MDC Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center

MDC Brooklyn

80 29th St,
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone: 718-840-4200
Fax: 718-840-5005

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MDC Brooklyn Information

MDC Brooklyn also known as Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center is a federal jail located at 80 29th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232 and is operated by the North East Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. MDC Brooklyn houses approximately 1700 male & female federal inmates, pretrial detainees and probation violators charged with Federal Crimes in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York going the trial process or awaiting sentencing, or been denied bail by a Federal Judge and deemed a flight risk or threat to the community.

MDC Brooklyn Inmate Phone Calls

Housing units normally have 4 telephones for inmate use. Inmates are allowed a maximum of 300 minutes per month January thru October, and 400 minutes in November and December. Calls are limited to 15 minutes per call. The regular cost of an inmate calls is 21 cents per minute with a 15 call costing $3.15.

Service plans offering 11¢ per minute / 15 minute U.S. calls from MDC Los Angeles at $1.65 may be ordered from Pacific Telephone at 866-966-8666. International calls to Mexico, Asia, Europe and Middle East can be obtained for as low as 20¢ per min. For rate info & ordering information go to:



Send Money To MDC Brooklyn Inmate

Inmates can receive funds at a BOP-managed facility, which are deposited into their commissary accounts. You can send an inmate funds electronically using Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Funds are received and processed seven days per week, including holidays. Funds sent between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST are posted within 2-4 hours.

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Sending MDC Brooklyn Inmates Western Union

You’ll need to provide Western Union Money the following info to complete your transfer:

Account Number: Inmate’s eight-digit register number with no spaces or dashes, followed immediately by the inmate’s last name (example: 12345678DOE)
Attention Line: Inmate’s full committed name
Code City is always: FBOP, DC

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

Inmate Mail, Magazines and Packages

MDC Brooklyn inmates are not allowed to receive packages without prior written approval from the institution. Inmates may receive magazines, hard and paperback books directly from the publisher. To order Discount magazine subscriptions for inmates click here or on the banner below! Inmates may receive packages from home containing release clothing and authorized medical devices. A written authorization form must be included in the parcel.

To send mail to an inmate at MDC Brooklyn, you must use the following format in addressing your correspondence:

MDC Brooklyn
P.O. BOX 329002
Brooklyn, NY 11232

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MDC Brooklyn Facility Info

Inmates are housed in two man or three man cells with bunk-beds and toilets. Showers are centrally located most housing units for inmate use. TV’s and other recreation facilities are included in each housing unit.

Staff and contract chaplains provide for inmate religious services for Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths on Sundays and religious holidays. Medical and psychological health care is provided BOP medical staff, U.S. Public Health Services Officers and outside contract physicians.

All MDC Los Angeles inmates in general population are able to purchase items in the commissary and have a monthly spending limit of $320

MDC Brooklyn Inmate Visiting

Inmate’s visits are held normally by assigned housing unit floors. Please review the information below for specific visiting days and hours It is suggested that visitors contact MDC Brooklyn by telephone at 718-840-4200 prior to visiting to verify it is your inmate’s assigned visiting day.

Visiting Hours: In an effort to accommodate the inmate population and alleviate congestion during evening visitations, an “Odd/Even” visiting system has been implemented. Specifically,there will be two different visiting periods, i.e., 12:00 p.m. to 3:00p.m., and 5:00 7:30p.m.during the weekdays and holidays. On weekdays and holidays, visitors will not be permitted to enter the facility after 6:30p.m .. On weekends, visitors will not be permitted to enter the facility after 2:00p.m. Visitors will be advised at 2:45p.m. that all visits will end at 3:00p.m. on weekends. Visitors will be advised at 7:15 p.m. on weekdays and holidays that all visits will end at 7:30 p.m. The authorized visiting period will be determined by the 5th digit of an inmate’ register number, disregarding the 3 digit suffix, and will be dictated by the appropriate floor on which the inmate is housed.

Federal Public Defender
Eastern District of New York

The Federal Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of New York began as a division of the Legal Aid Society after the Supreme Court’s decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. In 2005, it became an independent, non-profit corporation dedicated solely to defending poor people accused of federal crimes. The Public Defender provides criminal defense services to defendant’s being charged with a crime violating U.S. Law by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and unable to afford a private lawyer of their own.

The Federal Public can be reached at the following:

One Pierrepont Plaza, 16th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

770 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722

U.S. District Court
Eastern District of New York

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York has 2 Federal Courthouses one in Brooklyn and one in Central Islip that hold criminal and civil judicial proceeding for federal cases that originated in the following New York state jurisdictions: New York City (Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island), and the counties of Nassau and Suffolk County).

The Courthouses are open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM and closed on weekends and federal holidays.