Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: FOR
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: South Central Region
State: Arkansas
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send 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

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

FCI Forrest City Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9000
Forrest City AR, 72336

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 on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution.

Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution
1400 Dale Bumpers Road
Forrest City AR, 72335

Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are some times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(870) 630-6000

Fax Number

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

(870) 494-4496 

Email Address

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


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,856 

Inmate Email

To email a letter to an inmate at Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email messages only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a friend or family member by putting them into their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates give their consent to email monitoring 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 notified each and every time that they get email correspondence from the inmate.

When a person is approved they will get an email notification which sends them to CorrLink at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Email correspondence must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. Also, the emails cannot exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates do not have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

Before you send a package or letter, you should read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Forrest City Low Federal Prison guards will open and inspect and read all received general packages and mail. Received general correspondence may be read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a problem having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Forrest City Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9000
Forrest City AR, 72336

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

Inmate Money

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

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to these Commissary accounts by sending it by Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money through the mail and have to send money to the following 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 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 should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has an adequate return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the inmate’s account 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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent by one of these methods:

  1. At an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or go to
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone promt option 2.
  3. On the web with a credit/debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info has to 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 prisoner, the money might not get returned to you.

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

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently transported to different prisons around the country, so you may have to find the location of an inmate 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 prison has its own rules for prison visitation and they change frequently. The policies below could be different when you are reading this, so be sure to also check the facility’s website to get the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure each visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter 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 points shown below, go to the official 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 complete Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click: Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, go to: Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever spent any time in Forrest City Low Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend 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 your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could put in your review:

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

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


  1. marilyn sh*****ow says:

    I hope this email goes directly to prison administration. I am concerned about inmate 87578-***, David Lee sh*****ow. I t has been brought to my attention that, David recently today or yesterday passed out in the shower hitting his head and bleeding from the mouth. he was then passed out and then in a stupor and was not coherent. all signs of a mini-stroke. also, recently withing last couple of weeks he was examined by an eye doctor and was told the reason for the poor vision in eye, that he had had a mini stroke at some time. SO, we now have 2 incidents of mini stroke. I demand to be contacted regarding the medical care which is being provided. Is he in the local hospital in forest city or Memphis??? ALSO, over the course of atleast a year or more he has been diagnosed with multiple tumors in his bladder AND NOTHING has been done to address this serious issue. My son Jay M. sh*****ow (770-289-8**8) and I Marilyn R. sh*****ow (404-374-1**7) demand to be contacted concerning the well being of David. I have also called the federal bureau of prisons in Washington, DC and left voice mail message for representative in charge of prison Medical Issues. OF COURSE there appears to be NO One TO ANSWWER ANY QUESTION on the weekend at the prision or in Wash.

    Marilyn R. sh*****ow

  2. Oveta V. P. says:

    Ms. Winfrey is the rudest individual that I have ever had to deal with on a weekly basis. She feels like she can talk to visitors like they’re the ones paying debt to society. She is a bully and uses calling lieutenant if you just ask her a question to get an understanding of rules and declared she don’t do small talk. If she’s not nick picking your clothes she’s making you spit your gum out in a rude manner. She needs to know that she cannot talk to everybody any kind of way. I have filed a complaint on her with a state representative and friend to see who we need to talk to to handle her abuse of authority and visitors. I asked him when did it become exceptable to bully/harass and talk to people in any kind of manner. She really make visiting this facility stressful and it’s the number one denominator for my fybermaalga. My visit with my love one is suppose to be encouraging and uplifting and not me sitting their frustrated and undermeaned. PLEASE MOVE HER SOMEWHERE WHERE THIS BEHAVIOR IS ACCEPTABLE!!!!

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