FCI McDowell Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: June 19, 2022

The FCI McDowell is also commonly called the federal prison. This facility is classified as a medical detention center, which is nestled in Mcdowell, West Virginia.

The FCI McDowell is one of the biggest Federal Detention Centers in all the United States of America.

On a typical day, the FCI McDowell will be responsible for the transportation of anywhere from 80 to 100 pre-trial detainees from the courts stationed in Mcdowell and West Virginia.

On average the FCI McDowell will be home to just over 1300 offenders. These offenders are both female and male, and their sentence length and their security level will vary.

Inmate Mailing Address

Inmate Name, ID, Housing #
FCI McDowell

FCI McDowell Prison Information

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Jail Name FCI McDowell
Jail Type Federal Prison
State West Virginia
County Mcdowell
Web Page website
Address 101 FEDERAL DRIVE WELCH, WV, 24801
City Welch
Zip 24801
Phone 304-436-7300

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Before you send anything to the inmate who is in the FCI McDowell, please make sure you are using the below mailing address:

Inmate Name, ID Number

?FCI McDowell


All mail should ALWAYS go to the above mailing address. Do NOT send any mail to any other address.

Sending Money

Trying to make sure an inmate has enough funds to get through each day of their life while they are in the FCI McDowell is easier now than ever.

You will need to take advantage of using Western Union or MoneyGram. You will use these services just like you would normally. The only difference is instead of someone picking up the money, it will automatically be deposited into the inmate commissary fund while they are in the facility.

Surcharges will still apply.

Phone calls

When an inmate calls you, you as the receiver must not play around with your call features. You must not be passing the phone off to other people as well. Only you will be permitted to talk to the inmates.

If you fail to follow the rules, your call may be disconnected. You may also run the risk of having your phone number banned from the inmate’s phone list as well.


You should be aware that these offenders who are serving time in the FCI McDowell will only be permitted to have one-hour visits. These visits can be no more than 4 times a month.

When an inmate gets a visit, only four people will be permitted to be in this visitor party. You will need to contact the FCI McDowell to find out what the most current schedule is as it will go by the offender’s unit number, floor location, month, and the offender’s identification number.

Visiting Hours

FCI Hours;Camp Hours

Monday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;
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


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.