Federal Correctional Complex - Beaumont

Beaumont FCC is a federal correctional complex located in Beaumont, Texas, that houses male inmates. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and has three facilities - FCI Beaumont Low (a low-security facility), FCI Beaumont Medium (a medium-security facility), and USP Beaumont (a high-security facility). USP Beaumont also has a small satellite camp

It is located four miles south of Beaumont, Texas, which is 100 miles east of Houston.

FCI Beaumont Low has a population of about 1,800, FCI Beaumont Medium has a population of approximately 1,500, and USP Beaumont has a population of about 1,500.

Inmates at USP Beaumont are housed in one of six different housing units in one-person and two-person cells. Inmates at the satellite camp are housed in a dormitory.

Inmates at FCI Beaumont Medium are housed in one-person or two-person cells, and inmates at FCI Beaumont Low are housed in dormitories.

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Visiting Hours and Rules

Visiting hours at USP Beaumont (and the satellite camp) are on Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Visiting hours at FCI Beaumont Low are on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and federal holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. However, visitation on Saturdays and Sundays is based on an odd/even schedule.

Inmates with an odd registration number will visit on odd weekend days, while inmates with an even registration number will visit on even weekend days. The odd and even number is determined by the fifth digit in the inmate’s register number.

Visiting hours at FCI Beaumont Medium are on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and federal holidays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The visiting rules at Beaumont are the same for all security levels.

Each inmate is allowed a maximum of five total visitors at one time. All minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Authorized visitors who can visit an inmate include family, friends, and associates. You can't visit an inmate unless he puts you on the visiting list.

Everyone must fill out a visitor form, and they must have a relationship with the inmate prior to incarceration. If a potential visitor does not have a prior relationship with the inmate, their request will be reviewed by the warden.

Once the inmate requests to add someone to their visit list, a correctional counselor will provide them with a visiting form, and the inmate is responsible for mailing these out and letting the potential visitor know that they need to fill out the form and return it to the institution staff.

The unit team will do a background check and determine if a visitor application is approved. They make their decision based on constructive and security factors. The process takes about a week, and the unit staff will notify the inmate when the requested visitor is approved or refused  It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify the visitor of the decision, and the process is the same for both adult and minor visitors.

All visitors are subject to a visual and pat search by an officer. You will also be scanned by a metal detector and receive a hand stamp that can be scanned with black light.

Any item you bring into the facility will be opened and searched by a staff member, and anyone who refuses a search of themselves or their property will not be allowed to visit with the inmate.

You can bring up to $20 in change (no bills larger than $5) to the visiting room to use for vending machines. You can also bring a clear plastic purse, photo identification, necessary medication, and female hygiene items. Everything else must be left in your vehicle.

You can also bring in items that an infant needs during a visit, including diapers and sealed baby food.

If you are 16 years of age or older, you must bring a valid photo ID with you to the visit, like a state or federal ID card, driver's license, current passport, or resident alien card. Birth certificates are not valid forms of ID.

The dress code for visits is as follows:

  • No shirts that are low cut or revealing, no tank tops, no tube tops, or halter tops.
  • No clothes that are see-through, extremely tight, or that reveal the mid drift. This includes spandex and leggings.
  • No sleeveless or strapless dresses, no swimsuits.
  • No bandanas, doo-rags, camouflage, military clothing, or clothing that resembles security uniforms.
  • No gang or obscene or distracting messages, shapes or designs.
  • No coats or jackets and sweatshirts, raincoats or other outer garments.
  • No hats except as religiously recognized.
  • No sunglasses or excessive jewelry.
  • No open-toed shoes, flip-flops, house shoes, or slippers.
  • No watches.
  • No sleeveless shirts.
  • No torn or ripped clothing.
  • No khaki colored clothing that resembles what the inmate wears.
  • No skirts or dresses that hit above the knee.

Physical Address

USP Beaumont

FCI Beaumont Low

FCI Beaumont Medium

Driving Directions:

General Phone Number & Email Address

USP Beaumont
BMP/[email protected] 

FCI Beaumont Low
BML/[email protected]

FCI Beaumont Medium
BMM/[email protected]

Inmate Mailing Address(es)

(For inmates at USP Beaumont)
Inmate name and Register Number
USP Beaumont
U.S. Penitentiary
PO Box 26030
Beaumont, TX 77720

(For inmates at USP Beaumont Satellite Camp)
Inmate Name and Register Number
USP Beaumont
U.S. Penitentiary
Satellite Camp
P.O. Box 26010
Beaumont, TX 77720

(For inmates at FCI Beaumont Low)
P.O. BOX 26020

(For inmates at FCI Beaumont Medium)
P.O. BOX 26040

There is no limit on the amount of mail that inmates receive, but all correspondence must have the inmate’s complete name, registration number, facility name, and address.

