Estill Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

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

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Estill Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send 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 the facility.

Mailing Address

Be sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures information below if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the item, and use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, it could not get delivered.

FCI Estill
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 699
Estill SC, 29918

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit someone in prison at Estill Federal Correctional Institution.

Estill Federal Correctional Institution
100 Prison Road
Estill SC, 29918

Phone Number

Inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call an inmate, however, there are times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to the prison.

(803) 625-4607

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to the inmate, but there are times when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(803) 625-5635 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for Estill Federal Correctional Institution. You can’t email inmates at this email. If you need to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,214 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email letters only to people listed on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to send and recieve email messages with a person by placing them in their contact list.

All email correspondence is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates give consent to being monitored when they agree to participate in the system. External contacts give their consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded about this each and every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

When a person is approved you will get an email notification which directs them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email messages must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, email cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you must follow when sending mail to a federal prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then letter or package might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Correctional facility officials do open and inspect and read all received general mail. Received general mail and packages may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to keep security or watch problems having to do with inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Estill
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 699
Estill SC, 29918

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was created to provide an account for inmate money and for purchasing things not provided by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources 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 to send prisoners money in the mail and have to send it to the following address and follow the steps 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. 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 subject to a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit so do not send cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family are also able to send prisoners money using 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 Western Union location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the 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 the wrong inmate, the money might not be 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

Inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities around the nation, so sometimes you may have to locate where an inmate is located 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 federal prison has its own rules for visitation and they change often. The rules below could be different now, so be sure to also check the facility’s website to get the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

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

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, 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 complete Estill Federal Prison Visitation Policy click: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison facility before?

If so, go to: Estill Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Estill Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever spent any time in Estill Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this correctional facility?

If yes, then you should tell us about it. Write about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Activities and programs

If you are an inmate at Estill Federal Correctional Institution, include your address if you would like people to be able to send you a letter.

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