Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: TRV
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: South Central Region
State: Texas
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are mailing a letter or package to an inmate at Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution.

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 use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could get sent back.

FCI Three Rivers
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4200
Three Rivers TX, 78071

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

Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution
Us Highway 72 West
Three Rivers TX, 78071

Phone Number

Federal inmates don’t have telephones, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are times when it may be helpful to know the telephone number to Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution.

(361) 786-3576

Fax Number

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

(361) 786-5051 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the main email for the prison. You can’t email prisoners at this address. If you need to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,127 

Inmate Email

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

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email messages only to people listed on their approved contact list. An federal inmate has to make a request to recieve and send emails with a person by placing them in 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. Inmate contacts give consent to being monitored when they agree to corresponding with the prisoner and are reminded about this every time that they get an email letter from the inmate.

When a person is approved they will get an email notification which sends 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 cannot be larger than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules are not allowed.

Inmate Internet Access

Prisoners don’t have access to the web.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you have to follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you do not then the letters and packages might not get delivered.

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

Mail Monitoring

Three Rivers Federal Prison staff do open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general packages and mail may be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to keep security or watch a particular problem having to do with any inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the correct format for how you must address a letter or package to a federal inmate at Three Rivers Federal Prison:

FCI Three Rivers
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 4200
Three Rivers TX, 78071

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

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was started to provide inmates a bank type account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money into these Commissary accounts by sending it by 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 the mail and must send the moneyh to the following address and follow the rules 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 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 postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be subject to a 15-day hold, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return funds that don’t have valid prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be accepted so do not send checks or cash.

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 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 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: Go to 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 the wrong federal inmate, the funds might not be returned.

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

Inmate Locator

Federal inmates are often moved to different correctional facilities around the country, so you may have to locate what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to locate an 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 inmate visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The rules listed here may be out of date by the time you are reading this, so make sure to also go to the prison’s official website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The entrance guard ensures every visitor signs the prison visitors log upon entering the visitation area 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 things shown below, read the actual prison facility website as this info changes 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 Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click: Inmate Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

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

If so, click here: Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution Website

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been incarcerated in Three Rivers 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 so, then you should tell us about it. Write about what you experienced so that other people can find out what to expect.

Things you could write in the review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Food and commissary
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gangs
  • Programs and activities

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

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