Thomas Silverstein – Official Website

Solitary Survivor

Sending Money to Tom

Tom does not solicit funds or authorize anyone to do so for him. He does not sell his letters or autographs. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Prisons will not allow him to display and sell his artwork, nor can he sell any of his crocheting. Because he is in solitary confinement, he cannot work within the prison system. Nonetheless, he needs funds for everything from tennis shoes to art and crocheting supplies to a request for medical help (yes, inmates are charged $2.00 if they seek care from a nurse!).

If you would like to help Tom with a donation, please follow these directions explicitly:

1) Send only a money order; U.S. Treasury, state, or local government check; OR a foreign negotiable instrument payable in U.S. currency to:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Tom Silverstein
Reg. #14634-116, D-Unit
P.O. Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa,50947-0001
U.S.A.

2) Do not enclose any other item in the envelope.

3) Make sure Tom’s name and register number appear on the money order.

4) Make sure your name and address appear on the upper left hand corner of the envelope.

5) Do NOT mail cash or personal check to the above address or to Tom directly.

There is no charge for this type of donation to a prisoner.

There are alternative methods of sending money to Tom, involving either cash or credit card:

Sending funds using MoneyGram

Inmates can receive funds at a BOP-managed facility, which are deposited into their commissary accounts. You can send an inmate funds electronically using MoneyGram’s ExpressPayment 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.
• Funds sent after after 9:00 p.m. EST are posted at 7:00 a.m. EST the following morning.
You’ll need the following information:
1. Account Number: Inmate’s eight-digit register number with no spaces or dashes, followed immediately by the inmate’s last name: 14634116SILVERSTEIN
2. Company Name: Federal Bureau of Prisons
3. City & State: Washington, DC
4. Receive Code is always: 7932
5. Beneficiary: THOMAS SILVERSTEIN

At a MoneyGram location
Locate the nearest agent by calling 1-800-926-9400 or visiting:
You’ll need to complete a MoneyGram ExpressPayment Blue Form (see a sample form https://www.bop.gov/inmates/docs/moneygram_form_2012.pdf).
You can pay with cash.

Online
Please visit www.moneygram.com/paybills?receiveCode=7932 and enter the receive code 7932 or Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Enter the Receive Code (7932) and the amount you are sending (up to $300).
First time users will have to set up a profile and account.
A MasterCard or Visa credit card is required.

Sending funds using Western Union

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.
• Funds sent after after 9:00 p.m. EST are posted at 7:00 a.m. EST the following morning.

You’ll need the following information:
1. Account Number: Inmate’s eight-digit register number with no spaces or dashes, followed immediately by the inmate’s last name:14634116SILVERSTEIN
2. Attention Line: THOMAS SILVERSTEIN
3. Code City is always: FBOP, DC

At a Western Union location
Locate the nearest agent by calling 1-800-325-6000 or visiting: www.westernunion.com.
You’ll need to complete a payment form (see a sample form https://www.bop.gov/inmates/docs/payment_form_2012.pdf).
You can pay with cash.

Over the phone
Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose option 2.
A credit/debit card will be required.

Online
Please visit https://www.westernunion.com/us/en/inmatehome.html and select “Quick Collect.”
A credit/debit card will be required.

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