Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: BAS
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: South Central Region
State: Texas
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

Be sure to read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly write the address, and use the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could get sent back.

FCI Bastrop
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1010
Bastrop TX, 78602

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 visit an inmate at Bastrop Federal Prison.

Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution
1341 Highway 95 North
Bastrop TX, 78602

Phone Number

Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution.

(512) 321-3903

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax inmates, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution.

(512) 304-0117 

Email Address

This email address is the primary email for the prison. You can’t email prisoners at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,335 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Bastrop Federal Prison 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 letters only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with a person by placing them into their contact list.

All email is monitored. prisoners must consent to getting monitored when they sign up to participate in the program. Family and friends of the inmate must consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are notified every time that they get an email from the inmate.

When a person is approved you will get an email message which directs them to CorrLink.

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

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

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

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Bastrop
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1010
Bastrop TX, 78602

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, go to: Federal Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit 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 choose to send prisoners money through the mail and have to send the money to the following 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 deposit 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 subject to a 15-day hold period, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted for deposit so do not send 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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via one of these methods:

  1. At an agent 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 or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info must 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, the money might not be returned.

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

Inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities around the nation, so sometimes you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up a 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 federal prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and these rules change often. The information below could be out of date now, so make sure to also check the facility’s official website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

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

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors is required. Appropriate 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, check out the official prison 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

To read the entire Bastrop Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could write in the review:

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

If you are a prisoner at Bastrop Federal Correctional Institution, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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