All About The Alderson Federal Prison Camp

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All About The Alderson Federal Prison Camp

is a minimum-security correctional facility for women. Established in 1928, FPC Alderson is styled after a boarding house, offering an educational environment with no armed guards, no razor wire on the surrounding fences, and designated work schedules for inmates who are medically able to work. The inmates are mostly imprisoned for non-violent and white-collar crimes. FPC Alderson once hosted Martha Stewart for five months after her arrest for obstruction of justice in connection with insider trading.

If you have a friend or loved one in the facility at FPC Alderson or wish to write to a pen pal, you may find getting in contact with them to be difficult. The rules on writing or visiting an inmate are different at every prison. Fortunately, DoNotPay can help you connect with an inmate at Alderson Federal Prison Camp.

How to Get to FPC Alderson

Located in Alderson, West Virginia, one part of is in unincorporated Monroe County, while the other part of the prison is located in unincorporated Summers County. Hinton, Lewisburg, Ronceverte, and White Sulphur Springs are all within commuting distance of the prison, and FPC Alderson is within a five-hour drive of Washington, D.C.

The Amtrak Cardinal route, New York City-Penn Station to Chicago-Union Station stops in Alderson, WV. In addition, the Mountain Transit Authority (MTA) offers bus service throughout Greenbriar County.

You can contact the Alderson Federal Prison Camp using the following information:

Physical AddressGlen Ray Road, Alderson, WV 24910
Phone Number304-445-3300
Fax 304-445-3320
General EmailALD/

Contacting Inmates At FPC Alderson

Letters and packages can be sent through the mail to inmates. Be aware that any letters or packages sent will be opened and read or inspected before the inmate receives them. When addressing a letter or package to an inmate at Alderson Federal Prison Camp, the proper format to use is:

INMATE NAME AND REGISTER NUMBER FPC Alderson Federal Prison Camp Glen Ray Rd. Box A Alderson WV, 24910

Alderson Federal Prison Camp does allow for inmate visitation. All immediate family members are allowed to visit, along with up to six friends or associates who have known the inmate before their incarceration. Potential visitors must fill out a Visitor Information Form and pass a background check before they can be added to an approved visitor's list.

The amount of time a prisoner can spend with visitors per month is typically capped at four hours. However, the warden may authorize special visits to accommodate unique circumstances, such as someone traveling a long distance or someone visiting a hospitalized inmate. Inmates are allowed a maximum of four visitors at a time, not counting children under 16.

When visiting, there is a dress code that you must observe. The following pieces of clothing are prohibited:

  • Hats or caps
  • Skirts that are cut to two inches or more above the knee
  • Low-cut skirts, dresses, or blouses
  • Leotards
  • Spandex
  • Crop tops
  • Sunglasses (Unless prescribed)
  • Any garment that is sheer or see-through
  • Backless tops
  • Any garment that looks like inmate clothing

Visitors are restricted to carrying keys, a wallet, and cash in a plastic bag. In addition, all visitors must present a valid, government-issued photo ID upon arrival, as well as submit to a search of their person via a metal detector or other methods.

Sending Money to Inmates at FPC Alderson

Inmates are not allowed to receive funds directly. Instead, you must send funds through the mail to a processing center in Des Moines, Iowa. All funds received on an inmate's behalf are deposited into the inmate's commissary account. The deposit must be a money order made out to the inmate's full committed name and eight-digit register number.

You can also send funds electronically through Western Union. The following information is required:

  • Correct Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate's Last Name
  • Committed inmate's full name entered on the attention line
  • Code City: FBOP, DC

Difficulties You May Run Into While Trying to Contact an Inmate at FPC Alderson

Federal prisons are highly secure locations, even at the minimum security level. Everything that comes in and goes out of Alderson Federal Prison Camp is monitored, checked, and submitted for approval before it ever reaches an inmate. So, correspondence can be complicated.

Inmates at FPC Alderson are not allowed to receive direct phone calls, meaning that letters are the most effective ways to get in touch with them. But, of course, letters take time to arrive via snail mail, and when they do arrive, they have to be processed and read.

In addition, inmates are moved to various facilities for various reasons. So locating an inmate and getting the information you need to address a letter to them can be a hassle.

Let DoNotPay Help You Get In Touch With Inmates

It should not be such a hassle to communicate with incarcerated loved ones. Fortunately, DoNotPay's Connect with an Inmate service takes the hassle out of the process. We can help you locate and speak with an inmate at Alderson Federal Prison Camp in just five steps:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate product on DoNotPay.
  2. Choose whether you want to locate a loved one, create a virtual mailbox, or send a personalized letter.
  3. If you want us to find your loved one, provide their personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then search on the appropriate state database.
  4. If you want to create a virtual mailbox, just provide your full name! We'll set one up for you so you can easily receive incoming mail from your loved one.
  5. If sending a personalized letter, tell us which facility your loved one is located in and what you would like to say to them. You can even include a photo! Your letter will be delivered automatically - just wait ten days for it to arrive to your loved one!

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