Big Spring Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

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

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

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

CI Big Spring
Correctional Institution
2001 Rickabaugh Dr
Big Spring TX, 79720

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit someone in prison at Big Spring Correctional Institution.

Big Spring Correctional Institution
1701 Apron Drive
Big Spring TX, 79720

Phone Number

Federal inmates don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are some times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(432) 264-0060

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to inmates, but there are cases when it may be helpful to know the fax number to Big Spring Correctional Institution.

(432) 267-6522 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for Big Spring Correctional Institution. You can’t email inmates at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,570 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to a prisoner you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to emails only to persons listed on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a formal request to send and recieve emails with a family member or friend by putting them in their contact list.

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

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

Emails must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, email should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not permitted to access the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Big Spring Correctional Institution staff will open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general mail can be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep 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 letter or package to a federal inmate at Big Spring Federal Prison:

CI Big Spring
Correctional Institution
2001 Rickabaugh Dr
Big Spring TX, 79720

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide an account for inmate funds 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 using 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 the mail and must send the moneyh to the following address and follow the steps listed 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 kept for a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks will not be deposited to the inmate’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to 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 by one of these methods:

  1. At an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. By 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: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the 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 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 country, so you might need to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an federal 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 prison has its own rules for prison visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The rules below may be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s official website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the visitation area and also when they leave.

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 actual 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 complete Big Spring Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Big Spring Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Big Spring Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Big Spring Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Big Spring Correctional Institution?

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

Things you might want to write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are a prisoner at this facility, leave your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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