About Central Office
Central Office is a federal prison in Washington, District of Columbia. [if %capacity%]This %capacity% bed medium-security facility has an adjacent 68 bed minimum security satellite camp.[/if %capacity%]
Programs & Services
GED, as well as other educational programs, are provided for the inmates.
Psychology services and programs are available for inmates who require or will benefit from them.
Inmates that are recovering from addictions and substance abuse are encouraged to participate in substance abuse treatment programs.
Medical care is available for all inmates who need it.
Inmates have the opportunity to participate in recreational services.
Inmates may purchase basic day to day life items at the commissary.
The inmates have a library that they can access.
The Central Office is owned and managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons website contains a roster that you may search for a loved one by their nine-digit BOP Inmate ID number. If for some reason you do not have this number you may also search for an inmate by the inmate’s information listed below:
For the most accurate search, you will want to make sure your information is accurate and spelled correctly. Once you have found your loved one in the database you will see more information about them.
Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check
Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports
Sending a Mail/Care Package
Inmates at the Central Office are allowed to receive packages with their release clothing as well as any authorized medical devices from home. Before you will be able to send this package you will need to make sure that your loved one has gotten written approval from the inmate's authorized staff members ahead of time. All other packages can not be sent from home.
Inmates are allowed to receive letters in the mail from loved ones. However all incoming and outgoing mail is checked by the employees of the prison.
You will not want to send anything that may be offensive, sexual or that is considered to be a threat to anyone. Any mail that falls in that category will not be given to the inmate.
Reading material such as books, magazines and newspapers can be sent to the inmate. These items must be new, paperback sent to the inmate directly to the prison from the publisher.
Inmates at the Central Office need money to make phone calls as well as to make purchases from the commissary. If you would like to fund an inmate’s account you will need to wait till they have physically arrived to a Federal Bureau of Prisons.
You can send a money order that is addressed to a processing center in Des Moines, Iowa. Do not send your money order to the prison address. You will need to include the inmate’s eight-digit register number and their full name on the money order.
You can fund an inmate’s account conveniently on your smartphone, computer or from a Western Union location near you. The fee to use this service will depend on how much you are transferring into the inmate’s account.
Follow the instructions below to use this service:
The Attention Line will need to be the inmate’s full legal name.
FBOP, DC will need to be entered for the Code City
Inmate's eight-digit register number & inmate's last name (example: 87654321DOE) will need to be entered.
You can fund an inmate’s account electronically using MoneyGram. Be sure to enter the information listed below in the required fields when using this service:
7932 must be entered for the Receive Code.
Federal Bureau of Prisons is the company name.
The inmate’s full legal name must be entered for the beneficiary.
Washington, DC must be entered for the City & State.
You will also need to enter the inmate's eight-digit register number & inmate's last name (example: 87654321DOE).
Inmates at the Central Office are allowed to make phone calls to their family and friends, however, they are not allowed to receive phone calls. Keep in mind that phone calls are monitored. Inmates have the option of either making collect calls where the receiver of the phone calls is responsible for the phone call fees or they can purchase a phone plan.
The Central Office staff encourages family and friends to visit their loved ones in prison however you will need to be approved before you can do that. The inmate will need to send you this form. Once you fill out your portion, be sure to send it back to the inmate. The inmate will then notify you when you are approved to visit.
Monday — 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday — 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday — 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday — 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday — 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.