Encyclopedia of Prisons & Correctional Facilities

Encyclopedia of Prisons & Correctional Facilities

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Edited by: Mary Bosworth

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The two-volume Encyclopedia of Prisons and Correctional Facilities aims to provide a critical overview of penal institutions within a historical and contemporary framework. Issues of race, gender, and class are fully integrated throughout in order to demonstrate the complexity of the implementation and intended results of incarceration. The Encyclopedia contains biographies, articles describing important legal statutes, and detailed and authoritative descriptions of the major prisons in the United States. Comparative data and examples are employed to analyze the American system within an international context. The Encyclopedia’s 400 entries are written by recognized authorities. The appendix contains a comprehensive listing of every federal prison in the U.S., complete with facility details and service information.

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      Reader's Guide

      List of Sidebars

      Chaplains

      Children's Visits

      Clemency

      Commissary

      Convict Criminology

      Deprivation

      Education

      Fathers in Prison

      Federal Prison System

      Food

      Health Care

      Inmate Code

      Prison Literature

      Prison Literature

      Race, Class, and Gender of Prisoners

      Racial Conflict Among Prisoners

      Recreation Program

      Rehabilitation Theory

      Religion in Prison

      Three-Strikes Legislation

      Truth in Sentencing

      Visits

      War on Drugs

      List of Contributors

      Agozino, Biko

      Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

      Albin, Kimberly

      Northeastern University

      Allen, Jennifer M.

      Western Illinois University

      Anderson, Kate

      University of Cincinnati

      Andrus, Tracy

      Prairie View A&M University

      Angiello, Elizabeth

      The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Newark

      Arrigo, Bruce

      University of North Carolina at Charlotte

      Austin, Andrew

      University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

      Baker, Melissa

      University of Ottawa

      Bakker, Hans

      University of Guelph

      Banks, Cyndi

      Northern Arizona University

      Barker, Vanessa

      New York University

      Baro, Agnes

      Valdosta State University

      Barton, Alana

      Edge Hill University College

      Belbot, Barbara

      University of Houston–Downtown

      Bernat, Frances P.

      Arizona State University West

      Blakely, Curtis R.

      Southern Illinois University–Carbondale

      Blevins, Kristie R.

      University of Cincinnati

      Blight, Jake

      Office of General Counsel, High Court of Australia

      Bloom, Barbara E.

      Sonoma State University

      Bosworth, Mary

      Wesleyan University

      Bosworth, Michal

      Independent Scholar

      Brennan, Lori

      Fordham University

      Brewster, Dennis R.

      Auburn University

      Brockett, Ramona

      Northern Kentucky University

      Brooks-Klinger, Jeneve

      Fordham University

      Brown, Dorothy M.

      Georgetown University

      Brown, John D.

      CEO, Blockhouse

      Brown, Michelle

      Indiana University

      Brown-Dean, Khalilah

      Yale University

      Bruckert, Chris

      University of Ottawa

      Bush-Baskette, Stephanie

      The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Newark

      Bussert, Todd

      Law Offices of Todd A. Bussert

      Byers, Bryan D.

      Ball State University

      Cadigan, Robert T.

      Boston University

      Camp, Scott D.

      Independent Scholar

      Campbell, Kathryn M.

      University of Ottawa

      Capps, Jason S.

      University of Kansas

      Carleton, Francis

      University of Wisconsin at Green Bay

      Carrabine, Eamonn

      University of Essex

      Carter, David

      University of Cincinnati

      Cash, Staci A.

      Independent Scholar

      Chanenson, Steven L.

      Villanova University, School of Law

      Chavez, R. Scott

      National Commission on Correctional Health Care

      Cohn, Ellen G.

      Florida International University

      Cohn, Felicia

      University of California, Irvine

      Coldren, James “Chip”

      John Howard Association, Chicago

      Cole, Mihael Ami

      University of Ottawa

      Coleman, Michelle

      University of Cincinnati

      Collica, Kimberly

      Monroe College–Bronx

      Collier, Linda J.

      Delaware Community College

      Conte, Sara

      Tennessee Department of Corrections

      Culp, Richard

      John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Dammer, Harry S.

      University of Scranton

      Davies, Kim

      Augusta State University

      De Angelis, Joseph

      New York University

      Deasy, Kathy S.

      Independent Scholar

      Decker, Scott H.

      University of Missouri–St. Louis

      Dell, Colleen Anne

      Carleton University

      DeMichele, Matthew T.

      Western Michigan University

      Denov, Myriam

      University of Ottawa

      Derbitsky, Harry

      ACT Training Inc

      Desautels, Amy E.

      Fordham University

      Dobbs, Rhonda R.

      Florida State University

      Dodge, L. Mara

      Westfield State College

      Dodson, J. Talmadge

      University of Arkansas at Little Rock

      Dragan, Henry

      Northeastern Illinois University

      Faiver, Kenneth L.

      Faiver, Campau & Associates

      Farrell, William

      Indiana University–Southeast

      Fasano, Charles A.

      John Howard Association, Illinois

      Fields, Charles B.

      Eastern Kentucky University

      Fillmore, Catherine

      University of Winnipeg

      Finn, Mary A.

      Georgia State University

      Fisher-Giordano, Marianne

      Grambling State University

      Flavin, Jeanne

      Fordham University

      Freedman, Estelle B.

      Stanford University

      Freiberger, Kimberly L.

      Virginia Commonwealth University

      Frigon, Sylvie

      University of Ottawa

      Frost, Natasha

      James Cook University

      Fuller, John Randolf

      Eastern Michigan University

      Furst, Gennifer

      John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Garcia, Venessa

      Kean University

      Gaucher, Robert

      University of Ottawa

      Girshick, Lori B.

      Warren Wilson College

      Golden, Deborah M.

      D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services

      Grant, Anna Alice

      Griffith University

      Greene, Dana

      City University of New York

      Greene, Susan

      University of California, Santa Cruz

      Guerette, Rob T.

      The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers Newark

      Guevara, Anthony B.

      Fordham University

      Hamm, Mark S.

      Indiana State University

      Hanbury, Barbara

      York College of Pennsylvania

      Haney, Craig

      University of California, Santa Cruz

      Hannem-Kish, Stacey

      University of Ottawa

      Heege, Carrie A.

      Ball State University

      Heffernan, Esther

      Edgewood College

      Helfgott, Jacqueline B.

      Seattle University

      Hemmens, Craig

      Boise State University

      Henry, Stuart

      Wayne State University

      Hinkle, William G.

      Ivy Tech State College

      Hogeveen, Bryan R.

      University of Alberta

      Houston, James G.

      Grand Valley State University

      Hume, Wendelin M.

      University of North Dakota

      Hunter, Wanda T.

      University of Arkansas at Little Rock

      Immarigeon, Russ

      Civic Research Institute

      Inderbitzin, Michelle

      Oregon State University

      Ireland, Connie S.

      California State University, Long Beach

      Jaroslawicz, Isaac M.

      The Aleph Institute

      Jenkot, Robert B.

      University of Alabama

      Jesseman, Rebecca

      Corrections Research Division, Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness Canada

      Kaim, Marc

      Fordham University

      Kauffmann, Kelsey

      Independent Researcher and Writer

      Kelly, Russell

      University of Central Lancashire

      Kendall, Kathleen

      University of Southampton

      Keys, David

      Plattsburgh State University of New York

      Kilty, Jennifer M.

      University of Ottawa

      King, Ryan S.

      American University

      Klein, Melissa J.

      Fordham University

      Knepper, Paul

      University of Sheffield

      Kobil, Dan

      Capital University Law School

      Karl R. Kunkel

      Southern Missouri State University

      Kupchik, Aaron

      Arizona State University

      Law, Victoria

      New York Public Interest Research Group

      Lee, Maggy

      University of Essex

      Leighton, Paul

      Eastern Michigan University

      Lenning, Emily

      Western Michigan University

      Light, Stephen C.

      State University of New York–Plattsburgh

      Linn, Kenneth

      Acting Chairman, FedCure

      Lobo-Jost, Gregory

      Fordham University

      Long, Lydia M.

      University of Houston–Downtown

      Loo, Dennis D.

      California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

      Lucko, Paul

      Murray State University

      Macaluso, Mike

      Western Michigan University

      Maillicoat, Stacy

      California State University, Fullerton

      Mamiya, Lawrence H.

      Vassar College

      Martin, Kathryn E.

      University of California, Santa Barbara

      Mazloom, Richard

      Marist College

      McCorkle, Jill

      University of Massachusetts, Amherst

      McKinnon, Kristi M.

      University of San Francisco

      McManimon Jr., Patrick F.

      Kean University

      McShane, Marilyn

      University of Houston–Downtown

      McWhorter, Richard L.

      Prairie View A&M University

      Mellow, Jeff

      Bloomfield College

      Mentor, Kenneth

      Fayetteville State University

      Miller, Alexis J.

      Middle Tennessee State University

      Miller, Marc L.

      Emory Law School

      Milovanovic, Dragan

      Northeastern Illinois University

      Minaker, Joanne

      Grant Macewan College

      Mitchell Robinson, Deborah

      Valdosta State University

      Morris, Monique W.

      National Council on Crime and Delinquency

      Mosley, Thomas S.

      University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

      Muzzatti, Stephen L.

      Ryerson University

      Nation, Denise

      University of Cincinnati

      Newbold, Greg

      University of Canterbury, New Zealand

      Nurse, Anne M.

      The College of Wooster

      Odo, Jonathan

      University of Maryland Eastern Shore

      Oleson, J. C.

      Old Dominion University

      Onwudiwe, Ihekwoaba D.

      University of Maryland Eastern Shore

      Onyeozili, Emmanuel C.

      University of Maryland Eastern Shore

      Owen, Barbara

      California State University, Fresno

      Owen, Stephen S.

      Radford University

      Parsons-Pollard, Nicolle

      Virginia Commonwealth University

      Patenaude, Allan L.

      University of Arkansas at Little Rock

      Patino, Vanessa

      National Council on Crime and Delinquency

      Pealer, Jennifer A.

      University of Cincinnati

      Perkinson, Robert

      University of Hawaii at Manoa

      Petersilia, Joan

      University of California, Irvine

      Petrunik, Michael

      University of Ottawa

      Phillips, Nickie

      John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Piper, Katherine

      Wesleyan University

      Pollack, Shoshana

      Wilfrid Laurier University

      Potter, Hillary

      Metropolitan State College of Denver

      Pratt, Monica

      Families Against Mandatory Minimums

      Price, Mary

      Families Against Mandatory Minimums

      Purvis, Darcy J.

      University of California, Irvine

      Raguso, Francine C.

      Montclair State University

      Rasche, Chris

      University of North Florida

      Richards, Stephen C.

      University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh

      Roark, Eric

      Iowa State University

      Robert, Dominique

      University of Ottawa

      Roberts, Albert R.

      The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers

      Roberts, H. Seth

      Independent Scholar

      Roberts, John W.

      University of North Carolina

      Robinson, Douglas Neil

      Valdosta State University

      Roots, Roger

      University of Nevada, Las Vegas

      Ross, Jeffrey Ian

      University of Baltimore

      Rothe, Dawn

      Western Michigan University

      Roy, Jennifer

      Eastern Michigan University

      Ryan, T. A.

      University of South Carolina

      Salisbury, Emily J.

      University of Cincinnati

      Samarco, Vince

      Saginaw Valley State University

      Santos, Michael

      Inmate and Independent Scholar

      Schlager, Melinda D.

      New Jersey State Parole Board

      Schneider, Chris

      Northern Illinois University

      Schneider, Jennifer E.

      The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers

      SchWeber, Claudine

      University of Maryland, University College

      Scott, Gregory S.

      DePaul University

      Sharp, Susan F.

      University of Oklahoma

      Shelden, Randall G.

      University of Nevada–Las Vegas

      Spiropoulos, Georgia

      University of Cincinnati

      St. Germain, Ryan

      Fordham University

      Steiner, Benjamin

      Boise State University

      Steinmann, Rick

      Lindenwood University

      Stemple, Lara

      Executive Director, Stop Prisoner Rape

      Stone, Josh

      Northern Illinois University

      Sudbury, Julia

      University of Toronto

      Sullivan, Charles

      National CURE (Citizens United for

      Rehabilitation of Errants)

      Sullivan, Larry E.

      John Jay College of Criminal Justice

      Sullivan, Pauline

      National CURE (Citizens United for

      Rehabilitation of Errants)

      Sumner, Jennifer Macy

      University of California, Irvine

      Sumter, Melvina

      Old Dominion University

      Tatumb, B.

      Grambling State University

      Taylor, David B.

      Niagara University

      Tewksbury, Richard

      University of Louisville

      Thomas, Jim

      Northern Illinois University

      Thompson, Douglas

      Chicago State University

      Trager, Jennifer S.

      University of Cincinnati

      Trounstine, Jean

      Middlesex Community College

      Ulsperger, Jason

      Southern Arkansas University

      Urbina, Martin G

      University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

      Vancee, Stephen

      National Center on Institutions and Alternatives

      Van Voorhis, Patricia

      University of Cincinnati

      Vaughn, Michael S.

      Georgia State University

      Waid, Courtney A.

      Florida State University

      Walker-Richardson, Rosaletta

      Middle Tennessee State University

      Wallace, Lisa Hutchinson

      University of Alaska–Fairbanks

      Ward, David A.

      University of Minnesota

      Waters, Laura Jean

      Fordham University

      Webb, Clive

      University of Sussex

      Webb, Kelly R.

      Eastern Kentucky University

      Weiss, Robert P.

      Plattsburgh State University of New York

      Welch, Kelly

      Florida State University

      Welch, Michael

      The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers

      Westerberg, Charles

      Beloit College

      Wilkinson, Molly

      Dona Ana Branch Community College

      Williams, Ernest R.

      Medical Director, Institutional Health Services,

      Orange County Health Care Agency

      Williams III, Frank P.

      Prairie View A&M University

      Wilson, Robin

      Correctional Service of Canada

      Yates, Pamela

      Correctional Service of Canada

      Yearwood, Douglas L.

      Governor's Crime Commission, North Carolina

      Zaitzow, Barbara

      Appalachian State University

      Zgoba, Kristen Marie

      The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers

      Chronology

      1556The first Bridewell opens in London
      1608Captain George Kendall becomes the first recorded execution in the new colonies
      1619Beginning of the transportation of British convicts to the American colonies
      1632Jane Champion becomes the first woman executed in the new colonies
      1656Hôpital Général established in Paris, generally considered precursor to modern prison
      1682Great Law enacted (drafted by William Penn for the Pennsylvania Colony)
      1764Cesare Beccaria publishes On Crimes and Punishments
      1772Maison de Force founded in Ghent, Belgium
      1773Newgate Prison opens in London
      Walnut Street Jail opens in Philadelphia
      1774First recorded American prison riot occurs at Simsbury, Connecticut
      1777John Howard publishes The State of Prisons in England and Wales
      1779England passes the Penitentiary Act
      1787Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, later known as the Pennsylvania Prison Society, is founded Arrival of first convicts in Australia
      1789Jeremy Bentham publishes An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation
      1790Renovated Walnut Street Jail opened with a penitentiary wing
      1797Newgate Prison established in New York City
      1816Millbank Prison opens in London, provides a model for penitentiaries elsewhere
      1819Congregate, silent system implemented in Auburn Penitentiary, New York
      1821Western Penitentiary opens
      Work begins on foundations and walls of Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia.
      1825Kentucky becomes the first state to employ a private contractor to manage its entire correctional facility system, and by the end of the Civil War the majority of southern states have followed suit
      1826Construction of Sing Sing in New York State begins; institution is originally known as Mount Pleasant State Penitentiary
      1827Elizabeth Fry publishes Observations on the Siting, Superintendence and Government of Female Prisoners in England
      1829Eastern State Penitentiary opens
      1830sJacksonian era
      1832First escape from Eastern State Penitentiary
      1833Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont publish On the Penitentiary System in the United States
      1841John Augustus develops probation in Boston
      1842Pentonville Prison opens in London, based, in part, on Jeremy Bentham's panopticon design; prisoners are initially held in solitary confinement
      1844Women's Prison association formed in New York to improve the treatment of female offenders and to separate them from men
      1858Joliet Penitentiary opens in Illinois
      1868British transportation of convicts to Australia ends
      1870–1919Reformatory era
      1870American Prison Congress (forerunner of American Correctional Association)—Declaration of Principles enacted
      1871Ruffin v. Commonwealth establishes that convicted felons not only forfeit liberty but are slaves of the state; this provides the legal justification for courts to maintain a hands-off doctrine
      1873The first women's prison, the Indiana Reformatory Institution, opens
      1876Zebulon Brockway initiates America's first parole system in Elmira Reformatory
      1878First probation law is passed in Massachusetts
      1880Louisiana State Prison opens at Angola
      1890s–1930sProgressive era
      1891Congress passes the Three Prisons Act, establishing federal prison system
      1895Gladstone Commission in United Kingdom ushers in new era of punishment
      1899First juvenile court established in Cook County, Illinois
      1904Parchman Farm opens in Mississippi
      1914Passing of the Harrison Act leads to incarceration of people convicted of narcotic-related offenses
      1919Volstead Act
      1920The American Civil Liberties Union founded
      1926Stateville Penitentiary is founded in Illinois
      1927The federal government opens its first women's institution, the Federal Industrial Reformatory and Industrial Farm for Women at Alderson, West Virginia
      1928–1931Wickersham Commission
      1929Hawes-Cooper Act passed to regulate interstate sale of prisoner-made goods
      1930s–1960sMedical model
      1930The Federal Bureau of Prisons is established
      1933The Federal Bureau of Prisons establishes first prison medical center at FMC Springfield
      1934Alcatraz opens
      1942Relocation centers open to confine Japanese and Japanese Americans during World War II
      1946Last of relocation centers closes
      1949Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War adopted
      1950Youth Corrections Act passed to create rehabilitative treatment for offenders under the age of 22 in the federal system and the District of Columbia
      1958Gresham Sykes publishes The Society of Captives
      1960s–1970sCommunity model
      1961Monroe v. Pape resurrected 19th-century post–Civil War legislation (Title 42 Section 1983) allowing federal litigation against those acting under color of state law for depriving of civil rights; provides the basis for prisoner civil rights litigation
      1963Alcatraz closes and U.S. Penitentiary Marion opens
      1964Cooper v. Pate overturns Ruffin, formally recognizing the constitutional rights of prisoners
      1965Congress passes Title IV of the Higher Education Act, which provides for Pell grants for prisoners to pursue college education
      President Lyndon Johnson creates the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice
      1966In re Kent, “essentials of due process” required for juveniles
      The Black Panther Party (BPP) forms in Oakland, California
      1967In re Gault, Supreme Court rules that juvenile offenders are entitled to state-provided counsel and due process guarantees
      Report of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice is published with 200 recommendations for changes to the criminal justice system
      1970Eastern State Penitentiary closes
      Through the efforts of Jerome Miller, Massachusetts becomes to first state to start closing all of its reform schools; all are closed by 1972
      1971Attica rebellion
      The first black warden is appointed in the federal prison system
      David Rothman publishes The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic that critically reevaluates the treatment of the mentally ill in the United States
      1972Furman v. Georgia, Supreme Court effectively voids 40 death penalty statutes and suspends the death penalty as “cruel and unusual punishment”
      President Richard M. Nixon declares the initial “war on drugs”
      ACLU founds the National Prison Project to strengthen prisoners' rights
      1974Wolff v. McDonnell allows inmates certain due-process rights in prison disciplinary hearings
      Robert Martinson's article “What Works?” appears in The Public Interest
      The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act passed
      1975Michel Foucault publishes Surveiller et Punir, translated into English as Discipline and Punish in 1977
      1976Gregg v. Georgia reinstates death penalty
      Estelle v. Gamble deliberate indifference to medical needs violates constitutional rights
      Maine is first U.S. state to abolish parole
      The first female officer is appointed to work in a male federal prison at Lompoc, California
      1977Leonard Peltier imprisoned
      Coker v. Georgia establishes that death penalty is an unconstitutional punishment for rape of an adult woman when the victim is not killed
      Gary Gilmore is put to death by firing squad, the first person executed since the reinstatement of the death penalty
      1979Bell v. Wolfish signals a return to a hands-off approach by the courts
      Prison Industry Enhancement Certification Program repealed Depression-era limitations on the interstate commerce in prison-made goods
      Organization “Stop Prisoner Rape” is founded by survivors of prison rape
      The Bureau of Justice Statistics is founded within the U.S. Department of Justice
      1980s–presentCrime control model
      1980Ruiz v. Estelle establishes that conditions of confinement in entire Texas state prison system are unconstitutional
      New Mexico Prison riot
      1981The first woman warden of a men's federal prison is appointed at Butner
      Pat Carlen publishes Women's Imprisonment in Britain, one of the first critical sociological studies of a women's prison
      1982President Ronald Reagan declares a “war on drugs”
      Federal Bureau of Prisons establishes residential staff training program at Glynco, Georgia
      Federal Bureau of Prisons establishes first mandatory literacy program
      1984Congress passes the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984, as part of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act and creates the U.S. Sentencing Commission
      Velma Barfield becomes the first woman executed since reinstatement of the death penalty
      Congress passes Young Offender Act
      Hudson v. Palmer, Supreme Court rules that prison administrators are obligated to provide an environment for inmates and prison employees that is both secure and sanitary
      The state of Tennessee ushers in the new age of privatization by contracting Hamilton County Jail facility to be run by Corrections Corporation of America
      1985Nicole Hahn Rafter publishes Partial Justice: Women, Prisons and Social Control
      1986Congress passes first Anti-Drug Abuse Act that increases prison sentences for the sale and possession of drugs, eliminates probation or parole for certain drug offenders, increases fines, and provides for the forfeiture of assets
      1987McCleskey v. Kemp, Supreme Court rules that racial disparities not recognized as a constitutional violation of “equal protection of the law” unless intentional racial discrimination against the defendant can be shown
      Cuban detainees, from the Mariel boat lift, riot at the Atlanta and Oakdale, Louisiana, federal prisons
      1988Thompson v. Oklahoma establishes that executions of offenders ages 15 and younger at the time of their crimes is unconstitutional
      Congress passes the Civil Liberties Act and apologizes to Japanese American community for wartime detention in relocation centers
      Congress passes second Anti-Drug Abuse Act that introduces differential treatment for crack and powder cocaine and mandatory imprisonment for simple possession of more than 5 grams of crack cocaine
      California State Prison, Corcoran, opens; it is later dubbed “America's most violent prison”
      1989Penry v. Lynaugh, Supreme Court rules that executing persons with mental retardation is not a violation of the Eighth Amendment
      Number of black people incarcerated becomes greater than number of whites across the United States penal system for the first time
      Stanford v. Kentucky and Wilkins v. Missouri, Court rules that Eighth Amendment does not prohibit the death penalty for crimes committed at age 16 or 17
      John Braithwaite publishes Crime, Shame and Reintegration, which proposes a new approach to punishment based on restorative justice
      1990David Garland publishes Punishment and Modern Society
      Wilson v. Seiter establishes that prisoners must demonstrate that prison staff acted with “deliberate indifference” to prove “cruel and unusual” conditions
      The Solicitor General of Canada publishes Creating Choices, the first government report on women's prisons that is based on feminist or women-centered priniciples
      1992Washington State becomes the first jurisdiction to enact legislation known as “three strikes you're out”
      1994Congress passes the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
      California brings in three-strikes legislation
      The Federal Bureau of Prisons opens its supermaximum secure facility, ADX Florence
      New Jersey passes Megan's Law requiring public notification of presence of former sex offenders in the community
      1995Pell grants are abolished for prisoners as a result of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act
      Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin reinstate chain gangs
      Religious Freedom Restoration Act expands rights of prisoners to practice their religion in prison
      1996Congress passes the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) to limit prisoner litigation
      Congress passes the Illegal Immigration Reform Immigrant Responsibility Act that expands the capacity of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to detain foreigners
      California Supreme Court rules in People v. Superior Court that judges may dismiss allegations of prior felonies in second- and third-strike cases “in the interest of justice”
      1997Congress passes the National Capital Revitalization and Self-Government Improvement Act abolishing the D.C. system of corrections
      Critical Resistance established in Berkeley, California
      1998Allen Hornblum publishes Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison that reveals extent of medical experiments on prisoners
      1999Number of people incarcerated in the U.S. is, for the first time, greater than 2 million
      Eleven of the Puerto Rican nationalists imprisoned since the 1980s are granted presidential pardons by President Bill Clinton
      2000Attica Brothers Legal Defense Fund wins a $12 million settlement for survivors of the Attica rebellion
      Illinois Governor George Ryan announces a moratorium on capital punishment in Illinois
      2001USA PATRIOT Act passed, in response to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States
      Enemy combatants are placed at Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba without trial or access to lawyers for an indefinite period of time
      2002Ring v. Arizona, Supreme Court rules that only a jury may pass a death sentence
      Atkins v. Virginia, Supreme Court rules that executing persons with mental retardation is unconstitutional
      Camp Delta, a permanent detention center for enemy combatants, opens at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba
      2003Congress passes Prisoner Rape Elimination Act designed to end prisoner rape
      Illinois Governor George Ryan commutes the death penalty of 160 inmates on death row
      2004First military tribunals held for inmates from Guantánamo Bay
      Abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq, by U.S. military personnel becomes public
      Blakely v. Washington, Supreme Court rules that judges may not use their discretion to enhance sentences; activists believe this decision may affect the federal sentencing guidelines, particularly as they have been applied to those convicted of drug offenses

      Introduction

      The United States confines more people per capita than any other equivalent industrialized, democratic country. It is also one of the last remaining such nations to practice capital punishment, and one of only a handful of countries anywhere that executes juveniles. Sentences are longer in the United States than in most places, and the numbers of people of color behind bars is particularly disproportionate to their presence in society. In 1999, the United States crossed a threshold when, for the first time, the nation's penal institutions held more than 2 million people. In fact, prisons, jails, and detention centers have been filling since the 1980s at a rate faster than most can handle. As a result, overcrowding is rampant, even with growing numbers of privately run facilities being established and new state and federal institutions being opened each year.

