Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: BIG
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: South Central Region
State: Texas
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

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

FCI Big Spring
Federal Correctional Institution
1900 Simler Ave
Big Spring TX, 79720

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 on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Big Spring Federal Prison – FCI.

Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution
1900 Simler Ave
Big Spring TX, 79720

Phone Number

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 prison.

(432) 466-2300

Fax Number

Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax the inmate, but there are times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(432) 466-2576 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot email inmates at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   3,499 

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner 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 messages only from people listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to recieve and send email messages with a person by placing that person in their contact list.

Every email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the email program. Inmate contacts give consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded each and every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list you will get an email notification which sends them to CorrLink at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, email should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you do not then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

Before you send a package or letter, make sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility guards will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a particular problem regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Big Spring
Federal Correctional Institution
1900 Simler Ave
Big Spring TX, 79720

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, click here: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank-like 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 add money to inmate’s 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 to send prisoners money in postal mail and must send funds to the following address and follow the policies shows 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 have to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

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 using the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by one of these methods:

  1. At Western Union location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit or debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the 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 that federal inmate, the money might not be returned.

For additional info about how to send a prisoner money, go to the official Bureau of Prisons website:
Bureau of Prisons – Inmate Money

Inmate Locator

Inmates are often moved to different prisons around the country, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate 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 prisoner visitation and these rules change often. The information listed here could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s official website to find the latest visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

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

Identification Required

Photo 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, go to 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 Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the entire Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, click here: Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated in Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If so, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can write in your review:

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

If you are an inmate at Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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