FCI Butner Low Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: June 13, 2022
FCI Butner Low




The US Penitentiary Butner is also commonly known as the FCI Butner Low and formerly known as the Butner Correctional Center.

The FCI Butner Low is classified as a maximum-security federal facility. The FCI Butner Low is nestled in Butner, North Carolina.

The FCI Butner Low is situated on 146 acres of land. The FCI Butner Low consists of 15 buildings. The US Penitentiary is encompassed by a 7,000-volt electric 15-foot fence alongside another 12-foot fence that is topped with razor wire.

The FCI Butner Low consists of 8 cellhouses. These cellhouses can house up to 2,100 inmates.

FCI Butner Low — General Information

Facility Name FCI Butner Low
Facility Type Federal Prison
Capacity 1112
Address OLD NC HWY 75 BUTNER, NC, 27509
Phone 919-575-5000
City Butner
Postal Code 27509
State North Carolina
County Granville
Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/buf/

Inmate Search

Searching for an inmate who is currently in the FCI Butner Low will require you to search the database that is brought to you by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

This database is easy for you to use. All you will need to know is some identifying information on the inmate such as their name, date of birth, gender, and race.

The database will give you all the information you could ever want on the inmate in question.

Nationwide Inmate Records Online Check

Jail records, court & arrest records, mugshots and even judicial reports.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

If you want to make an inmate’s day in the FCI Butner Low, send them a handwritten letter.

When sending a letter, put in a couple of photographs of family members as well.

The FCI Butner Low allows you to do this. It is permitted. Just remember that the staff will look over your letters and photos before giving it to the inmate.

Sending Money

The FCI Butner Low gives you three drastically different ways where you will be able to fund an inmate's account.

First and foremost, the most economical way to send money is to send a money order to the following address:

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name

Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number

Post Office Box 474701

Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

This method is completely free. But this method can take up to 30 days before the funds will be deposited into their account.

If you want the money to be deposited quicker, MoneyGram and Western Union is the way to go. But you will need to keep in mind both methods will incur a service fee to fund the account.

Phone calls

The FCI Butner Low allows inmates to make phone calls during the daytime hours. Inmates will have access to the phone during the day when they are not participating in groups, programs, or schools.

Inmates will be permitted to make 15-minute calls home.


Do you want to visit an inmate in the FCI Butner Low? Have you already filled out the visitor application?

If you have not filled out the visitor application, you will need to start there first.

After you’ve done that and you’ve been approved, you can visit between 5 pm to 8:30 pm on Fridays and Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 3 pm.

Visiting Hours

Thursday — 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday — 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday — 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday — 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Holiday — 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM


Refer the map below to find the driving directions.

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