Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: BTF
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: North Carolina
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Butner Medium II 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 actual location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send something to an inmate so that you correctly address the letter or package, and use the correct procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

FCI Butner Medium II
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1500
Butner NC, 27509

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Make sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information below if you are going to try to visit an inmate.

Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution
Old Nc Hwy 75
Butner NC, 27509

Phone Number

Federal inmates can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(919) 575-8000

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to fax your inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(919) 575-8020 

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the prison. You cannot email inmates at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,750 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Butner Medium II Federal Prison you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to emails only from persons listed on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to recieve and send emails with a person by putting them in their contact list.

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates give their consent to getting monitored when they sign up to participate in the email program. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a person is approved that person will get an email notification which directs them to the CorrLink system at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, emails cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that are not consistent with these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Butner Medium II Federal Prison staff will open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general mail is read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch a problem having to do with an inmate.

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 prisoner at Butner Medium II Federal Prison:

FCI Butner Medium II
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1500
Butner NC, 27509

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide a bank-like account for inmate funds 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 the U.S. Postal Service and Western Union.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money through the mail and must send funds to this address and follow the policies 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 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, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Cash and 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 an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  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: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of 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 the wrong inmate, the funds might not get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities around the country, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located 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 federal prison has its own procedures for prison visitation and they change often. The policies listed here could be out of date when you are reading this, so be sure to also go to the facility’s website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when entering the prison and upon departure.

Identification Required

Picture id of all visitors is required. Appropriate 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, read the official prison website as this info changes frequently:

  • 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 Butner Medium II Federal Prison Visitation Policy click: Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Butner Medium II Federal Correctional Institution?

If you have, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you can write in the review:

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

If you are currently an inmate at this prison, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


  1. My 16 year old son just recently saw his father for the first time since he was 2. Due to an unfortunate incident that occurred, I was unable to accompany him but made all the necessary arrangements (filled out and signed all REQUIRED paperwork, mailed in his birth certificate and had him a state ID made. He started visiting his Dad in May 2017 with no problems.

    In August 2017 my son nearly lost his life in a car accident but the Lord spared him and after almost a month in the hospital he came home (but confined in a wheelchair for another almost 6 weeks!
    Out of the wheelchair and feeling better, he wanted to see his Dad so my Mom (who is a saint) spent almost $425 for us to stay at the Best Western for 3 nights (my son could be 10 minutes away from his Dad and could visit all day on Saturday and Sunday!

    We get to the prison and Officer J. Burchetter (I can barely read her handwriting) tells him that he has to be 18 to go in alone! He was trying to explain that he had already been visiting his Dad but she so very obnoxious and rude kept cutting him off! (The Doctors had already said that he didn’t need to be “stressed out” due to the traumatic brain injury he suffered in the wreck)! I finally had enough of her rudeness and I tried to explain but she just continued to be one of the rudest individuals I have ever encountered! Why she chose to be this way is beyond me, but I really believe she wanted to show that she had a little bit of authority! What she failed to realize is all she accomplished was ruining my son’s day (who really wanted to see his Dad and senate his testimony about how the Lord spared his life! Kudos to You Officer Burchetter, you are a shining example of what a mere prison guard is and what an ass they can make of themselves. Maybe the good Lord will see fit to reward you for hurting one of HIS that had a testimony to share this morning! Have a blessed day everybody!

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