Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: SHE
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Western Region
State: Oregon
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below you have the street address and mailing address for Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send 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

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

FCI Sheridan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Sheridan OR, 97378

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 sections on this page if you are going to visit an inmate at Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution.

Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution
27072 Ballston Road
Sheridan OR, 97378

Phone Number

Prisoners can’t take phone calls, so you can’t call the inmate, however, there are times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution.

(503) 843-4442

Fax Number

Prisoners don’t have fax machines, so you can’t send a fax to inmates, but there are cases when it may be helpful to know the fax number to the prison.

(503) 843-6645 

Email Address

The email address below is the main email for the facility. You cannot email inmates at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email section on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,384 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal inmates are allowed to email messages only to people listed on their approved contact list. An federal prisoner has to make a formal request to recieve and send email messages with someone by putting that person into their contact list.

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates must consent to getting monitored when they agree to participate in the email system. External contacts give consent to email monitoring when they agree to correspondence with the inmate and are reminded every time that they get an email message from the inmate.

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

Emails must not jeopardize the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison. 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 prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are certain procedures that you have to follow when sending a letter or package to a prisoner. If you do not then letter or package might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Sheridan Federal Prison guards will open and read and inspect all received general correspondence. Received general correspondence is read as frequently as is necessary to keep security or watch a particular problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you have to address a package or letter to a federal prisoner at Sheridan Federal Prison:

FCI Sheridan
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 5000
Sheridan OR, 97378

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

Inmate Money

Every federal prison has a Commissary which was started to provide a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued regularly by the Bureau of Prisons.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Friends, family, or other people can deposit money to inmate’s 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 choose to send prisoners money in postal mail and have to send money 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 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 subject to a 15-day hold, during which the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope has a return address. Checks and cash cannot be accepted for deposit 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 using 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 a physical location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call 1-800-325-6000 or visit
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and select menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit/debit card: Visit and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every 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 inmate, the funds might not get returned to you.

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

Federal inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities around the nation, so you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an 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 procedures for inmate visitation and these rules change often. The information listed below could be different when you are reading this, so make 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 will make sure every visitor signs the prison visitors log before they enter the prison and also when they leave.

Identification Required

Picture 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, 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 Guide to Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution Visitation click here: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison facility previously?

If so, click here: Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

Have you ever spent any time in Sheridan Federal Correctional Institution? Do you have a family member or friend that spent time there? Have you ever been to visit an inmate at this prison?

If you have, then you should write your review about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can learn what to expect.

Things you could write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Staff and guards
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

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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