      This encyclopedia is a timely and necessary publication for anyone wishing to understand why confinement has become so commonplace in the United States. As many of the entries detail, prisons have become big business in the United States, spawning not just private prison companies but also a multitude of small businesses that service penal facilities (maintenance, laundry, food, clothing, etc.). In some communities, prisons provide one of the only sources of employment. In others, they have taken away almost all of the young men.

      As increasing numbers of men, women, and children are being locked up—the prison, the jail, and the detention center are becoming part of many people's lives. The collateral effect of incarcerating more than 2 million is enormous. Many of us now know someone behind bars. More than that, however, prisons are part of our collective cultural imagination. We, as a society, seem to find it hard to imagine a different solution to criminal behavior. Yet, as the historical entries in these two volumes demonstrate, the prison has not been used so extensively for very long. Moreover, as other authors show, there are numerous alternative possible ways of dealing with those who break the law.

      This encyclopedia draws together up-to-date statistics and academic research to sketch out the scope of prisons and punishment in the United States. Its goal is to provide information on all the different types of penal facilities currently being used while keeping a broad focus on the prison itself. Authors strive, where possible, to address issues of race and gender and to make clear how current and historical policies and practices have affected communities and individuals differently.

      All of the entries are written in an accessible and engaging style that aims to be appealing for a wide readership. We hope that high school students, visitors to the public library, those who are confined, and criminal justice practitioners, and academics can all find matters of interest to them here. By including race and gender in each entry, the authors have sought to provide a critical assessment of their topic that reveals the differential impact of criminal justice policy.

      Though the primary focus of the encyclopedia is on the United States, where possible authors have included comparative information about what is happening elsewhere around the world. There are also specific entries on a handful of other English-speaking penal systems, to provide a sense of comparison.

      Themes

      With nearly 400 entries, the two volumes truly provide an encyclopedic analysis of prisons and correctional facilities. To help the reader make sense of the wealth of information included in this collection, it is possible to characterize all of the topics into 12 distinct, yet overlapping, themes.

      First, a number of entries are concerned with prison architecture. In them, authors map out the historical development of the physical design of penal institutions, showing how changing ideas and goals of punishment, along with the arrival of specific populations, and overcrowding, influence the way in which prisons are built. Likewise, how a correctional facility is designed shapes how prisoners are treated. To illustrate the effect of design, a number of specific prisons are described in some detail.

      Theories of punishment constitute the second major theme in the encyclopedia. Specific entries describe goals of punishment, from deterrence to incapacitation. Accounts of particular methods of dealing with offenders, such as the capital punishment, explain how certain practices correspond to particular ideas about what punishment can achieve.

      Entries on prison populations provide detailed accounts of specific groups of people within penal establishments. Particular attention is given to those groups that are particularly overrepresented such as African Americans and Latino/as. Women prisoners and the elderly are also dealt with separately, as are juvenile offenders.

      A number of authors tackle prison reform, describing specific groups and organizations that are currently active, as well as individuals who have been crucial to attempts to ameliorate conditions within prison. Entries on abolition and activism point to alternative ideas about punishment that do not involve confinement.

      Juvenile justice is another key theme. As with the entries on adult prisons, authors examine treatment of young offenders in historical and contemporary settings. Attention is paid to specific legal cases that particularly affected the treatment of juveniles and to key institutions where they were housed.

      Staff are crucial to any penal institution. To that end, a number of entries examine the historical development of correctional officers as well as their present work conditions. Attention is paid to the issue of professionalism, as well as to staff training.

      To convey how prisons attempt to address offending behavior, a number of authors focus on a range of treatment programs. Topics in this field include psychological services, drug treatment programs, Alcoholics Anonymous, work, education, and vocational courses. There are also a number of entries on related issues such as prison health care, mental health care, HIV/AIDS, and gynecology.

      As the penal system in the United States has become increasingly overcrowded, many aspects of it have been handed over to private companies. As a result, privatization is another common strand of this encyclopedia. Entries provide information about the move to the private sector overall, as well as describing specific parts of prison life that are now run by corporations. Entries are also included on the two biggest private prison companies in the United States.

      Ever since the first penitentiaries, prisoners have been put to labor. In a number of entries, authors describe the historical development and changing nature of prison work. They also detail how penal systems train inmates in employable skills to help reduce reoffending rates.

      Where possible, each entry in this encyclopedia includes an examination of race, gender, and class. Some entries concentrate specifically on these issues, to describe racial dynamics, racism, or specific groups of inmates.

      Prisons and other correctional facilities are shaped by the context of sentencing policy and laws. Authors describe significant legal cases that have changed penal policy, as well as explain the relevance of constitutional amendments to prison policy. Sentencing guidelines, sentencing laws, and the rationale for different types of sentences are also considered.

      Finally, certain entries center on issues of security and classification. These include examinations of classification systems, along with description and analysis of prison discipline. The different levels of security are also explained individually, while examples of key types of institutions are outlined. Related topics include entries on specific types of punishment such as probation, parole, community corrections, electronic monitoring, and house arrest.

      Organization

      The entries are organized alphabetically. Each one is cross-referenced to point the reader to related topics that they might find relevant. The essays also all include a list of further readings to help the reader in any additional research. The index provides a guide to the topics covered in specific entries as well as those listed under alternative names.

      Sidebars and Illustrations

      The encyclopedia contains 25 sidebars and a number of illustrations, including graphs, tables, and photos. In the sidebars, prisoners share their firsthand accounts of life behind bars.

      Appendix

      The appendix lists institutions in the federal prison system. Included in this list are the address and location of each facility, along with brief descriptions of the programs and treatment each place offers. It gives an overview of one of the largest and most important prison systems in the United States to provide a greater sense of the opportunities available for those behind bars.

      Chronology

      A detailed timeline is listed at the start of each volume. This chronology dates key legal cases, publications, and the founding of certain penal establishments in the United States.

      Conclusion

      While a collection of this size is not designed to be read cover to cover, it is hoped that readers will find the information in each entry absorbing enough to lead them onto another. To that end, readers should take note of the cross-references listed below each entry to direct them to other, related areas. As with all reference books, this collection is designed not just to inform but also to explain and analyze. Reflecting the work of many different individuals, at various stages in their careers and from a number of different places, this encyclopedia aims to provide the most comprehensive overview of issues related to prisons, punishment, and confinement in the United States today.

      Acknowledgments

      There are many people to thank for helping to pull together this collection of entries. First of all, I have been incredibly fortunate in my editorial team. Jeanne Flavin, Jim Thomas, Esther Heffernan, and Stephanie Bush-Baskette really went above and beyond the call of duty. Not only did they help put together the list of topics, but also they helped me edit some of the thornier pieces of prose that I received. Most important, they did all this with good humor, generosity of spirit, and speed. They particularly stepped into the breach when I experienced the joyful surprise of my daughter Ella arriving one month early and thereby disrupting the scheduled completion of this encyclopedia.

      At Sage, I would like to thank Rolf Janke and Jerry Westby for asking me to edit these two volumes. Working with them is always a pleasure. Vonessa Vondera managed to keep the list of contributors and all other organizational matters in order, allowing me to stay focused on editing, while Kate Peterson and Pam Suwinsky have done a wonderful job correcting minor errors and smoothing out stylistic flaws during the copyediting process. Denise Santoyo ensured that all the final issues were resolved so that the encyclopedia could actually be published.

      Although there have definitely been moments in its completion where I swore never to be involved in a project of this size again, it has been a fascinating experience that I am pleased to have undertaken. Not only has the encyclopedia enabled me to make contact with most of the interesting people in my field of prisons research, but also I have learned a lot from reading each entry. To that end, I would like to thank the more than 250 authors who are responsible for the entries that I have edited. Drawn from across the United States, as well as from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, they have sought to define their allotted topics in ways that are accessible to a general readership while remaining rigorously academic. This dual task of an encyclopedia is not always easy, yet it is important. Each author also strove to include information about race and gender in order to avoid generalizing.

      Others who have helped include Chelsea Adewunmi, who transcribed all of the prisoner entries and helped edit them, while also organizing all my computer files so I could be sure of which entries I still needed to chase up. I also appreciate the assistance of Michal Bosworth, Marianne Fisher-Giordano, Paul Lucko, and Shoshana Pollack, all of whom read through some entries and gave suggestions for changes. The various prisoners who have contributed the information for the sidebars also need to be acknowledged, particularly Seth Ferranti, who organized a number of men to write about their experiences.

      Finally, I'd like to thank Anthony for helping out on the home front and for always being enthusiastic about this project. He kept reminding me of the utility that encyclopedias play in disseminating information from the confines of the academy to the general public. I'd like to dedicate this to Ella, who is wriggling on my knee, saying “ooh ooh ooh” as I type this one-handed. She has made the finishing-up stage of this encyclopedia much more amusing than it might otherwise have been, if a little slower than planned.

      About the Editor

      Mary Bosworth is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She has published extensively on a number of different aspects of imprisonment. Her first book, Engendering Resistance: Agency and Power in Women's Prisons (1999), analyzes contemporary women's imprisonment in England in light of feminist theory. In contrast, her second book, The U.S. Federal Prison System (2002), is designed as a resource for prisoners and their families as well as prisons researchers and practitioners. In it, Bosworth combines academic literature with government reports and firsthand prisoner accounts to explain and analyze key aspects of the federal prison system.

      In addition to these two books, Bosworth has published numerous journal articles and book chapters on topics from the history of women's imprisonment in France to methodological issues in prisons research. She is currently coediting (with Jeanne Flavin) a collection of essays on race, gender, and punishment that will be published in 2005.

      After finishing her PhD at the University of Cambridge in 1997, Bosworth started working in the United States in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Fordham University in New York City. In 2002, she moved to the Sociology Department at Wesleyan University. She has been a visiting library fellow at the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University and a visiting scholar at the Maison Suger in Paris. In the summer of 2004, she was a visiting scholar at the Crime Research Centre at the University of Western Australia, and at the Institute d'études européennes at the Université de Montréal, where she conducted a comparative study of the detention of immigrants and foreigners in light of recent legislation. In fall 2004, she became a visiting scholar at the Oxford University Centre for Sociolegal Studies and at Wolfson College to continue this research. In December 2003, Mary Bosworth gave birth to her first child, Ella Michal Bosworth-Gerbino.

    • Appendix: Bureau of Prison Facilities, Alphabetical by State

      Appendix: Bureau of prison facilities, alphabetical by state
      Alabama
      Montgomery, Federal Prison Camp1148
      Talladega, Federal Correctional Institution1175
      Talladega, Federal Prison Camp1177
      Arizona
      Phoenix, Federal Correctional Institution1161
      Phoenix, Federal Prison Camp1162
      Safford, Federal Correctional Institution1165
      Tuscon, Federal Correctional Institution1183
      Arkansas
      Forrest City, Federal Correctional Institution1117
      Forrest City, Federal Prison Camp1118
      California
      Boron, Federal Prison Camp1084
      Dublin, Federal Correctional Institution1100
      Dublin, Federal Detention Center1101
      Dublin, Federal Prison Camp1102
      Lompoc, Federal Correctional Institution1132
      Lompoc, Federal Prison Camp1133
      Lompoc, Intensive Confinement Center1134
      Lompoc, U.S. Penitentiary1134
      Los Angeles, Metropolitan Detention Center1137
      San Diego, Metropolitan Correctional Center1166
      Taft, Federal Correctional Institution1174
      Taft, Federal Prison Camp1175
      Terminal Island, Federal Correctional Institution1178
      Victorville (Medium), Federal Correctional Institution1184
      Victorville, Federal Prison Camp1184
      Colorado
      Englewood, Federal Correctional Institution1110
      Englewood, Federal Prison Camp1114
      Florence, Federal Correctional Institution1117
      Florence, Federal Prison Camp1115
      Florence, U.S. Penitentiary1115
      Florence-ADX, U.S. Penitentiary1116
      Connecticut
      Danbury, Federal Correctional Institution1097
      Danbury, Federal Prison Camp1098
      Florida
      Coleman (Administrative), Federal Correctional Complex1092
      Coleman (Low), Federal Correctional Institution1093
      Coleman (Medium), Federal Correctional Institution1094
      Coleman, Federal Prison Camp1095
      Eglin, Federal Prison Camp1105
      Marianna, Federal Correctional Institution1139
      Marianna, Federal Prison Camp1140
      Miami, Federal Correctional Institution1144
      Miami, Federal Detention Center1145
      Miami, Federal Prison Camp1146
      Pensacola, Federal Prison Camp1158
      Tallahassee, Federal Correctional Institution1177
      Georgia
      Atlanta, Federal Prison Camp1075
      Atlanta, U.S. Penitentiary1076
      Jesup, Federal Correctional Institution1124
      Jesup, Federal Prison Camp1125
      Hawaii
      Honolulu, Federal Detention Center1123
      Illinois
      Chicago, Metropolitan Correctional Center1091
      Greenville, Federal Correctional Institution1121
      Greenville, Federal Prison Camp1122
      Marion, Federal Prison Camp1140
      Marion, U.S. Penitentiary1141
      Pekin, Federal Correctional Institution1157
      Pekin, Federal Prison Camp1158
      Indiana
      Terre Haute, Federal Prison Camp1179
      Terre Haute, U.S. Penitentiary1179
      Kansas
      Leavenworth, Federal Prison Camp1128
      Leavenworth, U.S. Penitentiary1128
      Kentucky
      Ashland, Federal Correctional Institution1073
      Ashland, Federal Prison Camp1074
      Lexington, Federal Medical Center1130
      Lexington, Federal Prison Camp1131
      Manchester, Federal Correctional Institution1137
      Manchester, Federal Prison Camp1138
      Louisiana
      Oakdale, Federal Correctional Institution1151
      Oakdale, Federal Detention Center1152
      Oakdale, Federal Prison Camp1153
      Pollock, Federal Prison Camp1162
      Pollock, U.S. Penitentiary1163
      Maryland
      Cumberland, Federal Correctional Institution1096
      Cumberland, Federal Prison Camp1097
      Massachusetts
      Devens, Federal Medical Center1099
      Devens, Federal Prison Camp1100
      Michigan
      Milan, Federal Correctional Institution1147
      Minnesota
      Duluth, Federal Prison Camp1103
      Rochester, Federal Medical Center1164
      Sandstone, Federal Correctional Institution1167
      Waseca, Federal Correctional Institution1185
      Mississippi
      Yazoo City, Federal Correctional Institution1186
      Missouri
      Springfield, Medical Center for Federal Prisoners1173
      Nevada
      Nellis, Federal Prison Camp1150
      New Jersey
      Fairton, Federal Correctional Institution1112
      Fairton, Federal Prison Camp1114
      Fort Dix, Federal Correctional Institution1119
      Fort Dix, Federal Prison Camp1120
      New Mexico-Texas
      La Tuna, Federal Correctional Institution1126
      La Tuna, Federal Prison Camp1127
      New York
      Brooklyn, Metropolitan Detention Center1085
      New York, Metropolitan Correctional Center1150
      Otisville, Federal Correctional Institution1154
      Otisville, Federal Prison Camp1155
      Ray Brook, Federal Correctional Institution1163
      North Carolina
      Butner (Low), Federal Correctional Institution1087
      Butner (Medium), Federal Correctional Institution1087
      Butner, Federal Medical Center1089
      Butner, Federal Prison Camp1089
      Seymore Johnson, Federal Prison Camp1171
      Ohio
      Elkton, Federal Correctional Institution1106
      Elkton, Federal Prison Camp1107
      Oklahoma
      El Reno, Federal Correctional Institution1108
      El Reno, Federal Prison Camp1109
      Oklahoma City, Federal Transfer Center1153
      Oregon
      Sheridan, Federal Correctional Institution1172
      Sheridan, Federal Prison Camp1173
      Pennsylvania
      Allenwood (Low), Federal Correctional Institution1070
      Allenwood (Medium), Federal Correctional Institution1071
      Allenwood, Federal Prison Camp1071
      Allenwood, U.S. Penitentiary1072
      Lewisburg, Federal Prison Camp1129
      Lewisburg, Intensive Confinement Center1129
      Lewisburg, U.S. Penitentiary1130
      Loretto, Federal Correctional Institution1135
      Loretto, Federal Prison Camp1136
      McKean, Federal Correctional Institution1142
      McKean, Federal Prison Camp1142
      Philadelphia, Federal Detention Center1160
      Schuylkill, Federal Correctional Institution1168
      Schuylkill, Federal Prison Camp1169
      Puerto Rico
      Guaynabo, Metropolitan Detention Center1123
      South Carolina
      Edgefield, Federal Correctional Institution1103
      Edgefield, Federal Prison Camp1104
      Estill, Federal Correctional Institution1111
      Estill, Federal Prison Camp1112
      South Dakota
      Yankton, Federal Prison Camp1187
      Tennessee
      Memphis, Federal Correctional Institution1143
      Memphis, Federal Prison Camp1144
      Texas
      Bastrop, Federal Correctional Institution1076
      Bastrop, Federal Prison Camp1077
      Beaumont (Administrative), Federal Correctional Complex1078
      Beaumont (Low), Federal Correctional Institution1078
      Beaumont (Medium), Federal Correctional Institution1079
      Beaumont, Federal Prison Camp1080
      Beaumont, U.S. Penitentiary1080
      Big Spring, Federal Correctional Institution1082
      Big Spring, Federal Prison Camp1083
      Bryan, Federal Prison Camp1085
      Bryan, Intensive Confinement Center1086
      Carswell, Federal Medical Center1089
      Carswell, Federal Prison Camp1191
      El Paso, Federal Prison Camp1107
      Fort Worth, Federal Medical Center1120
      Houston, Federal Detention Center1124
      Seagoville, Federal Correctional Institution1169
      Texarkana, Federal Correctional Institution1180
      Texarkana, Federal Prison Camp1181
      Three Rivers, Federal Correctional Institution1181
      Three Rivers, Federal Prison Camp1182
      Virginia
      Petersburg, Federal Correctional Institution1159
      Petersburg, Federal Prison Camp1160
      Washington
      SeaTac, Federal Detention Center1170
      West Virginia
      Alderson, Federal Prison Camp1069
      Beckley, Federal Correctional Institution1081
      Beckley, Federal Prison Camp1082
      Morgantown, Federal Correctional Institution1149
      Wisconsin
      Oxford, Federal Correctional Institution1155
      Oxford, Federal Prison Camp1156

      Appendix

      Appendix

      The following list includes the addresses, telephone numbers, and directions for traveling to the institutions of the federal prison system. I have also included, where possible, a brief description of work, education, recreation, medical services, religion, and prerelease courses available in each facility. The prisons are ordered alphabetically. The list is as complete as possible, although some of the more recent facilities are not included and some of the entries are more detailed than others.

      Most of the information has been drawn from each institution's Admissions and Orientation booklets and from the Bureau of Prisons' Web page, http://www.bop.gov. Some details have been added from the 1999 edition of the Alan Ellis Federal Prison Guidebook (Ellis & Shummon, 1999). Others come from official reports, including the Bureau's annual publication State of the Bureau. I have also used architectural reports and accounts of visits by foreign observers. Because of space considerations, I do not specify the source of each detail. Because much of the information is based on documents that are themselves a few years old, it is inevitable that some of the courses, work options, and other details will have changed. In particular, the figures for the current population, which are taken from the Federal Bureau of Prisons' “WeeklyPopulation Report” listed on their Web site for February 14, 2001, are just meant as a rough guide to overcrowding in each establishment.

