Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution

General Prison Information

Official Prison Name: Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution
Prison Code: FOM
Prison Type: Federal Correctional Institution
Region: South Central Region
State: Arkansas
Security Level: Medium

Contact Information

Below is the street address and mailing address for Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution. Use the mailing address if you are going to send a letter or package to a prisoner there, and make sure to use the physical address if you need to know the actual location of the facility.

Mailing Address

Make sure to also read the Inmate Mail and Package Procedures section on this page if you are going to send a package or letter to a prisoner to make sure that you correctly address the package or letter, and use the correct steps for sending a package or letter. If you do not use the correct steps, the package or letter could not get delivered.

FCI Forrest City Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
Po Box 3000
Forrest City AR, 72336

Street Address / Prison location

Use the street address if you are visiting a prisoner. Be sure to also read the Inmate Visitation Procedures and Inmate Visitation Schedule sections on this page if you are going to try to visit an inmate at Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution.

Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution
1400 Dale Bumpers Road
Forrest City AR, 72335

Phone Number

Prisoners don’t have phones, so you can’t call your inmate, however, there are times when it might be necessary to know the telephone number to Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution.

Fax Number

Federal inmates don’t have fax machines, so you won’t be able to send a fax to an inmate, but there are some times when it might be helpful to know the fax number to Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution.


Email Address

This email address is the main email for Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution. You cannot reach prisoners at this email. If you want to email a prisoner, read the Inmate Email information on this page.


Inmate and Staff Statistics

Total Inmates:   1,841 

Inmate Email

To send email to an inmate you must follow an exact process to ensure that the email gets to the inmate.

TRULINCS – Trust Fund Limited Inmate Computer System

Federal prisoners are allowed to email letters only to people that are on their approved contact list. An prisoner has to make a formal request to recieve and send email messages with a family member or friend by placing that person in their contact list.

All email is subject to monitoring. prisoners give their consent to getting monitored when they sign up to participate in the system. Inmate contacts give consent to getting monitored when they agree to correspondence with the prisoner and are reminded each and every time that they get an email message from the prisoner.

When a person is approved that person will get an email message which sends them to the CorrLink system at

Email correspondence may not endanger the public or the security, safety, or operation of the prison facility. In addition, the emails should not be longer than 13,000 characters. Emails that don’t follow these rules will not get delivered.

Inmate Internet Access

Federal prisoners are not permitted to access the internet.

Inmate Mail and Package Procedures

There are special steps that you must follow when sending a package or letter to a federal prisoner. If you don’t then the mail might be returned to you.

Before you send a package or letter, be sure to read the sections below:

Mail Monitoring

Forrest City Medium Federal Prison staff will open and read and inspect all received general packages and mail. Received general mail is read as frequently as deemed necessary to ensure safety and security or watch a problem regarding an inmate.

How to Address a Letter to an Inmate

Below is the proper format for how you need to address a package or letter to a prisoner at Forrest City Medium Federal Prison:

FCI Forrest City Medium
Federal Correctional Institution
Po Box 3000
Forrest City AR, 72336

To read the entire Bureau of Prisons Policy on Correnspondence, go to:

Inmate Money

Every prison has a Commissary which was created to provide inmates a bank-like account for inmate money and for buying things not issued by the prison.

How to Send an Inmate Money

Family, friends, or other sources can deposit money to inmate’s Commissary accounts using Western Union and the U.S. Postal Service.

Via U.S. Postal Service: An inmate’s family and friends can to send prisoners money through postal mail and have to send money to this address and follow the policies shows below:

Federal Bureau of Prisons
Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name
Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

The deposit have to be in a money order that is made out to the prisoner’s full committed name and complete eight-digit register number. You should use a U.S. Postal Service money order, since all non-postal money orders processed through the National Lockbox will be placed on a 15-day hold, and in this time the prisoner will not get the money. The Bureau of Prisons will return to the sender any funds that don’t have correct prisoner info but only if the envelope has a return address. Cash and personal checks cannot be accepted so do not send any cash or checks.

Via Western Union Quick Collect Program: Prisoner’s friends and family may also send prisoners money with Western Union’s Quick Collect Program. Money sent to a prisoner using the Western Union Quick Collect Program can be sent via one of these methods:

  1. At an agent location using cash. In order to locate the closest agent, you should call or go to
  2. On the phone with a credit or debit card: Call and choose menu option 2.
  3. Online with a credit or debit card: Go to and choose “Quick Collect.”

For the Western Union Quick Collect transaction, this info must be included:

  1. Correct and valid Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number (entered with no spaces or dashes) followed immediately by Inmate’s Last Name
  2. Committed Inmate Full Name entered on Attention Line
  3. Code City: FBOP, DC

If the wrong register number and/or name are used and accepted and sent to the wrong federal inmate, the money might not get returned.

For additional info about how to send a prisoner money, check out the official Bureau of Prisons website:

Inmate Locator

Inmates are frequently moved to different prisons around the nation, so sometimes you may have to locate where an inmate is located using the inmate locator. Follow the link here to look up an federal inmate.
Inmate Search

Inmate Visitation Schedule

Visiting hours are from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as every federally recognized holiday.

Inmate Visitor Procedures

Every prison has its own procedures for prisoner visitation and these rules get changed frequently. The rules below may be different when you are reading this, so be sure to also check the prison’s official website to find the latest visitation procedures.

Visitation Sign-In and Check-In

The visitation guard will make sure every visitor signs the prisoner visitors log upon entering the visitation area and upon leaving.

Identification Required

Photo id of all visitors is required. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License and Social Security Card; but, a state issued photo id is OK.

For all of the things shown below, read the actual prison website as this info changes frequently:

  • Visitation Rules
  • Visitation Dress Code
  • Things You Can and Cannot Take to Visitation
  • Special Rules For Childred, Special Visits, Pastoral or Attorney Visits

To read the complete Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution Visitation Guide click here:

Prison Jobs & Hiring

Trying to find a correctional facility job? Do you have any prior experience? Have you worked at a prison before?

If so, go to:


The official website:

Tell Your Story – Write a Review of Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution

Have you ever been a prisoner in Forrest City Medium Federal Correctional Institution? Do you know someone there? Have you ever been to visit a prisoner at this prison?

If yes, then we would like you to write a review about it. Write about your experience so other people can find out what to expect.

Things you might want to write in your review:

  • Prison conditions
  • Prison layout and facility
  • Guards and staff
  • Commissary and food
  • Visitation
  • Inmates
  • Safety
  • Gang activity
  • Inmate programs and activities

If you are an inmate at this prison, include your address if you want people to be able to mail you.


  1. concerned citizen says:

    I was refused visitation due to my jeans (skinny jeans)but the guards at the visitation lets other females visitors in with the same type of jeans. I noticed alot of pick and choosing. These women guards were hateful, rude and unprofessional. I drove 5 hours and only got to visit my husband for an hour because they took forever to get us in the visiting room. Worst experience ever and ive been to 3 facilities. Just because they house inmates dont mean they have to treat their families and loved one as criminals. The women that work there are not fit for a position of authority for they abuse it.

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