Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield is a medium-security federal prison located in Edgefield, South Carolina. It is also known as FCI Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution, Edgefield SC Prison, and Edgefield Prison. FCI Edgefield Camp is adjacent to the primary institution. Both federal prisons house male inmates.
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Table of contents
- FCI Edgefield Contact Information
- Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield Inmate Information
- FCI Edgefield Prison Services Information
- FCI Edgefield Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
- Visitation Information for FCI Edgefield
- FCI Edgefield Prison Culture Information
- FCI Edgefield in the News
- More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield
FCI Edgefield Contact Information
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield
501 Gary Hill Road
Edgefield, SC 29824
Email: [email protected]
BOP Website: Bureau of Prisons Page
Wikipedia: Wikipedia Page
Inmate Correspondence Address
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Edgefield Federal Prison
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 725
Edgefield, SC 29824
FCI Edgefield Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Edgefield Camp
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 725
Edgefield, SC 29824
How to Send Money
Inmates may not receive funds directly. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners. This page details sending money to inmates through Western Union, Money Gram, and the National Lockbox in Des Moines, Iowa.
Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield Inmate Information
Prison Security Level
FCI Edgefield is on the South Carolina/Georgia border, northeast of Augusta, approximately 30 miles northeast of I-20 on Highway 25.
BOP Institution Code
EDG for FCI Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution
Medical Care Level
Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Mental Health Care Level
FCI Edgefield houses approximately 1,500 federal inmates. The camp houses around 310 inmates.
FCI Edgefield Prison Services Information
Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield is a medium-security federal prison in Edgefield, South Carolina. It opened in 1998 and houses male inmates.
Edgefield SC federal prison camp also houses male inmates. It opened in 1998 and is located adjacent to the central institution.
Both facilities are United States federal prisons under the Department of Justice.
Media reports indicate that at least one prisoner has been indicted for conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the prison.
Inmates at FCI Edgefield federal prison live in two- and three-person cells. There is a total of six housing units. Inmates at the camp live in dormitories divided into two-person pods.
Edgefield federal prison provides various health and dental care services to inmates, including:
- Medical Sick Call
- Dental Sick Call
- Emergency Treatment
- Special Housing Unit Sick Call
- Prescription Medications
- HIV Testing
- Dental Care
- Eye Care
Inmates must submit a sick call form to be evaluated for routine health care needs. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. The pill line is at 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., though inmates can pick up self-carry prescriptions at 3:00 p.m. Insulin line is conducted before breakfast and dinner.
Edgefield SC prison offers the following psychology treatment services:
- Brief Counseling
- Group Therapy
- Anger Management
- Stress Management
- Criminal Thinking
Notices of upcoming treatment offerings are posted in inmate housing units. Inmates must submit a cop-out to request program placement.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
FCI Edgefield does not offer the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but the camp does have the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities also offer a Drug Education Program and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
FCI Edgefield Educational, Library, and Recreation Offerings
An Education representative interviews inmates upon arrival at Edgefield SC prison to determine appropriate educational programming. Both facilities offer these inmate educational programs:
- English-as-a-Second Language (ESL)
- Adult Continuing Education (ACE)
ACE classes currently include:
- Creative Writing
- World Geography
- Basic Real Estate
- GED Math
- Entrepreneurial Opportunities
- Creative Thinking
- Business Basics
- Advanced Math
- Effective Planning
- Political Science
- Barber Basics
High school diplomas and post-secondary degrees are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education
Both FCI Edgefield federal prison and the camp offer advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts, ServeSafe, and General Services Automotive Technician. The camp also offers Forklift Operator.
Edgefield SC prison does not offer any vocational training besides advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.
FCI Edgefield Federal Correctional Institution offers an apprenticeship in Culinary Arts.
Edgefield SC federal prison offers a leisure and law library. Inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines in the leisure library. Inmates can also check out DVDs.
The law library offers typewriters, a copy machine, and the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. Both libraries are open six days a week.
The Edgefield SC prison UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles. The camp does not house a UNICOR facility.
Edgefield prison imposes a monthly spending limit of $360.00. Once each week, prisoners can visit the inmate commissary, where they can purchase food, drinks, electronics, and more.
Inmate housing units shop on a rotating basis. The rotation schedule is based on inmates’ registration numbers and is posted in the commissary and all housing units. Inmates must have funds in their accounts to purchase goods.
Stamps, Nicoderm, over-the-counter medications, and special purchase items are exempt from the spending limit. Shopping is conducted Monday through Thursday from 6:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Recreation programs at FCI Edgefield SC federal prison include indoor and outdoor activities ranging from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports, such as:
Indoors, inmates have access to table games, arts and crafts, crochet, and some musical instruments. The institution’s Recreation Departments are open seven days a week from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., 12:00 to 3:30 p.m., and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Visitation Information for FCI Edgefield
Visitation is held from 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sundays and Saturdays. On Friday, visiting hours are 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. On federal holidays approved visitors may visit inmates between 8:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
FCI Edgefield Prison Culture Information
Prison Politics at Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield
Most respondents said that there is a low level of prison politics. A limited number suggested a medium level of racial politics and that cars are common.
Paperwork concerns sometimes come into play as they concern racial groups, but not often. According to one respondent, “The white race and, in particular, the Aryan Brotherhood and Dirty White Boys can be bad about politics.”
Level of Violence
Most respondents said that there is very little violence at the Edgefield SC prison. However, in particular, one respondent stated that “Edgefield is right in the middle when it comes to violence.” He explained, “[there are] more stabbings and assaults here than I would have expected.”
While one inmate pegged it as a 4 out of 10 for safety, another felt it was a 6 out of 10. One respondent stated that “the violence is at a minimum.” Another inmate explained that there is “a lot of talk, but minor violence.”
Sex offenders, informants, and LGBT inmates can walk the Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield yard. According to one inmate, “They are all allowed here, and the transgender people are treated fairly.” Another inmate explained it as a “protective custody institution,” though this appears to be a minority opinion.
Good at FCI Edgefield SC Federal Prison
“Even though the prison is a warehouse, most officers are friendly.” “There is no good thing at this prison.” “Not good at all.”
Bad at FCI Edgefield Prison
“Run loosely. Drug use is rampant. It is a very tempting environment to do wrong and nothing.” “Very poor training and reentry preparation.”
“The staff are lazy and lacking in their job performance.” “The food is less than fair, and the portions are terrible.” “The SHU is horrible. The staff heap abuses and limit privileges to those confined therein.”
“Rec is often canceled, the food is horrible, and the administration’s communication with inmates is abysmal.” “Staff lock us down for dumb reasons.” “The compound officers are a bit crazy, and the administration is terrible at being on schedule with anything.”
Other Inmate Comments
“This is the worst institution in the Southeast Region.”
FCI Edgefield in the News
In July 2016, infamous poker cheat Christian Lusardi was sent to Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield after his parole from state prison to serve out his five-year sentence for the manufacture and sale of bootleg DVDs.
In December 2004, Kenneth Tager, a prisoner at FCI Edgefield SC federal prison, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and intent to distribute in a marijuana smuggling scheme involving a woman, Pamela Forsyth, who was sentenced to probation for bringing it to him.
More Information About Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield
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Published Jun 3, 2018 by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA | Last Updated by Christopher Zoukis, JD, MBA on Jun 4, 2023 at 5:29 pm