Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: MRG
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Mid-Atlantic Region
State: West Virginia
Security Level: Minimum

Contact Information

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

Mailing Address

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

FCI Morgantown
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Morgantown WV, 26507

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 information below if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution.

Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution
446 Greenbag Road, Route 857
Morgantown WV, 26501

Phone Number

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

(304) 296-4416

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have faxes, so you can’t send a fax to the inmate, but there are cases when it might be necessary to know the fax number to the prison.

(304) 284-3600 

Email Address

The email address below is the primary email for Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution. You can’t email prisoners 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:   1,286 

Inmate Email

To send email to a prisoner at Morgantown 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 letters only from people listed on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to send and recieve emails with a person by putting that person into their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. Prison inmates give consent to getting monitored when they sign up to participate in the program. External contacts give their 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 added to an inmates contact list you will get an email message which directs them to the CorrLink system at
CorrLink Inmate Email System

Emails must not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. In addition, the emails should not exceed 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not allowed to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

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

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

Mail Monitoring

Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution officials will open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general mail and packages may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep safety and security or watch a particular problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the correct format for how you have to address mail to a federal prisoner at Morgantown Federal Prison:

FCI Morgantown
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Morgantown WV, 26507

To read the full 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 a bank type account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit 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 to send prisoners money through postal mail and must send the money to this address and follow the policies given 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 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, in which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and checks will not be deposited to the prisoner’s account 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 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 an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or go to
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

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

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

Inmate Locator

Prisoners are frequently transported to different prisons throughout the country, so you may have to locate the location of an inmate 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 procedures for inmate visitation and these rules change often. The policies listed here may be out of date when you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the prison’s official website to find the latest rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures each visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the visitation area and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors is required. Appropriate 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 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 Guide to Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution Visitation go to: Inmate Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Looking for a prison job? Have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility in the past?

If so, go to: Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been incarcerated in Morgantown Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a friend or family member that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this prison?

If yes, then we would like you to tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you might want to put in your review:

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

If you are a prisoner here, leave your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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