Atwater is home to the Federal Penitentiary. This prison facility holds inmates sentenced in Atwater and Merced County Courts and courts of other cities in the Merced County area areas. In order to visit inmates at Federal Penitentiary, you'll be traveling to Atwater, CA, 95301-5174 in Merced. The address of this facility is listed as 1 Federal Way. But it's important that you verify that your inmate is at this location before making travel arrangements.
Maintaining contact with friends and family is important for the health and wellbeing of both inmates and their family. Sadly, many prisons don't make this easy. Phone charges of up to $14 a minute for long distance calls create financial burdens on inmate families who must pay for these calls. Thankfully services from Securtel help avoid these additional charges by creating a local phone number an inmate can call that will connect to any long-distance number. By eliminating the long-distance surcharge, inmates can talk to friends and family at the local rate no matter where they might live. You can set this up with Securtel.coml at inmate calls
. To send mail to an inmate you can visit send postcards
. Once you get set up with call service and can communicate with your inmate, it will be easier to start making plans for visitation. CA has many types of prison facility. City Jails, County Jails, State Jails and State Penitentiaries will each have their own rules and times for visitation and even rules for sending and receiving inmate mail
Prison is expensive. Even public prison facilities appear to be operating like for-profit prisons these days. Long distance phone calls are a favorite way for jails to make money. Charging inmates for everything from soap to toothpaste is another. Even sending your inmate money to buy these things will come with an added fee. The first thing to do is set up an economical line of communication as suggested above. Then you can communicate with the inmate to discuss a reasonable budget and how the family can work together to pay and keep it.
Prison families can do a lot to help each other and their inmates in Federal Penitentiary by sharing information about this facility with other families. We make that easy. Take a moment to share your experiences at Federal Penitentiary. Everything from suggestions about the best places to stay to the most helpful local organizations can be valuable to others.