Ashland Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Ashland Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: ASH
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: Kentucky
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

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

FCI Ashland
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 6001
Ashland KY, 41105

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 information below if you are going to try to visit a prisoner.

Ashland Federal Correctional Institution
St. Route 716
Ashland KY, 41105

Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to Ashland Federal Correctional Institution.

(606) 928-6414

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax an inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(606) 929-4395 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for Ashland Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot reach inmates at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,237 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Ashland Federal Prison you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email letters only to persons listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to send and recieve email messages with a family member or friend by placing them in their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give their consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the email program. Inmate contacts give their consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

When a person is approved they will get an email message which sends them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, emails should not be larger than 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you do not then the mail might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff will open and read and inspect all received general mail. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a particular problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you need to address a letter or package to a federal inmate at Ashland Federal Prison:

FCI Ashland
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 6001
Ashland KY, 41105

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to inmate’s 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 choose to send prisoners money through the mail and have to send funds to this address and follow the steps 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 money has 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. It is best if you use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the inmate’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 using one of these methods:

  1. At an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to
  2. On the phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Go to 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 the wrong inmate, the money might not get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently transported to different prisons around the country, so you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an inmate.
Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, as well as every federally recognized holiday.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and they get changed often. The information listed here may be different now, so make sure to also check the facility’s official website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log when 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, read the official prison facility website as this info is changed often:

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

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Ashland Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Ashland Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at Ashland Federal Correctional Institution?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in your review:

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

If you are an inmate here, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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