Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield | FCI Edgefield

Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield | FCI EdgefieldFacilities: FCI Edgefield with an adjacent satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield
501 Gary Hill Road
Edgefield, SC 29824
Phone: 803-637-1500
Fax: 803-637-9840
Email: EDG/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/edg/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Edgefield
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Edgefield
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Edgefield
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 725
Edgefield, SC 29824
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Edgefield
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 725
Edgefield, SC 29824
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male
Security Level: Main: Medium; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI Edgefield is located on the South Carolina/Georgia border, northeast of Augusta, approximately 30 miles northeast of I-20 on Highway 25.
BOP Region: Southeast Region (SER)
BOP Institution Code: EDG for FCI Edgefield
Medical Care: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: District of South Carolina
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 1,156; Camp: 339
Background: FCI Edgefield and the satellite camp were opened in 1998. In 2002, and again in 2010, corrections officers were charged with taking bribes from inmates in exchange for smuggling contraband into the prison.
Housing: Inmates at FCI Edgefield are housed in two-person cells. There are a total of six housing units. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories, which are divided into two-person pods.
Health Services: FCI Edgefield provides medical and dental sick call, emergency treatment, special housing unit sick call, prescription medications (over-the-counter medications are available through the commissary), voluntary HIV testing, and dental and eye care. Inmates must submit a sick call form to be evaluated for routine health care needs. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.
Psychology Services: FCI Edgefield offers brief counseling, group treatment, Anger Management, Stress Management, and Criminal Thinking, as well as other programs. Notices of upcoming treatment offerings are posted in inmate housing units. Inmates must submit a cop-out in order to request program placement.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Edgefield does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The camp houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities also offer a Drug Education Program and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
Education Services: Inmates are interviewed by an Education representative upon arrival at  FCI Edgefield to determine what type of educational programming is appropriate. Both facilities offer literary, GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), parenting, and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: Both FCI Edgefield and the camp offer advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts, ServeSafe, and General Services Automotive Technician. The camp also offers Forklift Operator.
Vocational Training: FCI Edgefield does not offer any vocational training aside from its advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Edgefield offers an apprenticeship in Culinary Arts.
Library Services: FCI Edgefield offers a leisure and law library. In the leisure library, inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. The law library offers typewriters, a copy machine, and the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Both libraries are open six days a week.
UNICOR: The FCI Edgefield UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles. The camp does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: A monthly spending limit of $360.00 is imposed. Once each week, prisoners can make a visit to the commissary. The housing units shop on a rotating basis. The rotation schedule is based on inmates’ registration numbers and is posted in the Commissary and all housing units. Inmates must have funds in their accounts to purchase goods. Stamps, Nicoderm, over-the-counter medications, and special purchase items are exempt from the spending limit.
Recreation Services: Recreation programs at FCI Edgefield include indoor and outdoor activities ranging from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports such as softball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer. The institution’s Recreation Departments are open seven days a week.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI Edgefield, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.