Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: PET
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: Virginia
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

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

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI Petersburg Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Petersburg VA, 23804

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to try to visit an inmate here.

Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution
1100 River Road
Hopewell VA, 23860

Phone Number

Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(804) 733-7881

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(804) 863-1510 

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot email prisoners at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information below.

PET/PUBLICINFORMATION@BOP.GOV

Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,288 

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email letters only from people that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to recieve and send emails with a person by putting them in their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates must consent to being monitored when they sign up to participate in the system. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are notified every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

When a contact is added to an inmates contact list they will get an email message which directs them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email messages may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, emails should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not make it there.

Before you send anything, you should read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff do open and inspect and read all received general correspondence. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you must address mail to a federal inmate at Petersburg Low Federal Prison:

INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FCI Petersburg Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Petersburg VA, 23804

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide an account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money into these Commissary accounts by sending it by the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money in postal mail and must send the moneyh to this address and follow the steps written 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 money 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 postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and in this time 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 has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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

  1. At a physical location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select 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 that federal inmate, funds might not get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are often transported to different correctional facilities around the nation, so you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an federal inmate.
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 inmate visitation and they get changed frequently. The rules below could be different now, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the 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 things shown below, go to the actual prison website as this info changes 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 entire Guide to Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click here: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution Jobs

Website

The official website: Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Petersburg Low Federal Correctional Institution?

If so, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Prisoner activities and programs

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