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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Edgefield

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: April 30, 2021
Address
501 Gary Hill Rd, Edgefield, SC 29824
Beds
1673
County
Edgefield
federal medium
Phone
803-637-1500
Fax
803-637-9840
Email
edg/execassistant@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 725, Edgefield, SC 29824
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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Edgefield's comprehensive information to help guide you through the federal prison process, specifically on how to remain connected to your inmate while they are incarcerated.

The FCI-Edgefield is a federal prison located at 501 Gary Hill Rd in Edgefield, SC. This federal medium security prison is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to hold inmates who have been convicted to and sentenced for a federal crime through the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Locate all federal inmates here. If you would like to speak with a case manager or counselor, call 803-637-1500.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Edgefield (FCI Edgefield) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates in South Carolina. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the US Department of Justice. The facility also has an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security male offenders which houses between 500 and 549 inmates.

FCI Edgefield is located near the South Carolina-Georgia border, approximately 25 miles north of Augusta, Georgia.

Housing: Inmates at FCI Edgefield are housed in two-person cells. There are a total of six housing units.

Notable inmates include Christopher Coke, a drug kingpin, was the leader of the Shower Posse, which was a violent drug gang based out of Jamaica. Coke was extradited to the United States after a 3-day search, where 74 people were killed. Coke pleaded guilty to smuggling large amounts of cocaine into the United States and was sentenced to 23 years. Miguel Rodriguez Orejuela was the co-founder of the now-defunct Cali Cartel, which was responsible for as much as 80% of the cocaine brought into the US in the 1970s and 1980s; co-founder Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela is also serving a 30-year sentence. Abdulwali Muse a Somali pirate leader; pleaded guilty to hijacking in 2010 for leading a group who seized the Merchant Vessel Maersk Alabama and took the captain, Richard Phillips hostage for ransom and is now serving a 33-year sentence. Muse was the antagonist in the movie Captain Phillips starring Tom Hanks. Thomas Noe a Republican party fundraiser; pleaded guilty in 2006 to money laundering for illegally funneling money to President George W. Bush's 2004 campaign serving an 18-year sentence. Quazi Nafis a Bangladeshi citizen; pleaded guilty in 2013 to attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction for attempting to detonate what he thought was an 800-pound bomb outside the Federal Reserve Bank in New York City currently serving a 30-year sentence.

Health Services: FCI Edgefield provides medical and dental sick call, emergency treatment, special housing unit sick call, prescription medications (over-the-counter medications like aspirin, ibuprofen 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 offers advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts, ServeSafe, and General Services Automotive Technician.

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.

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 account 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.

Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook - This document provides you with general information about the institution, programs, rules, and regulations that you will encounter during your confinement. Familiarizing yourself with this information and knowing your responsibilities will help you to adjustment to institution life.

Commissary List - In 1930 the Department of Justice authorized and established a Commissary at each Federal institution. The Commissary provides a bank type account for your money & for the procurement of articles not issued regularly as part of the institution administration. Funds deposited by your family, friends, or other sources are stored in your commissary account that we maintain.

Legal Activities - This document outlines the procedures for access to legal reference materials and legal counsel and the opportunities that you will be afforded to prepare legal documents while incarcerated.

Inmate Locator

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Edgefield is a facility in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) publishes the names of their inmates currently in one of their locations nationwide. Your search should start with the first locator to see if your loved one is there. You will need the offender's first and last name and it must be spelled exactly. If you have a nine-digit BOP Inmate ID number (xxxxx-xxx)

If you cannot find your inmate in the federal search, the second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is all the inmates currently incarcerated in all prisons, jails and detention centers. You do not need to sign up to use this free inmate locator.

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Covid Visitation Information

We remind all visitors to carefully review our special visiting procedures during the COVID pandemic, and also remind all visitors to observe applicable state and local COVID travel restrictions in planning your visit to the institution.

Please call 803-637-1500 prior to your visit to get the latest updates, time changes or visitation cancellations.

All visitors will be temperature checked with results annotated at the screening site prior to entrance. All staff working the screening site will be in proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Visitors will be in-processed on a first come first serve basis, adhering to social-distancing requirements. If distancing requirements cannot be met, visitors may be asked to wait outside for systematic in-processing to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Inmates on quarantine or isolation status will not be permitted visits - it will be the visitor's responsibility to check with the institution prior to arrival to ensure the scheduled visit can still take place.

The visiting room is designed to maximize social distancing, with a minimum of six feet between persons. Inmates are permitted two visitors per visit. To ensure equal opportunities, the frequency of visits determines any termination. Appropriate face coverings are mandatory for all inmates and visitors, all visitors wearing a mask will be provided one by the institution, theirs will be secured in the lockers in the lobby. No physical contact, photographs, food, or drink is permitted. A hand hygiene station, including alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is available at all visiting entrances and exits. Orderlies are assigned to each visitation room and will continually sanitize all touch surfaces, restrooms, etc.

Visitation Information

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Edgefield Medium - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am – 2:00pm

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