      Federal Prison Camp Alderson
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Alderson Glen Ray Road, Box B Alderson, WV 24910
      LocationIn the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, 270 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., 12 miles south of Interstate 64, off State Highway 3. The area is served by airports in Lewisburg, Beckley, and Roanoke, Virginia. It is also served by Amtrak and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 304-445-2901 Fax: 304-445-2675
      Judicial DistrictSouthern West Virginia
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity838
      Current Pop.858
      Staff191
      History/DescriptionOpened in April 1927, Alderson was the first federal institution for women. Prisoners are housed in cottages and dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. There are six vocational training programs, all of which lead to outside certification or accreditation: accounting clerk, administrative clerk, clerk typist, horticulture, library assistant, and office management. There are also 12 apprenticeships: HVAC, baker, bricklayer, carpenter, computer peripheral operator, cook, dental assistant, electrician, landscape gardener, painter, plumber, and power house operator. The parenting program LIFT (Linking Inmate Families Together) is designed to help inmate mothers maintain family relationships. It has two main components: an education course and a children's center, adjacent to the visiting room, where inmates and children can spend weekend days together. There are also regular workshops about child development and family skills. College classes are available through Ashland Community College.
      WorkUnicor textile factory
      RecreationIndoor and outdoor activities, including pool tables and weights
      Drug TreatmentOne of five national residential drug treatment programs for female offenders. Alderson also offers nonresidential drug treatment, drug education, and various prisoner groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisits are held Thursday through Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Each month, inmates are given 10 visiting points. Weekday visits cost 1 point and weekend visits cost 3 points. There is a children's center for the weekend visits.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains, plus a contract rabbi and imam and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood (Low)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Allenwood (Low) P.O. Box 1500 White Deer, PA 17887
      LocationFacility located 197 miles north of Washington, D.C., and 11 miles south of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 2 miles north of Allenwood, on State Highway 15. The area is served by the Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-547-1990 Fax: 717-547-0342
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Pennsylvania
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity992
      Current Pop.1,387
      Staff217
      History/DescriptionOpened in December 1992, this facility has a campus-style layout with dormitory-style housing. There are three separate compounds house plus a witness security unit (WITSEC). “Security is provided by the perimeter fence, detection system and armoured patrol vehicles. The units are arranged in two wings of 62 cubicles, each joined by central offices for the unit manager and staff, and a large multi-purpose room for inmate use” (Spens, 1994, p. 43).
      EducationEducation includes ABLE (Adult Basic Level Examination) testing, GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, job search skills, and correspondence classes. The Education Department offers vocational training in drafting and computer as well as a dental assistant apprenticeship.
      WorkUnicor furniture factory
      Food/CommissaryMeals served cafeteria style with salad bar, drinks, and hot food. There is a coffee hour on weekends and holidays. Some food items can also be attained from the commissary. Inmate sales are made Monday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Inmates may shop in the commissary once a week. Shopping days are determined by the last two digits of the five-digit section of the register number (e.g., in “12345-678,” “45” would be the indicated number).
      RecreationRecreation includes softball, soccer, volleyball, and basketball leagues; handball courts, outdoor weight equipment, track, indoor weight/exercise area and squash ball court. The law and leisure libraries are open Monday through Saturday. There is also a Leisure Center with three music rooms, two art rooms (including ceramics, painting, and drawing), and card tables, open daily 12:45 p.m. through 8:30 p.m.
      MedicalSick call sign-up is held from 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, excluding holidays. All emergencies should be reported to a supervisor as quickly as possible; it is their responsibility to contact health services. All athletic injuries are to be reported to staff immediately. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
      CounselingIndividual counseling and crisis intervention are also available for personal/emotional problems and drug/alcohol abuse treatment.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSInformation on services related to HIV/AIDS will be provided by the Health Services staff during admission and orientation.
      GymThe gymnasium is closed during the summer months, though it will be open in inclement weather. No hard-sole shoes permitted on the gymnasium floor.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday through Sunday and federal holidays. Every calendar month each inmate is given 12 points. Each weekday visit costs 1 point, and each weekend or holiday visit costs 2 points.
      ReligionThere are two full-time chaplains as well as contract and volunteer representatives of different faiths.
      Release PreparationThe Release Preparation Program offers classes and information seminars concerning the personal, social, and legal responsibilities of civilian life.
      Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood (Medium)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Allenwood (Medium) P.O. Box 2500 White Deer, PA 17887
      LocationSee Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood (Low)
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-547-7950 Fax: 717-547-7751
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Pennsylvania
      Security LevelMedium; administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity839
      Current Pop.1,400
      Staff301
      History/DescriptionOpened in August 1993. “Arranged radially around the western edge of the courtyard, the entries of the four housing units of the medium security compound, Federal Correctional Institution, focus to the centre of the space, effectively minimising hidden corners. The triangular shape of the housing units promote the Bureau's desire for increased interaction between inmates and staff. An elevated officer's station near the entry to the dayroom affords maximum visual supervision of cells, corridors, dayrooms and support spaces” (Spens, 1994, p. 42).
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There is also a vocational training course in carpentry.
      WorkUnicor furniture factory
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open from Monday through Thursday after the 4:00 p.m. count. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes team sports, exercise, music, and crafts
      MedicalSick call is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. four times a week; 24-hour emergency care is available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Prisoners are entitled to five visits per month. There is a separate children's room.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains and a contract rabbi who visits twice per month.
      Federal Prison Camp Allenwood
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Allenwood P.O. Box 1000 Montgomery, PA 17752
      LocationTwo hundred miles north of Washington, D.C., and 7 miles south of Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The area is served by the Williamsport-Lycoming County Airport and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-547-1641 Fax: 717-547-1504
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Pennsylvania
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity567
      Current Pop.734
      Staff121
      History/DescriptionOpened in April 1952; this was originally Lewisburg camp, becoming independent in the mid-1970s. There are three housing units, two for the general population and one for prisoners in the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training provided in horticulture (certified by the National Occupational Training Institution).
      WorkTwenty-five job details, including a small Unicor warehouse. Requests to change jobs considered after a period of 45 days, 90 for Unicor.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served cafeteria style with the option of a soup and salad bar. Lunch is called according to detail assignment during the week. One piece of fresh, uncut fruit may be taken from the Food Service Department.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, basketball, flag football, softball, tennis, handball/racquetball, soccer, boccie, volleyball, horseshoes, ping-pong, and billiards. Programs are offered in leather crafts, ceramics, and drawing/painting.
      MedicalSick calls are scheduled between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. If you become ill after this time, you should report to work and notify your supervisor, who will in turn notify Health Service for an appointment. New inmates who refuse medical examinations may be subject to disciplinary action. In a medical emergency you should report to your detail supervisor or a staff member on your unit. Dental services are available.
      CounselingMany counseling groups are offered, some facilitated by unit correctional counselors and others by the chief psychologist. Those given by correctional counselors include The Worried Well-Anxiety and Related Issues; Surviving Divorce: Fatherhood; Men's Issues, Eight Steps of Man, Relaxing Stress; Secrets to Successful Relationships; Depression; Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families; Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus; Keeping Love Alive; and Reclaiming Your Inner Child. Classes on Spirituality and Psychology, Anger Control, Psychology of Family Secrets, Empathy Groups for Inmates, and African American Cultural Issues are given by the chief psychologist. All groups are advertised on bulletin boards. There are also programs that deal with substance abuse and gambling addiction, as well as individual counseling.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting room hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Visitors may not arrive earlier than 15 minutes before the start of visiting hours and must arrive before the cutoff time. Visits are allocated on a point system, each inmate receiving 12 points each month. Weekend visits cost 2 points, weekdays cost 1, and visits on all federal holidays are free. Phones are available in the visiting room for visitors to arrange transportation. Arrangements can be made for handicapped visitors. Visits to inmates hospitalized in the community may be limited to immediate family members.
      ReligionThe Pastoral Care Department provides a number of services. They arrange for visits with members/leaders of various religious communities for inmates, provide greeting cards for inmates to send to family and friends, assist inmates in obtaining personal religious items, offer a religion library, and provide a bus service to the chapel before every religious service. The chaplain is also available for counseling and guidance.
      Release PreparationVisits relating to release preparation (i.e., with prospective employers, parole advisors, and sponsors) can be arranged and approved by the unit manager.
      U.S. Penitentiary Allenwood
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Allenwood P.O. Box 3500 White Deer, PA 17887
      LocationSee Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood (Low)
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-547-0963 Fax: 717-547-6124
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Pennsylvania
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity640
      Current Pop.1,085
      Staff356
      History/DescriptionOpened November 1993. There are four housing units of two levels, with 16 cells per floor arranged around two sides of the central dayroom. In the third dayroom, recreational and counseling facilities block the units from views to the surrounding site. “The buildings of the U.S. Penitentiary form its inner security wall, the perimeter of which is completed by a continuous enclosed circulation corridor. The outer perimeter is secured by a double line of fencing with rolled barbed tape installed between the fences. A perimeter intrusion detection system is located at the inside fence and a road for patrol vehicles runs at the outside of the perimeter fence. Six guard towers, located near the corners of the security fence, maintain constant supervision over the facility and surrounding site” (Spens, 1994, pp. 41–42).
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. A private vendor offers college classes in the evenings. Vocational training in the building trades and fitness center management is available to help inmates acquire marketable skills.
      WorkUnicor upholstery factory and institutional maintenance jobs (i.e., Food Service, unit orderly, maintenance shop).
      Food/CommissarySelf-service meals that may include salad bars and special diet programs. Commissary is open on weekdays. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes intramural team sports such as softball, basketball, and volleyball as well as physical fitness and weight reduction programs. There are also arts and crafts programs, and musical instruments are available in the recreation area.
      MedicalSick call from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Emergency medical treatment is available 24 hours a day.
      CounselingClinical psychologists are on staff to provide assessment and treatment for such problems as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal issues. Treatment is offered through individual and group psychotherapy.
      Drug TreatmentResidential drug treatment program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Thursday through Monday. Inmates are allocated 8 points per month. Weekday visits cost 1 point, and weekend visits cost 2 points. There is a children's room available.
      ReligionThere are two full-time chaplains. Contract and volunteer personnel are available to represent a variety of faiths.
      Federal Correctional Institution Ashland
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Ashland P.O. Box 888 Ashland, KY 41105-0888
      LocationIn the highlands of northeastern Kentucky, 125 miles east of Lexington and 5 miles southwest of Ashland. Off State Route 716, 1 mile west of U.S. 60.
      Contact NumbersTel: 606-928-6414 Fax: 700-358-8552
      Judicial DistrictEastern Kentucky
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity662
      Current Pop.1,098
      Staff329
      History/DescriptionOpened in September 1940. Housing ranges from dormitories to regular cell blocks.
      Admission and OrientationOne week
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. College classes are also available though Ashland Community College and Ohio State University. Apprenticeships are offered in the following areas for one or two inmates at a time: auto body repairman, draftsman, auto mechanic, electrician, baker, machinist, cook, plumber, dental lab technician, powerhouse operator, bricklayer, steamfitter, carpenter, and painter. Vocational training programs are available in drafting, auto body, welding, auto mechanics, and woodworking.
      WorkInmates must stay on a job 90 days before requesting a new job. Work options include plumbing, painting, masonry, electrical work, cooking, baking, tailor, barber, and a Unicor furniture company.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on week nights. Shopping hours listed on unit.
      RecreationRecreation includes athletic and competitive activities plus weights, crafts, nutrition, and stress reduction.
      MedicalRoutine medical/dental care and nonemergency sick call sign-up is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Health Department offers a Health Promotion Disease Prevention Program to raise awareness about health-related topics like smoking cessation, diets, stress management, exercise, and infectious diseases.
      CounselingThere are three full-time psychologists and one drug treatment specialist for the Federal Correctional Institution and satellite camp. Psychology offers a range of services including evaluations, crisis intervention, personal development, and therapy.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential program; 40-hour drug education, class; groups on relapse prevention, breaking barriers, values, and criminal thinking; and Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains; a sweat lodge for Native Americans.
      Federal Prison Camp Ashland
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Ashland P.O. Box 888 Ashland, KY 41105-0888
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Ashland
      Contact NumbersTel: 606-928-6414 Fax: 700-358-8552
      Judicial DistrictEastern Kentucky
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity296
      Current Pop.275
      History/DescriptionThe camp opened in 1990. It is designed to hold nonviolent offenders. Prisoners are housed in dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. College classes are also available through Ashland Community College.
      WorkWork assignments include Food Service, camp clinic orderlies, education clerks and orderlies, librarians, sanitation workers, camp maintenance, unit orderlies, camp chapel, camp recreation, camp driver, power plant, machine shop, Federal Correctional Institution front-entrance orderlies, administration building orderlies, and Unicor clerks and laborers in the warehouse.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. during the week. On weekends and federal holidays, they are served at the same time except that brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. replaces lunch. Commissary is open on Tuesdays.
      RecreationThe recreation building contains three pool tables, cable television, and exercise equipment. Each housing unit has card tables for playing board games and has cable television.
      MedicalEmergency medical care is available at all times. Sick call is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Daily pill-line hours will be posted.
      CounselingThere are three full-time psychologists and one drug treatment specialist for the Federal Correctional Institution and satellite camp.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      ReligionThere is one full-time chaplain in the camp.
      OtherNo smoking in any indoor area.
      Federal Prison Camp Atlanta
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Atlanta 601 McDonough Blvd., S.E. Atlanta, GA 30315-0182
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta
      Contact NumbersTel: 404-635-5100 Fax: 404-331-2137
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Georgia
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity488
      Current Pop.447
      StaffThe camp administrator is the senior level staff member.
      History/DescriptionThe camp was opened in 1984 next to U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta. Housing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, apprenticeships include electrician, plumber, and sewing machine mechanic.
      WorkYou must remain on your work assignment for 180 days before you will be considered for another one. Jobs available include bus cleaning detail, electric shop, air conditioning and refrigeration, barber, commissary orderly, dental clinic orderly, Food Service, laundry, unit orderly, plumbing, recreation detail, business office, quality assurance, education aide, and law library clerk. Prisoners may also work in the Unicor textile factory, although there is a long waiting list.
      FoodMeals are served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count during the week. On weekends and holidays times are the same except brunch is served from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities, such as physical fitness, weight reduction programs, basketball, and hobby crafts.
      MedicalMedical sick call is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Dental sick call is held on the same days from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Pill-line hours will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Prisoners are allowed up to three adult visitors at any one time.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain is available.
      OtherThis is a nonsmoking facility. All smoking only in outdoor areas.
      U.S. Penitentiary Atlanta
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Atlanta 601 McDonough Blvd., S.E. Atlanta, GA 30315-0182
      LocationIn the southeast quarter of Atlanta, at the junction of Sawtell Avenue and McDonough Boulevard, off Interstate 20 (Exit 26) or Interstate 285 (Exit 39). Atlanta is served by the Hartsfield International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 404-635-5100 Fax: 404-331-2137
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Georgia
      Security LevelHigh/administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity2,007
      Staff713
      Current Pop.1,894
      History/DescriptionThis was the second federal penitentiary to be built in the United States; it opened in January 1902. It contains general housing units, a detention center, and a satellite camp. Housing varies from one-person cells to open dormitories. It is located about 15 minutes by taxi from the Atlanta airport.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training classes include barbering, custodial maintenance, cook, electrician, and plumber. Further information about the courses is available from the Education Department. The law library is open during nonworking hours, including weekends and holidays.
      WorkJobs include law library clerk, Food Services, mechanical services, institution hospital, education/recreation clerks and tutors, safety clerks, sanitation workers, housing unit orderlies, and a Unicor textile factory. The factory produces mailbags, battle dress uniforms, and mattresses. There is a waiting list.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.; from 10:30 a.m. until finished; and after the 4:00 p.m. count during the week. On weekends and holidays, times are the same except brunch is served from 10:45 a.m. until finished. Prisoners are allowed to shop at the commissary once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities such as team sports, physical fitness, and weight reduction programs, as well as music and hobby crafts.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call is from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in the dental clinic. Pill-line hours will be posted. Emergency medical care is available at all times.
      CounselingCounseling classes include stress management, anger management, and a 40-hour drug education program. Psychology Services also runs the 15-month CODE program (Challenge, Opportunity, Discipline, Ethics) for high-security offenders and “Living Free,” in which prisoners are asked to review the costs and benefits of their lifestyle and develop a plan for positive change.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday, weekends, and federal holidays. Even- and odd-numbered inmates will be allowed visiting privileges on alternate weekends. Each prisoner is allowed five visits per month. A maximum of four adults and three children will be allowed to visit at any one time. Smoking is not permitted in the visitors room.
      ReligionThere is an All Faiths Chapel.
      Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Bastrop Box 730 Highway 95 Bastrop, TX 78602
      LocationThirty miles southeast of Austin, 8 miles south of Elgin, and 8 miles north of Bastrop. Off Highway 95. The area is served by the Robert Mueller Municipal Airport in Austin (27 miles from the facility).
      Contact NumbersTel: 512-321-3903 Fax: 512-304-0117
      Judicial DistrictWestern Texas
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity793
      Current Pop.1,299
      Staff272
      History/DescriptionOpened August 1979; housing is in two-person rooms and dormitories. There is a separate Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program housing unit.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education and correspondence classes.
      WorkJobs include maintenance, Food Services, and Unicor textile factory and graphics/services.
      Food/CommissaryMeals served in dining room. Prisoners may shop at the commissary twice per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes intramural sports and arts and crafts. Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also offered. Musical instruments are available in the recreation area and may be used there only. Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop is a participant in the Artist-in-Residence Program, wherein professional artists are employed for 1 year in selected institutions to establish visual or performing arts programs and to pursue their own art forms in prison settings. The program is funded jointly by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the National Endowment for the Arts.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except holidays. Emergency medical care is available at all times.
      CounselingInmates have access to an on-site psychologist; a psychiatrist is available by appointment. There is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
      ReligionStaff chaplains as well as contract and volunteer representatives of different faiths are available.
      Pre-ReleaseClasses and information seminars are offered on the personal, social, and legal responsibilities of civilian life. Information sessions with U.S. Probation Officers, U.S. Parole Commission members, and other agencies and potential employers are available.
      Federal Prison Camp Bastrop
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Bastrop Box 730 Highway 95 Bastrop, TX 78602
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop.
      Contact NumbersTel: 512-321-3903 Fax: 512-304-0117
      Judicial DistrictWestern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity122
      Current Pop.155
      History/DescriptionHousing is in open dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      Federal Correctional Complex Beaumont (Administrative)
      AddressFederal Correctional Complex Beaumont (Administrative) P.O. Box 26015 Beaumont, TX 77720
      LocationOn the southeast Texas Gulf Coast, about an hour from Houston. Off U.S. 10. The street address is Route 4, Box 5000, Hebert Road, 77705. Beaumont is served by the Beaumont Port Arthur regional airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 409-727-8187 Fax: 409-626-3401
      Judicial DistrictEastern Texas
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Staff224
      History/DescriptionThe Federal Corrections Complex at Beaumont opened a series of facilities from 1996 to 1999. Beaumont's administrative facility provides various administrative services to the Beaumont Federal Correctional Complex. These include a business office, a personnel office, a training department, and a warehouse, as well as computer services, facilities, safety, and medical services operations.
      Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont (Low)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Beaumont (Low) P.O. Box 26025 Beaumont, TX 77720-6025
      LocationOn the southeast Texas Gulf Coast, about an hour from Houston. Off U.S. 10. The street address is Route 4, Box 5000, Hebert Road, 77705. Beaumont is served by the Beaumont Port Arthur regional airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 409-727-8172 Fax: 409-626-3500
      Judicial DistrictEastern Texas
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,536
      Current Pop.1,946
      Staff203
      History/DescriptionOpened in September 1996.
      Admission and OrientationForty-hour A&O program begins the Monday after arrival. During the program, prisoners receive no visits
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational training courses.
      WorkJobs include Food Services, maintenance, and Unicor textile factory. Unicor inmates are required to complete the Basic Diesel Engine Repair Vocational Training class.
      Food/CommissaryFood is served during the week in the dining hall from 6:00 a.m. to 10 minutes after the last call, from 10.45 a.m. to 10 minutes after the last call, and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears to 10 minutes after the last call. On weekends and federal holidays, meal times are from 7:00 a.m. to 10 minutes after the last call and once the 10:00 a.m. count clears to 10 minutes after the last call. The evening meal will be served at the same time as on the weekdays. Commissary is open on weekday evenings.
      RecreationIndoor recreation facilities include an exercise room equipped with various aerobic exercise equipment, pool tables, ping-pong tables, television viewing areas, musical equipment, hobby craft opportunities (leatherwork, art, etc.), and various games. Outdoor facilities include softball fields, soccer field, outdoor basketball court, handball/racquetball court, volleyball court, and boccie ball courts.
      MedicalMedical care is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is provided by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Coverage includes basic and specialist medical, dental, optometry care. A patient may be taken into the community if a specialty consultation is needed, but routine sick call triage occurs each morning at 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except on holidays, at the Health Services Unit (HSU). Inmates who become ill after the sick call triage period should request that their work supervisor or unit officer call the HSU for an emergency appointment. Inmates will not be seen without staff advising the Health Services Unit that an emergency exists. Inmates in the Special Housing Unit will be provided routine sick call once daily by a member of the Health Services staff.
      CounselingThe Psychology Department offers a wide range of programs, some of which are similar to those available in a community mental health center. These include services for those having temporary adjustment problems as well as for those having more prolonged and serious mental disorders. The department has a therapy library with material in both English and Spanish. There are books, audiotapes, and videotapes available to inmates under a structured program. A number of 6-week and 12-week courses are offered, including Written Communications, Goal Setting and Time Management, Career Counseling (Basic and Advanced), Anger Management, Stress Management (Basic and Advanced), Transitional Services, 40-Hour Drug Education, Living Free, Verbal Communications, Psychological Wellness, Victim Empathy, Nonresidential Drug Program-Commitment to Change, Fathering Group, and Breaking Barriers. Many of these groups are run in English and Spanish. Psychiatric consultation for treatments involving prescription medication is available, if necessary, following assessment by a psychologist.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Self-help books about drug and alcohol abuse are located in the Self Improvement Library. Transitional services for 500-hour drug abuse program graduates are provided by the Drug Treatment Specialists.
      GymAn indoor exercise room equipped with aerobic exercise equipment.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays and from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00p.m. on Fridays. No visitors will be processed after 7:45 p.m., and all visitors will begin being processed out of the institution at 8:45 p.m. Inmates are given 12 points for visits each month, where visits on weekends or federal holidays cost 2 points and other visits only 1 point. No more than four adult visitors may visit at a time.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains.
      Federal Correctional Institution Beaumont (Medium)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Beaumont (Medium) P.O. Box 26045 Beaumont, TX 77720-6045
      LocationAs above.
      Contact NumbersTel: 409-727-0101 Fax: 409-720-5000
      Judicial DistrictEastern Texas
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,152
      Current Pop.1,601
      Staff198
      History/DescriptionOpened in January 1999. There are three unit teams that include 12 general population housing units.
      Admission and OrientationInmates are given a case management and medical screening at the time of arrival. They should be immediately provided with a copy of the institution's rules and regulations, which include information on inmate rights and responsibilities. They should also be assigned to a specific unit team.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkUnicor textile factory.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary times vary according to housing unit. Times are posted.
      MedicalFederal Correctional Complex Beaumont Medical Services are provided by the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Medical sick call Monday through Friday 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. at the Health Services Unit (HSU). Emergency dental care can be signed up for in regular sick call. Routine dental care must be requested in writing. Emergency medical care is available at all times.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting room is nonsmoking.
      ReligionStaff chaplains of specific faiths are available, as well as contract and volunteer representatives of other faiths. Special religious diets, holiday observances, and other worship activities are coordinated through the chaplain's office. Information about these programs is available from the chaplains.
      Federal Prison Camp Beaumont
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Beaumont P.O. Box 26035 Beaumont, TX 77720-6035
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Beaumont
      Contact NumbersTel: 409-727-8188 Fax: 409-626-3700
      Judicial DistrictEastern District of Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity350
      Current Pop.281
      History/DescriptionOpened in October 1997; housing is dormitory style.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. No more than three adult visitors at any one time.
      U.S. Penitentiary Beaumont
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Beaumont P.O. Box 26035 Beaumont, TX 77720-6035
      LocationOn the southeast Texas Gulf Coast, about an hour from Houston. Off U.S. 10. The street address is Route 4, Box 5000, Hebert Road, 77705. Beaumont is served by the Beaumont Port Arthur regional airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 409-727-8188 Fax: 409-626-3700
      Judicial DistrictEastern Texas
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity960
      Current Pop.1,151
      Staff286
      History/DescriptionOpened in April 1997. The prison has three units that contain a total of 12 different housing units containing double-bunked and single cells.
      Admission and OrientationThe A&O program, held in the Education Department, should last for 2 weeks, during which time prisoners will be familiarized with the expectations and facilities of the prison. Incoming prisoners will be medically screened by University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas, staff. On arrival prisoners will be given an inmate account card that is necessary for the commissary, trust fund, and inmate telephone system. You must carry this card with you at all times.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, correspondence classes, and a variety of vocational training programs. A 6-month program in business and computers is offered by Lamar College.
      WorkUnicor runs a battle dress uniform factory that is part of the Textile Group (Military). There is a long waiting list for this job.
