Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: BEN
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: South Carolina
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

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

FCI Bennettsville
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 52020
Bennettsville SC, 29512

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution.

Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution
696 Muckerman Road
Bennettsville SC, 29512

Phone Number

Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.

(843) 454-8200

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to an inmate, but there are times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution.

(843) 454-8219 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the prison. You cannot email prisoners at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,785 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner at Bennettsville 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 messages only from people that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to send and recieve email messages with a family member or friend by putting them in their contact list.

All email is monitored. prisoners give their consent to being monitored when they join the program. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

When a person is approved they will get an email confirmation which directs them to CorrLink at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

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

Mail Monitoring

Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution guards will open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general correspondence can be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you have to address a package or letter to a federal prisoner at Bennettsville Federal Prison:

FCI Bennettsville
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 52020
Bennettsville SC, 29512

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank type 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 through the mail and must send money to this address and follow the policies 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 kept for a 15-day hold, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it 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 may also send prisoners money using 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 visit
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to 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 that prisoner, the funds might not be 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

Prisoners are often transported to different correctional facilities around the country, so you might need to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up an inmate.
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 prison visitation and they get changed often. The rules below may be different when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the prison’s official website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture 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, go to the actual prison website as this info is changed 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 Bennettsville Federal Prison Visitation Policy click here: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If you have, then we would like you to write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are currently an inmate here, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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