FCI Elkton Inmate Search and Prison Information

Updated on: March 22, 2020
FCI Elkton

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The FCI Elkton is also known as the Federal Correctional Institution, Elkton. The prison is a federal prison. It is a low-security prison in Elkton Ohio. The facility is operated and managed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Adjacent to FCI Elkton is a satellite prison camp. This satellite prison camp housing low-security and minimum-security inmates.

FCI Elkton opened their doors in 1997. It is also a part of the Sex Offender Management Program. Some of their most notable inmates are Peter Gotti, who was convicted for conspiracy to commit murder and extortion along with Joseph Vas, who was convicted for corruption among other convictions.

The main campus has 1,864 male inmates while the prison satellite camp has 434 male inmates.

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FCI Elkton - General Information

Facility Name: FCI Elkton
Facility Type: Federal Prison
Address: 8730 SCROGGS ROAD LISBON, OH, 44432
Phone: 330-420-6200
Email: ELK/[email protected]
Capacity: 2470
Date Established: 1997
Offender Gender: Male Offenders
Security Level: Low
BOP Region: Northeast Region
Judicial District: Northern Ohio
City: Lisbon
Postal Code: 44432
State: Ohio
County: Columbiana
Official Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/elk/

FCI Elkton is a federal prison. The easiest way to lookup an inmate in federal prisons is going to the BOP website.

They have a database where you can search all federal inmates.

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Sending a Mail/Care Package

Inmates at the FCI Elkton can receive letters in the mail from family and friends. Their mailing address for the main campus is as follows:

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Elkton
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon, OH 44432

The address for their satellite camp is as follows:

Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Elkton
Satellite Low
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon, OH 44432

Sending Money

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You can put money into your inmate's commissary account by Western Union or MoneyGram. Each option you can do online or in person.

You will need to the following information

  • Inmate Name
  • Register Number (inmate number)
  • City (always will be FBOP)
  • State (always will be DC)

If you can’t get down to either Western Union or MoneyGram, you can send money directly to their PO box. That information is:

P.O. Box 474702
Des Moines, Iowa 50947

Do NOT send money to an inmate using the FCI Elkton address. All funds sent through the mail must be addressed to a processing center in Des Moines, Iowa. This applies to all Federal inmates, regardless of where they are incarcerated.

Phone calls

FCI Elkton uses Trulincs as their phone service. They must submit all contacts with their telephone numbers to their inmate unit team to put on their approved list.

Their approval list can take a few days or longer for family and friends.

Calls are limited to 15 minutes. Inmates have 300 minutes per month. They are awarded an extra 100 minutes a month during the months of November and December (400 minutes a month).


The last way to stay in touch with an inmate at FCI Elkton is through email. Email is also through Trulincs.

The email program is funded by the inmate trust fund, which is kept up with purchases from the commissary, the telephone service, and fees paid directly to Trulincs.

Emails are monitored and screened for content not suitable for them.

Admissions and Orientation Handbook

Your first day in prison, you are bombarded with a ton of information. One booklet you will be giving is the Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook. 

This handbook will supply you with general information about the prison itself alongside the prison’s rules, programs, and regulations you will have to follow while you are serving out your sentence. 

It will be in your best interest to familiarize yourself with handbook as it is your responsibility to transition smoothly to prison life. 

The handbook is in English and in Spanish.


The commissary was founded in 1930 by the Department of Justice. The Commissary was placed in all Federal Institutions. 

The commissary allows inmates to shop for “luxury” items while they are in prison. Funds are typically deposited by their friends, families, and their prison jobs. 

Inmates have a spending limit of $360 per month. The commissary is only open on a designated day of the week where they can utilize the shop. 

All federal prisons have their commissary list with prices available to the public.

Even when in prison, you may still need legal counsel. There are strict procedures one will have to follow to obtain legal reference materials alongside their legal counsel.

There are also many opportunities to be taken advantage of to afford the proposal of legal documents when behind bars.  

All procedures for legal activities can be located here.


Inmates can receive visitors too. All visitors must be on inmates approved visitors list. Once on approved list, you will be able to head on down the facility, the main address is:

Elkton Federal Correctional Institution
8730 Scroggs Road
Lisbon, Ohio 44432

All visitors over the age of 16 must have a government ID to enter visitation area. Children under the age of 16 are permitted in the visitation area, they must be accompanied by their legal guardian. Children in the visitation area, must behave or the visit with the inmate will be terminated.

Inmates are not permitted to have more than 6 visitors at a time.

Visiting Hours

FCI 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

Camp Hours

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

The visiting starts in first in, first out type of fashion. No new visitors will be allowed in 45 minutes before the end of the visit day. 45 minutes before the end of the visit day officers start escorting those who were first in out of the visitor room.

How Often Can I Visit?

This will depend on what rank the inmate is. There are three ranks:

  • LSCI - 12 points
  • FCI - 5 points
  • USP - 9 points

Here is the point schedule for visitations:


  • Each visit is one point regardless of the day.


  • 2 points for weekend visits
  • 2 points for federal holidays visits
  • 1 point for weekday visits


  • 2 points for weekend visits
  • 0 points for federal holiday visits
  • 1 point for weekday visits.


Refer the map below to find the driving directions

Prison Life

The entire FCI Elkton facility, the main campus, and the satellite camp has 5 house buildings. The main campus is made up of 3 housing units. The satellite camp has the other 2 house building.

All housing units are 2 stories tall. They have cells on both floors. Cells are two-person cells. The satellite prison camp housing unit is dormitory-style housing. It is very similar to army barracks with rows and rows of bunk beds.

The facility is surrounded by a fence to keep inmates in the prison premises.

FCI Elkton prides themselves on offering their inmates a wide variety of programs and services that their male inmates can take advantage of while they are completing their sentences. These programs and services include, but not limited to:

  • Medical Services
  • Psychology Services
  • Residential Drug Abuse Program
  • Drug Abuse Program
  • Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program
  • English-as-a-Second Language Program
  • Parenting Program
  • Adult Continuing Education
  • Advanced Occupational Education
  • Vocational Training
  • Apprenticeship Programs
  • Library Services
  • Commissary
  • Recreational Program

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