Federal Detention Center FDC Houston

 FDC Houston

1200 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

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FDC Houston also known as Houston Federal Detention Center is a federal jail located at 1200 Texas St, Houston, TX 77002 is operated by the South Central Regional Office of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. FDC Houston houses approximately 900 male & female federal inmates, pretrial detainees and probation violators; and those charged with Federal Crimes in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas going the trial process or awaiting sentencing, or been denied bail by a Federal Judge and been deemed a flight risk or threat to the community.



FDC Houston Federal 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 FDC Houston 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 FDC Houston Federal Inmates

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.

Western Union InmateSending Western Union Funds To FDC Houston

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

FDC Houston 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 FDC Houston, you must use the following format in addressing your correspondence:

FDC Houston
P.O. BOX 526255
Houston, TX 77052

FDC Houston Facility Info

Inmates are housed in two man or three man cells with bunk-beds and toilets. Showers are centrally located in the 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 on Sundays and religious holidays. Medical and mental health care is provided BOP medical staff, U.S. Public Health Services Officers and contract physicians.

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

Federal Public Defender
Southern District of Texas

The Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Southern District of Texas is a branch of the U.S. Office of the Courts. 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 Defender is headquartered in Houston, and it has staffed branches in Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Laredo, and McAllen.

The Main Public Defender Office for the District can be reached at

The Lyric Centre
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 1350
Houston, TX 77002-1669
Telephone: (713) 718-4600
Fax: (713) 718-4610

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