Beckley Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Beckley Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: BEC
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: West Virginia
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Beckley 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 the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information on this page if you are going to send something to a prisoner so that you correctly address the package or letter, and do the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could not get delivered.

FCI Beckley
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 350
Beaver WV, 25813

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 try to visit a prisoner.

Beckley Federal Correctional Institution
1600 Industrial Road
Beaver WV, 25813

Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, 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 facility.

(304) 252-9758

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are some times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to Beckley Federal Correctional Institution.

(304) 256-4956 

Email Address

This email address is the main email for the prison. You cannot email prisoners at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,821 

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Beckley Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email letters only from persons listed on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to recieve and send email messages with a person by putting that person into their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners must consent to being monitored when they join the email program. Family and friends of the inmate give their consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are notified every time that they get an email letter from the inmate.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list you will get an email confirmation which directs them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Beckley Federal Prison guards do open and read all received general mail and packages. Received general packages and mail is read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch problems regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you must address a letter or package to a federal inmate at Beckley Federal Prison:

FCI Beckley
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 350
Beaver WV, 25813

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

Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to 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 money to the following address and follow the rules 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 kept for a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted so do not send checks or cash.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also send prisoners money with 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 a physical 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 phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every 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 that federal inmate, funds might not get returned.

For additional info about how to send an inmate money, check out the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are often moved 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 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 visitation and they change frequently. The rules listed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s website to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the facility and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. Acceptable 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, read the actual prison facility website as this info changes frequently:

  • 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 Guide to Beckley Federal Correctional Institution Visitation go to: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Beckley Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Beckley Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

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

If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about your experience so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can put in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

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

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