FCI Petersburg Medium Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: January 3, 2021
FCI Petersburg Medium




The FCI Petersburg Medium became after an environmental study in 1980. This was also due to the Federal Bureau of Prisons were seeing a huge influx of new federal inmates.

The FCI Petersburg Medium officially opened a few years later in April of 1985. The FCI Petersburg Medium comes equipped with two housing units. Within each of these housing units, you will find 66 rooms.

Then in 2002, the FCI Petersburg Medium started really taking off. The FCI Petersburg Medium was employing over 300 correctional officers and responsible for housing over 1503 inmates.

You should note that the FCI Petersburg Medium is short for the Federal Correctional Institution, Hopewell. The FCI Petersburg Medium is a medium-security federal facility. The FCI Petersburg Medium only houses adult male inmates who range from 18 years old and up.

Adjacent to the FCI Petersburg Medium, you will find a minimum-security satellite prison camp that is home to adult female inmates.

FCI Petersburg Medium — General Information

Facility Name FCI Petersburg Medium
Facility Type Federal Prison
Capacity 1503
Address 1060 RIVER ROAD HOPEWELL, VA, 23860
Phone 804-504-7200
City Hopewell
Postal Code 23860
State District of Columbia
County Hopewell city
Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/pem/

Inmate Search

You can easily locate an inmate who is in the FCI Petersburg Medium without having to make any phone calls. As long as you know the inmate’s first and last name, you can plug that information into the database that is located right here.

You will find all pertinent information that the facility deems public knowledge. Keep in mind that the inmate roster may not always display the most up to date information, so if you feel something is off, please contact the FCI Petersburg Medium.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

The FCI Petersburg Medium permits you to send their inmates mail. You can send them not only letters and photographs, but you can also send them books, magazines, and newspapers. These items will be required to be new and sent to the facility from the publisher and/or bookstore. All books should be noted that they need to be paperback.

When addressing your envelope ensure you make it out to the inmate with their inmate number also.

Sending Money

The FCI Petersburg Medium gives you a few different methods of sending money to an inmate. The method you will choose will be dependent on if you do not mind paying a service fee or if you are in a rush to get the money over to an inmate.

If time is not an issue and you do not want to pay any fees, you will want to send a money order to the following address:

Valid Committed Inmate Name

Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number

Post Office Box 474701

Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

This way can take up to 30 days before the funds will be deposited into the inmates account.

If time is of the essence, you can use either Western Union or MoneyGram. It’s the same way you would send money to someone who is not in a jail facility.

Phone calls

The FCI Petersburg Medium will have access to telephones during the day. Typically, from 7 am to 10 pm. During this time, inmates can use the phones to contact home. Phone calls will be monitored and recorded for safety purposes.

You will have 15-minutes to talk to the inmate on the phone.


The visitation hours will vary from the main campus at the FCI Petersburg Medium and the minimum-security satellite prison camp.

Visitation hours at the FCI Petersburg Medium are held on Mondays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm.

Visitation hours at the minimum-security satellite prison camp are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm.

Visiting Hours

Monday — 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday — 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday — 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Holiday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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