Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: WIL
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: Southeast Region
State: South Carolina
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Here is the street address and mailing address for Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner at Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the location of the prison.

Mailing Address

Make sure to read over 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 letter or package, and do the right procedure for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct directions, it could not get delivered.

FCI Williamsburg
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 340
Salters SC, 29590

Street Address / Prison Location

Use the street address if you plan to visit a prisoner. Make 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 Williamsburg Federal Prison.

Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution
8301 Highway 521
Salters SC, 29590

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you won’t be able to call an inmate, however, there are times when it might be helpful to know the telephone number to the facility.

(843) 387-9400

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have faxes, so you can’t fax inmates, but there are cases when it may be necessary to know the fax number to the facility.

(843) 387-6961 

Email Address

The email address listed below is the primary email for the prison. You cannot reach prisoners at this address. If you want to email a prisoner, check out the Inmate Email section below.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,789 

Inmate Email

In order to send email to an inmate at Williamsburg 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

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

Every email is monitored. Prison inmates must consent to email monitoring when they agree to participate in the system. Family and friends of the inmate give consent to email monitoring when they agree to corresponding with the inmate and are reminded about this every time that they get an email message from the inmate.

When a contact is added to an inmates contact list they will get an email confirmation which directs them to CorrLink at www.corrlink.com.
CorrLink Inmate Email System

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

Inmate Internet Access

Federal inmates don’t have access to the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special protocols that you have to follow when sending mail to a prisoner. If you don’t follow these rules then the mail might not make it there.

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

Mail Monitoring

Williamsburg Federal Prison officials do open and read and inspect all received general mail. Received general mail can be read as frequently as is deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a problem regarding inmates.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

This is the proper format for how you need to address a package or letter to a federal prisoner at Williamsburg Federal Prison:

FCI Williamsburg
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 340
Salters SC, 29590

To read the entire 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 inmates a bank-like account for prisoner funds and for buying things not issued regularly by the facility.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can add money into these 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 the mail and have to send money to this 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 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 should use a postal money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be kept for a 15-day hold period, and during this period the prisoner will not get the funds. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender funds that don’t have valid prisoner info if the envelope has an adequate return address. Cash and personal checks can’t be deposited to the inmate’s account 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 with the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent using 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 www.westernunion.com.
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call 1-800-634-3422 and choose phone prompt option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Go to www.westernunion.com and choose “Quick Collect.”

For every Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info must 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 that prisoner, the funds might not be 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

Federal inmates are often transported to different prisons around the country, so you might need to find what facility an inmate is at using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up 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 federal prison has its own rules for visitation and they change frequently. The information below could be different now, so be sure to also check the prison’s official website to get the most recent rules for visitation.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

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

Identification Required

Photo 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, go to the official prison website as this info changes frequently:

  • 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 Williamsburg Federal Prison Visitation Policy go to: Visitation Guide

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a job at a prison? Have experience? Have you worked at a prison previously?

If so, click here: Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution Jobs


The official website: Williamsburg Federal Correctional Institution Website

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

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

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 could write in your review:

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

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

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