Alderson Federal Prison Camp

FPC Alderson- West Virginia

FPC Alderson West Virgina Female Federal Prison Camp

Alderson Federal Prison Camp
Glen Ray Road. Box A Alderson, West Virginia 24910
Phone: 304-445-3300 Fax: 304-445-3320

Women’s Minimum Security Camp (RDAP Facility)

FPC Alderson also known as Alderson Federal Prison Camp is a minimum security women’s federal prison located at Glen Ray Rd. Box A Alderson, West Virginia operated by the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the U.S. Department of Justice. FPC Alderson houses 973 female federal inmates sentenced and charged with Federal Crimes in U.S. District Court.

FPC Alderson offers RDAP Early Release Program. For program info Click Here

FPC Alderson Downloadable Resources

Inmate Handbook    Commissary List    Visiting Regulations    Visiting Form

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Housing:  FPC Alderson is a Minimum Security Federal Prison Camp.  Housing is dormitory style 2 person bunkbeds as well as 4 and 8 person cubicles. Storage space in most units consists of an individual locker. Locks may be purchased in the institution commissary. The amount of personal property allowed is limited to those items, which can be safely placed in the space designated. 

 Religion: The FPC Alderson Chapel is located on the lower level of Willebrandt Hall in the rear of the building. There are facilities for worship services, prayer and study areas, offices, and a religious library. FPC Alderson provides services and programs to Christian, Jewish and Muslim inmates.

FPC Alderson religious services department has a Catholic chaplain, Jewish Rabbi and Muslim Imam to provide to religious of inmates. Volunteers from the cities of Standstone and Lewisburg help orchestrate services for other religious groups. Inmates can wear religious items, and the facilities observe different holy days, and also accommodate to any dietary restrictions for various faiths.   

 Medical: FPC Alderson has a full-time medical staff on hand and/or contract medical workers from nearby cities. FPC Alderson provides care for inmates who may experience any medical emergencies. In the event institution staff is unable to care for an inmate’s medical needs, inmates may be sent to the Greenbrier Medical Center in Ronceverte, West Virginia for medical care.

Jobs: FPC Alderson inmates work positions that involve working in food, carpentry, electric, heating, ventilation & air conditioning, landscape, paint, plumbing, utility and general maintenance.

Education: FPC Alderson inmates without a high school diploma or General Educational Development

Credential (GED) must attend the BOP Inmate Literacy Program to obtain their GED. FPC Alderson inmates who are non-English speaking must take the (ESL) English As A Second Language Inmate Program. The education department offers classes in Cosmetology accredited through the West Virginia Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists as well as a Dog Training program.  

Federal RDAP Sentence Reduction Services

FPC Alderson offers the BOP 500 Hour RDAP program that enables federal inmates with verifiable substance abuse issues to receive up to an 18 month early release off their sentences. For additional information on qualifications and entry into the RDAP Program please click on RDAP Eligibility.

Directions To FPC Alderson

From the East (New York, Washington, DC,etc.):
Follow I-64 to Alta Exchange, 7 miles West of Lewisburg, WV. Exit #161 turn South (left) onto Route 12 to Alderson, WV.

From the West (Chicago, St. Louis, etc.):
Follow I-77 to Beckley, WV. Then Follow I-64 to East Alta Exit, turn South onto Route 12 to Alderson, WV.

From the South (Atlanta, etc.):
Follow I-77 to Beckley, WV. Then Follow I
-64 to East Alta Exit, turn South onto Route 12 to Alderson, WV.

There are signs in Alderson with directions to the Federal Prison Camp.

FPC Alderson Visiting Information

It is the policy of the BOP and FPC Alderson that visiting privileges should be an integral part of an inmate’s institutional program. However, the number of visitors must be kept within reasonable limits due to space limitations. There is a limit of four (4) adult visitors per person at one time unless prior approval is received from the Unit Manager. When the established capacity has been reached (100 inside and 50 outside), termination of visits will be as follows:

  1. Frequency of visits
  2. Friends opposed to family members
  3. Distance traveled

Visiting Days/Hours:

Monday 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Friday 11 :15 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Sunday 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Holidays 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Sending Mail To FPC Alderson Inmates

FPC Alderson inmates may receive mail addressed to them at the below address using the indicated format.


Inmates are not allowed to receive packages from home without prior written approval from the inmate’s unit team or authorized staff member at the institution. The only packages an inmate may receive from home are those containing release clothing and authorized medical devices. However, inmates may receive magazines, hard and paperback books directly from the publisher

FPC Alderson Inmate Telephone Calls

FPC Alderson inmates are authorized 300 minutes of prepaid phone use January thru October, and 400 minutes, in November and December. Inmates phone lists can contain 30 approved called numbers, and calls maximum 15 minutes in length. VAC Communications contracts prison call services to the Bureau of Prisons and FPC Alderson. A calls costs 21¢ per minute, with 15 minute calls costing $3.15.

Pacific Telephone Company can substantially cut the cost of Waseca FCI inmate calls from $3.15 to $1.65 for a 15 minute call! For information call 855-966-8655 or go to

Sending Funds To A Federal Inmate

Federal inmate can receive outside funds from their inmate accounts via a Postal Money order by U.S. Mail as well as a money transfer via Western Union. For additional information on sending money to an inmate please click on the appropriate link.