Eden Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Eden Correctional Institution
Prison Code: EDN
Prison Type: Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: Texas
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Eden Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending 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 facility.

Mailing Address

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

CI Eden
Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 605
Eden TX, 76837

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison.

Eden Correctional Institution
702 East Broadway
Eden TX, 76837

Phone Number

Inmates don’t have phones, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(325) 869-2704

Fax Number

Eden Correctional Institution inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are cases when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

(325) 869-5147 

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for the prison. You cannot reach prisoners at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,545 

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate at Eden Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email letters only from people listed on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to recieve and send email messages with a family member or friend by putting them into their contact list.

All email is monitored. Prison inmates give their consent to email monitoring when they sign up to participate in the program. Inmate contacts must consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded every time that they get an email from the inmate.

When a person is approved they will get an email message which sends them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, emails should not be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get sent.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you have to follow when sending a package or letter to a inmate. If you don’t then letter or package might not make it there.

before you send a letter or package, make sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison officials do open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure security or watch a problem regarding any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you have to address a letter or package to a federal inmate at Eden Federal Prison:

CI Eden
Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 605
Eden TX, 76837

To read the full Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correnspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money into these 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 through the mail and have to send money 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 the form of 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 postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold period, and in this time the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope has an adequate return address. Checks and cash can’t 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 by one of these methods:

  1. At a physical location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the 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: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the 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 federal inmate, the funds might not get returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are frequently moved to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so you might need to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate an prisoner.
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 inmate visitation and these rules change often. The rules below could be different when you are reading this, so make sure to also check the prison’s website to find the most recent visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard will make sure each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log when they enter the prison 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, check out the actual prison 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 Eden Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, go to: Eden Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Eden Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Eden Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Eden Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If yes, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could put in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Programs and activities

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

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