Pekin Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Pekin Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: PEK
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: North Central Region
State: Illinois
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

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

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 so that you correctly address the item, and use the right steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

FCI Pekin
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Pekin IL, 61555

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Be sure to read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule information on this page if you are going to visit a prisoner.

Pekin Federal Correctional Institution
2600 S. Second St.
Pekin IL, 61554

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 Pekin Federal Correctional Institution.

(309) 346-8588

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to an inmate, but there are some times when it might be necessary to know the fax number to Pekin Federal Correctional Institution.

(309) 477-4685 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the facility. You cannot email prisoners at this email. If you are going to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email information below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,145 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to a prisoner at Pekin Federal Prison you must follow an exact process to ensure that the message gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to emails only to persons that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a request to send and recieve emails with someone by putting them into their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give consent to getting monitored when they join the system. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are notified every time that they get email correspondence from the prisoner.

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

Emails must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, the emails cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that are not consistent with these rules will be rejected.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates do not have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain steps that you must follow when sending mail to a federal prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the letters and packages might be returned to you.

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

Mail Monitoring

Prison guards do open and read and inspect all received general mail and packages. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure security or watch problems having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you must address mail to a federal prisoner at Pekin Federal Prison:

FCI Pekin
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Pekin IL, 61555

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates an account for inmate funds and for purchasing 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 in the mail and have to send it to the following address and follow the rules 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 money 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 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 funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info if the envelope it was sent it has a return address. Cash and personal checks will not be accepted so do not send any 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 using 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 visit
  2. By phone with a credit/debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select phone promt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, all of this info has to 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 the wrong prisoner, funds might not get 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

Prisoners are frequently transported to different prisons throughout the country, so you may have to find the location of an inmate using the inmate locator. Follow 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 federal prison has its own rules for inmate visitation and they change often. The information below may be different now, so be sure to also go to the prison’s website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

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

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 points shown below, read the actual prison website as this info is changed frequently:

  • 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 Pekin Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click: Visitation Procedures

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Pekin Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Pekin Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever been a prisoner in Pekin Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone that is a prisoner there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at Pekin Federal Correctional Institution?

If you have, then we would like you to tell us about it. Tell us about what you experienced 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 staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Inmate safety
  • Gang activity
  • Activities and programs

If you are an inmate at this facility, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.

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