Central Office

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Updated on: November 3, 2020

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Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/central_office/

The Central Office is a part of the Washington FCI facility. The Central Office is a minimum-security facility that is situated in the great state of District of Columbia. The Central Office is situated adjacent to the main campus at the Washington FCI.

The Central Office is a facility that is not encompassed with razor wire or fences. Most of the inmates here are just a few years from being released back to society.

Central Office — General Information

Facility Name Central Office
Facility Type Federal RRM
City Washington
Postal Code 20534
State District of Columbia
Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/central_office/

Sending a Mail/Care Package

When an offender is in the Central Office, they will not have privacy and that includes their mail as well. Inmates will have their mail opened before they are given it. Legal mail will also be opened, but only in the inmate’s presence.

Keep in mind that a correctional staff member will be reading everything you write to an inmate.

Sending Money

When it comes to sending or depositing money into the offenders account the Central Office will give you three options. You can mail a money order to the address that the inmate gives you. Or, if the inmate needs the funds right away, it is best to use MoneyGram or Western Union.

Phone calls

In the Central Office, they will allow their offenders to have access to the phones in the common areas between 7 am to 10 pm. During this time the offender will have the chance to use the phone to call their friends and family. All calls are monitored and limited to 15-minutes in length.

Please keep in mind that an inmate is only given 300 minutes of talk time to use per calendar month.


If you would like to sit down and visit your loved one who is sitting behind bars in the Central Office, you can visit them during the following days and hours:

Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays

10 am to 5 pm

Please keep in mind when visiting, if you are bringing someone under the age of 18, you will need to be their legal guardian or their parent. The person under the age of 18 will be required to stay with you the entire time. You will not be permitted to leave this person alone.

Visiting Hours

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.

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