About FDC Miami
This is a low security institution located in Florida that houses up to 1178 male inmates at any point in time. Outside of Miami, this institution houses male adults only. Bernie Madoff, perpetrator of a large Ponzi scheme, currently is serving his sentence at this institution. There are also some medium security federal prisons located in the same facility as this prison. Prisoners at the FDC Miami can be serving extended or life sentences, such as in Bernie Madoff’s case. He is due for released in 2137.
Nowadays, anybody that has been, or is currently, incarcerated at any federal prison since 1982 can be found online by searching here. You will be able to learn the age of an inmate. You will also be able to see if and when the inmate was released from the institution.
Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check
Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports
Sending a Mail/Care Package
Mail should be sent to:
Inmate Name & Register Number
Federal Correctional Institution
33 NE 4TH STREET MIAMI, FL, 33132
Mail to inmates will be inspected prior to delivery to an inmate.
Sending money to inmates at the FDC Miami is one way you can help their morale. They rely on their commissary accounts to make phone calls and purchase items from the commissary. Without funds, they do not have access.
The best way to send money is through Moneygram by calling 305-577-0010 or going to the Moneygram website.
Western Union is another option to consider for sending money as long as you have the inmate's eight digit register number with and the inmate's last name.
You can also send a money order, but processing it will be delayed. Inmates rely on money to purchase items in the FDC Miami commissary or to make phone calls, so a delay could be inconvenient for an inmate.
The best way to make sure you can talk to an inmate on the phone is to make sure he has money in his commissary account. While an inmate at the FDC Miami cannot receive a phone call, he can call you if he has the money for it and you are approved.
You must get approval before you can visit an inmate. An inmate can have no more than 10 people approved for a visit. To get approval:
First, locate the inmate using the inmate search
Complete a visitor’s form and send it in the mail
Pass a background check
The inmate will be notified you passed, and he will let you know.
After you are approved, you can schedule a visit to the FDC Miami.
Monday — 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Tuesday — 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Wednesday — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Thursday — 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday — 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM
Saturday — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sunday — 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Refer the map below to find the driving directions.