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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) – Low, Petersburg

1100 RIVER ROAD, HOPEWELL, Virginia 23860

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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) – Low, Petersburg Visiting Information:

On Monday, Thursday and Friday, visiting will begin at
5:00pm and end at 9:00pm. Processing will end at 8:00pm.
Visiting hours on Sunday, Saturday and federal holidays are from 8:00am to 3:00pm. For SHU inmates, visiting during the week will begin at 5:00pm and end at 7:00pm. During the weekend their visiting will begin at 8:00am, but will end at 2:00pm. Processing for inmate in SHU will end at 1:00pm. No visits will commence 60 minutes to the conclusion of visiting hours.

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) – Low, Petersburg Additional information:

English as-a-Second Language

The English as-a-Second Language (ESL) program enables inmates with limited English proficiency to improve their English language skills. The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1990 mandates non-English proficient inmates participate in an ESL program until they pass competency skills tests at the eighth-grade level.


No time limit unless space availability is limited.

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) – Low, Petersburg Description:

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Low, in Petersburg, Virginia, is a low security facility housing male offenders. It is part of the Petersburg Federal Correctional Complex (FCC). A satellite prison camp adjacent to the FCI (Low) houses minimum security male offenders. FCC Petersburg is located 25 miles southeast of Richmond. From Interstate 95, take Exit 54 (Temple Avenue/Highway 144), proceed east approximately 3 miles, then turn left on River Road.

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9 Responses to Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) – Low, Petersburg

  1. Marie November 24, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    Is there a praosses that you need to do in order to visit an inmate?

    • PrisonPath November 24, 2012 at 2:28 am #

      Hi Maria,

      You have to be on the inmate’s visitation list. You have to be approved.

      • Maria November 30, 2012 at 1:53 am #

        Do you allow inmates to get married while there.. wanting to know .. having a baby

        • PrisonPath November 30, 2012 at 2:08 am #

          Hi Maria, for additional information about your question, please click this-Link

  2. Donna Ramos February 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm #

    I am trying to find out if my husband was moved there today i have gotten no info on where he was moved to just he felt warsaw this morning

    • PrisonPath February 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

      Hi Donna,

      If he was just moved, the inmate locators in all probability would not have the information now. I would recommend calling the facility.

  3. Michelle April 28, 2013 at 2:47 am #

    My mother is going to visit her father in Petersburg tomorrow and wants to take my daughter with her. I am perfectly fine with this, but is the institution?

    • PrisonPath April 28, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

      Hi Michelle,

      please note the following information about visitation—As recommended, call the facility to confirm any question about visitation.

      Visiting Hours & General Information
      “The Bureau of Prisons encourages visiting by family, friends, and community groups to maintain the morale of the inmate and to develop closer relationships between the inmate and family members or others in the community….The Warden may restrict inmate visiting when necessary to ensure the security and good order of the institution.” (From P5267.08)

      This page provides basic information about visiting. It does not cover every situation. For the official regulations, see Program Statement P5267.08, Visiting Regulations.

      Each Federal prison has set up certain days and times, called “visiting hours,” for family and friends to visit inmates. There are more than 117 prisons, and visiting hours may vary depending on location and other factors. Some prisons have different types of inmates with different visiting needs. Some have more space and other facilities available for visiting than others.

      All institutions have visiting hours on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays; and most have them at other times during the week. Individual prisons can set up evening hours.

      The inmate you plan to visit should tell you what the hours are for that prison. If you have any question about a particular prison’s hours, call that prison or use our online Facility Locator tool to find the visiting hours for the prison.

      By law, an inmate gets at least four hours of visiting time per month. Usually, the prison can provide more. The Warden can decide to restrict the length of visits or the number of people who can visit at once, to avoid overcrowding in the visiting room. Sometimes the prison may have to limit visiting per inmate to one day on a weekend, because it is the most popular time to visit.

      Prisons try to allow for families’ special circumstances, such as the distance you have to travel or health problems. Staff can help with directions, including how to get there by public transportation when available; but there is no Government payment or reimbursement for transportation. Again, call the prison before you travel for a visit.

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