Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center
80 29TH STREET
BROOKLYN, NY 11232
718-840-4200 Fax: 718-840-5005
MDC Brooklyn is a Federal Detention Center run by the North East Regional Office of the US Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) housing federal pretrial detainees involved in federal criminal proceedings in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. Brooklyn Metropolitan Detention Center is a multi-story high-rise located in downtown Brooklyn, New York.
The MDC Detention Center building houses 1,781 administrative security male and female Federal inmates in dormitory-style cell block housing units at multiple custody levels. MDC is one of 3 Federal detention centers in the state of New York.
Visiting is conducted on Friday from 4:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Federal holidays are New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. These hours are subject to change based on the institution needs.
It’s recommended to call the MDC Brooklyn control center at 718-840-4200 to confirm the visiting schedule before departing for your visit.
MDC Brooklyn inmates may receive mail addressed to them at the below address using the indicated format.
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
METROPOLITAN DETENTION CENTER
P.O. BOX 329002
BROOKLYN, NY 11232
Inmates are not allowed to receive packages from home without prior written approval from the inmate’s unit team or authorized staff member at the institution. The only packages an inmate may receive from home are those containing release clothing and authorized medical devices. However, inmates may receive magazines, hard and paperback books directly from the publisher
MDC Brooklyn inmates are authorized 300 minutes of prepaid phone use January thru October, and 400 minutes, in November and December. Inmates phone lists can contain 30 approved called numbers and calls a maximum of 15 minutes in length. VAC Communications contracts prison call services to the Bureau of Prisons and MDC Brooklyn. A call costs 21¢ per minute, with 15-minute calls costing $3.15.
Pacific Telephone Company can substantially cut the cost of Brooklyn MDC inmate calls from $3.15 to $1.65 for a 15-minute call! For information call 855-966-8655 or go to www.federalinmatecalling.com/ordering
Federal inmate can receive outside funds from their inmate accounts via a Postal Money order by U.S. Mail as well as a money transfer via Western Union. For additional information on sending money to an inmate please click on the appropriate link.