      Food/CommissaryDuring the week, meals are served at the following times: breakfast, 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.; lunch, 10:50 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; and dinner, after the 4:00 p.m. count has cleared. On the weekends and holidays, breakfast is from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and lunch from 10:00 a.m., with dinner from 4:00 p.m. The commissary is open each Monday and Thursday from 10:45 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. for Open House, ITS sales, and access to the inmate photo credit machine only. Housing units will be permitted to shop at different times.
      RecreationRecreation includes arts and crafts as well as various forms of physical recreation. All recreation activities will normally open after the 4:00 p.m. count clears and will normally remain open until 8:30 p.m. Prior to the 4:00 p.m. count, inmates will be required to have an authorized pass with them.
      MedicalSchedules for sick call will be posted. Emergency care is available at all times. Times for medication line (also called “pill line”) will be posted at the hospital, housing units, and Education Department. Eyeglasses may also be requested.
      CounselingCODE (Challenge, Opportunity, Discipline, Ethics) for high-security offenders. There is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays. No more than five visitors are allowed at any one time. Inmates receiving visits will be participating in a 36-point system, which translates to 36 points per month. During the weekday for every hour of visiting 1 point will be deducted. During weekends and holidays 2 points will be deducted for every hour of visitation.
      ReligionApproved volunteers and contract clergy will, with the staff chaplain, offer a variety of religious services and counseling.
      Release PreparationTwelve to 18 months before release, a release preparation program will be offered by the Education Department.
      OtherIncoming and outgoing mail will be read by staff. Telephones are available from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
      Federal Correctional Institution Beckley
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Beckley P.O. Box 1280 Beaver, WV 25813
      LocationThe city of Beckley is approximately 51 miles southeast of Charleston, West Virginia, and 136 miles northeast of Roanoke, Virginia. The institution's street address is 1600 Industrial Park Road. The area is served by airports in Charleston and Beckley and by Amtrak and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 304-252-9758 Fax: 304-256-4955
      Judicial DistrictSouthern West Virginia
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,152
      Current Pop.1,646
      Staff349
      History/DescriptionOpened January 1996; prisoners are housed in dormitories and in two- or three-person cells.
      Admission and OrientationAt the end of the A&O program, prisoners will complete a 2-week institutional adjustment program known as BRAVE LITE. They will then be assigned to a job detail.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. Bluefield State College offers a number of vocational courses, including building, computer, and horticulture. Apprenticeships include carpentry, cook, dental assistant, and electrical maintenance.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open from Monday through Thursday in the afternoons.
      WorkJobs include Food Service, barber, maintenance, orderly, and a Unicor upholstery factory that produces chairs.
      RecreationRecreation includes exercise bikes, team sports, and crafts. Musical instruments are also available.
      MedicalEmergency medical care is available at all times. Sick line and pill-line hours will be posted.
      CounselingBRAVE (Beckley Responsibility and Values Enhancement), for those under 32 years of age, is a 6-month program designed to assess education needs, learning problems, and “social functioning.” The course is designed to help individuals adjust to prison life and improve social skills. It was introduced after it was found that most of the participants involved in the 1995 prison disturbances were young men.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, as well as nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Federal Prison Camp Beckley
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Beckley P.O. Box 1280 Beaver, WV 25813
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Beckley.
      Contact NumbersTel: 304-252-9758 Fax: 304-256-4955
      Judicial DistrictSouthern West Virginia
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity269
      Current Pop.343
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There are also vocation courses in horticulture and apprenticeships in a variety of areas, including auto mechanics, baking, cooking, HVAC, horticulture, landscape gardening, and plumbing.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a variety of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Federal Correctional Institution Big Spring
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Big Spring 1900 Simler Avenue Big Spring, TX 79720-7799
      LocationMidway between Dallas and El Paso, on the southwest edge of Big Spring, at the intersection of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 80. The area is served by Midland/Odessa Airport, a small municipal airport, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 915-263-6699 Fax: 915-268-6860
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Texas
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity506
      Current Pop.752
      Staff256
      History/DescriptionOpened in June 1979. It was originally a federal prison camp, becoming a federal correctional institution in 1990.
      Admission and OrientationA 4-hour program upon commitment.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. The prison offers college-level courses using contract instructors from Howard College. Prisoners must cover their fees and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Vocational training courses are available in soldering (Unicor), commercial housekeeping, plumbing, building, masonry, electrical, HVAC, computer-aided drafting, and basic computer. Prisoners may also enroll in correspondence courses. The law library is open Monday through Friday and on Sundays. Hours will be posted. In addition, there is a leisure library and a Spanish library.
      WorkJobs include Food Service, maintenance, and a Unicor electronics factory that employs approximately 300 prisoners. There is a lengthy waiting list.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to the last call. On the weekends they occur from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 10:30 a.m. until the last unit is called, and from 4:30 p.m. until the last unit is called. Commissary is open Tuesday through Friday once the 4:00 p.m. count clears until 6:30 p.m.
      RecreationRecreation includes basketball, softball, tennis, soccer, and flag football. There are also seven full-size pool tables, two ping-pong tables, three television rooms, quiet game room, music room, foosball table, and shuffleboard. Various hobby crafts are available, including ceramics, leatherwork, painting, knitting, and beadwork.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Prisoners with acute dental problems may sign up for dental care at the same time. Medication is distributed four times a day at various hours.
      CounselingThe Psychology Department is located in the Sunset South Unit office complex.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymWeights and aerobic equipment, including stationary bikes, rowing machines, step machines, and tread-wheels.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the weekends and on federal holidays. Prisoners are allowed no more than five visitors, including children, at any one time.
      ReligionThere are two full-time staff chaplains, a contract Hispanic Protestant minister, a contract imam, and a large number of other volunteer ministers and lay people from various faith groups.
      OtherStamps or prestamped envelopes may not be sent in to prisoners.
      Federal Prison Camp Big Spring
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Big Spring 1900 Simler Avenue Big Spring, TX 79720-7799
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Big Spring.
      Contact NumbersTel: 915-263-6699 Fax: 915-268-6860
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity144
      Current Pop.128
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1992; prisoners provide labor force for other nearby prisons and local federal agencies.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on Tuesday and Thursday.
      MedicalSick call 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prisoners may have an unrestricted number of visits. There is a separate children's room available.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain. Services are also offered in Spanish.
      Federal Prison Camp Boron
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Boron P.O. Box 500 Boron, CA 93596
      LocationIn the Mojave Desert, 37 miles west of Barstow and 75 miles north of San Bernardino. On State Highway 395, 6 miles north of Kramer Junction. The area is served by airports in Ontario, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles, as well as by Amtrak and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 619-762-6230 Fax: 619-762-5719
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity439
      Current Pop.526
      Staff104
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1979, the facility is located in a former Air Force Radar Station. Housing is primarily dormitory style, with some two-person rooms.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training classes include autoCAD, carpentry, EMT, fire science, typing/word processing.
      WorkThere is a Unicor electronics factory.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open in the evenings on Tuesday through Thursday.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, team sports, games, music, and crafts.
      MedicalSick call 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 4:45 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. on Friday and from 7:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Each month prisoners are given 40 points; 1 hour of visit costs 1 point. There is a children's playroom and an outside playground.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain and a contract rabbi and imam.
      Metropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn
      AddressMetropolitan Detention Center Brooklyn 100 29th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232
      LocationIn the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City. Brooklyn is served by LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark Airports; Amtrak (Pennsylvania Station); and commercial bus lines (42nd Street Port Authority).
      Contact NumbersTel: 718-840-4200 Fax: 718-832-4225
      Judicial DistrictEastern New York
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity578
      Current Pop.2,457
      Staff286
      History/DescriptionOpened January 1994.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, word processing, and correspondence classes. The parenting program for female offenders includes anger management, discipline, foster care, and coping with confinement.
      WorkInmates may apply for a limited number of paid work positions via a request to the correctional counselor.
      RecreationRecreation programs include indoor and outdoor activities and intramural sports. Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also available.
      MedicalSick call: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m.
      CounselingUnit staff members are available for informal counseling sessions and formal group counseling. Each unit has an assigned psychologist available to provide counseling and other mental health services. A contract psychiatrist is available by appointment.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. No more than three adults may visit at any one time and an unlimited number of children.
      ReligionA full-time chaplain and rabbi are both available as well as contract and volunteer representatives of other faiths. There are many programs for Jewish prisoners. Information on religious programs is available from the chaplain and on unit bulletin boards.
      Release PreparationStandard classes. Only Unit 2 South.
      Federal Prison Camp Bryan
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Bryan P.O. Box 2197 1100 Ursuline Bryan, TX 77805-2197
      LocationNinety-five miles north of Houston and 165 miles south of Dallas. In the town of Bryan at the intersection of Ursuline Avenue and 23d Street. The area is served by Easterwood Airport in College Station, as well as by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 409-823-1879 Fax: 409-775-5681
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity720
      Current Pop.667
      Staff153
      History/DescriptionOpened in July 1989, the prison is located in a 37-acre compound. It is designed to hold short-term offenders with average sentences of 5 years or less.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there is a 1-year certificate program in information management from Blinn College. There is also a Parenting Program taught by bureau staff that offers eight areas of study including building self-esteem, developing trust, parenting from a distance, understanding your role as a parent, and the family unit. Inmates enrolled in parenting program engage in special art classes and other activities with children on the weekend in the children's center. Contact personnel and volunteers from Texas A & M University assist on weekend. In addition, there are five occupational training programs, all of which lead to outside certification or accreditation in business technology, computer aided drafting, computer refurbishing, cosmetology, and master gardener. Plus there is an apprenticeship program that leads to outside certification or accreditation in dental hygiene. Finally, law and leisure libraries are open 7 days a week. Hours will be posted.
      WorkJobs available include Food Service, orderlies and clerks in the medical department, facilities, librarians, clerks and teacher's aides in the Education Department, clothing dispensers and clerks in the clothing room, institutional maintenance, community details, and the Unicor distribution center, which employs approximately 60 to 80 inmates in production, assembly, warehouse, and distribution of products. There is a waiting list for Unicor.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall. Hours will be posted. The commissary is open from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday.
      RecreationVarious indoor and outdoor activities, including weights, team sports, aerobics, arts and crafts, health and fitness, and special activities.
      MedicalSick call is from 7:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The institution does not have 24-hour health services. Medication is dispensed three times a day. Hours will be posted. Dental sick call is available for anyone with an emergency. Hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      CounselingIn addition to individual therapy and crisis intervention, frequent group offerings are available in managing stress, depression, and anger, controlling impulses, relationships, self-improvement issues, assertiveness, problems related to childhood abuse, and domestic violence.
      Drug TreatmentOne of five national residential drug treatment programs for female offenders. The program is based on cognitive-behavior therapy. The participants are taught that they are responsible for their own behavior and the choices they make. They learn skills to improve their ability to manage their lives and to prevent a relapse. Also available are a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a children's center in the visiting room.
      Intensive Confinement Center Bryan
      AddressIntensive Confinement Center Bryan P.O. Box 2197 1100 Ursuline Bryan, TX 77805-2197
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Prison Camp Bryan.
      Contact NumbersTel: 409-823-1879 Fax: 409-775-5681
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity132
      Current Pop.109
      History/DescriptionThe first and only female facility of this kind, activated in July 1992 as an alternative correctional setting for women. It is like a boot camp. During the 6-month program, prisoners are housed in two dormitories that are separate from the camp inmates. Participation is voluntary.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there is the same parenting program as at Federal Prison Camp Bryan (see above).
      WorkOne occupational training program: horticulture.
      OtherThis is a tobacco- and smoke-free institution.
      Federal Correctional Institution Butner (Low)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Butner (Low) P.O. Box 999 Butner, NC 27509
      LocationNear the Research Triangle area of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, 5 miles off Interstate 85 on old Highway 75. The area is served by the Raleigh Durham Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 919-575-5000 Fax: 919-575-5023
      Judicial DistrictEastern North Carolina
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity992
      Current Pop.1,215
      Staff244
      History/DescriptionOpened in January 1996.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, life skills, parenting, and correspondence classes. College courses through Vance Granville Community College are also available. Vocation courses include industrial sewing, office technology, and environmental housekeeping.
      WorkJobs include Food Service, maintenance, and Unicor graphics/services and a textile factory that makes shirts for the U.S. military.
      FoodFood is served in a central dining area where staff, inmates, and visitors eat together.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activity, weights, and crafts.
      Drug TreatmentA nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymThe gym has a separate weight-lifting area.
      ReligionThere is a small chapel next to a multipurpose auditorium into which it can be opened.
      Federal Correctional Institution Butner (Medium)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Butner (Medium) P.O. Box 1000 Butner, NC 27509
      LocationAs above.
      Contact NumbersTel: 919-575-4541 Fax: 919-575-6341
      Judicial DistrictEastern North Carolina
      Security LevelMedium/Administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity513
      Current Pop.883
      Staff367
      History/DescriptionOpened in April 1976, it provides outpatient and psychiatric care within a medium-secure facility. The low-rise concrete buildings are located in a landscaped grassy area. There are six separate housing units. The housing areas include a dayroom and an indoor recreation area with a pool table (Home Office, 1985, pp. 41–42). The population is divided into eight different housing units, each of which is named after a regional university. Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Virginia hold general population; State and Wake Forrest hold the residential drug treatment program; Duke and North Carolina are chronic mental health units; and Maryland houses a special sexual offender component. Town hall meetings are held periodically in the housing units to make announcements and discuss changes in the policy and procedures of the unit.
      Admission and OrientationFirst 1 to 2 weeks.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational classes such as HVAC, building, computers, and apprenticeship programs in baking, cooking, HVAC, and optics. College-level courses taught by contract instructors from nearby community or 4-year colleges. The prisoner must pay for his own college program, but the institution will try to help him obtain funding.
      WorkInstitutional maintenance jobs are usually the first job assignment for every incoming prisoner. These include work in Food Service or in maintenance. There is also a Unicor optics factory with a significant waiting list.
      RecreationRecreation includes arts and crafts and indoor and outdoor activities. Musical instruments are available in the recreation area.
      MedicalSick call is 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Emergency care is available at any time. There is a fully staffed mental health hospital. Controlled medication is distributed on daily pill line at various housing units depending on the prisoner's classification.
      CounselingEach unit has at least one psychologist. There are also a variety of volunteer-run programs. In addition, Duke and North Carolina housing units offer special assistance and counseling for those suffering chronic mental health problems, and Maryland Unit runs the 24-bed Sexual Offenders Treatment Program. Psychology services are also available to victims of sexual assault. The Habilitation Program deals with high-security inmates who have behavioral problems related to mental health issues and adjustment problems.
      Drug TreatmentA 9-month Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program is run by the Psychology Department in Duke and North Carolina housing units. This program is based on the idea of a therapeutic community. Prisoners participate in individual and group counseling and education that is offered by nine drug therapists in addition to regular unit psychologists. Also available are a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes. Also houses the law library.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each inmate is given 16 points a month. A weekday visit counts as 1 point. A visit on the weekend or on a holiday counts as 4 points. A maximum of three adults may be present at any one visit.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains plus a contract rabbi and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Release PreparationStaff will address concerns about readjusting to the community, education, and vocational opportunities. Prisoners may also be eligible for furloughs and placement in community corrections centers.
      Federal Medical Center Butner
      AddressFederal Medical Center Butner P.O. Box 1500 Butner, NC 27509
      LocationAs above.
      Contact NumbersTel: 919 575 3900 Fax: 919 575 4801
      Judicial DistrictEastern North Carolina
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity128
      Current Pop.623
      Staff248
      History/DescriptionOpened in 2000.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      HIV/AIDSAll hospital patients, inmates with known risk factors, and those approaching release will be tested for HIV. All other inmates are strongly encouraged to have a test upon entering the institution. A&O pack contains information about the test and about HIV/AIDS.
      Federal Prison Camp Butner
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Butner P.O. Box 1000 Butner, NC 27509
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Butner (Medium).
      Contact NumbersTel: 919-575-4541 Fax: 919-575-6341
      Judicial DistrictEastern North Carolina
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity296
      Current Pop.308
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentA nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Federal Medical Center Carswell
      AddressFederal Medical Center Carswell P.O. Box 27066 “J” Street, Building 3000 Fort Worth, TX 76127
      LocationIn the northeast corner of the Naval Air Station, Joint Reserve Base, 1 mile from Highway 183 and 3 miles from Interstate 30. The area is served by Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 817-782-4000 Fax: 817-782-4875
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Texas
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity402
      Current Pop.1,081
      Staff362
      History/DescriptionFederal Medical Center Carswell opened in July 1994 and serves as a medical and psychiatric referral center for women. A variety of housing is available from one-person rooms to open dormitories. The institution also contains the bureau's only Administrative Unit for violent or dangerous female inmates.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there is vocational training in “automated office technology,” which includes basic computer skills such as Word Perfect and Lotus Pro; an apprenticeship program; and a 6-month parenting course. Parenting topics include parenting skills, discipline, self-esteem, substance abuse education, prenatal care, parenting from a distance, and community social services. Inmates completing “parenting from a distance” phase may record themselves on video, reading books or telling stories for their children. Women enrolled in program are eligible to hold visits with their children in the Children's Center adjacent to visiting room.
      WorkJobs include cooks, bakers, salad preparers, dishwashers, and orderlies in Food/Commissary Service; orderlies, nursing assistants, and inmate helpers in the Medical Department; electricians, plumbers, cement finishers, masons, mechanics, painters, carpenters, drafters, laborers, clerks, and HVAC in the Mechanical Service; clerks in the business office and warehouse; librarians, clerks, and teacher's aides in education; clothing dispenser and clerks in the clothing room; clerks, housekeepers, recycling, and warehouse workers in safety; landscape workers and building orderlies in institution maintenance; clerks and orderlies in the chapel; and orderlies in Receiving and Discharge and in the housing units. There is also a Unicor graphics/services factory that employs data-entry clerks.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served cafeteria style in the main dining room at the posted times. The operating funds are limited to $2.73 per inmate each day to purchase all food and supplies. Commissary is open on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoon. Inmates' day to shop in the commissary is determined by the last two numbers of the first five digits of their register number.
      RecreationRecreation includes bingo, organized and informal sports, social activities, arts and hobby crafts, physical fitness, dancing, and aerobic activities. There are also special programs and holiday activities such as tournaments, music programs, and talent shows. Other general interest courses include health education, fitness, and wellness.
      MedicalThe Health Services staff will provide necessary medical, dental, and mental health services to the inmate population consistent with acceptable community standards. Emergency medical service is available 24 hours a day as well as annual breast exam and Pap smear. All inmates are tested for antibodies to German measles. If no antibodies are detected, or if low antibody levels are detected, the German measles vaccine will be offered to those inmates in childbearing age. Hepatitis B vaccine is offered to inmates working in Medical and Dental Services, Hairdressing, Food Service, and the Plumbing Shop. The pharmacy operates four pill lines daily for the administration of restricted medications and two pill lines for the dispensing of medications for self-administration.
      CounselingPsychology Services has organized its program for female offenders into four tracks similar to the organization of academic course work in a college setting. Inmates, in consultation with their unit team or on referral from mental health staff, may choose an organized series of group experiences that address their primary relevant issues. There are four tracks: Abuse Recovery, Addictions, Values, and Wellness. Carswell also runs a program called SHARE (Sharing Hope About Recovery Experiences) for women with histories of substance abuse, domestic violence, or sexual assault to contact young women “at risk” in the community to try to help them avoid similar problems and cope with trauma in their lives. Finally, Carswell has a 72-bed program called CHANGE (Choosing Healthy Alternatives and New Growth Experiences), which is designed for women to discuss childhood abuse, domestic violence, sexuality, spirituality, stress management, and wellness.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSHIV testing is available upon request.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a children's center located in both the camp and in the main institution visiting rooms.
      ReligionThe Religious Services Department has three chaplains, contract clergy, and community volunteers. Chaplains are available for pastoral counseling. The department offers a religious reading and audio/visual library for inmate use. Free publications along with free greeting cards are available.
      Release PreparationA program of groups and classes offered to all inmates on a voluntary basis.
      OtherHygiene products are issued on the last Thursday of every month.
      Federal Prison Camp Carswell
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Carswell P.O. Box 27066 “J” Street, Building 3000 Fort Worth, TX 76127
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Medical Center Carswell.
      Contact NumbersTel: 817-782-4000 Fax: 817-782-4875
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity148
      Current Pop.181
      History/DescriptionHousing is dormitory style, with two-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes, an occupational training program in office technology, and 15 apprenticeship programs, all of which receive outside certification: baker, bricklayer, carpenter, computer peripheral equipment operator, cook, dental assistant, dental laboratory technician, electrician, heating and air conditioning installation and repair, landscape gardener, nurse assistant, painter, plumber, power plant operator, welder combination.
      MedicalSick call from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.; 24-hour emergency care.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is no restriction on the number of visits a prisoner may have. There is a children's center in the camp and in the main institution's visiting rooms.
      Metropolitan Correctional Center Chicago
      AddressMetropolitan Correctional Center Chicago 71 West Van Buren Chicago, IL 60605
      LocationIn downtown Chicago, at the intersection of Clark and Van Buren Streets. It is served by Midway and O'Hare Airports, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 312-322-0567 Fax: 312-322-0565
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Illinois
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity411
      Current Pop.744
      Staff224
      History/DescriptionOpened August 1975, it holds a number of different populations in one high-rise building.
      Admission and OrientationInmates will be screened by psychology services and given a medical examination upon arrival.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Food/CommissaryMeals will be served on each unit. They will be delivered to the unit in a food cart. Certain over-the-counter medications are available for purchase at the commissary.
      RecreationRecreation includes various physical fitness courses and board games. Movies are also screened.
      MedicalTwenty-four-hour coverage from physicians and physician assistants. Routine health care is provided through triage/sick call on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Sign-up is from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Emergencies will be seen at any time. Emergency dental care is available to all inmates. Otherwise, you must sign up for dental sick call and have your problem evaluated.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours vary; contact institution. Inmate may have 10 adults on visiting list who must be approved by the prison. A maximum of four may visit at any one time.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain who offers services and counseling as well as a contract rabbi and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Release PreparationInmates who are within 1 year of their release will attend an institutional prerelease program. The program includes speakers from community corrections, education, the unit team, U.S. Probation, and the Inmates System Department.
      Federal Correctional Complex Coleman (Administrative)
      AddressFederal Correctional Complex Coleman (Administrative) 868 N.E. 54th Terrace Coleman, FL 33521-8999
      LocationIn central Florida, approximately 50 miles northwest of Orlando, 60 miles northeast of Tampa, and 35 miles south of Ocala. The complex is located south of the town of Coleman, off Highway 301 on State Road 470 in Sumter County.
      Contact NumbersTel: 352-330-3003 Fax: 352-330-0653
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Florida
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Staff201
      History/DescriptionOpened in October 1995. The Federal Correctional Complex, Coleman, Florida, consists of five components: high-, medium-, and low-security institutions, a satellite camp, and an administrative area housing shared services departments. Each component operates under the direction of its respective warden, who acts in conjunction with the others when making decisions that affect the overall complex. Federal Correctional Complex Coleman's administrative facility provides various administrative services to the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex. These include a centralized business office, personnel office, training center, and warehouse, as well as Federal Prison Industries and other basic services.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational training and apprenticeship programs in culinary arts, baking, heating/air conditioning, landscaping, and electrical (based on needs of community workforce). Law and leisure libraries open 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
      WorkWork opportunities and training are available in Food Service, Mechanical Services, Health Services, Education Department (librarian, teacher's aide, etc.), clothing room (laundry, shipping and receiving), maintenance (painting, landscaping), and Unicor.
      FoodMeals are served during the week in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at a lunch time designated by a work supervisor and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears. On the weekend the hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., with dinner at the same time as weekdays.
      RecreationIndoor and outdoor activities, including hobby craft, basketball, softball, soccer, and handball. Other activities such as music practice and card and games room are also available. There is a fitness area with stationary bikes and step machines.
      MedicalSick call is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Dental sick call is on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
      CounselingIndividual and group counseling are available through Psychology Services. There is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
      ReligionFacilities for worship services, prayer and study areas, and a religious library are available. Full-time chaplains are on staff, and arrangements can be made for community volunteers of various faiths to visit.
      Federal Correctional Institution Coleman (Low)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Coleman (Low) 868 N.E. 54th Terrace Coleman, FL 33521-8999
      LocationAs above
      Contact NumbersTel: 352-330-3100 Fax: 352-330-0259
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Florida
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,536
      Current Pop.2,065
      Staff203
      History/DescriptionThe chief executive office of Federal Correctional Complex Coleman is the warden of Federal Correctional Institution Coleman (low security). Housing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles.
      Admission and OrientationInmates will receive a medical examination 7 to 14 days after their arrival.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are apprenticeship programs and vocational training programs in business education, building maintenance (sanitation), building trades, culinary arts, and drafting.
      WorkUpon completion of the admissions and orientation program, all inmates are assigned to a mandatory 90-day work detail according to the institution's needs at the time. There is a Unicor metals factory that produces furniture.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served cafeteria style. The commissary is located adjacent to the dining area.
