FCI Petersburg Low, VA Prison Roster, Online Inmate Search

Updated on: September 19, 2021
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FCI Petersburg Low




A medium security facility, this prison in Virginia has room for up to 1232 male inmates. It also has an adjacent camp that is considered minimum security.

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FCI Petersburg Low — General Information

Facility Name FCI Petersburg Low
Facility Type Federal Prison
Capacity 1232
Address 1100 RIVER ROAD HOPEWELL, VA, 23860
Phone 804-733-7881
City Hopewell
Postal Code 23860
State Virginia
County Hopewell city
Official Website https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/pet/

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You can search online here and find any inmate that has been incarcerated in FCI Petersburg Low since 1982. This is the best place to start your inmate search.

Sending a Mail/Care Package

All mail being sent to inmates is going to be screened and inspected for contraband. The good news is, if you mark the mail on the envelope as “special,” the FCI Petersburg Low staff has to open it in the presence of the inmate, so the inmate will know if anything has been removed or deemed as contraband.

Send all mail to this address:

Nmate Name & Register Number
FCI Petersburg Low

Sending Money

Sending money to inmates is important, as their commissary accounts are very important to their well-being. With money in their accounts, they can make phone calls and purchase necessities.

The most efficient way is to send a Money gram. This will all funds to be processed every day, and inmates at FCI Petersburg Low should receive the money you deposit within a matter of hours. To move forward with this option, call 804-733-7881 or visit the website.

Another easy way is to send money by Wester Union as long as you have the inmate's eight digit register number with no spaces or dashes and the inmate's last name. To set this up, call 804-733-7881 or go to the website.

While you cannot send personal checks or cash, you can send a money order, but it needs to go through the FCI Petersburg Low processing system in Iowa, which slows down the process. You send the money order if you have the inmate’s full name and eight digit register number.

Phone calls

Since inmates at FCI Petersburg Low cannot receive phone calls, it is important to add money to their commissary accounts so they can make outgoing calls. You will need to be on the list of people they can call.


Before planning your visit, start out by reading some tips on visiting inmates located in federal prisons.

Start out by doing an inmate search and verifying the location of inmate. From there, you can work on getting added to an inmate’s visitor’s list and getting preapproved. Then you can schedule a visit.

Visiting Hours

FCI Hours;Camp Hours

Monday — 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM;
Thursday — 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM;
Friday — 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM;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.

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