Alderson Federal Prison Camp

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Alderson Federal Prison Camp
Prison Code: ALD
Prison Type: Federal Prison Camp
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: West Virginia
Security Level: Minimum

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Alderson Federal Prison Camp. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send something to an inmate so that you correctly address the item, and use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could not get delivered.

FPC Alderson
Federal Prison Camp
Glen Ray Rd. Box A
Alderson WV, 24910

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Alderson Federal Prison Camp.

Alderson Federal Prison Camp
Glen Ray Rd. Box A
Alderson WV, 24910

Phone Number

Prisoners 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 Alderson Federal Prison Camp.

(304) 445-3300

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax an inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(304) 445-3320 

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for Alderson Federal Prison Camp. You can’t email inmates at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,195 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email message gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

All email is monitored. Prison inmates give their consent to being monitored when they join the system. Inmate contacts must consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded each and every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list they will get an email notification which sends them to the CorrLink system.

Email messages must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, emails should not be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a federal prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might be returned to you.

before you send a letter or package, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Alderson Federal Prison Camp guards will open and read all received general mail. Received general mail and packages may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you need to address a package or letter to a prisoner at Alderson Federal Prison:

FPC Alderson
Federal Prison Camp
Glen Ray Rd. Box A
Alderson WV, 24910

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, click here: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using 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 the mail and must send the money 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 has 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 placed on 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 if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks cannot be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to send prisoners money using Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by 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 visit
  2. On the phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, 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 the wrong prisoner, the money might not be returned.

For additional info about how to send money to an inmate, check out the official Bureau of Prisons website.

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are often moved to different correctional facilities around the country, so you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator.

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 prisoner visitation and they change frequently. The policies below could be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also check the prison’s website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the prison and upon leaving.

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, check out 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 Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the complete Alderson Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Alderson Federal Prison Camp Jobs


The official website: Alderson Federal Prison Camp Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Alderson Federal Prison Camp

Have you ever spent any time in Alderson Federal Prison Camp? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

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

Things you could write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at Alderson Federal Prison Camp, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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