Elkton Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Elkton Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: ELK
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Northeast Region
State: Ohio
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Elkton Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate there, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the facility.

Mailing Address

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

FCI Elkton
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon OH, 44432

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 information below if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Elkton Federal Prison.

Elkton Federal Correctional Institution
8730 Scroggs Road
Elkton OH, 44432

Phone Number

Inmates can’t take phone calls, so you won’t be able to call your inmate, however, there are some times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.

(330) 420-6200

Fax Number

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

(330) 420-6436 

Email Address

This email address is the main email for the prison. You cannot reach inmates at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,845 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to a prisoner at Elkton Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email message gets to the prisoner.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email letters only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a formal request to send and recieve email messages with a friend or family member by putting that person in their contact list.

All email is monitored. Prison inmates must consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the program. Inmate contacts give consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email letter from the inmate.

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

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, email cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a federal prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

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

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Shown here is the proper format for how you must address a letter or package to a prisoner at Elkton Federal Prison:

FCI Elkton
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon OH, 44432

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 a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying 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 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 in the mail and have to send the moneyh to this address and follow the policies written 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 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 U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold period, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and checks cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also 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 using 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. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone promt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Visit www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

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

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are often moved to different prisons around the country, so you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Click on the link here to locate 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 they get changed frequently. The rules listed here may be different by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also check the facility’s official website to get the latest 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 visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo ID of all visitors is required. Acceptable 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, go to the actual prison facility website as this info changes 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 Guide to Elkton Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Elkton Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Elkton Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Elkton Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this correctional facility?

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

Things you can put in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate activities and programs

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


  1. Deborah H. says:

    Just a suggestion to add to the visitor dress code section of the handbook. I carefully read everything before the 1.5 hour drive to visit and I was denied for wearing a shirt that zipped. I had no idea this would be a problem, or that it would be considered a “jacket” and therefore I would need to have a shirt on under my shirt. I have a badly damaged arm which makes buttons very difficult, and was also setting off the metal detector. I understand now, but there was nothing in the handbook to make me aware before I made the drive.
    I will be wearing 3 shirts the next time!
    Thank you.

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