Everything You Need to Know About the Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution and Contacting Inmates

Connect With an Inmate Everything You Need to Know About the Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution and Contacting Inmates

How to Connect With an Inmate in Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution

Incarcerated people don't stop being people after they're behind bars. While the image of a scary, unrepentant criminal mastermind might be popular on TV, it's almost wholly fictional. Many people in prison have just made mistakes in life and are always looking for a way to reform. Suppose you're looking to connect with a loved one or someone new while aiding in their rehabilitation process. In that case, DoNotPay can connect you with one of the 1053 men currently held in the Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution in Texas.

Where is Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution Located?

Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution is located in Big Spring, Texas, a part of Howard County. Found about halfway between Dallas and El Paso, the Federal Bureau of Prisons operates it as a low-security institution. This means that inmates at both the main building and the minimum-security Camp not far off are all considered to be of minor security risk, those at the camp not even needing walls or fences.

Those looking to get in touch with someone housed at one of the two facilities that make up Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution can do so through one of these channels:

Physical addressBig Spring Federal Correctional Institution

1900 Simler Ave

Big Spring, TX, 79720

Phone number432-466-2300
General emailBIG-ExecAssistant@bop.gov

How to Contact Inmates at Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution on Your Own

If you want to contact an inmate at Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution, you'll have a few options depending on how you want to do it. Given the low-security status at the FCI, it's usually a bit easier to do this than at other prisons. That said, you've always got the option to let DoNotPay handle the setup for you if you'd like it to be even easier.

If you don't mind taking on some extra effort, though, it's still possible to get in touch with someone on your own. Here are some of the ways you can do that:

By Mail (Letters)

  1. Find the inmate you wish to correspond with, including their ID number.
  2. Write out your letter.
  3. Address the letter to the inmate (including ID number) and fill out the address as:






  1. Stamp and send your letter. It may take some time for the letter to reach the inmate.

By Mail (Packages)

Inmates cannot receive packages through the mail, except for a package of clothing for their release. You can send the release day package 30 days before the scheduled release date.

Via Phone

Inmates cannot receive inbound calls. They can make outbound calls during approved hours, and they must pay for them with the money on their account or call collect. To be approved, your number must be added to the contact list. Phone calls are limited to 15 minutes and are monitored and recorded.

By Email

  1. Find the inmate you wish to correspond with, including their ID number.
  2. Contact prison administration to inform them that you'd like to set up an email correspondence with a particular inmate.
  3. If you're allowed, you'll be given their TRULINCS email address.
  4. As time and regulations permit, you'll be able to send and receive text messages of up to 13,000 characters.


  1. Find the inmate you wish to visit, including their ID number.
  2. Contact prison administration to inform them you'd like to visit someone.
  3. If the background check and other precautions are passed, you'll be given rules and regulations to review for your visit.
  4. A date and time for visitation will be set up for you to come to see the person you want to visit.

Regardless of the method you choose, you'll need both the name and ID number if you want to get in touch with a specific person at the prison. It is recommended that you familiarize yourself with the rules and regulations of communicating with an inmate. There are rules about what you are allowed to send in the mail. If you plan to visit the facility, you will be prohibited from bringing certain items inside the prison and will be required to follow a strict dress code.

How to Send Money to Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution Inmates

Sending money is a bit more complicated than sending other things to a prisoner at Big Spring Federal Correctional Institute. You are not meant to send money directly to someone at the facility, and anyone who does this risks having that money confiscated by the staff. Instead, you have a few options to do this through the proper channels, including:

Cash Money

To send cash to an inmate, you'll need to use a money order, as you can't just send loose bills in an envelope. After receiving and filling out an official postal money order (with the inmate’s name and ID number), you need to send it to the central processing facility, addressed as such:

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name

Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number

Post Office Box 474701

Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

Digital Transfer

Inmates have a commissary account that they can use to purchase things at the prison. Like a normal bank account, money can also be put in as well as be taken out. To do this digitally, you can send a sum of money via MoneyGram's ExpressPayment Program or Western Union's Quick Collect Program. Simply set up the transfer as you would send money from account to account with someone who isn't in prison.

Difficulties You May Have Contacting an Inmate in Big Spring Federal Correctional Institute

Visiting an inmate can be difficult if you are not close to Howard County. It is incredibly time-consuming to travel, expensive, and can be emotional.

If you want to avoid some costs and simplify getting into contact with your loved one, DoNotPay can assist you. You can easily use the Connect with an Inmate feature if you have the inmate's ID and the prison's name. If you are unsure of the information, we can:

  • Locate inmates through our easy Search Tools
  • Send physical letters to the inmate
  • Receive replies from inmates through our virtual mailbox.

Our services are affordable and secure. They can help you stay in contact with your loved one the easy way.

DoNotPay Can Help You Locate Your Imprisoned Friend

If you're looking for some help finding someone in prison, DoNotPay can connect you to an incarcerated person in a snap. Just follow these five simple steps to get the ball rolling:

  1. Locate the Connect With an Inmate service 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 his or her personal details and the state they are located in. We'll then conduct a 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 10 days for it to arrive to your loved one! 

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

DoNotPay isn't limited to just connecting you to a loved one or prison pen pal in Big Spring Federal Correctional Institution. We offer a variety of other services, some of them being:

No matter what you're trying to do, DoNotPay probably has a service that can make it easier. Check out the app today to start saving time.

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