The Mail Room is located in Building Eight (8), across from the Barbershop. The side entrance is for your use when you have business to conduct with the Mail Room. The Mail Room Open House is from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM, Tuesday through Thursday. Open House is for weighing items to insure proper postage, certifying, and obtaining return receipts. If you have questions about your mail, you can go to the Open House or send a written inquiry.
Mail is delivered to inmates Monday through Friday after the 4:00 PM count at the Unit Officer’s Station. On Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays there is no mail delivery.
Your mail is screened for contraband according to Bureau of Prisons policy. Incoming mail is opened and stapled.
Incoming Legal and Special Mail is not opened in the Mail Room if clearly marked as such in accordance with the Bureau of Prisons Program Statement on Correspondence. This mail is opened in your presence. It is suggested you provide an instruction sheet for special mail privileges to the attorney(s) representing you at the earliest opportunity. Special Mail Notice forms may be obtained from the Mail Room.
Inmates are asked to advise those writing to them to put the inmate’s name, register number, and unit on the envelope to aid the prompt delivery of mail. Correspondence should be addressed accordingly: Inmate Name; Register Number; Unit, FCI Seagoville; PO Box 9000, Seagoville, TX 75159-9000.
Polaroid pictures will be rejected because they cannot be searched without harming the picture. The back of the Polaroid should be cut at the bottom or removed.
You may receive hardcover publications and newspapers only from the publisher, a bookstore, or a book club. Magazines printed on newspaper type paper are included. Soft-cover materials (magazines, paperback books) can be received from any source. All incoming publications are subject to review according to the guidelines in Bureau of Prisons Program Statement 5266.06, Publications, and Incoming.
Incoming Inmate Property
Personal items cannot be mailed into the institution except in the following situations.
Health Services Administrator: Orthopedic shoes, arch supports, prescription eyeglasses, prosthetic devices, and hearing aids must be pre-approved by the Health Service Administrator before they can be mailed into the institution.
Inmate Systems Manager: Release clothes must arrive at the institution 30 days prior to release or transfer to a Community Corrections Center. Inmates with detainers are not eligible to receive release clothes.
Release clothing may be mailed in to you with an approved Authorization to Receive Package or Property form, BP-331, four weeks prior to your release. The form may be obtained during the Mail Room Open House on Thursday, 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM, no earlier than six weeks prior to your release date.
The Correctional Systems Officer will not approve any item or package for delivery unless the appropriate authorization form has been approved by the Department Head and is on file.
Outgoing mail is picked up daily and may be sealed at this institution. You must place your full name, register number, and the institution’s return address on all outgoing mail. If this information is not on your letter, it will be returned to you.
Inmate Name & Quarters Assignment
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9000
Seagoville, Texas 75159-9000
An outgoing letter box is located in your housing unit for regular mail. All outgoing regular mail should be dropped in the mail box for proper handling.