Correctional Treatment Facility

The Correctional Treatment Facility (CTF) was originally constructed by the District of Columbia, Department of Corrections and was activated in May 1992 as a specialized medium-security institution. The eight-story structure stands on 10.2 acres next to the Central Detention Facility off 19th and D Streets, SE, in Washington, DC.

The Correctional Treatment Facility consists of five separate, multi-story buildings that are situated immediately adjacent to each other, presenting the appearance of one large structure. 

The facility design provides for the security perimeter. Each building contains separate areas for administration, programs, housing, and services that allow the facility to function as a whole. 

Each single room has a window and each unit has at least one television room, a multi-purpose room, and access to a recreation yard.  Housing units within CTF range from 16 to 48 cells with a maximum capacity of 96 beds per unit.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Social visits for inmates housed at the Correctional Treatment Facility are conducted through video visitation at the Department’s Video Visitation Center, located at the DC General Hospital complex (adjacent to the jail), and in select community visitation locations. 

There is also a new Video Visitation Center which is located behind the Correctional Treatment Facility on the ground level of The READY Center.

All visits must be scheduled via the Internet or by calling 1 (888) 906-6394 or (202) 442-6155 (Tuesday through Saturday from 9 am-5 pm).

Visiting hours are on Wednesday through Sunday from 11 am to 10 pm. The last session begins at 9 pm. However, visitation hours at the community locations are different. Please see below for visitation hours for each satellite location. 

You must arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled visit. Visits must start on time and are automatically cancelled if visitors arrive late.

Inmates are allowed two 45-minute social visits per week by appointment only. Only one adult and up to two minor children (under the age of 18) may enter the video visitation room at one time. Additional minor children may be rotated in during the forty-five minute visitation period as long as they are supervised by an adult while in the waiting area.

At all times, minor children entering the VVC and satellite locations must be supervised by an adult.

Satellite Locations and Hours

Anacostia Library
1800 Good Hope Rd SE
Washington, DC 20020
Visits are conducted Thursdays and Sundays 2 to 4pm.

Bald Eagle Recreation Center
100 Joliet St SW
Washington, DC 20032
Visits are conducted Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11am to 3pm.

Martin Luther King Library
901 G St NW
Washington, DC 20001
Visits are conducted Thursdays from 2 pm to 8 pm and Fridays/Sundays from 2 pm – 5 pm.

Capitol View Neighborhood Library
5001 Central Ave SE
Washington, DC 20019

Physical Address

Correctional Treatment Facility
1901 E St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

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Inmate Mailing Address(es)

Inmate Name, ID Number
Correctional Treatment Facility
1901 E St. SE
Washington, DC 20003

How to Call an Inmate

You can’t call an inmate who is incarcerated at the Correctional Treatment Facility. However, the inmates are allowed to make phone calls during daytime hours. For complete details on how to call an inmate in District of Columbia, please click here.

How to Send Money

Family and friends can send money to their loved one at CTF by using Western Union or Offender Connect. They can also use the Kiosk in the CTF lobby.

You can send money through Western Union three different ways:

  • Online - Fees are as low as $3.95. Visit the Western Union website.
  • By telephone - Fees are as low as $5.95. Call 1 (800) 634-3422 to make telephone deposits.
  • Walk-in cash payments - Fees are as low as $5.95. Call 1 (800) 325-6000 or visit Western Union for agent locations.

For phone or walk-in payments with Western Union, use this guide when filling in the blue Quick Collection Form.

Code City: DCGOV
State: DC
Sender's Acct#: Include inmate# and inmate last name

Offender Connect is a service that allows a user to add money to an inmate's phone account or transfer money to a commissary account. This fast, reliable service allows friends and family to use a credit card to add money online through the GTL Connect Network.

Programs For Inmates

Anger and Stress Management - Group Counseling

Ashland University - On-line course offered to eligible students who are supplied with secured tablets to participate

Attorney General, Office of the DC - Paternity and child support services

Bread for the City - legal issues and community

Catholic Charities-Welcome Home Reentry Program provides mentoring and community-based reentry services

CDL Self Study Guide - materials for written commercial driving tests

Collaborative Solutions for Communities (CSC) - Based on DOC referral, family reunification case management is provided for female returning citizens through home visits, family advocacy, family group decision making, parenting education/support, and connections to community resources

Commercial Cleaning -  this program provides janitorial training for commercial locations with certificates in floor and carpet care, bathroom care, and hygiene and commercial cleaning products use

Community Family Life Services (CFLS) - Gender-responsive, pre-release and reentry case management; transitional housing for women and children; family mentoring; employment soft skills and job referral; and food/clothing distribution

Digital Literacy - computer technology training that ranges from introduction to computers, to use of operating systems, hardware, and software

Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA) - provides supervision of adults on probation, parole, and supervised release

Criminon New Life DC - Group counseling to help individuals understand and model ethical behavior for making favorable changes in their lives

Culinary Arts/Aramark - provides ServSafe certification instruction and testing. Women receive employment related life skills in addition to ServSafe

DC Central Kitchen (DCCK) - provides food services training and associated life skills

