Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: BUT
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: North Carolina
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address the item, and do the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could get sent back.

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI Butner Medium I
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Butner NC, 27509

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution.

Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution
Old Nc Hwy 75
Butner NC, 27509

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

(919) 575-4541

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax an inmate, but there are some times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution.

(919) 575-5023 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot email prisoners at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.

BUT/PUBLICINFORMATION@BOP.GOV

Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   722 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email messages only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve email messages with a person by putting them into their contact list.

All email correspondence is monitored. Prison inmates give their consent to being monitored when they sign up to participate in the email system. Inmate contacts give their consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this each and every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

When a contact is added to an inmates contact list that person will get an email confirmation which directs them to the CorrLink system at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, emails cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send anything, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards will open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general packages and mail can be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address a package or letter to a federal prisoner at Butner Medium I Federal Prison:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI Butner Medium I
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Butner NC, 27509

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates an account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money into these Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money through the mail and must send funds to the following address and follow the rules given below:

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

The deposit have to be in the form of a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent using one of these methods:

  1. At Western Union location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info has to be included:

  1. Correct and valid Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name
  2. Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
  3. Code City: FBOP, DC

If the wrong register number and/or name are used and accepted and sent to the wrong prisoner, funds might not be returned.

For additional info about how to send an inmate money, go to the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are often moved to different prisons throughout the country, so you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an prisoner.
Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as every federally recognized holiday.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own rules for prison visitation and they change frequently. The information listed here may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, read the actual prison website as this info is changed frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the complete Butner Medium I Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to: Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution Jobs

Website

The official website: Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate at Butner Medium I Federal Correctional Institution, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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