Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: EDG
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: South Carolina
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to a prisoner there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution.

Mailing Address

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

FCI Edgefield
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 725
Edgefield SC, 29824

Street Address / Prison Location

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

Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution
501 Gary Hill Road
Edgefield SC, 29824

Phone Number

Federal inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call inmates, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

(803) 637-1500

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t fax the inmate, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

(803) 637-9840 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot email prisoners at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,810 

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

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

All email correspondence is monitored. Prison inmates must consent to being monitored when they join the email system. Family and friends of the inmate must consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded every time that they get an email from the inmate.

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

Email messages must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, the emails should not be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a inmate. If you do not then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

Before you send anything, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution officials do open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general mail may be read as frequently as is necessary to keep safety and security or watch a problem having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you need to address a package or letter to a federal inmate at Edgefield Federal Prison:

FCI Edgefield
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 725
Edgefield SC, 29824

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correspondence, go to: Bureau of Prisons – Correspondence Policy

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying things not provided by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can add money to these 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 postal mail and have to send the money to this address and follow the policies 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 money has to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. It is best if you 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 money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks cannot 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 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 visit www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit/debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info must 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, funds might not be 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

Inmates are often transported to different prisons throughout the country, so you might need to locate the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to look up 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 visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The policies below could be different now, so be sure to also check the facility’s website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

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

Identification Required

Picture ID of all visitors is required. Appropriate forms of id are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the points shown below, go to the official prison website as this info changes often:

  • 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 entire Guide to Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click: Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a correctional facility job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, click here: Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner there?

If you have, 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 could write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

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

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