All About the Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution and Contacting Inmates

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How to Connect With an Inmate at Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution

(FCI Edgefield) is a South Carolina-based facility in Edgefield County with a current male inmate capacity of roughly 1,480 prisoners in medium security custody. Though the main FCI institution was originally intended to hold up to about 2,048 inmates at the time of its construction, the main FCI Edgefield building is now directly juxtaposed to a smaller satellite-monitored camp (referred to as The Camp) for minimum security containment and surveillance.

Concurrently, FCI Edgefield and the Camp (with about 1/3rd of the FCI's capacity at roughly 500 male inmates) hold a total of about 1800 inmates together overall in the BOP's Southeast Region. FCI and the camp have their respective designated inmate communities specifically assigned to them based on the prisoners' mandatory security level to monitor. While the Camp exclusively holds minimum-security prisoners, FCI is dedicated to meeting the medium security needs for higher potential security risk mitigation.

Whether housed at the main federal prison or the lower- security camp prison site, inmates at Edgefield Correctional have access to programs such as:

  1. Adult Occupational Education
  2. Residential Drug Abuse
  3. Vocational Classes
  4. And more to assist in developing both practical and creative skills

Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution Location and Contact Information

is located on the border of Georgia and South Carolina. By taking Highway 25, the facility can be found approximately 30 miles to the northeast of I-20.

Physical Address501 Gary Hill Rd, Edgefield, SC 29824
General Contact Phone Number(803) 637-1500
General WebsiteEdgemont General Website

How to Visit and Contact Inmates at Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution

Under normal circumstances, the procedure for visiting an inmate at FCI is a matter of simply having them fill out a proper visitation form for a future date and mailing it to the potential visitor for completion. After clearing any verification procedures such as a background check and further correspondence with other law agencies, approved visitors of no more than 10 friends or associates can be allowed up to 4 hours of visiting time. However, currently, be advised that current COVID restrictions have temporarily restricted all visitation at the facility until the threat level is properly lowered.

Phone Calls and Emails

Monitored phone calls can be made with inmates through the provision of paid telephone access privileges, provided that they're able to meet the fee; however, in some cases, you might be able to foot the bill yourself. In addition to phone calls, inmates can also have the ability to email as well with the Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System (TRULINCS) application as a bridge to secure general public-facing communication.

How to Send Mail to Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution Inmates

If you would like to send mail to any inmate at Edgefield FCI, whether it's the main facility or the camp, you can send mail to the following address with the corresponding ID number:

Inmate Name, ID Number

Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution

P.O. Box 725

Edgefield, South Carolina 29824

How to Send Money to Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution Inmates

Do be advised that, unlike sending physical mail such as a simple letter, inmates at Edgefield Correctional should not be sent money to the direct address of the institution itself. Instead, all finances meant to be donated to any inmate should be sent to the designated processing center in Des Moines, Iowa. The three permitted forms of electronic money transfers that can be used for sending money to any inmate at Edgefield FCI are the United States Postal Service, Western Union, and MoneyGram.

How DoNotPay Can Help You Connect With an Inmate at Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution

So long as you have both the booking number and the inmate of the idea, DoNotPay can help you effectively establish a lot of contact with its Connect With an Inmate feature.

  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!

DoNotPay Can Assist You With All Inmate Contacting Inquiries

No matter how it may be that you would like to communicate with an inmate, DoNotPay can be a valuable service to help you make that happen more easily. The following are some of the specifically relevant things that DoNotPay can potentially assist with to streamline successful contact:

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

In addition to fostering a better line of well-understood communication between people and their imprisoned loved ones, DoNotPay is also a veritable Swiss Army knife of other valuable resources relevant to criminal justice, bill management, and beyond. Some of the other things that DoNotPay service is capable of but not limited to include:

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