Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: LOF
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Western Region
State: California
Security Level: Low

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are sending a letter or package to an inmate at Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution, 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 section below if you are going to send something to an inmate to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and do the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, the package or letter could get sent back.

FCI Lompoc
Federal Correctional Institution
3600 Guard Road
Lompoc CA, 93436

Street Address / Prison Location

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

Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution
3600 Guard Road
Lompoc CA, 93436

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are times when it may be necessary to know the telephone number to the prison.

(805) 736-4154

Fax Number

Inmates don’t have faxes, so you won’t be able to fax inmates, but there are times when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the facility.

(805) 736-1292 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the facility. You can’t reach inmates at this address. If you are going to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,405 

Inmate Email

To send an email message to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

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

All email correspondence is monitored. Prison inmates give their consent to email monitoring when they sign up to participate in the email system. Family and friends of the inmate give their consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are notified each and every time that they get an email from the prisoner.

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

Email messages must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Email messages that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a inmate. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

before you send a letter or package, be sure to read the links below:

Mail Monitoring

Prison staff do open and inspect and read all received general packages and mail. Received general correspondence may be read as frequently as is necessary to ensure security or watch problems having to do with an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you need to address mail to a federal prisoner at Lompoc Federal Prison:

FCI Lompoc
Federal Correctional Institution
3600 Guard Road
Lompoc CA, 93436

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 started to provide inmates a bank-like account for prisoner money and for buying things not provided by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using 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 funds to the following address and follow the steps 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 has 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 placed on a 15-day hold period, in 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 an adequate return address. Checks and cash will not be accepted 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 via 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 go to www.westernunion.com.
  2. By phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose 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 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 inmate, funds 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

Prisoners are frequently transported to different correctional facilities throughout the country, so sometimes you may have to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow 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 policies listed here could be different now, so be sure to also check the prison’s official website to find the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log when they enter the correctional facility and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Picture 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, check out 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 Children, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the entire Guide to Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click here: Inmate Visitation Instructions

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Are you looking for a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to: Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Lompoc 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 Lompoc Federal Correctional Institution?

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

Things you might want to put in your comment:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and prison staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Prisoner activities and programs

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

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