Butner Federal Medical Center


Butner Federal Medical Center

Butner Federal Medical Center

Butner Federal Medical Center is a secured medical facility associated with the Butner Federal Correctional Complex.  FMC Butner, located in Butner of Granville County, North Carolina, currently holds and cares for 919 male offenders.  In 2001, when FMC Butner was originally added to the Butner FCC, the facility was designed to be a 513 bed hospital. The hospital was designed to have additional space for up to 250 inmates from other facilities within the complex.  The institution not only works to treat those with direct medical problems, but inmates who also have behavioral health issues. FMC Butner has an Employee Development Center specifically for employees at the medical center. FMC Butner is also known for having the only program, out of all federal prison facilities, that works to treat sexual offenders. 

One of the most notable inmates who attended Butner Federal Medical Center was John Hinckley Jr.  Hinckley was best known for his attempt to assassinate United States President Ronald Reagan. Although Hinckley only inflicted Reagan with a bullet wound, he was still admitted to FMC Butner because he was believed to be driven by insanity.  Hinckley was later released to a psychiatric hospital where he could get the attention he needed for his unstable state of mind. 

Visiting Hours at Butner Federal Medical Center:

  • Visiting hours at Butner Federal Medical Center occurs on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. On Fridays, visiting hours are from 2:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. On weekends, visiting will occur from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  Federal holidays will follow the same visiting schedule as weekend visits.
  • Before an inmate can have visitors, he must complete a list of requested visitors. This list cannot exceed ten people who are outside the family. 
  • Due to the limited space in visiting rooms, as the visiting room crowds, certain visits will be terminated based on the how far the visitor traveled and how often they visit.
  • Visitors who are looking to do a bedside visit with an inmate must speak to the Unit Manager and should note that these visits only last one hour.
  • At FMC Butner, visits are tracked with a point system. Each month an inmate receives 16 points. Weekend visits will deduct 4 points from the inmate's total points, while Friday visits only deduct one point. Visitations on federal holidays do not cost any points.
  • An inmate may have up to three adult visitors (visitors of age 16 and older) at one time, with no limit on child visitors.  
  • Visitors are authorized to bring money into the facility for vending machines. This amount cannot exceed $20 and must be in coins. When this money is not being used, it should be kept in a clear plastic bag, no larger than 8 inch by 6 inch by 2 inch.
  • Electronics are not permitted in the visiting room. 

Physical Address:

Butner Federal Medical Center
Old North Carolina Highway 75
Butner, North Carolina 27509



Inmate Mailing Address:

Inmate Name, ID Number
Butner Federal Medical Center
P.O. Box 1600
Butner, North Carolina 27509