      RecreationRecreation includes exercise yard, hobby craft center, music center, and art center plus leisure center with pool tables, hobby craft area, and a wellness research area. There is also a card and game room. The recreation yard includes flag football/soccer field, eight handball/racquetball courts, four basketball courts, four horseshoe pits, a jogging track of 1 mile, and a compound walking track. Recreational activities include but are not limited to handball, volleyball, pinochle, soccer, softball, backgammon, flag football, boccie ball, chess, basketball, dominoes, gin rummy, racquetball, shuffleboard, kickball, and badminton. Classes are offered in art, drums, wellness program, leatherwork, classical guitar, crochet, orchestra music, beadwork, accordion, and piano.
      MedicalSick call sign-up is 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, excluding holidays. Emergencies will be seen at any time. Dental services and optometrist available.
      CounselingIndividual counseling, group counseling, psychological assessment, psychiatric consultation, crisis intervention, AIDS counseling, drug treatment, Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. The “Choice and Change” course is mandatory for those inmates sentenced after September 1991 in whose offense alcohol or other drugs played a role.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Inmates are allowed visits on a point system. On the first day of each month, each inmate is given 4 points. Monday, Thursday, and Friday visits are worth 0 points; weekend and holiday visits are worth 1 point. Unused visiting points will not be carried over to the next month. Inmates are allowed four adult visitors and unlimited children in the visiting room. Seating for children may be limited.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains who offer pastoral care. Religious medallions, greeting cards, religious books, and a special religious diet called “Common Fare” are all offered through the Pastoral Care Department.
      ComplaintsNo compensation for work-related injuries resulting in physical impairment shall be paid prior to an inmate's release.
      OtherUpon arrival at Federal Correctional Complex Coleman-Low, each inmate is given an identification card. This identification card must be in the possession of the inmate at all times when outside of his housing unit. Inmates without identification cards are subject to being issued an Incident Report. The only exception is during the day when an inmate exchanges his commissary card for a recreation pass from his respective unit officer.
      Federal Correctional Institution Coleman (Medium)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Coleman (Medium) 811 N.E. 54th Terrace Coleman, FL 33521-8997
      LocationAs above.
      Contact NumbersTel: 352-330-3200 Fax: 352-330-0552
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Florida
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,146
      Current Pop.1,655
      Staff239
      History/DescriptionOpened in January 1996; housing in two-person cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training courses are available in drafting, blueprint reading, and building maintenance/sanitation. Recent adult continuing education classes have included basic computer skills and typing.
      WorkThere is a Unicor furniture factory where prisoners laminate wood surfaces.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. during the week. On the weekend they are served from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The commissary is open Monday through Thursday. Certain items, including stamps and over-the-counter medication, do not affect the spending limit per month. Prisoners may only shop once a week.
      RecreationRecreation yard, hobby craft, and music center.
      MedicalSick call 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medication is distributed three times a day. Hours will be posted.
      CounselingA 6-month Skills Building Program for prisoners with cognitive and social learning needs.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., Thursday through Monday and federal holidays. Prisoners are given 2 visiting points a month. Visits on the weekend cost 1 point each; visits on Monday, Thursday, Friday, or a federal holiday cost 0 points.
      Federal Prison Camp Coleman
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Coleman 811 N.E. 54th Terrace Coleman, FL 33521-8997
      LocationAs above.
      Contact NumbersTel: 352-330-3200 Fax: 352-330-0552
      Judicial DistrictMiddle district of Florida
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity384
      Current Pop.388
      Staff251
      History/DescriptionPrisoners are housed in dormitories in separate units. Each unit has a number of appliances for inmate use, including washers, dryers, televisions, and microwave ovens as well as clothing irons, hair dryers and curling irons, etc.
      Admission and OrientationA&O is a 1-day program. Arriving inmates will complete intake and medical screening forms. New arrivals should receive a full physical examination within 14 days of arrival.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational training and apprenticeship programs. Vocational training programs include culinary arts, baking, heating/air conditioning, landscaping, and electrical. In addition there are 16 apprenticeship programs: baker, cement mason, computer operator, cook, cook (hotel and restaurant), dental assistant, drafter, electrician, heating and air conditioning, horticulture, housekeeping, land management technician, landscape technician, painting, plumbing, and small engine repair. The Parenting Program helps increase the self-esteem of parents and children, communication skills, parenting influence on behavior, types of parents, and children with parents in prison. The course is taught by contract workers from Parent and Children Together, Inc. (PACT). The Law and Leisure Library is open from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 12:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.
      WorkUnicor operates a distribution center at Coleman Camp.
      FoodMeals are served in the dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. On weekends and holidays the dining hours are 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Prisoners will eat with others from own housing unit in a rotating order. Shopping hours in the commissary are posted on the directory at the front entrance. Prisoners are allowed a maximum of 60 stamps.
      RecreationRecreation includes various arts and crafts, intramural sports, and musical instruments. A hair care room is available with equipment for hair care, including hot combs and curling irons. No hair extensions are allowed. Sunbathing is permitted on the west side of the housing unit only from 4:00 p.m. during the weekdays and all day on weekends and holidays. Prisoners are authorized to wear shorts and sports bras while sunbathing. Television is permitted until 2:30 a.m., although after 10:30 p.m. the volume must remain low.
      MedicalMedical sick call is from 7:00 a.m. to 7.10 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Only emergencies and appointments will be dealt with at other times. Dental emergencies will be handled through sick call appointments. Glasses may be prescribed and will normally take 6 to 8 weeks to arrive.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a separate children's room with a television and books. Prisoners are allowed no more than five visitors at any one time.
      Release PreparationRelease courses are offered in two segments, the first by several departments within the prison and the second within your unit. The release program should prepare you for the transition back to the community.
      OtherInmates are not permitted to give one another manicures or pedicures. The A&O pack specifies that “you are not allowed to be nude at any time and that includes when you are sleeping.” Smoking is forbidden in all units. Those who wish to smoke may only do so outside. Prisoners at Coleman Camp who have immediate family members in other correctional facilities may call them every 90 days if they have a “good” responsibility and clear conduct for 6 months.
      Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Cumberland 14601 Burbridge Road, S.E. Cumberland, MD 21502-8771
      LocationIn western Maryland, 130 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., 6 miles south of Interstate 68, off State Route 51 South. The area is served by the Cumberland regional airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 301-784-1000 Fax: 301-784-1008
      Judicial DistrictMaryland
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity768
      Current Pop.1,084
      Staff305
      History/DescriptionOpened March 1995; facility has eight housing units with two- and three-person cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition there is an associate's degree program in business through Allegheny College and a vocational training program in carpentry. Flyers are posted regarding new educational activities.
      WorkWork includes Food Service, facilities, and a Unicor graphics/services factory that provides hands-on industrial training.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room. A salad bar is available at lunch and dinner meals. Menus will be posted on bulletin boards in both entryways to Food Service and in the housing units.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities ranging from individualized art and craft programs to intramural team sports such as baseball, basketball, and volleyball. Weight reduction programs are also offered, and musical instruments are available for inmate use.
      MedicalRequests to see the doctor should be made by cop-out. Sick call sign-up is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m.
      CounselingPsychology Services Department is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on appointment basis only. Services provided include individual counseling, crisis intervention, drug and alcohol treatment, and special group programs. Among the group programs offered, the lifestyle and values program “The Price of Freedom” will be offered several times per year.
      Drug TreatmentThere is a drug abuse counselor who should be contacted by cop-out by those who wish to participate in the program. There is a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSAn HIV-education program for inmates is available periodically. HIV information is also available through Medical Services. You must have a current HIV test to be released on furlough, to a halfway house, on parole, etc.
      ReligionStaff chaplains, as well as contract and volunteer representatives of other faiths, are available to inmates.
      Federal Prison Camp Cumberland
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Cumberland 14601 Burbridge Road, S.E. Cumberland, MD 21502-8771
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Cumberland.
      Contact NumbersTel: 301-784-1000 Fax: 301-784-1008
      Judicial DistrictMaryland
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity256
      Current Pop.255
      History/DescriptionOpened 1994; prisoners are housed in dormitories with two-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      MedicalAs above.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Federal Correctional Institution Danbury
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Danbury Route 37 Danbury, CT 06811-3099
      LocationIn southwestern Connecticut, 70 miles from New York City, 3 miles north of Danbury on State Route 37. The area is served by Westchester County Airport (45 minutes away), New York City airports (90 minutes away), and commercial bus lines. Local taxi service is also available.
      Contact NumbersTel: 203-743-6471 Fax: 203-312-3110
      Judicial DistrictConnecticut
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity508
      Current Pop.1080
      Staff307
      History/DescriptionOpened August 1940.
      Admission and OrientationOne week, physical examination and educational, vocational, and psychological tests.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are five vocational training programs, all of which lead to outside accreditation or certification: business management, business vocational training, horticulture, building trades, and culinary arts. There are also seven apprenticeship programs, all of which receive outside accreditation or certification: carpenter, cook, dental assistant, electrician, painter, stationary engineer, and tool machine setup operator.
      WorkUnicor electronic cable factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. at a time designated by work supervisor and after the 4:00 p.m. count (approx. 4:30 p.m.) during the week. Dorms are called on a rotating basis, based upon the safety and sanitation rating of each unit. On weekends and federal holidays, the times are from 7:15 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., with dinner the same as weekdays.
      RecreationRecreation Department includes a gymnasium, a multipurpose room, and an outdoor recreation yard. Activities may include, but are not limited to, intramural team sports (basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball), physical fitness and weight reduction programs, calligraphy, aerobics, yoga, weight training, jogging, brisk walking, basketball, soccer, board games, bingo, live band, special emphasis programs (Black History Month), and holiday tournaments. Recreation handbooks provide an overview of all programs and sign-up procedures. Suggestions for new activities are welcomed.
      MedicalSick call sign-up is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
      CounselingThe BRIDGE program is a residential program designed to assist inmates in recovery from trauma related to sexual, physical, or psychological victimization. There is also a 9-month nonresidential course called “New Pathways” that addresses coexisting disorders such as substance abuse and trauma along with other issues like incest, eating disorders, and domestic violence.
      Drug TreatmentOne of five national residential drug treatment programs for female offenders. Program is based on cognitive-behavior therapy. The participants learn that they are responsible for their own behavior and the choices they make. They learn skills to improve their ability to manage their lives and to prevent a relapse. There is also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSBlood tests for HIV/AIDS may be done on a voluntary basis. You will be counseled before giving blood and again upon receipt of test results.
      VisitsSpecial room for visiting activities with children. Visiting is weekly, using inmate volunteers and family literacy volunteers from the community.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains for camp and main institution.
      Release Preparation“Career Expo,” in which local business people volunteer to meet with inmates, is part of the release preparation program. Special emphasis is placed on resume writing and job interview skills.
      Federal Prison Camp Danbury
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Danbury Route 37 Danbury, CT 06811-3099
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Danbury.
      Contact NumbersTel: 203-743-6471 Fax: 203-312-3110
      Judicial DistrictConnecticut
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity178
      Current Pop.255
      History/DescriptionFederal Prison Camp Danbury is situated to the north of the main institution. Prisoners are free to move outside the camp during daylight and evening hours within specific boundaries. Prisoners are housed in dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. There is also a vocational training computer program. The law library is open until 9:00 p.m. 7 days a week.
      WorkJobs available include outside electric shop, outside plumbing shop, outside construction shop, grounds maintenance, outside maintenance, Food Service, Food Service warehouse, outside warehouse, garage, camp and lobby orderly, education aide, recreation aide, law library clerk, town trip driver, and Unicor warehouse.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears to 5:15 p.m. Shopping hours at the commissary are Monday and Tuesday evenings immediately after the 4:00 p.m. count clears.
      RecreationA beauty salon for inmate use is open during evening hours on weekdays and during the day and evening on weekends and holidays.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medication is dispensed at various times. Hours will be posted.
      CounselingThe camp has one full-time psychologist.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There are special visiting facilities for children. See above.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains for camp and main institution.
      OtherFeeding birds or other wildlife is prohibited. Smoking is restricted to one designated area outside. It is forbidden anywhere inside the building.
      Federal Medical Center Devens
      AddressFederal Medical Center Devens 42 Patton Road Devens, MA 01432
      LocationForty miles northeast of Boston. Route 2 runs through the area and is the main artery for East/West travel. Take exit 37B off route 2 and proceed out Jackson Road to Patton Road.
      Contact NumbersTel: 978-796-1000 Fax: 978-796-1118
      Judicial DistrictMassachusetts
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity986
      Current Pop.1,110
      Staff344
      History/DescriptionOpened January 1999. Housing is in dormitories.
      Admission and OrientationOne week. During the admissions process, all prisoners should receive a dental examination.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. There are also various vocational training courses available, plus a law library and a leisure library.
      Food/CommissaryMeals will be served in the dining room from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears during the week. On the weekend, meals will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., after the 10:00 a.m. count clears, and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears. Prisoners may shop at the commissary once a day. Stamps are excluded from the monthly spending limit.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities.
      MedicalThe Health Services Department has inpatient and outpatient services. There is also a dialysis unit. On-site medical care is available 7 days a week. Sick call occurs from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Times for pill line will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSThe HIV blood test may be requested by a prisoner on a voluntary basis or will be drawn prior to receiving the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine.
      GymA multipurpose recreation room.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Prisoners will receive 12 visiting points a month. Weekday visits cost 1 point, and weekend visits cost 2 points. Prisoners may receive a limit of five people, including children, on a visit at any one time.
      ReligionPrisoner visitation and support, religious counseling.
      Release PreparationRelease preparation program is administered in two parts by the education department and by the unit team.
      Federal Prison Camp Devens
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Devens 42 Patton Road Devens, MA 01432
      LocationAs above.
      Contact NumbersTel: 978-796-1000 Fax: 978-796-1118
      Judicial DistrictMassachusetts
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity124
      Current Pop.109
      History/DescriptionOpened October 1998; housing is in open dormitories
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes.
      MedicalSick call occurs from 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There is 24-hour emergency care.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      Federal Correctional Institution Dublin
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Dublin 8th Street-Camp Parks Dublin, CA 94568
      LocationTwenty miles southeast of Oakland. Off Interstate 580 (Hopyard/Dougherty Road exit, proceed east to the Camp Parks Army Base). The area is served by the San Francisco and Oakland airports and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 510-833-7500 Fax: 510-833-7599
      Judicial DistrictNorthern California
      Security LevelLow: administrative
      Male/FemaleFemale and male
      Capacity810
      Current Pop.1,074
      Staff275
      History/DescriptionOpened in July 1974; originally called Federal Correctional Institution Pleasanton.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are three vocational training programs, all of which lead to outside certification or accreditation: business, business accounting, and computer repair. There is also a dental assistant apprenticeship. The parenting program for female inmates is offered three nights a week in Spanish and English. Classes deal with issues such as family relationships, household management, sex education, parenting, literacy skills, birth control, AIDS, self-esteem, personal responsibilities as a parent, and self-discipline. This class is also offered at the satellite camp.
      WorkThere is a Unicor textile factory, a Unicor furniture factory, and a Unicor graphics/services factory that does data processing.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall during the week from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after 4:00 p.m. count. On weekends and holidays times are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after 4:00 p.m. count. Prisoners may shop at commissary once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities, ranging from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports such as baseball and volleyball. Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also offered.
      MedicalSick call 6:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. General and holistic health care is offered at Dublin. Holistic health programs offer practical ways to reduce stress, increase self-esteem, integrate mind, body, and spirit, and foster creativity. Practitioners also teach communication and conflict resolution skills. Routine and emergency dental care is also available. Inmates are eligible for pregnancy tests, Pap smears, pelvic examinations, and breast examinations.
      CounselingThere is one chief psychologist, a staff psychologist, a drug abuse treatment program coordinator, and one drug abuse treatment psychologist. A psychiatrist is available by appointment. Individual and group counseling are available. Special interest groups (e.g., sexual abuse) will be advertised and presented throughout the year.
      Drug TreatmentOne of five national residential drug treatment programs for female offenders. Program is based on cognitive-behavior therapy. The participants are taught that they are responsible for their own behavior and the choices they make. They learn skills to improve their ability to manage their lives and to prevent a relapse. There is also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays. A children's center is located in visiting room.
      ReligionFull-time Catholic and Protestant chaplains conduct religious services and coordinate religious activities for all faiths. Approximately 200 outside community religious volunteers are involved with the institution. Consultants also provide religious services to those who wish to participate in Thai Buddhist, Muslim, Native American, and Jewish worship activities. The chaplains coordinate activities for the Native American Club and the Match-2 (M-2) program. This is a prison visitation program in which local citizens volunteer to make regular visits to women at the facility. The program also has a reentry component in which various businesses and employers give interviews to ex-offenders.
      Release PreparationM-2 Program. See Religion.
      Federal Detention Center Dublin
      AddressFederal Detention Center Dublin 5701 8th Street Camp Parks Dublin, CA 94568
      LocationAdjacent to the Federal Correctional Institution
      Contact NumbersAs above.
      Judicial DistrictNorthern California
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity299
      Current Pop.295
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1989; has two units designed to hold pretrial and holdover prisoners for the Northern District of California.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. The law library is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and again from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The two units alternate between the early and late times.
      Food/CommissaryMeals eaten in the unit dining area from 5:40 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. for court-call inmates and from 6:15 for others. Lunch is offered from 11:00 a.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. Inmates are entitled to shop at commissary once per week.
      MedicalGeneral and holistic health care is offered at Dublin. Holistic health programs offer practical ways to reduce stress, increase self-esteem, integrate mind, body, and spirit and foster creativity. Practitioners also teach communication and conflict resolution skills. Routine and emergency dental care is also available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsThursday and Friday 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Only three adults are allowed at one time, and social visits usually may last only 1 hour, although they may be extended to 2 hours with the approval of the jail administrator.
      RecreationOutdoor recreation is run by staff three times a week.
      ReligionStaff chaplains and community clergy offer a range of religious services and counseling.
      OtherPretrial indigent inmates may submit a written request to the counselor for up to three postage stamps per week. Holdover, indigent inmates may submit a written request for up to five postage stamps per month. Smoking is not permitted at this facility. All tobacco products are considered contraband.
      Federal Prison Camp Dublin
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Dublin 8th Street-Camp Parks Dublin, CA 94568
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Dublin.
      Contact NumbersTel: 510-833-7500 Fax: 510-833-7599
      Judicial DistrictNorthern California
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity299
      Current Pop.284
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1980; it provides inmate labor for base.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are two active occupational training programs in bus driving operation (which leads to outside accreditation or certification) and horticulture. There are also three inactive occupational training programs in business, computer repair (which leads to outside accreditation or certification), and warehouse management/fork lift operation. The parenting class is offered three nights a week in both Spanish and English. Classes deal with a range of issues including family relationships, household management, literacy, birth control, AIDS, self-esteem development, parenting responsibilities, and self-discipline.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary open on Monday and Tuesday after 4:30 p.m. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationAs above.
      MedicalAs above.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a children's center in the visiting room.
      Federal Prison Camp Duluth
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Duluth P.O. Box 1400 Stebner Road Duluth, MN 55814
      LocationOn the southwestern tip of Lake Superior, halfway between Minneapolis-St. Paul and the U.S.-Canadian border. Seven miles north of Duluth, off Highway 53 at Stebner Road. The area is served by Duluth International Airport and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 218-722-8634 Fax: 218-733-4701
      Judicial DistrictMinnesota
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity881
      Current Pop.550
      Staff111
      History/DescriptionOpened October 1983; has five dormitories.
      Admission and OrientationFirst week, during which time each inmate should be allowed to make up to two telephone calls to his family.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training in sales and marketing is available. There is also an apprenticeship class in HVAC.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count during the week. On weekends and holidays they are served from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and after the 10:00 a.m. count; the final meal is at the same time as it is during the week. Commissary is open every evening from Monday through Thursday.
      RecreationRecreation includes various indoor and outdoor activities such as team sports, cardiovascular equipment, weights, music, arts and crafts, an activity center with pool tables and movies.
      MedicalThe health care clinic is open every day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. A staff member is always on call after 10:00 p.m. Sick call hours are from 6:35 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Dental sick call is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on weekdays, and the dental clinic is open from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
      CounselingServices that are available include individual and group counseling, drug and alcohol treatment programs, SHARE (Sharing Hope About Recovery Experiences) classes, psychological testing, and psychotherapy.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. No more than six people may visit at any one time.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains offer weekly religious activities for Jewish, Catholic, Protestant, Native American, and Muslim groups.
      Federal Correctional Institution Edgefield
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Edgefield 501 Gary Hill Road P.O. Box 723 Edgefield, SC 29824
      LocationOn the border of South Carolina and Georgia, northeast of Augusta, approximately 30 miles northeast of I-20, on Highway 25. The area is served by airports in Augusta, Georgia, and in Columbia, South Carolina.
      Contact NumbersTel: 803-637-1500 Fax: 803-637-9840
      Judicial DistrictDistrict of South Carolina
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity960
      Current Pop.1,502
      Staff409
      History/DescriptionOpened in November 1998. There are six separate units with two-person cells.
      Admission and OrientationPrisoners will be issued a hygiene kit upon arrival containing items like toothpaste and hair shampoo.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational training and apprenticeship programs. The law library is open on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at various hours that are posted.
      WorkJobs available include Food Service, unit orderly, and maintenance shop. There are also limited jobs available in the warehouse, the commissary, and the Unicor textile factory.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open from Monday through Wednesday in the evening. Prisoners are allowed to visit the commissary once a week.
      MedicalSick call Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. at the pharmacy window. Those in the Special Housing Unit will have the opportunity to see a member of the medical personnel every day of the week at 8:00 a.m. as they do their rounds. Pill line is held in the general population and on the Special Housing Unit at various times each day. Hours will be posted. Dental care is available from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at the Health Services Department.
      CounselingIndividual and group counseling available as well as the “Living Free” program, which is designed to encourage prisoners to review their values, examine their options, and develop a plan for personal change.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSAn HIV-detection program is in place at this prison. During the year, several random tests will be completed. Those clinically suspected of having HIV will be tested. All inmates will be tested before their release.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays and from 5:00 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. on Friday. Prisoners are allowed to have a maximum of four adults at any one visit, with no limit on the number of children.
      Pre-Release CourseThose with less than 2 years to serve will be scheduled for participation in a prerelease course. Workshops include topics such as health and nutrition, personal growth and developments, employment, personal finance, anger management, family/spiritual counseling, social security programs, and vocational rehabilitation.
      OtherDisposable razors will be issued and controlled by the Special Housing Unit Officers for all prisoners in the Special Housing Unit.
      Federal Prison Camp Edgefield
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Edgefield 501 Gary Hill Road P.O. Box 723 Edgefield, SC 29824
      LocationAs above.
      Contact NumbersTel: 803-637-1500 Fax: 803-637-9840
      Judicial DistrictDistrict of South Carolina
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity256
      Current Pop.417
      History/DescriptionOpened in November 1998; housing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkThere is a Unicor warehouse.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
      MedicalSick call from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.; 24-hour emergency care is available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Up to four adults and an unlimited number of children may visit at any one time.
      Federal Prison Camp Eglin
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Eglin Eglin Air Force Base P.O. Box 600 Eglin, FL 32542-7606
      LocationIn the Florida panhandle, 45 miles east of Pensacola, on Eglin Air Force Base. The area is served by Pensacola Airport and by commercial bus lines. Eglin also has an on-site airstrip.
      Contact NumbersTel: 850-882-8552 Fax: 850-729-8261
      Judicial DistrictNorthern District of Florida
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity800
      Current Pop.845
      Staff137
      History/DescriptionOpened in November 1962 under a maintenance contract with the U.S. Air Force at the old Niceville Road Prison, the camp was moved to its present location in 1969 in order to shorten the distance inmates had to be transported to job sites. It is a 28-acre compound for individuals sentenced for nonviolent offenses who serve, on average, terms of 5 years. The camp is divided into two units, each of which is run by a unit management team consisting of a unit manager, a case manager, a counselor, and a unit secretary. Housing is dormitory style.
      Admission and OrientationTwo to 4 weeks.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are evening college courses available at the Base Education Center on Eglin Air Force Base. Inmates pay for tuition, books, and fees from their own accounts. Vocational training courses are available in diesel and outboard engine and small engine repair and apprenticeships in dental assistant, diesel mechanic, and outboard motor mechanic.
      WorkThere are a variety of jobs at the prison. These include a Unicor laundry that provides laundry and dry cleaning services to the various institutions at Eglin Air Force Base. Additional jobs are offered by Food Service (cooks, bakers, salad men, and orderlies), facility operations (electricians, roofers, plumbers, carpenters, etc.), the business offices (clerks), and the camp hospital (orderlies). Further opportunities are available in education (librarians, teacher's aides, and clerks), the clothing room (clothing dispensers and clerks), maintenance (sanitation workers, landscape workers, and building orderlies) and base details (roads and grounds maintenance, mower shop, and base museum).
      Food/CommissaryBreakfast on weekdays is from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., lunch from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., and the evening meal from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. or from after the 4:00 p.m. count to 5:00 p.m. On the weekend there is a “continental breakfast” from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. followed by brunch from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., and the evening meal once again is from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. or from after the 4:00 p.m. count to 5:00 p.m. The commissary is open from Monday through Thursday. There is a limit of only two packets of cigarettes on a person at any time and four cartons in a person's locker.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, hobby crafts, crocheting, lending library, aerobics, softball, volleyball, handball, boccie, horseshoes, ping-pong, bingo, weight lifting, basketball, cards, chess, checkers, and professional talent shows. There are also three inmate organizations: Toastmasters International, which strives to make excellent speakers of their members; Club Latino International, which shows films and has discussions focusing on Spanish culture; and the Association for Black Awareness, whose main goal is to promote black heritage and culture. Each club meets on certain evenings in the visiting room.
