration. Funds deposited by your family, friends, or other sources are stored in your commissary account that we maintain.
This document outlines the procedures for access to legal reference materials and legal counsel, and the opportunities that you will be afforded to prepare legal documents while incarcerated.
When you are ordered by the Court to voluntarily surrender, you will be notified by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS). If you have been instructed to surrender at this facility, please follow these instructions on your surrender date.Special instructions for voluntary surrenders
This report, posted on July 1, 2021, details the findings of an audit that was conducted to determine compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Note: Information in this report has been redacted due to security concerns.FCI Waseca PREA Report