DC Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) - Assesses newly committed female misdemeanants for co-occurring disorder; notifies community core service agencies when clients are incarcerated, and makes appointments with the core service agencies before returning citizens are released

DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) - A five week program that includes classroom and self-study activities

DC Department of Health (DOH) - provides women’s health education, healthy pregnancy education, and resources for the baby, the mother upon release, and the baby’s guardian while the mother is confined

DC Department of Human Services (DHS) - helps with enrolling in food stamps, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and/or Medicaid programs prior to release

DC Mayor’s Office of Returning Citizens Affairs (MORCA) - provides training and job placement

DC Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE) - Oversight and funding for GED testing at the CTF and provides short term career training and certification

DC Recovery Community Alliance (DCRCA) - 12-Step Meetings and recovery coaching to both men and women

Emery Work Bed Program (EWBP) - provides transitional housing for male returning citizens

Educational Services - adult basic education (ABE), Pre-GED, GED Classes, provides lesson plans, and classroom instruction in preparation for the GED state examination

Educational Services Greater Washington (ESGW) - provides occupational literacy in preparation for a career readiness track

English as a Second Language (ESL) - educational language course for individuals learning English

Employment Techniques and Awareness Program (ETAP) - employment life skills, resume writing, application completion, and how to talk about one’s criminal record

Empowerment Sessions - conducted by speakers that include Authors/Poets, City Council members, small business owners, Judges, approved ex-offenders or staff. They are designed to motivate, guide, inspire

Free Minds Book Club - uses books, creative writing, and peer support to empower youth inmates charged as adults for their violent crimes

Friendship Place - provides free mail service for returning citizens who don’t have a permanent address

Georgetown University School of Law - Georgetown Street Law provides information about the justice system, legal rights, and returning citizen’s role in the community

Graphic Arts - vocational training in typesetting, illustrations, and color in order to produce various print media

HER Resiliency - HER Resiliency facilitates Trauma Recovery Empowerment Model (TREM) groups to the female reentry population.

Hope Foundation Reentry Network, Inc.- provides parenting and family reunification, addictions prevention services, family reunification, and transitional housing

Hope House Reading Program - provides inmates an opportunity to record books that will be given to their children in the community. This program services male and female populations at the CTF

House of Ruth - provides temporary housing and case management for single women and single women with minor children

Howard University Inside Out - students in a classroom setting learn from each other about the effects of crime on victims/community/perpetrator, the criminal justice system, and related social issues

Insight on the Inside/Mindfulness Meditation - teaches participants to be present with whatever is happening within themselves through the practice of breathing and developing stress management skills

Jubilee Housing - provides transitional housing and life skills designed to reduce the likelihood of recidivism

Jubilee Jobs - provides employment assistance

La Casa House - provides transitional housing; life skills, mental health, and substance abuse counseling to individuals

La Clinica de Pueblo - provides health care education and treatment for the Latino community

Little Friends for Peace - provides cognitive behavior and life skills groups to reduce violence in the community

Living Independence for Everyone (L.I.F.E) - Cognitive behavioral group activities and self-help classes 

Lorton Art Program - Art therapy for inmates with severe mental health needs.

Miriam’s Kitchen - provides inmates with free mail service and money to obtain identification upon their release

N Street Village - Transitional housing, a day program and wrap-around case management and services

Prison SMART - Stress management through yoga, meditation, and specific breathing techniques

Regional Addiction Prevention Inc. (Rap Inc.) - Assesses and places inmates in community-based residential substance abuse treatment; HIV/AIDS care; emergency and transitional housing; and medical services

Reintegrating Alternative Personal Program (RAPP) - Mentors, counseling, food distribution; clothing closet; employment and job training

Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) - 30-120 day substance use treatment 

Salvation Army Harbor Lights - provides case management and counseling, anger and grief-management; and employment training

Salvation Army Turning Points - provides transitional housing for families, crisis intervention, individual and family counseling, advocacy, and independent living skills

Samaritan Ministries - Job readiness and community connections are provided for pre-GED adult education

So Others Might Eat (SOME) - Housing, mental health, substance abuse counseling, vocational training, and job placement

Thrive DC - Women In New Directions (WIND) to assist women being released; meals, free showers, and laundry; mail, telephone, and email access; personal care and hygiene supplies; health and safety items; transportation and emergency rental assistance; emergency clothing and blankets; and culinary arts training

Trauma Informed Care Psycho-Educational Group - designed to help women manage their trauma

University of Maryland “LETS Act” group - Helps RSAT clients set specific goals and activities designed to decrease depression and support sobriety/recovery, and monitor their progress

Voices for a Second Chance (VSC) - notifies family and attorney of arrests; retrieves property from arresting precinct; and provides birthday cards for inmates to send to loved ones

Virginia Williams Hands on Mentoring Program (VWHOMP) - Mentoring and assistance with housing, clothing, and food all free of charge for 1 year. This service is to assist returning citizens with becoming self-sufficient

Women’s Wing Organization - Life Skills training, groups re: communication skills, relationships, conflict resolution, anger management, domestic violence and work readiness

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Careers at Correctional Treatment Facility

It takes many different kinds of professionals with various skill sets to provide all the services required to operate the facilities in Washington DC. For more information about the available positions at the DCDOC, visit their website.