FCI Petersburg Medium

FCI Petersburg Medium Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: December 4, 2020

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Location 1060 RIVER ROAD HOPEWELL, VA, 23860
Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/pem/

The FCI Petersburg Medium is also referred to as a minimum satellite prison camp in Hopewell, District of Columbia.

The FCI Petersburg Medium will be able to house just over 1503 offenders. These offenders here in the FCI Petersburg Medium will be required to enroll in either educational programs or have a work assignment.

Inmates will be permitted to work in the facility’s kitchen where they can prepare meats and vegetables for consumption. However, the FCI Petersburg Medium also can work as a librarian, mechanics, tutors, carpenters, janitors, and clerks.

However, in the FCI Petersburg Medium can also work through the Federal Prison Industries, which gives jobs in a call center, processing patents, and catalog distributions.

The FCI Petersburg Medium has many educational courses, these courses will include the following:

  • Post-Secondary Education

  • GED Program

  • English as a Second Language

  • Parenting Program

Offenders also have access to the Residential Drug Treatment Program and the popular dog training program.

Offenders can also start their apprenticeship in the horticulture, dental, and cosmetology fields.

FCI Petersburg Medium — General Information

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

Sending a Mail/Care Package

Nearly all federal correctional institutions will have a mailing address and a physical address. All mail/packages and such will be required to be sent to the mailing address. If you mail anything to the physical address here at the FCI Petersburg Medium, all mail will be refused and sent back to the sender.

You will be required to send the mail/packages to the following address:

Inmate Name, Inmate ID Number

FCI Petersburg Medium


Sending Money

If an offender asked you to send them money, you can send them money using MoneyGram and Western Union. This method is more commonly used as it will get to the inmate much faster than sending a money order to the address below:

Federal Bureau of Prisons

Insert Valid Committed Inmate Name

Insert Inmate Eight-Digit Register Number

Post Office Box 474701

Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001

Phone calls

The offenders in the FCI Petersburg Medium will allow all inmates who are not in the solitary confinement to have access to the telephones. The telephones are in the common areas. They will be available from 7 am to 10 pm.

The phones will cost money to use. The offender can purchase minutes from the commissary.


When you want to visit an offender in the FCI Petersburg Medium you will need to come to the facility on Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm. You can also visit an inmate on a federal observed holiday between 8 am to 3 pm.

The visitation room here at the FCI Petersburg Medium can hold up to 570 people. When the room gets full, the first people in the room will be asked to leave to make room for the new visitors.

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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