Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg is a medium-security federal prison located in Salters, South Carolina. It is also known as FCI Williamsburg prison. The facility houses male inmates. FCI Williamsburg Camp is located adjacent to the main institution. Male inmates are also housed at the camp.
Table of contents
- FCI Williamsburg Contact Information
- Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg Inmate Information
- FCI Williamsburg Prison Services Information
- FCI Williamsburg Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for FCI Williamsburg
- FCI Williamsburg Prison Culture Information
- FCI Williamsburg in the News
- FCI Williamsburg Camp in the News
- More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg
FCI Williamsburg Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg
8301 Highway 521
Williamsburg, SC 29590
Email: [email protected]
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 340
Salters, SC 29590
FCI Williamsburg Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 340
Salters, SC 29590
How to Send Money
Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners.
Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
FCI Williamsburg is located in Williamsburg County off Highway 521.
BOP Institution Code
WIL for FCI Williamsburg
Medical Care Level
Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
District of South Carolina
FCI Williamsburg houses approximately 1,550 inmates. The camp houses around 90 inmates.
FCI Williamsburg Prison Services Information
Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg is a medium-security federal prison in Salters, South Carolina, which houses male inmates. Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg Camp, which also houses male inmates, is located adjacent to the main institution.
FCI Williamsburg is located in the town of Salters, 90 miles southeast of Columbia, the state capital.
Media reports indicate that at least three inmates have escaped from the camp.
Inmates are housed in two- and three-person cells. In the camp, they are housed in dormitories.
FCI Williamsburg and the satellite camp provide sick call, clinical and dental care, physical exams, chronic care, emergency medical care, and pharmacy services. Eyeglasses and hearing aids are available when clinically indicated. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Sick call is held Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7:00 a.m. Both medical and dental concerns are addressed at this time.
FCI Williamsburg offers intake exams, psycho-educational classes such as Anger and Stress Management, and a focus on sexual abuse/assault prevention and intervention. Additional programs include Smoking Sensation, People in Prison Entering Sobriety, self-image groups, and other voluntary groups. A self-help library and relaxation CDs are also available.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
FCI Williamsburg does not have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Drug Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are available.
FCI Williamsburg Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
FCI Williamsburg offers GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Social education, life skills, parenting, Adult Continuing Education (ACE), and career counseling/release preparation programs are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education
FCI Williamsburg advanced occupational education programs include Culinary Arts, NCCER Core, Residential Carpentry, and ServSafe.
There is no vocational training at FCI Williamsburg aside from the advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.
FCI Williamsburg offers apprenticeships in Custodial Maintenance, HVAC, and Plumbing.
The leisure library offers reference books, magazines, newspapers, music CDs, and DVD movies that are available for checkout in the library only. Fiction and nonfiction books can be checked out for two weeks at a time. An Interlibrary Loan program is offered in conjunction with the South Carolina State Library System. A law library is available, in which inmates may use the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, typewriters, and a copy machine.
FCI Williamsburg does not house a UNICOR facility.
Inmates can spend a maximum of $360.00 per month on items such as food, beverages, radios, MP3 players, clothing, and more. All inmates must be in possession of their Inmate Account card for all transactions associated with the Trust Fund Sales Unit. Copy cards, postage stamps, and over-the-counter medications do not count against this spending limit. Sales hours are posted by memorandum for both FCI Williamsburg and the camp in the housing units. Sales are conducted Monday through Wednesday.
Indoor and outdoor recreational activities are available for inmates at FCI Williamsburg. Programs include intramural sports, community-based sports (at the discretion of the Executive Staff), informal sports, physical fitness and wellness, special events, hobby craft, music, movies, and other leisure time activities. Specific interests and additional recreational activities are considered when demand appears to be sufficient to make other programs feasible. A gymnasium, softball fields, jogging track, soccer field, handball, bocce ball, basketball, and volleyball courts are available. A leisure recreation area for board games, a wellness resource library, and sports television viewing are also available. Inside, inmates have access to pool tables, ping pong, stationary bikes, stair steppers, basketball, leather room, art room, band room, tables, a library, and an ice machine. Outside, inmates have access to TVs, ellipticals, stair steppers, treadmills, stationary bikes, rowing machines, softball, soccer, football, shuffleboard, handball, volleyball, horseshoes, tennis, and two tracks.
Visitation Information for FCI Williamsburg
On Sunday and Saturday visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On federal holidays visitation is held between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
FCI Williamsburg Prison Culture Information
Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg
This is not a political yard. No car requirement. As put by one respondent, “There are no real political problems here; everyone generally gets along.”
Level of Violence
There is a minimal level of violence. One inmate said, “There is very little fighting. Not much violence to speak of at all.” Another inmate agreed, stating, “Ain’t no violence here.”
Sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates can walk the yard. According to one respondent, “All of these groups are here on the yard.”
Good at FCI Williamsburg
“Quality and quantity of food, respectful staff, no politics, and clean.” “Laid back staff.” “This is a laid-back spot.”
Bad at FCI Williamsburg
“Not much.” “There are no jobs available for someone who has no funds coming in from the outside.” “Lousy jobs and lousy medical.” “The Captain and Warden are very special sorts.”
Other Inmate Comments
“If you’re going to do time, go to FCI Williamsburg. I loved it as much as one can love a prison.” “I wouldn’t change a thing; it’s almost as if you were in college.” “A laid back and safe environment to serve your time.”
FCI Williamsburg in the News
In July 2021, former FCI Williamsburg medical contractor Tanganita Dawkins was indicted for bribery and the introduction of contraband. He allegedly smuggled cell phones and tobacco to an inmate at the facility.
In February 2016, inmate Enrique Lombrana-Perez was charged with assaulting a prison guard. After refusing to change cells, he struck an FCI Williamsburg guard in the face.
FCI Williamsburg Camp in the News
In May 2017, three prisoners at Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg Camp were discovered missing at 6:30 p.m., before they returned at 8:00 p.m.
In January 2013, former Pennsylvania State Senator Robert J. Mellow reported to FCI Williamsburg Camp to begin his 16-month sentence for utilizing senate staff to perform campaign work.
More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Williamsburg
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 Williamsburg, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.
Published Jun 3, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on May 18, 2022 at 6:04 pm