You can only send cards or letters to these addresses. Paperback books, newspapers, and magazines must come directly from the publisher via a subscription or mail order.

Inmates cannot receive packages through the mail, with the exception of a package of release day clothing. You can't send the release day package until 30 days prior to the scheduled release date.

How to Call an Inmate

Federal inmates are not allowed to have cellphones and they can't receive inbound calls. They can make outbound calls during approved hours, and they must pay for them with the money that is on their personal account or call collect.

Inmates will use TRULINCS to call to both landline and cell phones. This is also how inmates are able to send and receive emails. Your number must be added to the contact list for approval.

All phone calls are limited to 15 minutes, and will be monitored and recorded.

How to Send Money

Sending money is one of most important things you can do for an inmate. The prison will issue each prisoner the minimum amount of clothing and hygiene items, and provide them with three meals a day. But, it is extremely difficult for prisoners to have any level of comfort when living with just the items that are prison-issued.

Inmates can receive outside funds while incarcerated at a BOP-managed facility, which are deposited into their commissary accounts.The process for sending money is the same for Beaumont FCC and the Bastrop Satellite Camp.

Postal Service

For federal prisoners, you can send money through the United States Postal Service by MONEY ORDER to the following address:

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Inmate Name
Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

Send the funds to the address above. Replace the second line with the inmate's valid, full committed name. Replace the third line with the inmate's eight digit register number. Never send money directly to the prison. If you are using the postal service, you must always send your money order to the bureau of prisons using the above address.


You can send an inmate funds electronically using MoneyGram's Express Payment Program.

To send funds using this method, please read and follow these steps carefully:

  1. Wait until an inmate has physically arrived at a Beaumont FCC.

  2. Gather the information you'll need. Which includes the inmate’s name and number.

  3. Visit moneygram.com to complete your payment.

Information needed to complete MoneyGram payment:

  1. Account Number: Inmate's eight-digit register number with no spaces or dashes, followed immediately by the inmate's last name (example: 12345678DOE).

  2. Company Name: Federal Bureau of Prisons

  3. City & State: Washington, DC

  4. Receive Code is always: 7932

  5. Beneficiary: Inmate's full committed name

Western Union

If you would like to see a sample Western Union form click here. On their website, they have a special form for sending money to inmates, and you go directly to it by clicking here.

You will need to know the inmate’s full name and number, and you can pay with a debit or credit card at westernunion.com.

Remember, any time you send money to an inmate you must always include their name and registration number on everything.

There are a few things that inmates can spend their money on. This includes phone calls, emails, magazine subscriptions, and commissary.  The commissary is the prison store, where inmates can buy things like beverages, meals and snacks, OTC medications, stationary, personal hygiene items, clothing, or other miscellaneous products.

Please be aware that prisoners have their own economy inside the prison walls just like we do in the real world. Inmates that have a lot of money can do a lot of things both legal and illegal. Prisoners can potentially use the money in their account to buy things for other inmates in exchange for drugs and paraphernalia. This activity is illegal and can get an inmate in a lot of trouble.

Is important to keep track of how much money you are sending your incarcerated loved one, and watch out for any suspicious behavior.

​Programs For ​Inmates

Offered at All Complex Facilities:

  • Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
  • Drug Abuse Education
  • Non-residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP)
  • Literacy
  • GED
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Continuing Education (ACE)
  • High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available via paid correspondence

Beaumont USP

  • Advanced occupational education in Advanced Microcomputer Office and Administrative Applications, Culinary Arts, Microcomputer Applications, Small Business Management, and Welding. The camp offers Basic Diesel Repair, Commercial Driver License, and Culinary Arts
  • Apprenticeships in Carpentry and Electrician (USP Beaumont)
  • Apprenticeships in Electrician, HVAC, Painting, Plumbing, and Teacher Aide (USP Beaumont and Satellite Camp)

FCI Beaumont Low

  • Advanced occupational education in Advanced Microcomputer Applications, Basic Diesel, Building Trades, Culinary Arts, HVAC, Industrial Sewing, Major Appliance, and Microcomputer Applications
  • Apprenticeships in Carpentry, Electrician, HVAC, Painting, Plumbing, and Teacher Aide

FCI Beaumont Medium

  • Advanced occupational education in HVAC, Advanced HVAC, Advanced Microcomputer Office and Administrative Applications, Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Major Appliance, Microcomputer Applications, and Small Business Management
  • Apprenticeships in Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Painting, Plumbing, and Teacher Aide

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Careers at Federal Correctional Complex - Beaumont

If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, you can find available positions at Beaumont FCC by visiting USAJobs.gov. The expected salary at the facility begins around $40,000 and can go up into the six-figure range, depending on the position.

Reviews from employees at Beaumont FCC report a good work/life balance and job security with some overtime required. Overall, this job provides a decent income and benefits. However, it can be stressful to work here because of the environment.