      MedicalSick call at the base is 6:15 to 6:45 a.m. and at the camp is 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. except Wednesdays. Dental sick call is provided for those suffering dental emergencies, including toothaches, swelling, broken dentures, and complications from previous treatment.
      CounselingTwo licensed clinical psychologists (one clinical and one counseling) and a drug abuse treatment specialist.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsFrom 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. An unlimited amount of visiting time is granted, but only four adult visitors are allowed to visit at any one time. Requests for additional people to be added to visitors' lists should be made 3 weeks in advance of planned visit. Contact is limited to hand holding and “having one's arm around the other's waist, upper back, or shoulder.”
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain, plus volunteers and contact clergy for additional care for all faith groups.
      Release PreparationMay request release clothing. If transferred to a halfway house may be eligible for a “reasonable” gratuity determined by policy and the case manager.
      OtherSmoking is prohibited inside all buildings. A photocopy machine is available for use in the law library.
      Federal Correctional Institution Elkton
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Elkton 8730 Scroggs Road P.O. Box 89 Elkton, OH 44415
      LocationIn northeastern Ohio, less than an hour from Pittsburgh, Youngstown, and Canton. The area is served by the international airport in Pittsburgh and by regional airports in Youngstown and Canton, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 330-424-7448 Fax: 330-424-4539
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Ohio
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,536
      Current Pop.1,835
      Staff302
      History/DescriptionOpened April 1997; prisoners are housed in dormitories with two-person cubicles.
      Admission and Orientation1 to 2 weeks long.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkFederal Correctional Institution Elkton has a Unicor computer recycling plant. It is also the national warehouse for cable assemblies and wiring harnesses (all military equipment). It has a Unicor data-processing plant and also a shoe repair factory.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on weekdays. Prisoners are allowed no more than two cartons of cigarettes at any one time.
      RecreationRecreation includes arts and crafts programs as well as intramural team sports, such as softball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball. A limited amount of sports equipment is allowed on unit; otherwise, sports and musical equipment is held in recreation department.
      MedicalTimes for doctor and pill lines available on unit.
      CounselingStaff psychologists and a contract psychiatrist also available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays. Prisoners are allocated 4 points a month. Weekday visits cost 0 points, weekend visits cost 1 point. All visitors will be searched with metal detector.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains plus a contract rabbi and imam and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Federal Prison Camp Elkton
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Elkton 8730 Scroggs Road P.O. Box 89 Elkton, OH 44415
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Elkton.
      Contact NumbersTel: 330-424-7448 Fax: 330-424-4539
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Ohio
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity256
      Current Pop.487
      History/DescriptionHousing is dormitory style, two- to four-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      OtherSmoking outdoors only
      Federal Prison Camp El Paso
      AddressFederal Prison Camp El Paso P.O. Box 16300 SSG Sims Road, Bldg. 11636 El Paso, TX 79906-0300
      LocationOn Fort Bliss (Biggs Field), about 15 miles northeast of downtown El Paso via Interstate 54. The city of El Paso is located on the southwest border of Texas near New Mexico and Mexico. The area is served by El Paso International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 915-566-1271 Fax: 915-540-6165
      Judicial DistrictWestern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity308
      Current Pop.397
      Staff94
      History/DescriptionOpened in June 1989; housing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles.
      Admission and OrientationDuring the first month of arrival.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, an associate's degree program in business management is available. The law and leisure libraries are open 7 days a week. Hours will be posted.
      WorkWork includes Food Service, orderlies, barber, bus driver, commissary, ground maintenance, and the Unicor laundry, which provides laundry and textile repair services to the various organizations at Fort Bliss, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, and other government organizations around the United States. Some prisoners are also employed at Fort Bliss in the museum or other areas.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 5:45 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from 4:30 p.m. during the week. On weekends the hours are the same except that breakfast is served from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. The commissary is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Prisoners may shop on specific nights.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities such as weight lifting, team sports, tennis, and table games. Hobby crafts include leathercraft and art and drawing. Movies are rented on a weekly basis and shown in the available TV rooms within each unit. A Comprehensive Wellness Program is available for all inmates interested in participating.
      MedicalSick call is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Medication is dispensed three times a day. Hours will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain coordinates all religious activities, including the efforts of approximately 45 volunteer and contract personnel. There are numerous activities scheduled 7 days each week, including the opportunities for study, worship, prayer, fellowship, and meditation. Regularly scheduled religious activities are offered for Catholic, Protestant, Islamic, Jehovah's Witness, Seventh Day Adventist, and other faith groups as warranted.
      OtherSmoking is prohibited inside all buildings.
      Federal Correctional Institution El Reno
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution El Reno P.O. Box 1000 Highway 66 West El Reno, OK 73036-1000
      LocationThirty miles west of Oklahoma City. Off interstate 40 (Country Club exit, 2 miles north to Sunset Drive, then 2 miles west.) The area is served by Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.
      Contact NumbersTel: 405-262-4875 Fax: 405-262-6266
      Judicial DistrictWestern Oklahoma
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity820
      Current Pop.1,408
      Staff424
      History/DescriptionOpened in April 1933; housing is in two-person cells. The institution was originally called the Southwestern Penitentiary.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, prisoners may work towards an associate of arts degree. Classes are held in the evenings through Redlands Community College. Vocational training courses are offered in business management, building maintenance, and welding. There is also a class in effective parenting that aims to help prisoners establish nurturing and healthy relationships in their families.
      WorkJobs include Food Service and the Unicor metal factory, which employs approximately 425 inmates. There is a waiting list.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 6:45 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and from 4:35 p.m. until the last unit is called. On the weekend there is also brunch at 11:00 a.m. The commissary is open at various times from Monday to Thursday. Prisoners may shop twice a week at times that will depend on their reference number.
      RecreationIndoor and outdoor activities, field games, court games, table top games, arts and crafts, team sports, music, and big screen television.
      MedicalSick call is 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday to make an appointment. Medical staff members are always available for emergency care. Medication will be dispensed at various times throughout the day. Hours will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentTwelve-month Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Thursday through Monday. Inmates are allowed 32 points each month. One hour of visiting time during the week equals 1 point; on the weekend, 1 hour equals 2 points.
      ReligionAt least one chaplain is on call each weekday to provide pastoral care. The chaplains also provide personal and family counseling.
      Federal Prison Camp El Reno
      AddressFederal Prison Camp El Reno P.O. Box 1000 Highway 66 West El Reno, OK 73036-1000
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution El Reno.
      Contact NumbersTel: 405-262-4875 Fax: 405-262-6266
      Judicial DistrictWestern Oklahoma
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity216
      Current Pop.182
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1980, housing is dormitory style with two and four-person cubicles. Most prisoners are employed on the farm.
      Admission and OrientationTwo to 4 weeks after arrival.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there is vocational training in building construction and meat cutting. There is also a college program offered through Redlands Community College.
      WorkFarm work, maintenance, Food Service, barber shop. The institution provides beef and milk for El Reno and a number of other federal prisons.
      Food/CommissaryMeals served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 11.55 a.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count during the week. On the weekend there is a coffee hour from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m., brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and dinner after the 4:00 p.m. count clears.
      RecreationRecreation includes weight lifting, jogging, softball, basketball, handball, tennis, art, and leathercraft work. The outdoor recreation area is open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      MedicalSick call 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medication is dispensed four times a day. Hours will be posted. Emergency dental care may be requested at sick call from 6:00 to 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      Drug treatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and Mondays and 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the weekend and on federal holidays. The camp uses the same points system as the Federal Correctional Institution.
      ReligionAt least one chaplain is always on call.
      OtherThere is no smoking indoors anywhere in the camp.
      Federal Correctional Institution Englewood
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Englewood 9595 West Quincy Avenue Littleton, CO 80123
      LocationFifteen miles southwest of Denver, off Interstate 285. The area is served by the Denver International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 303-985-1566 Fax: 303-763-2553
      Judicial DistrictColorado
      Security LevelMedium/Administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity485
      Current Pop.921
      Staff358
      History/DescriptionOpened in July 1940. Facility was originally called the Denver Federal Reformatory. There are four living units with four-person cubicles and two-person rooms. It also contains a detention center that primarily houses Cuban detainees and inmates awaiting sentencing.
      Admission and OrientationA&O handbook rather brief.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Vocational training courses include drafting, baking, and technical drawing.
      WorkThe workday usually begins at 7:40 a.m. and ends at 3:50 p.m.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., lunch when called, and dinner immediately following the 4:00 p.m. count. On the weekend and on holidays, breakfast is served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and brunch is served from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dinner remains at the same time. Commissary is open weekday afternoons. Inmates may shop once per week.
      RecreationIncludes softball, handball, soccer, basketball, weights, tennis, weight lifting, horseshoes, shuffleboard, jogging, ceramics, leathercraft.
      MedicalMedical sick call from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Dental sick call the same days between 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Medication is distributed at various times throughout the day. Hours will be posted.
      CounselingIn addition to standard counseling services there is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. There is a special drug treatment program for Mariel detainees.
      GymYes
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday, Thursday, and Friday, as well as from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains hold Protestant and Catholic services on a regular basis, and community clergy and volunteers provide services for other religious groups. There is also a Native American sweat lodge once a week.
      Federal Prison Camp Englewood
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Englewood 9595 West Quincy Avenue Littleton, CO 80123
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Englewood.
      Contact NumbersTel: 303-985-1566 Fax: 303-763-2553
      Judicial DistrictColorado
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity111
      Current Pop.101
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1990. Housing is dormitory style with four-man rooms.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      MedicalSick call and pill-line hours will be posted; 24-hour emergency care available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is both a children's room and an outside children's playground.
      Federal Correctional Institution Estill
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Estill 100 Prison Road Estill, SC 29918
      LocationIn Hampton County, off State Road 321, about 3 miles south of Estill. The area is served by air and rail in Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina. The area is served directly by commercial bus service.
      Contact NumbersTel: 803-625-4607 Fax: 803-625-3139
      Judicial DistrictSouth Carolina
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity768
      Current Pop.1147
      Staff311
      History/DescriptionOpened in September 1993; housing is in two-person cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, social education, and correspondence classes. Vocational training includes small appliance repair, pest control technology, and masonry. Apprenticeships include carpenter, culinary arts, electrician, HVAC, painter, and plumber. Recent adult continuing education courses have included Spanish, public speaking, and writers' workshops. The law library is open Monday through Saturday. Hours will be posted.
      WorkFood service, orderly, maintenance shop, and Unicor electronics.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open Monday through Thursday after the 4:30 p.m. call.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, games, and crafts.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medication, including insulin, is dispensed four times a day. Hours will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the weekends and on federal holidays. Prisoners are allowed up to four adult visitors at any one time. There is no limit on the number of children, and there is a separate children's room.
      Pre-Release CourseTwo years before release, prisoners are eligible for a course run by the education department that includes discussion of health and nutrition, personal growth and development, employment, anger management, and personal finance.
      Federal Prison Camp Estill
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Estill 100 Prison Road Estill, SC 29918
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Estill.
      Contact NumbersTel: 803-625-4607 Fax: 803-625-3139
      Judicial DistrictSouth Carolina
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity256
      Current Pop.256
      History/DescriptionHousing is dormitory style and two-person cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkUnicor electronics factory.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open Monday through Thursday. Hours will be posted.
      MedicalSick call from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., 4 days a week.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends. Prisoners may have an unlimited number of visits with up to four adults and four children at any one time. There is a separate children's room.
      Federal Correctional Institution Fairton
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Fairton P.O. Box 280 Fairton, NJ 08320
      LocationIn New Jersey, 50 miles southeast of Philadelphia and 40 miles west of Atlantic City. Off Interstate 55, at 655 Fairton-Millville Road. The area is served by airports in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, and Millville; Amtrak in Philadelphia and Atlantic City; and commercial bus service.
      Contact NumbersTel: 609-453-1177 Fax: 609-453-4015
      Judicial DistrictNew Jersey
      Security LevelMedium/administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity751
      Current Pop.1,379
      Staff349
      History/DescriptionOpened April 1990, the institution covers 51 acres and has four housing units set in a college campus-style facility. It includes a pretrial detention center.
      Admission and OrientationFirst week or two, during which time prisoners will be introduced to unit management team. They will also be subjected to social, psychological, and medical screening. These tests will complete include physical and dental examination. Inmates will be tested for immunizations.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There are also vocational training courses, a Cumberland College in-house program, and various apprenticeships.
      WorkFood Service, Facilities Department, Health Services Unit, Education Department (including librarian and bilingual teacher's aide), clothing room, and others. Unicor cable and battery factory that employs approximately 250 men. Specific jobs include production, warehouse, clerks, sanitation, procurement clerks, accountant clerks, and quality assurance inspectors.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and following the clearance of the 4:00 p.m. count. On the weekends, times are the same except breakfast, which is served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
      RecreationLeisure activities and recreation programs are supervised by the Education Department. Programs include team sports like softball, basketball, and volleyball, as well as arts and crafts.
      MedicalFederal Correctional Institution Fairton is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, with local health care available 24 hours a day. Sick call occurs on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (except on holidays). Sign-up is between 6:15 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. A medical staff member tours the segregation unit at least once a day for sick call and medicine dispensing. Emergency dental care and routine dental treatment are both available.
      CounselingThe Psychology Department offers a variety of individual and group counseling. There is also one contract psychiatrist who provides psychiatric services for those in need of psychotropic medication. In addition to various drug counseling groups, there is a self-image group. The Health Services Department offers programs on a series of issues including drug and alcohol abuse, physical fitness, smoking cessation, and stress and anger management.
      Drug TreatmentFairton offers a range of drug treatment from the drug education program to the comprehensive drug abuse program, which at Fairton is known as CHOICE. This is a 12-month residential treatment program. In addition, there are Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous groups. There is a drug and alcohol surveillance program, and prisoners will be randomly tested for drug and alcohol use.
      HIV/AIDSInformation about HIV/AIDS will be provided during the A&O period. Additional educational material will be made available during the inmate's sentence.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
      ReligionThree full-time staff chaplains as well as contract and volunteer representatives of different faiths available.
      Release PreparationSocial education (prerelease program) and career counseling. Furloughs are available for some inmates prior to release.
      OtherInterlibrary loan material is provided by the Cumberland County Library. The prison library also has a computer laboratory. Bedside and funeral trips may be authorized for inmates in lower-custody categories when an immediate family member is seriously ill, is in critical condition, or has died.
      Federal Prison Camp Fairton
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Fairton P.O. Box 280 Fairton, NJ 08320
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Fairton.
      Contact NumbersTel: 609-453-1177 Fax: 609-453-4015
      Judicial DistrictNew Jersey
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity65
      Current Pop.92
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1992; inmates provide work detail for the main institution.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      Federal Correctional Institution Florence
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Florence P.O. Box 6500 Florence, CO 81226
      LocationAdjacent to ADX Florence
      Contact NumbersTel: 719-784-9100 Fax: 719-784-9504
      Judicial DistrictColorado
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity744
      Current Pop.1,224
      Staff357
      History/DescriptionOpened in January 1993. Prisoners are housed in two-man cells.
      Admission and OrientationDuring the admission process, prisoners are issued an inmate account card necessary for commissary, trust fund, and inmate telephone system transactions. They must carry this card at all times. All arriving inmates will be tested for TB.
      EducationThe Education Department is state accredited by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges. Education includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, life skills, parenting, career counseling/release preparation, and correspondence classes. Vocational training courses are available in computer training, cabinetmaking, mechanical/computer-assisted drafting, building maintenance, and barbering. Apprenticeships are offered in cabinetmaking, industrial housekeeping, and landscaping in conjunction with the Department of Labor. Upon completion of these courses, prisoners receive a certificate of journeyman-level expertise.
      WorkJobs in Food Services employment include baking, cooking, dining room, vegetable preparation, pots and pans, and dish room. A Unicor furniture factory employs approximately 250 prisoners.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count. On the weekend they are served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., after the 10:00 a.m. count, and after the 4:00 p.m. count.
      RecreationMusic, hobby crafts, basketball, volleyball, and other games.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday. In an emergency, contact another member of staff. Pill line at various times during the day. These times will be posted. The BOP furnishes prescription eyeglasses to any inmate requiring them, as documented through a professional examination and prescription. Over-the-counter medications like Tylenol are available from the commissary.
      CounselingPsychology Services performs a variety of functions for the inmate population. Some of these include presenting psychoeducational classes on anger and stress management, drug education, and sexual abuse/assault prevention. Other counseling groups include People In Prison Entering Sobriety, self-image groups, and other voluntary groups. Unit staff is also available for informal counseling sessions. There is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentThere is a comprehensive Residential Drug Treatment Program housed in Mesa Unit run by the Psychology Department that is available in Spanish and English. There is also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Up to five adults at a time may visit one prisoner.
      Federal Prison Camp Florence
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Florence P.O. Box 6500 Florence, CO 81226
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Florence.
      Contact NumbersTel: 719-784-9100 Fax: 719-784-9504
      Judicial DistrictColorado
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity512
      Current Pop.458
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1992.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training courses are available in culinary arts and apprenticeships are available in industrial housekeeping and landscape management.
      WorkA Unicor warehouse for furniture produced at Federal Correctional Institution and U.S. Penitentiary employs approximately 35 to 45 men.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a children's room.
      U.S. Penitentiary Florence
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Florence P.O. Box 7500 Florence, CO 81226
      LocationAdjacent to ADX Florence.
      Contact NumbersTel: 719-784-9454 Fax: 719-784-5157
      Judicial DistrictColorado
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity640
      Current Pop.922
      Staff310
      History/DescriptionOpened in January 1994, U.S. Penitentiary Florence is part of a collection of facilities of varying degrees of security that are located on a site of 49 acres. According to a recent description, U.S. Penitentiary Florence “uses the direct supervision method of management with a state-of-the-art electronic security system; control activities are administered at one station. Additional security is provided by a perimeter fence, seven guard towers, and a patrol road. The building wall itself also acts as a security line, for no inmate cell window looks outside the exterior building line” (Spens, 1994, p. 71). Housing is in single and two-man cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, ABLE (Adult Basic Level Examination), and CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) testing. College courses are available through correspondence study and from Pueblo Community College. In addition, there are vocational training classes and apprenticeships.
      WorkThere is a Unicor wood chair and desk drawer assembly factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. until all work details and units have been called, and upon clearing the 4:00 p.m. count until all units have been called. On the weekends there is a coffee hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., lunch upon clearing of the 10:00 a.m. count, and dinner at the same time as weekdays. Commissary is open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationThe housing pods face the recreation yard. Recreation includes intramural sports, such as softball, soccer, and basketball, and hobby crafts, including ceramics, artwork, and music. Special activities are scheduled for all recognized federal holidays. Entertainment such as concerts (with inmate musicians), bingo games, and comedy nights are scheduled intermittently. Wellness and fitness programs are also available to all interested inmates.
      MedicalHealth Services area located opposite the housing pods. Medical and dental sick call is held at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      CounselingPsychology Services provides evaluation, individual and group counseling, crisis assistance, and self-help programs. Current and forthcoming psychology programs and activities are posted in Psychology Services located between the Gym and Education Department and on bulletin boards in each housing unit. Group programs typically offered on a regular basis include Values, Anger Management, Stress Management, Positive Mental Actions in Life, People in Prison Entering Sobriety, Medicine Wheel, Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous, Commitment to Change, Nine to Five Beats Ten to Life, Transactional Analysis, and Psychology Cinematography. The prison also offers CODE (Challenge, Opportunity, Discipline, Ethics) for high-security offenders. There is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes, but only in winter months.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays and from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain, monthly visits from a contract rabbi, and a Native American sweat lodge.
      U.S. Penitentiary Florence-Adx
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Florence-ADX P.O. Box 8500 Florence, CO 81226
      LocationThe institution is located on State Highway 115, 90 miles south of Denver, 45 miles south of Colorado Springs, and 35 miles west of Pueblo. The area is served by airports in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo, by Amtrak in Denver and Colorado Springs, and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 719-784-9464 Fax: 719-784-5290
      Judicial DistrictColorado
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity490
      Current Pop.405
      Staff354
      History/DescriptionOpened December 1994. There are 10 housing units, including a control unit, a high-security unit, a special housing unit, a general population unit, an intermediate/transitional unit, and a pretransfer unit. Housing is in single-man cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, adult basic education, and correspondence classes. Education programming and testing are done from within the inmate's cell. Most instruction is through closed-circuit TV in the inmate's cell. Eligible inmates will be allowed to enroll in one correspondence college course per semester.
      WorkThere are no jobs available to inmates due to the security status of the institution.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served on two trays: a hot and a cold one. There are five menu choices: regular meal, no pork, common fare, no meat, and dietary. Periodically, a food preference survey will be taken to determine the likes and dislikes of the population and to update the 35-day cycle menu.
      RecreationThe Recreation Department will provide a variety of approved organized and free-form activities. Some of these activities are basketball, handball, and special holiday activities, including table games, tournaments, and contests.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Rounds begin during the day shift and continue after 4:00 p.m. stand-up count.
      CounselingPsychology Services offers a wide variety of programs, including stress management, drug abuse programming, and anger management, through closed-circuit TV operation. Completion of any formal program is recognized with a certificate. Psychologists make rounds each week and talk with everyone but are available by request “between rounds” within 3 working days.
      Drug TreatmentDrug education program via closed-circuit TV.
      HIV/AIDSPreventive educational video shown during orientation. A couple of pages of risk information in A&O pack.
      VisitsVisiting times are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays. Visits are noncontact, and prisoners are entitled to five per month.
      ReligionThere are two full-time chaplains. Many religious services and programs are available through closed-circuit TV, which will also broadcast religious movies, studies, documentaries, and musical specials. Books are available through the chapel library. Greeting cards are also available.
      Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Forrest City P.O. Box 7000 Forrest City, AK 72335
      LocationIn eastern Arkansas, between Little Rock (85 miles west) and Memphis (45 miles East), and near Interstate 40. The region is served by air and rail in Memphis, and Forrest City is directly served by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 870-630-6000 Fax: 870-630-6250
      Judicial DistrictEastern Arkansas
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,536
      Current Pop.1,805
      Staff303
      History/DescriptionOpened in April 1997. Housing is dormitory style with cubicles. A laundry room is located in each unit for inmate use.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition the Education Department offers vocational training, career counseling/release preparation, and the law and leisure libraries.
      WorkFood Services and maintenance, including masonry, plumbing, painting, landscaping, heating and ventilation, sheetrock and drywall repairs, welding, automotive repair, power plant operations, etc. The Unicor operation at Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City manufactures office furniture that is named “Harmony.” Unicor employs approximately 300 inmates when the facility is at full capacity. There is a waiting list for jobs.
      Food/CommissaryMeals served in dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On the weekends, meals are served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to completion, and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The commissary is open Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and after the 4:00 p.m. count to 7:00 p.m. A prisoner's shopping day is determined by the fourth and fifth digits of his inmate number.
      RecreationA variety of activities, including music rooms, television, billiards, art studio, fitness center, and outdoor activities, including soccer, volleyball, softball, and basketball. There are intramural and varsity sports.
      MedicalSick call Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Pill line at various times that will be posted.
      CounselingManagement, emotional awareness, and personal counseling.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSThe Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Program offers HIV classes on a quarterly basis at the Federal Correctional Institution. The class is given by either a staff RN or a guest speaker from the local health department. This class is targeted especially for the prerelease inmates but is open to the general inmate population.
      GymFitness center with cardiovascular room.
      VisitsThe visiting room will operate Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Each inmate will be permitted five visiting points per month. One point will be assessed for each visit. Points cannot be carried over to the next month.
      ReligionFamily, friends, and significant others should call the chaplain's office at (870)630-6000 to report any and all emergencies pertaining to prisoners. Once the chaplain has confirmed the emergency, the prisoner will be contacted.
      Release PreparationProgram offered for those 18 to 24 months away from release into the community.
      OtherSmoking is prohibited in all buildings at this institution. Telephone privileges are strictly limited for those in administrative detention (once every 7 days) and disciplinary segregation (once every 30 days).
      Federal Prison Camp Forrest City
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Forrest City P.O. Box 7000 Forrest City, AK 72335
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City.
      Contact NumbersTel: 870-630-6000 Fax: 870-630-6250
      Judicial DistrictEastern Arkansas
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity128
      Current Pop.212
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Fort Dix P.O. Box 38 Fort Dix, NJ 08640
