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FCI McDowell Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 19, 2021
FCI McDowell
304-436-7300
101 FEDERAL DRIVE WELCH, WV, 24801
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FCI McDowell is short for Welch Federal Correctional Institution. The FCI McDowell is known as a medium-security facility in Welch, West Virginia.

The facility has a main campus that is home to over 1300 inmates along with a satellite prison camp that is home to over 380 inmates.

FCI McDowell — General Information

FCI McDowell, Federal Prison.
Capacity 1300 persons.
101 FEDERAL DRIVE WELCH, WV, 24801
https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/mcd/
304-436-7300

The FCI McDowell has its database within the Federal Bureau of Prisons database. You can search through the inmates and find all of the information you will need here.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

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Inmates in the FCI McDowell can receive mail. Mail time in the FCI McDowell is the best time of the week for these inmates.

They get to receive their letters, photos, and even packages.

You will be allowed to send off the following:

  • Letters

  • New Paperback Books

  • Magazines

  • Newspapers

  • Photographs

If you want to send books, newspapers, and magazines, you will need to have them shipped to the FCI McDowell from the publisher and/or bookstore.

Keep in mind that all books are required to be new and paperback as well.

Sending Money

The FCI McDowell has given inmate three methods of how they can fund an inmate's account.

First and foremost, the fastest way to put money on an inmate’s books is to use either MoneyGram or Western Union. To use either of these services, you should note that it will have a fee.

The other way you can put money on an inmate’s books is to send a money order. The money order will need to have the inmate’s name and their BOP number.

Phone calls

Inmates in the FCI McDowell will have the ability to use the telephones that are in the common areas throughout the day.

These phones will be in use if the FCI McDowell is not under any sort of lockdown.

Inmates will have to have money in their phone account to use these telephones. Inmates will only be permitted to talk on the phone for 300 minutes each month as well.

Visitation

The FCI McDowell and the satellite prison camp has the same visitation hours. The visitation schedule is as follows:

You will need to have completed your visitor application and have it approved prior to being allowed to visit in the FCI McDowell. You will also need your ID card.

Visiting Hours

FCI Hours;Camp Hours

Monday:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Holiday:
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Directions

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