Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary
Prison Code: BMP
Prison Type: U.S. Penitentiary
Region: South Central Region
State: Texas
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner at Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read 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 write the address, and use the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, the package or letter could not get delivered.

USP Beaumont
U.S. Penitentiary
P. O. Box 26030
Beaumont TX, 77720

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary.

Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary
6200 Knauth Road
Beaumont TX, 77705

Phone Number

Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call inmates, however, there are times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

(409) 727-8188

Fax Number

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

(409) 626-3700 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the prison. You cannot reach inmates at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,626 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary 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 that are on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve email messages with someone by placing that person in their contact list.

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates must consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the system. Family and friends of the inmate must consent to getting monitored when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are notified each and every time that they get an email message from the inmate.

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

Email messages must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, the emails should not be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special procedures that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff do open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

USP Beaumont
U.S. Penitentiary
P. O. Box 26030
Beaumont TX, 77720

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank type account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money into these 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 through postal mail and must send money to this address and follow the rules 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 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. You are advised to use a U.S. Postal Service 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 money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be deposited to the prisoner’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 using the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via 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 go to
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone prompt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit/debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info has to 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 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

Prisoners are frequently moved to different prisons throughout the country, so you might need to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on 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 procedures for inmate visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The policies listed here may be different by the time you are reading this, so be sure to also check the facility’s website to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

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

For all of the things 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 Beaumont Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary Jobs


The official website: Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary

Have you ever been a prisoner in Beaumont U.S. Penitentiary? Do you have a family member or friend that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write 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
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are a prisoner at this facility, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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