      LocationIn central New Jersey, approximately 45 minutes west of Philadelphia. Off Route 68, follow signs for Fort Dix/McGuire Air Force Base. The area is served by Philadelphia International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 609-723-1100 Fax: 609-724-6847
      Judicial DistrictNew Jersey
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity3,683
      Current Pop.3,913
      Staff604
      History/DescriptionOpened September 1992; housing is dormitory style.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training programs include business education, building trades, electrical theory, picture framing, air conditioning, structural painting, and commercial driver's license. Postsecondary education programs are offered through the Burlington County Institute of Technology and Mercer County Community College.
      WorkUnicor computer recycling plant and textile factory. Vocational training program with a required 6 months on a related job assignment after the program's end.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears. On the weekends, times are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.; dinner remains at the same time.
      RecreationIndoor recreation facilities include a gymnasium that is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., weight-lifting rooms, stationary bicycles and exercise area, and music rooms. Art/hobby craft area is located in the Education Building on the third floor. Table games, including pool tables, are available in all housing units. The outdoor recreation area consists of a softball field, soccer/football field, handball/racquetball courts, horseshoe pits, and boccie ball lanes. Periodically, community events such as shows and musicals occur. Special activities are planned for holidays.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
      CounselingPsychology Services provides individual counseling, a library of self-help books and videos, and classes throughout the year such as stress management and smoking cessation. Available nonresident groups may include anger management, self-esteem (in Spanish), alternatives to violence (English and Spanish), hatha yoga, meditation, criminal lifestyles, relapse prevention, self-awareness (offered in Spanish), long-term sentence groups (5+ years), pre-release group, and interpersonal relationships (offered in Spanish). There is also a Sexual Assault/Assault Prevention and Intervention Program.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymThe gym is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      VisitsLegal visits not during regular visiting hours will be limited to 1 hour.
      ReligionFour full-time chaplains. Inspirational library, greeting cards, special programs, seminars, retreats, studies, and spiritual meetings, and pastoral counseling are offered through the Pastoral Care Department. A schedule of all religious programs will be posted.
      Release PreparationStandard prerelease program.
      Federal Prison Camp Fort Dix
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Fort Dix P.O. Box 38 Fort Dix, NJ 08640
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix.
      Contact NumbersTel: 609-723-1100 Fax: 609-724-6847
      Judicial DistrictNew Jersey
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Current Pop.346
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Federal Medical Center Fort Worth
      AddressFederal Medical Center Fort Worth 3150 Horton Road Fort Worth, TX 76119-5996
      LocationIn north central Texas, in southeast Fort Worth. North of Interstate 20 and east of Interstate 35. The area is served by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 817-534-8400 Fax: 817-413-3350
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Texas
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,132
      Current Pop.1,506
      Staff419
      History/DescriptionOpened in August 1971. Prior to 1971 it was a U.S. Penitentiary facility, originally a Federal Correctional Institution. Housing varies from individual rooms to open dormitories. Also includes a jail and special housing unit for U.S. Marshals Service.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkUnicor graphics/services factory that makes signs and processes data.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on weekdays.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, music, exercise equipment, and crafts.
      MedicalThere is an 85-bed health services unit that offers long-term and acute care. There is also 24-hour emergency care available.
      CounselingIn addition to standard counseling services there is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Prisoners are given 9 visiting points a month. Weekend visits cost 2 points, and weekday visits cost 1. There is a separate children's room available.
      Federal Correctional Institution Greenville
      FacilityFederal Correctional Institution Greenville P.O. Box 4000 100 U.S. Route 40 Greenville, IL 62246
      LocationApproximately 43 miles east of downtown St. Louis, Missouri, and 63 miles from Springfield, Illinois. The area is served by airports in St. Louis, Greenville, and Vandalia; Amtrak service in Alton and St. Louis; and commercial bus service in Vandalia.
      Contact NumbersTel: 618-664-6200 Fax: 618-664-6398
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Illinois
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity750
      Current Pop.1,277
      Staff300
      History/DescriptionOpened November 1994; housing is in one-, two-, and three-man cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, ACE, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training is available in horticulture and building maintenance, and occupational training is available in business education and commercial foods. Apprenticeship programs in several areas are also available.
      WorkThere is a Unicor textile factory that makes battle dress uniforms for the U.S. military. Positions available include workers, quality assurance inspectors, office accounting, and contract clerks. There is a long waiting list.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and following the 4:00 p.m. count. On weekends and federal holidays, coffee is served from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Brunch begins following the 10:00 a.m. count, and dinner is held at the same time as weekdays.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities ranging from individualized arts and crafts to intramural team sports such as softball, basketball, and volleyball. Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also offered.
      MedicalSick call is held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, excluding federal holidays.
      CounselingThe staff of each unit are available for informal counseling sessions as well as formal group counseling activities. Psychology Services provides crisis intervention and individual and group psychotherapy.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. The Values Program is a residential, 6-month personal growth and improvement program and is strictly voluntary.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the weekends and Monday. Weekend visitation will be scheduled on an odd/even rotation, based on the fifth digit of an inmate's registration number.
      Release PreparationRelease preparation program involves assessing strengths and weaknesses as related to new career goals and adjusting to new opportunities and developing job skills when released. Those who complete the 1-week Pre-Release Preparation Program may choose to enroll in the Life Skills Management Program, which focuses on employability and preparing an employment portfolio and provides assistance in making release plans.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains, a contract rabbi and imam, and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Federal Prison Camp Greenville
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Greenville P.O. Box 4000 100 U.S. Route 40 Greenville, IL 62246
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Greenville.
      Contact NumbersTel: 618-664-6200 Fax: 618-664-6398
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Illinois
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity256
      Current Pop.213
      History/DescriptionHousing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles.
      Admission and OrientationFirst week or two.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkUnicor textile factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining facility during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and for 1 hour after the 4:00 p.m. count clears. On the weekend and on holidays, breakfast will be served from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., followed by brunch after the 10:00 a.m. count and dinner after the 4:00 p.m. count clears.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities, ranging from individualized arts and crafts to intramural team sports such as baseball, basketball, and volleyball. Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also offered. This facility also participates in the Artist in Residence Program.
      MedicalSick call is held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      CounselingA staff psychologist is available to inmates to assess needs and help design individualized programs. A staff or contract psychiatrist is also available. Psychology offers the Mastering Life Program. This is a 20-week session, offering such courses as personal power, stress management, new beginnings, wellness, parenting, criminal lifestyles, rational emotive therapy, financial responsibility, health and disease prevention, and breaking barriers.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Up to four adults may visit at any one time, with an unlimited number of children under 16 years. A children's television room is available.
      CounselingThe staff of each unit is available for informal counseling sessions as well as formal group counseling activities. Psychology Services provides crisis intervention and individual and group psychotherapy.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Also, the Values Program is a residential, 6-month personal growth and improvement program and is strictly voluntary.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the weekends and Monday. Weekend visitation will be scheduled on an odd/even rotation, based on the fifth digit of an inmate's registration number.
      Release PreparationRelease Preparation Program will involve assessing strengths and weaknesses as related to new career goals and adjusting to new opportunities and developing job skills when released. Those who complete the 1-week Pre-Release Preparation Program may choose to enroll in the Life Skills Management Program, which focuses on employability and preparing an employment portfolio and provides assistance in making release plans.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains, a contract rabbi and imam, and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Metropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo
      AddressMetropolitan Detention Center Guaynabo P.O. Box 2146 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00922
      LocationSix miles west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, off Highway 22 at the intersection of Roads 165 and 28. The area is served by San Juan International Airport.
      Contact NumbersTel: 809-749-4480 Fax: 809-749-4363
      Judicial DistrictPuerto Rico
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity932
      Current Pop.1,258
      Staff284
      History/DescriptionOpened in March 1993; housing is in two-person cells. This facility's primary mission is to hold pretrial and holdover inmates as a service to the U.S. District Courts and U.S. Marshal Services for the districts of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. It is adjacent to the Ft. Buchanan U.S. Army Base.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There is also a parenting program for female offenders. This class includes parent education, social services, and visiting room activities. Community-based information is also given out to female offenders.
      Food/CommissaryFood is served on units. Mealtimes during the week are at 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count. On weekends and holidays, they are at 7:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count.
      MedicalHealth Services Department is located on the fourth floor. It provides 24-hour coverage, 7 days a week. Sick call is 6:00 a.m. to 6:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medication can be picked up in housing units from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      RecreationRecreation includes organized sports, games, and hobbies.
      HIV/AIDSAll inmates are encouraged to volunteer for an HIV test during the initial physical examination or during sick call hours.
      VisitsVisiting hours vary by unit. Times will be posted. Parenting information center available in visiting room. Special activities for women participating in parenting program. Visitors must arrive 30 minutes before the visit is scheduled to begin.
      ReligionThere are three full-time chaplains. Scheduled activities are posted on Religious Services bulletin boards in the housing units.
      Federal Detention Center Honolulu
      AddressFederal Detention Center Honolulu 351 Elliot Street Honolulu, HI 96819
      LocationThe facility is located on the western perimeter of Honolulu International Airport.
      Contact NumbersTel: 808-838-4200 Fax: 808-838-4507
      Judicial DistrictHawaii
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity670
      Current Pop.432
      History/DescriptionOpened in 2001, it is a 12-story building designed mainly to hold pretrial inmates and those serving short sentences.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 5:40 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. for court inmates and from 6:20 a.m. to completion for everyone else, from 10:45 a.m. to completion, and from 4:15 p.m. to completion. Weekend and holiday coffee hour is 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Commissary hours posted on housing unit.
      RecreationRecreation information posted on housing units.
      MedicalRoutine medical and dental care available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for mainline population and 7 days a week for the Special Housing Unit.
      VisitsVisiting hours will be posted. They vary by housing unit. Usually visiting is limited to immediate family members only. Up to four visitors may be present at any one time.
      Federal Detention Center Houston
      AddressFederal Detention Center Houston 1200 Texas Avenue P.O. Box 526245 Houston, TX 77002-3505
      LocationIn downtown Houston at the intersection of Texas and San Jacinto Avenues. The area is served by George Bush International Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 713-221-5400 Fax: 713-229-4200
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Texas
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity918
      Current Pop.972
      Staff236
      History/DescriptionOpened in October 1999.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Federal Correctional Institution Jesup
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Jesup 2600 Highway 301 South Jesup, GA 31599
      LocationIn southeast Georgia on Route 301, 65 miles southwest of Savannah, 40 miles northwest of Brunswick, and 105 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Florida. The area is served by airports in Jacksonville, Savannah, and Brunswick, and by Amtrak.
      Contact NumbersTel: 912-427-0870 Fax: 912-427-1125
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Georgia
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity744
      Current Pop.1,084
      Staff328
      History/DescriptionOpened in August 1990. Prisoners are housed in two-man cells. There are five television rooms in each wing; some are accessible to handicapped prisoners. Visiting is prohibited between units. Washers and dryers are provided on both sides of the unit.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes; a carpentry program and a vocational training course in drafting; and various apprenticeships, including graphic design and housekeeping.
      WorkWork includes Food Service, facilities, and a Unicor textile factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals served from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count. On the weekends and holidays a brunch will be served instead of the breakfast and lunch meal. This will start at 10:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. A coffee hour will be between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., and dinner will be after the 4:00 p.m. count. Prisoners will be authorized to shop once a week at the commissary. Hours will be posted.
      RecreationIndoor and outdoor activities. There is an outdoor recreation field where prisoners can engage in a range of activities, including track and field, soccer, and basketball.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Emergencies will be seen at any time. Pill line is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and again from 9:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous; also nonresidential transitional services for those who have previously completed a residential drug abuse program at another institution.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Thursday through Monday and all federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      ReligionChapel facility has religious library.
      Federal Prison Camp Jesup
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Jesup 2600 Highway 301 South Jesup, GA 31599
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Jesup.
      Contact NumbersTel: 912-427-0870 Fax: 912-427-1125
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Georgia
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Current Pop.131
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1989. Prisoners provide labor for the main institution, and are housed in open dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There is also vocational training in carpentry.
      WorkOutside work details at Fort Steward and at GLENCO (a law enforcement training center) and in a county landscaping crew that maintains the county's cemeteries along with state inmates.
      RecreationAs above.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous; also nonresidential transitional services for those who have previously completed a residential drug abuse program at another institution.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a separate children's room.
      Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution La Tuna P.O. Box 1000 8500 Doniphan Anthony, NM-TX 88021
      LocationOn the Texas and New Mexico border, 12 miles north of the city limits of El Paso, Texas. Off Interstate 10 on State Highway 20. The area is served by El Paso International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 915-886-3422 Fax: 915-886-4977
      Judicial DistrictWestern Texas
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity556
      Current Pop.1,207
      Staff295
      History/DescriptionOpened in May 1932; housing varies from two-person cells to open dormitories. It was originally called the El Paso Detention Farm.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. Also, in cooperation with El Paso Community College, the Education Department offers vocational training programs in air conditioning/refrigeration repair, automotive repair, and upholstery repair. Vocational training programs meet 6 hours daily and are considered work assignments. Air conditioning and automotive repair last 1 year, and upholstery repair lasts 6 months. Inmates will receive certificates from El Paso Community College. Primeria and Secundaria classes for Mexican inmates are also offered. Correspondence courses can also be taken.
      WorkJobs include vocational training as above, Food Services, and Unicor graphics/services. There is a brush factory that produces many types of paint brushes as well as counter and floor sweepers. Other work is offered by the facilities department, including construction, plumbing, electrical, painting, and powerhouse operations. Work for most people begins at 7:35 a.m., although those working in Food Services start at 4:00 a.m.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are eaten in the dining room. The commissary is open Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
      RecreationTelevision and dayrooms on each housing unit. Handball, basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, walking/jogging, ceramics, leathercraft, painting, wellness program, aerobics, smoking cessation.
      MedicalSick call 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except for holidays. Medication is dispensed at various times each day. Dental, safety orthopedic shoes, and eye exams also available. Emergency medical problems can be dealt with at any time.
      CounselingVarious prisoner-run groups that include Alcoholics Anonymous, Parenting Program, Narcotics Anonymous, Suicide Companion Program. In addition to these groups, counseling sessions are offered once weekly by unit staff. There are also three psychologists, five drug treatment specialists, and a psychology technician who offer group and individual counseling as well as crisis intervention.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous as well as a drug programming resource center self-help library.
      VisitsVisiting hours, 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.
      ReligionThere are Catholic and Protestant chaplains as well as active Jewish, Islamic, and Native American groups. Common fare diet available.
      Federal Prison Camp La Tuna
      AddressFederal Prison Camp La Tuna P.O. Box 1000 8500 Doniphan Anthony, NM-TX 88021
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna.
      Contact NumbersTel: 915-886-3422 Fax: 915-886-4977
      Judicial DistrictWestern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Current Pop.149
      History/DescriptionLocated approximately one-half mile north of the main institution, the camp complex consists of an administration building, a Food Service Department, a Laundry/Clothing Issue Section, Mechanical Services shops, a medical infirmary, the commissary, the visiting room, and two dormitories. The two dormitories are divided into four wings. Two wings of each unit are nonsmoking. Each dormitory has central restrooms and shower facilities, as well as two television rooms and a large game room. Unit staff offices are on the dormitories. Prisoners are both directly sent to the camp and transferred from other federal facilities.
      Admission and OrientationThe A&O program will include lectures from department heads, psychological testing, educational testing, a complete physical examination, and a tour of the camp.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Vocational training programs include automotive repair and horticulture. Both courses are offered through El Paso Community College. Short-term classes are also offered in a variety of areas. Examples of courses presented in the past include income tax, real estate personal finance, and the stock market.
      WorkMaintenance jobs include landscape, garage, powerhouse, electric shop, and construction crews. Unicor plastic molding operation makes handles for the brush factory. There is also a Unicor warehouse.
      Food/CommissaryHot meals are served in the dining room three times a day on workdays and twice daily on weekends and holidays. Breakfast is served from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and dinner from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On weekends and holidays, rolls and refreshments are served between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., followed by brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The commissary is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. until last call at 7:45 p.m. Prisoners are allowed to purchase items in order, depending on their register number.
      RecreationRecreation includes intramural, extramural programs in softball, basketball, volleyball, and tennis as well as a well-supplied weight-lifting area, track, baseball field, tennis court, and two hand-ball courts. There is also a hobby craft shop where inmates are allowed to make leathercraft items.
      ReligionProtestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Jehovah's Witness, and Church of Christ services are available; other activities include Gideon and Spanish Bible study as well as religious music groups.
      MedicalSick call sign-up from 6:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. and again from 7:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Pill-call hours will be posted. In a medical emergency, contact the dorm officers or another member of staff.
      CounselingGroup and individual. Marriage enrichment counseling, family planning. Unit counseling and psychology services.
      Drug TreatmentResidential comprehensive drug abuse program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours weekends and holidays 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
      OtherSmoking is not allowed in any area of the dormitory units.
      Federal Prison Camp Leavenworth
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Leavenworth 1300 Metropolitan Leavenworth, KS 66048
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth.
      Contact NumbersTel: 913-682-8700 Fax: 913-682-0041
      Judicial DistrictKansas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity398
      Current Pop.446
      History/DescriptionHousing is in open-style dormitories, with 50 men per dormitory.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday and federal holidays.
      U.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Leavenworth 1300 Metropolitan Leavenworth, KS 66048
      LocationTwenty-five miles north of Kansas City. On Highway 73. The area is served by Kansas City International Airport (15 miles from the facility).
      Contact NumbersTel: 913-682-8700 Fax: 913-682-0041
      Judicial DistrictKansas
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,201
      Current Pop.1,747
      Staff557
      History/DescriptionOpened in July 1895, Leavenworth was the first federal prison facility. Housing is one- and two-man cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. There is also a vocational training course in graphic art design. Inmates interested in education should contact staff directly.
      WorkUnicor textile factory; furniture and graphics/services.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Commissary is open on weekday afternoons.
      RecreationRoutine sports programs are offered; hobby craft programs such as painting and ceramics are available. A pool hall and music rooms are also available for inmate use. Movies are shown in the auditorium. Special events are held from time to time and will be publicized throughout the institution. The gym is opened in inclement weather.
      MedicalSick call is from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      CounselingCODE (Challenge, Opportunity, Discipline, Ethics) for high-security offenders.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymThe gym has a basketball court and an indoor weight-lifting area.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. Visitation is allotted on a point system. An inmate is given 24 points per month. Weekdays, weekend days, and holidays, 1 hour of visiting time equals 1 point. Points do not carry over from one month to another. Any portion of an hour of visiting will be counted as a full hour.
      ReligionFull-time chaplains and consultants for other religions conduct weekly services. Chaplains are available through a written request or pass. A selection of books and other publications as well as greeting cards are available in the chaplain's office.
      Release PreparationInmates nearing release who need assistance in obtaining a job, residence, or other community resource may be transferred to a community corrections program (halfway house). Eligible inmates within a year of their release are scheduled for the institutional prerelease program.
      Federal Prison Camp Lewisburg
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Lewisburg R.D. #5 Lewisburg, PA 17837
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Lewisburg.
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-523-1251 Fax: 717-524-5805
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Pennsylvania
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity352
      Current Pop.261
      History/DescriptionHousing is dormitory style in two-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. There is a separate children's room.
      Intensive Confinement Center Lewisburg
      AddressIntensive Confinement Center Lewisburg R.D. #5 Lewisburg, PA 17837
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Lewisburg.
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-523-1251 Fax: 717-524-5805
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Pennsylvania
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity240
      Current Pop.134
      History/DescriptionPrisoners are held in military-style barracks.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      U.S. Penitentiary Lewisburg
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Lewisburg R.D. #5 Lewisburg, PA 17837
      LocationIn rural central Pennsylvania, outside the town of Lewisburg, 200 miles north of Washington, D.C., and 170 miles west of Philadelphia; 6 miles south of Interstate 80, 2 miles off U.S. Route 15. The area is served by Williamsport Airport.
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-523-1251 Fax: 717-524-5805
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Pennsylvania
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity809
      Current Pop.1,078
      Staff548
      History/DescriptionOpened November 1932, it was originally called the Northeastern Penitentiary. Housing is primarily in one- or two-man cells, although some are held dormitory style in one-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes through Penn State University and Ohio University, among others. There is also an on-site college program leading to an associate's degree in business from Newport Institute. Unicor scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to those who meet the qualifications.
      WorkUnicor metals factory. On-the-job training is offered in such skill areas as tool and die, welding, drafting, and spray painting. Other jobs include Mechanical Services, which provides on-the-job training in fields such as carpentry, communications, electrical repair, painting, plumbing, steam fitting, and general building maintenance; Food Services, which provides training in the cooking and baking fields; Medical Services; the Education Department; the business office; and unit orderlies. A 1-week “vacation” may be requested after a year on a job assignment.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, basketball, flag football, softball, soccer, tennis, racquetball, handball, volleyball, tennis, racquetball, boccie ball, cards, checkers, chess, dominoes, and table tennis. Music room operates on an enrollment basis. Approved bands are scheduled days and times to use the music room, and musical talent shows are offered throughout the year. The Arts and Crafts Department offers leathercraft, ceramics, knitting, crocheting, acrylic painting, glass painting, pencil and ink sketching, and pastel drawing. Materials are purchased through the commissary. With the exception of pen and ink sketching and crocheting, materials are restricted to the hobby shop.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
      CounselingPsychological testing and evaluation for courts, parole boards, case management, and inmate needs are provided through staff referrals. Groups are offered in stress management, anger control, coping skills, and the development of values.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsThe visiting room is open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Inmates are encouraged to have their visits during the week. Visits are permitted on only one weekend day, either Saturday or Sunday. Only five visits per month are allowed, excluding attorney visits.
      ReligionThere are chaplains on staff, and representatives of any recognized religion may visit at an inmate's request. Provisions are made to observe special religious faith holy days. The chapel schedule is posted outside the chapel.
      Federal Medical Center Lexington
      AddressFederal Medical Center Lexington 3301 Leestown Road Lexington, KY 40511
      LocationSeven miles north of Lexington on U.S. Highway 421. Lexington is served by Blue Grass Field Airport and by commercial bus service.
      Contact NumbersTel: 606-255-6812 Fax: 606-253-8821
      Judicial DistrictEastern Kentucky
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,106
      Current Pop.1,902
      Staff534
      History/DescriptionOpened in February 1974; facility includes a 100-bed hospital. From 1986 to 1988, female political prisoners were housed in its Special Housing Unit (SHU). The SHU was closed following criticisms from ACLU and other civil liberties and human rights groups that the conditions consisted of “cruel and unusual punishment.” It provides mental health services for Mariel detainees.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational training classes in barbering, building trades, computers, and horticulture. There are also apprenticeships in baking, carpentry, cooking, dental assistance, dental lab, HVAC, and plumbing.
      WorkUnicor electronics and graphics/services factory.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on weekday afternoons.
      RecreationRecreation includes exercise equipment, crafts, intramural sports.
      MedicalSick call, 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Pill line hours will be posted. There is also a hospice program for terminally ill women.
      CounselingSix full-time psychologists, mental health unit.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      ReligionThere are three full-time chaplains, a contract rabbi and imam, and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Federal Prison Camp Lexington
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Lexington 3301 Leestown Road Lexington, KY 40511
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Medical Center Lexington.
      Contact NumbersTel: 606-255-6812 Fax: 606-253-8821
      Judicial DistrictEastern Kentucky
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity300
      Current Pop.159
      History/DescriptionPrisoners are housed in dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. There are also two vocational training programs in digitalized mapping (which leads to outside certification or accreditation) and computer applications. The parenting program has three components: long-distance parenting skills, social services, and a visiting-room program. Inmates in the program are given an assortment of academic and coloring activities for them to mail home monthly. Once the course is successfully completed, they are able to record and mail a 15-minute video reading of their child(ren)'s favorite book.
      WorkJobs available include construction, garage, landscape, Food Service, Food Service warehouse, outside warehouse, camp and building orderly, education, recreation, training, garden, medical, chapel, regional office, Veteran's Administration, and Unicor metal/cardboard recycling plant.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall. Commissary shopping is 1 day per week, on Tuesday through Thursday afternoons.
      RecreationRecreation includes a variety of indoor and outdoor activities such as wellness classes, team sports, weight reduction, arts and crafts, and special holiday activities. There is also a beauty salon for inmates.
      MedicalMedical staff is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dental care is also available. Hours for sick call and pill line will be posted.
      CounselingAn interview with a psychologist should occur by the third week at Federal Prison Camp Lexington.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a special visiting room for children as part of parenting program. Born Free Ministry, Inc., a prison ministry program of the Galilean Children's Home in Liberty, Kentucky, takes care of babies born to women in prison, bringing them into the prison to visit their mothers at least once a week.
      ReligionA weekly schedule of religious activities is posted on the unit bulletin board.
