D. Ray James Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: D. Ray James Correctional Institution
Prison Code: DRJ
Prison Type: Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: Georgia
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for D. Ray James Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to a prisoner at D. Ray James Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

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

CI D. Ray James
Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2000
Folkston GA, 31537

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 below if you are going to visit an inmate here.

D. Ray James Correctional Institution
Highway 252 East
Folkston GA, 31537

Phone Number

D. Ray James Correctional Institution inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the facility.

(912) 496-6242

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(912) 496-7806 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for D. Ray James Correctional Institution. You cannot email inmates at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   2,492 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at D. Ray James Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the letter gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to receive emails only from people that are on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to recieve and send emails with a person by putting them into their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give consent to being monitored when they sign up to participate in the system. External contacts must consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded every time that they get an email message from the prisoner.

When a person is added to an inmates contact list that person will get an email message which sends them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails may not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, the emails cannot be longer than 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you must follow when sending mail to a federal prisoner. If you do not then the mail might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility staff do open and read all received general packages and mail. Received general correspondence may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security or watch a particular problem having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you have to address a letter or package to a prisoner at D. Ray James Federal Prison:

CI D. Ray James
Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 2000
Folkston GA, 31537

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner money and for purchasing things not issued regularly by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people 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 choose to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send funds to the following address and follow the rules 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 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 period, during which the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and checks can’t 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 may also send prisoners money using Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent using 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 visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit/debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every 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 inmate, the money might not get returned.

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 often moved to different prisons throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to find where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Click on 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 visitation and these rules get changed often. The policies listed here may be out of date now, so make sure to also check the prison’s 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 upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo 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, check out 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 D. Ray James Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, click here: D. Ray James Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: D. Ray James Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of D. Ray James Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in D. Ray James Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

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

Things you might want to put in the review:

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

If you are an inmate here, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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