Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: GIL
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: West Virginia
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here you have the street address and mailing address for Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution, and be sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section below if you are going to send a package or letter to an inmate so that you correctly write the address, and use the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

FCI Gilmer
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 6000
Glenville WV, 26351

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make sure to read over the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution.

Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution
201 Fci Lane
Glenville WV, 26351

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have telephones, so you won’t be able to call the inmate, however, there are times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(304) 626-2500

Fax Number

Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution inmates don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to your inmate, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(304) 626-2609 

Email Address

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


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,820 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Prisoners are allowed to email messages only from people that are on their approved contact list. An federal inmate 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 correspondence is subject to monitoring. prisoners must consent to email monitoring when they join the system. Inmate contacts give consent to being monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded each and every time that they get an email letter from the prisoner.

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

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. Also, email should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

Before you send anything, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

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

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

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

FCI Gilmer
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 6000
Glenville WV, 26351

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 an account for prisoner funds and for purchasing things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can choose to send prisoners money in the mail and must send the money to the following address and follow the rules 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 deposit has 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 U.S. Postal Service 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 valid prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also 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 using one of these methods:

  1. At Western Union location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you can call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Visit 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 that federal inmate, the money might not be returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Inmates are often transported to different prisons throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up a 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 rules for visitation and these rules change often. The information below could be different when you are reading this, so make sure to also check the facility’s official website to find the most recent visitation rules.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures each visitor signs the prisoner visitors log before they enter the correctional facility 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 points shown below, check out the actual prison facility website as this info is changed 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 Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a job at a prison? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to: Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Gilmer Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

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

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Tell us about your experience so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you can write in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gangs
  • Inmate programs and activities

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

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