Lexington Federal Medical Center

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Lexington Federal Medical Center
Prison Code:
Prison Type: Federal Medical Center
State: Kentucky
Security Level:

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Lexington Federal Medical Center. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate at Lexington Federal Medical Center, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Lexington Federal Medical Center.

Mailing Address

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

FMC Lexington
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 14500
Lexington KY, 40512

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit an inmate here.

Lexington Federal Medical Center
3301 Leestown Road
Lexington KY, 40511

Phone Number

Federal inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are some times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to Lexington Federal Medical Center.

(859) 255-6812

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax the inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to Lexington Federal Medical Center.

(859) 253-8821 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the prison. You can’t reach inmates at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,642 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Lexington Federal Medical Center you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to emails only from people listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a family member or friend by putting that person into their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give their consent to getting monitored when they join the program. Inmate contacts give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are notified each and every time that they get an email message from the prisoner.

When a contact is approved they will get an email confirmation which directs them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, email should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a federal prisoner. If you do not then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Lexington Federal Medical Center guards do open and read all received general mail. Received general mail is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch a problem having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the correct format for how you must address a letter or package to a federal inmate at Lexington Federal Prison:

FMC Lexington
Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 14500
Lexington KY, 40512

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, click here: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank type account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts by sending it by 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 in the mail and have to send the moneyh to the following address and follow the policies shows 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 a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not get the money. 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 a return address. Cash and checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send checks or cash.

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 a physical location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. By 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, all of this info must be included:

  1. Correct 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 that inmate, the funds might not get returned to you.

For additional info about how to send a prisoner money, check out the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on 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 procedures for prisoner visitation and they change often. The rules below may be out of date now, so be sure to also check the facility’s official website to get the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the correctional facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For all of the points shown below, go to the actual prison facility website as this info changes often:

  • 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 entire Lexington Federal Prison Visitation Policy click here: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Lexington Federal Medical Center Jobs


The official website: Lexington Federal Medical Center Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Lexington Federal Medical Center

Have you ever been incarcerated in Lexington Federal Medical Center? 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 write a review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at this facility, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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