      Release PreparationAccording to A&O pack, “Inmates nearing release should receive as much individual attention as possible.” Staff shall help women obtain any necessary proper identification, such as birth certificate, social security card, and driver's license, prior to release.
      Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Lompoc 3600 Guard Road Lompoc, CA 93436
      LocationAbout 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles, adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base. The area is served by Santa Barbara Airport (60 miles south), Santa Maria Airport (25 miles north), Amtrak, and commercial bus service.
      Contact NumbersTel: 805-736-4154 Fax: 805-736-7163
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity472
      Current Pop.1,006
      Staff239
      History/DescriptionOpened in January 1991; housing is in two-person cells. It was originally U.S. Penitentiary Lompoc camp.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes; vocational training in business computing; advanced occupational classes dealing with computer operations and sanitation; and college courses.
      WorkUnicor electronics and furniture factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served cafeteria style in the dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hours are the same on the weekend except that breakfast is replaced by a coffee hour from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Commissary is open Monday through Thursday evenings and on Friday for special purchases.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, team sports, hobby shop, body building, fitness programs, movies, games, and special events. When lifting weights, you are required to wear steel-toed shoes. Game/card playing is allowed in the unit activity rooms. TV rooms are located in housing units and outside the Food Service area. To view any television, an FM radio is required to receive sound for television. There is a Spanish television programming room.
      MedicalSick call Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 to 6:30 a.m.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program that takes approximately 12 months to complete; also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Programs are offered in English and Spanish.
      GymThere is a gym, in which tennis shoes must be worn.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Visits are allowed on a points system. Inmates are allotted 50 visiting points per month. On weekdays, 1 point is subtracted for each hour of visitation. Two points are subtracted for each hour on weekends and holidays. No more than four visitors are allowed at a time.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains and a contract rabbi and imam.
      Release PreparationInmates participating in the institution's Release Preparation Program are required to complete six courses. Inmates with 24 months or less to serve are enrolled in the program. Inmates within a year of release must submit a formal release plan.
      Federal Prison Camp Lompoc
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Lompoc 3901 Klein Boulevard Lompoc, CA 93436
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Lompoc.
      Contact NumbersTel: 805-735-2771 Fax: 805-737-0295
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity276
      Current Pop.275
      History/DescriptionThe Federal Prison Camp at Lompoc was activated in July 1991. It was established as a work camp to provide labor from minimum-security prisoners for the Vandenberg Air Force installation and the federal penitentiary farm. There is one warden for the entire Lompoc prison complex, with a camp administrator responsible for daily operations in the prison camp. Housing is in open dormitories.
      Admission and OrientationOne to 2 weeks.
      EducationThere is limited education, including GED, ESL, and literacy testing. In addition, vocational training courses include building trades, meat cutting, and dairy. There is a satellite law library available for use from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
      WorkJobs are available in the following areas: Business Office-warehouse, camp landscape, camp unit orderlies, construction, facilities operations; Farm 1-general equipment maintenance; Farm 2-ranch hand; Farm 3-field crops; Farm 4-dairy, Food Service, laundry, law library, maintenance, outside landscape, powerhouse; Unicor-cable or sign factory, and wastewater plant.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall at 6:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m., from 11:00 to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekends.
      RecreationMusical instruments, arts and crafts, outdoor sports.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call 5:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Pill line from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Emergency medical problems or injuries will be dealt with as they occur.
      CounselingVolunteer groups and staff psychologists.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. weekends and federal holidays. No new visitors will be allowed to begin visits after 2:00 p.m. Prisoners may have a total of 15 people on their approved visitors' list. There is a separate children's television area in the visiting area.
      ReligionFull-time U.S. Penitentiary chaplains work with camp inmates. Chapel is open all day Saturday and Sunday and during several weekday evenings. There is a Native American sweat lodge in the recreation yard.
      OtherMail call on weekdays at 5:30 p.m. at camp control center. Telephones will be turned off at 10:00 p.m. each night.
      Intensive Confinement Center Lompoc
      AddressIntensive Confinement Center Lompoc 3600 Guard Road Lompoc, CA 93436
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc.
      Contact NumbersTel: 805-736-4154 Fax: 805-736-7163
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity200
      Current Pop.159
      History/DescriptionHousing is in military-style barracks.
      Admission and OrientationFirst week or two.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. There is a children's room with books and a television.
      U.S. Penitentiary Lompoc
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Lompoc 3901 Klein Boulevard Lompoc, CA 93436
      LocationSee Federal Correctional Institution Lompoc
      Contact NumbersTel: 805-735-2771 Fax: 805-737-0295
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity980
      Current Pop.1,404
      Staff508
      History/DescriptionLompoc was originally a U.S. Army disciplinary barracks. It opened as an Federal Correctional Institution in July 1959 and became a U.S. Penitentiary in September 1981. The prison is adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base in Northern Santa Barbara County, about 5 miles from downtown Lompoc. The prison has seven housing units with double- and single-cell occupancy as well as two dormitory units.
      Admission and OrientationA&O program during first week or two. Inmates should have psychological screening within 14 days of arrival. They will be given a physical screening as they are processed through R&D.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There are also apprenticeships and vocational training. See Education Department for details. The Education Department also runs the law and leisure libraries.
      WorkThree Unicor factories: sign factory, print plant, and electronic cable factory (military equipment). There is also a Unicor Quality Assurance Department that checks products for military use.
      FoodMeals are served during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On the weekend, meals are served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Prisoners will eat with others on the same unit. Schedule for using the commissary is unit based.
      RecreationRecreation includes arts and crafts, intramural sports and physical fitness programs. Musical instruments are also available.
      MedicalSick call 6:15 a.m. and 7:15 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Acute illnesses and injuries will be dealt with either as they arise or on Wednesdays. Emergency care is available at all times. Controlled or restricted medication is handed out in pill line during the week from 6:15 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m., from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. On the weekends it will be handed out at 7:15 a.m. (insulin only), then from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m., from 11:30 to 12:15 p.m., from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., and again from 9:30 to 10:00 p.m. Over-the-counter medication like Tylenol and antacids may be obtained at any pill line.
      CounselingSelf-image groups, as well as psychological and psychiatric counseling and treatment. CODE (Challenge, Opportunity, Discipline, Ethics) for high-security offenders.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and approved holidays. No more than four people are allowed per visit. The institution uses a points system to reduce overcrowding. Each prisoner is allocated 40 points at the beginning of the month. During the week, 1 hour of visit corresponds to 1 point. On the weekend, 1 hour of visit equals 2 points.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains plus 100 community contractors and volunteers offer 45 services weekly for a dozen faith groups. The chapel is open all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as on several weekday evenings. There is a sweat lodge in the recreation yard. People who wish to participate in the sweat lodge must obtain permission from the chaplain and be medically screened. The chaplains have information about travel and accommodation details for visitors. They also offer counseling.
      OtherThe prison uses a pass system during the week, meaning that from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. inmates must have a pass to move from one area of the institution to another unless they are going to lunch or to an assigned detail, like work. Outside of working hours, inmates are allowed to move only during a period of “controlled movement,” which begins usually 5 minutes before an hour and ends 5 minutes after the hour. Families of prisoners may telephone the institution at (805) 735–2771 in the case of a family emergency.
      Federal Correctional Institution Loretto
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Loretto P.O. Box 1000 Loretto, PA 15940
      LocationIn southwest Pennsylvania between Altoona and Johnstown, 90 miles east of Pittsburgh. Off Route 22, midway between Interstate 80 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike via Route 220. The area is served by Pittsburgh Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus service.
      Contact NumbersTel: 814-472-4140 Fax: 814-472-6046
      Judicial DistrictWestern Pennsylvania
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity473
      Current Pop.1,104
      Staff221
      History/DescriptionOpened November 1984, the institution is housed in a former Catholic seminary.
      Admission and OrientationTwo phases. Phase 1 is a 1-day program of presentations by department heads and executive staff, who provide an overview of the institution's programs, as well as information about rights and responsibilities and the disciplinary process. Phase 2, unit orientation, occurs within 5 days of arrival and will be conducted by unit staff, who provide information about unit life.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, literacy testing, ABLE (Adult Basic Level Examination), parenting, and correspondence classes in languages, history, legal research, and business. In addition, vocational training classes are available in blueprint reading, information processing, and personal fitness training. Those who successfully pass the course will receive a certificate. The parenting course is run by the Bethesda Family Services Foundation. The law and leisure libraries are open 6 days a week but closed on Saturday.
      WorkFacilities jobs include drafting, electric, landscape, garage, communications, powerhouse, plumbing, welding, painting, and construction. There is a Unicor electronics cable factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served at 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. during the week. On the weekend and on federal holidays they are served at 7:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. Prisoners are permitted to shop at the commissary any day of the week but only once a week.
      RecreationRecreation includes varsity and intramural sports such as basketball, softball, and volleyball. There are also crafts programs in fine art, ceramics, and leatherwork, plus an outside track area for running and walking. Periodically there are contests and holiday games and activities.
      MedicalSick call from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Pill line occurs every day from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. There are additional lines from 7:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. for medication that was ordered during sick call and/or to refill medications if noted on prescription. Dental emergencies scheduled at same time as sick call; otherwise, a dental appointment must be individually requested in writing.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes. It is located next to the visiting room. It closes at 9:00 p.m.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays. Prisoners are permitted eight visits per month, four of which may take place on the weekend or on a public holiday.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain is available for pastoral counseling 7 days a week for all inmates, irrespective of faith or denominational affiliation.
      OtherTelephones are turned off between 11:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.
      Federal Prison Camp Loretto
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Loretto P.O. Box 1000 Loretto, PA 15940
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Loretto.
      Contact NumbersTel: 814-472-4140 Fax: 814-472-6046
      Judicial DistrictWestern Pennsylvania
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity93
      Current Pop.102
      History/DescriptionHousing is in military-style barracks.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a separate children's room.
      Metropolitan Detention Center Los Angeles
      AddressMetropolitan Detention Center Los Angeles 535 N. Alameda Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
      LocationIn downtown Los Angeles, off the Hollywood Freeway (Highway 101) on the corner of Alameda and Alison Streets. The area is served by Los Angeles International Airport, Burbank Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus service.
      Contact NumbersTel: 213-485-0439 Fax: 213-626-5801
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity728
      Current Pop.883
      Staff274
      History/DescriptionOpened in February 1989.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      FoodFood is delivered to each housing unit three times a day from the main kitchen. Meals are served at 6:00 a.m. (7:00 a.m. on weekends and holidays), 11:00 a.m., and 4:15 p.m. Meals are based on a 35-day cycle menu. Weekly menus are posted on the unit bulletin board, though menu items are subject to change without prior notice. Meals are based on a 3,000-calorie diet. Common fare meals can be arranged through the chaplain.
      RecreationRecreational equipment is available within each living unit. The schedule will be posted on the unit bulletin board.
      MedicalSick call is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and you must sign up at the officer's desk the night before.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting is conducted Monday through Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and weekends and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      ReligionThere is a full-time chaplain and priest. Arrangements can be made to visit with clergy individually.
      Release PreparationStandard prerelease program. The class is offered quarterly.
      Federal Correctional Institution Manchester
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Manchester P.O. Box 3000 Manchester, KY 40962
      LocationSeventy-five miles south of Lexington on Interstate 75 and 20 miles east of London on the Daniel Boone Parkway. Go 4 miles north on State Highway 421, then 1.4 miles on Route 8, Fox Hollow Road. The area is served by airports in Lexington and in Knoxville, Tennessee.
      Contact NumbersTel: 606-598-1900 Fax: 606-599-4115
      Judicial DistrictEastern Kentucky
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity756
      Current Pop.1,163
      Staff331
      History/DescriptionOpened November 1992; housing is in two-person cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. Vocational training courses include plumbing, electrical, carpentry, horticulture, and custodial maintenance. Apprenticeship programs include cooking, baking, electrical, plumbing, landscaping, and greenhouse work. Advanced occupational education is also available in business education and drafting/blueprint reading.
      WorkJobs include barber, Food Service, orderlies, maintenance, and a Unicor textile factory that employs approximately 380 inmates making items for the U.S. military.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:30 a.m. to 10 minutes after the last call, from 11:00 a.m. to 10 minutes after the last call, and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears during the week. On the weekend, the hours are the same except for breakfast which is served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The commissary is open Monday through Thursday after the 4:00 p.m. count clears. Prisoners may shop once a week depending on their unit.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call hours are from 6.45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Pill-call hours will be posted. The Health Services staff includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, and a dental hygienist. There are also consultant specialists, a dietician, and an optometrist.
      CounselingSuicide Prevention Program. There is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains, a contract imam, and a Native American sweat lodge; religious library for inmate use. The religious program schedule is posted in each dormitory and in the chapel.
      Federal Prison Camp Manchester
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Manchester P.O. Box 3000 Manchester, KY 40962
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Manchester.
      Contact NumbersTel: 606-598-1900 Fax: 606-599-4115
      Judicial DistrictEastern Kentucky
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity512
      Current Pop.482
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:30 a.m. to 10 minutes after the last call, from 11:00 a.m. to 10 minutes after the last call, and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears during the week. On the weekend, the hours are the same except for breakfast, which is served from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. The commissary is open Monday through Thursday. Prisoners may shop once a week.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick-call hours are 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Pill-call hours will be posted. The Health Services staff includes physicians, physician assistants, nurses, dentists, and a dental hygienist. There are also consultant specialists, a dietician, and an optometrist.
      CounselingSuicide Prevention Program
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      ReligionThere is a religious library for inmate use. The religious program schedule is posted in each dormitory and in the chapel.
      Federal Correctional Institution Marianna
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Marianna 3625 Federal Correctional Institution Road Marianna, FL 32446
      LocationIn the Florida panhandle, 65 miles west of Tallahassee and 5 miles north of the town of Marianna. Off Highway 167. Marianna is served by airports in Tallahassee; Dothan, Alabama (35 miles northwest of the facility); and Panama City (54 miles south).
      Contact NumbersTel: 850-526-2313 Fax: 850-482-6837
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Florida
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity805
      Current Pop.1,267
      Staff348
      History/DescriptionOpened in December 1988; housing is in two-person cells. “Main 550-cell medium security correctional institution for men is designed with all the components necessary to establish a self-supporting community. (Double-bunk capacity is 1100.) This includes housing, administration, education, recreation, medical clinic, Food Service and dining, vocational training and industrial warehouses” (Spens, 1994, p. 65).
      Admission and OrientationAll newly arrived inmates have a physical examination. Unless otherwise documented, all inmates are required to have a tetanus and PPD immunization upon arrival. All inmates will be screened by Psychology Services during admission and orientation program.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. GED classes are offered in English and Spanish. The parenting program has four phases: general parenting, family literacy education, skills for family support, and domestic violence, AIDS, and substance abuse. In addition, vocational education courses are offered in computer applications and the Adult Distributive Cooperative Program (ADCT), which provides inmates with employment skills and job training. Other vocational programs include beginning and advanced typing.
      WorkUnicor: furniture and graphics/services. The factories produce executive and systems furniture. They also offer data entry services and run a computer recycling plant.
      RecreationPrograms include hobby crafts, intramural sports, art, aerobics, music, health education, and physical fitness.
      MedicalSick call is 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for those in the Federal Correctional Institution and in the Shawnee Unit. Yearly influenza vaccines are offered to those “at risk,” and hepatitis B vaccines will be offered to inmates working in plumbing and Health Services. Emergency dental sick-call services will be available for the Federal Correctional Institution population Monday and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. For those on the Shawnee Unit, they are available on Thursday.
      CounselingAlcoholics Anonymous, anger management, stress management groups.
      Drug TreatmentA 12-month Residential Drug Abuse Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. The nonresidential drug abuse group, called “The Road to Recovery,” meets weekly at all three sites.
      VisitsVisiting hours vary; please contact establishment.
      ReligionStaff chaplains as well as contract and volunteer representatives are available. There is a wide range of religious programs.
      OtherEach of the three facilities has a Career Resource Center (CRC) that is part of the leisure libraries.
      Federal Prison Camp Marianna
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Marianna 3625 Federal Correctional Institution Road Marianna, FL 32446
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Marianna.
      Contact NumbersTel: 850-526-2313 Fax: 850-482-6837
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Florida
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity296
      Current Pop.272
      History/DescriptionAdjacent to this main institution is a self-contained minimum-security camp for low-security women or those nearing release. There is no fence around the camp. Women are housed in two-person cubicles that have beds, lockers, a desk, and a chair.
      Admission and OrientationAs above.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are three occupational training programs, all of which lead to outside certification or accreditation: adult distributive cooperative training, computer applications program, and typing. The parenting program includes basic parenting skills, distance parenting, family literacy, and substance abuse treatment.
      RecreationAs above.
      MedicalSick call daily from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m. except for Tuesdays, when only physical examinations and emergencies are seen. Only emergencies will be evaluated on weekends and holidays. You may sign up for dental care any day from 6:30 to 7:00 a.m.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours vary; please contact establishment.
      ReligionAs above.
      Federal Prison Camp Marion
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Marion Route 5, P.O. Box 2000 Marion, IL 62959
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Marion.
      Contact NumbersTel: 618-964-1441 Fax: 618-964-1695
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Illinois
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity310
      Current Pop.332
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1971, the federal prison camp provides prison labor maintenance and other factors needed in the adjacent penitentiary.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are various vocational training courses and apprenticeships available.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor team sports, arts, and crafts.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Fridays, weekends, and federal holidays. Prisoners are allowed up to 10 visits per month, with no more than five adults allowed at any one time.
      U.S. Penitentiary Marion
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Marion Route 5, P.O. Box 2000 Marion, IL 62959
      LocationThree hundred miles from Chicago, 120 miles from St. Louis, 9 miles south of Marion. Off I-57 via Highway 148 north, east on Little Grassy Road. The area is served by the Williamson County Airport.
      Contact NumbersTel: 618-964-1441 Fax: 618-964-1695
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Illinois
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity485
      Current Pop.462
      Staff363
      History/DescriptionOpened in June 1963 as a federal prison camp, this facility was designated as a penitentiary in January 1964. It is the smallest of the penitentiaries and is constructed primarily as one-man cell units. It is designed to hold high-security male offenders who have generally been involved in violence or escape attempts at other prisons. It is the second-highest level security facility to ADX Florence.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There is a part-time education representative on housing units.
      WorkB-Unit Unicor electronics factory produces goods for the military.
      Food/CommissaryMost prisoners are fed in their cells on trays, one for hot food and another for cold food. B-Unit or pretransfer unit inmates are escorted to the cafeteria and eat together; C-Unit prisoners receive trays and eat together in their housing unit.
      RecreationAll inmates in the general population and pretransfer units will be permitted a specific amount of recreation out of their assigned housing unit. Activities include art, crochet, and indoor and outdoor sports.
      MedicalMedical and dental care is provided by the Health Services Department Monday through Friday. Sickcall appointments, medication refills, and requests for drugstore items must be made before 6:00 a.m. on the day you are requesting the service. Inmates who have been in the Bureau of Prisons for 2 years are eligible for a biennial physical. Those over 50 years are eligible for an annual physical.
      CounselingPart-time psychologist on housing units. Counseling also provided by uniformed staff in correctional services.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes, for inmates in general population and pretransfer units.
      VisitsInmates are allowed five visits per month. Visiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.
      ReligionThere is a chaplain on duty each day of the week. A chaplain will visit each unit once a week. Religious materials are available upon request. Closed-circuit religious television programming is offered.
      DisciplineCirculation of petitions is prohibited and will be considered a violation of inmate discipline policy.
      OtherAll outgoing mail except “special mail” will be unsealed and may be inspected and read by staff. Inmate cell assignments will be rotated at least every 90 days.
      Federal Correctional Institution McKean
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution McKean P.O. Box 5000 Bradford, PA 16701
      LocationIn northwest Pennsylvania between Bradford and Kane, 90 miles south of Buffalo. Off Route 59, 1/4 mile east of the intersection of State Route 59 and U.S. Route 219. The area is served by Buffalo Airport and Bradford Airport.
      Contact NumbersTel: 814-362-8900 Fax: 814-362-3287
      Judicial DistrictWestern Pennsylvania
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity784
      Current Pop.1,362
      Staff322
      History/DescriptionOpened November 1989.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training includes barbering, building trades, computers, culinary arts, and horticulture. Apprenticeship programs are also available in barbering, brick masonry, dental assistance, and professional baking and cooking.
      WorkUnicor metals factory, lamination of particle board.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after 4:00 p.m. count. On weekends and holidays, meals are served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and after 4:00 p.m. count.
      RecreationIndoor and outdoor activities, including music room, hobby crafts, and team sports.
      MedicalSick call from 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      CounselingThe Psychology Department is located next to the commissary and is open Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes, with weights.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 1:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and holidays that fall on Thursday or Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays that fall on Monday. From May 1 to October 31, inmates will be restricted to two weekend visits per month. There is no limit on weekday visits.
      ReligionThere are staff chaplains, and contract and volunteer representatives of other faiths are available.
      Federal Prison Camp McKean
      AddressFederal Prison Camp McKean P.O. Box 5000 Bradford, PA 16701
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution McKean.
      Contact NumbersTel: 814-362-8900 Fax: 814-362-3287
      Judicial DistrictWestern Pennsylvania
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity292
      Current Pop.293
      StaffAs above.
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1989, housing is dormitory style with two-man cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is a separate children's room.
      Federal Correctional Institution Memphis
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Memphis 1101 John A. Denie Road Memphis, TN 38134-7690
      LocationIn the northeast section of Memphis at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Sycamore View Road. Memphis is served by Memphis International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 901-372-2269 Fax: 901-382-2462
      Judicial DistrictWestern Tennessee
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity596
      Current Pop.1,175
      Staff365
      History/DescriptionOpened March 1976. Facility was originally a youth center and has been alternately designated both Federal Correctional Institution and Metropolitan Correctional Center.
      Admission and OrientationFirst week or two.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Courses offered through State Technical Institute at Memphis include 2-year associate of arts degrees in business commerce and oral communication, and basic courses in math and English. There are also vocational training programs in electrical wiring, carpentry, masonry, and heating and air conditioning, as well as computerized business education that teaches students how to do spreadsheets, word processing, and database management. Apprenticeship training programs include electrician, carpenter, dental assistant, quality control, Food Service, print shop, heating and air conditioning, plumber, painter, housekeeper, and teacher's aide assistant.
      WorkUnicor electronics factory, as well as cable assembling and printing.
      Food/CommissaryMeals served in dining hall, self-service salad bar. Commissary is open on weekday afternoons. Prisoners may shop 1 day per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes team sports, aerobics, handball, boccie, racquetball, jogging, hobby crafts, board games, wellness programs, puzzles, card tournaments, and music. The hobby craft program provides tools, a workroom, and instruction in various crafts, including leathercraft, woodworking, and painting and beading. The music room offers some musical instruments and amplifiers.
      MedicalSick call sign-up Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. May request nonemergency dental care.
      CounselingAlcoholics Anonymous and self-image groups in addition to trained psychologists on each unit. Psychology services are available to victims of sexual assault and sex offender treatment for those who are sexually aggressive. Individual counseling, crisis intervention, psychological testing, specialty groups like anger management and stress management, drug and alcohol treatment are available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymOutside weight-training area, track, outdoor racquetball and basketball courts.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays and from 1:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains, a contract imam, and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Release PreparationTwo-phase course for those within 2 years of release. Career counseling.
      Federal Prison Camp Memphis
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Memphis 1101 John A. Denie Road Memphis, TN 38134-7690
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Memphis.
      Contact NumbersTel: 901-372-2269 Fax: 901-382-2462
      Judicial DistrictWestern Tennessee
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity296
      Current Pop.304
      History/DescriptionHousing is dormitory style, with two- and four-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
      RecreationRecreation includes team sports, crafts, and music.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
      Drug TreatmentAs above.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Up to four adults are allowed at any one time. There is a children's playground.
      Federal Correctional Institution Miami
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Miami 15801 S.W. 137th Avenue Miami, FL 33177
      LocationIn the southwest section of Dade County, 30 miles from downtown Miami, off the Florida Turnpike (Homestead Extension, 152nd Street exit, 2.5 miles to 137th Street [south]). Miami is served by Miami International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 305-259-2100 Fax: 305-259-2160
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Florida
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity587
      Current Pop.1,205
      Staff320
      History/DescriptionOpened on March 26, 1976, prisoners are housed in two-person cells.
      Admission and OrientationFirst week spent in A&O Unit. Institution orientation is held in the chapel and will last one day.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. A parenting course is also regularly offered, and those interested may pursue correspondence courses offered at various universities. The Education Department also offers four business vocational programs in accounting, business administration, data entry, and small business management. These programs are offered through the State of Florida Department of Education.
      WorkWork includes Food Service and Facilities Department, which offers a range of work relating to the construction and maintenance trades, including auto repairs, electronics, carpentry, electric, masonry, paint, plumbing, landscape, and general maintenance shops. It employs around 150 prisoners in the Federal Correctional Institution and 90 in the camp. There is also a Unicor textile factory that hems sheets, towels, washcloths, etc. It employs around 175 inmates in its cutting, sewing, folding, packing, shopping, business office, and quality assurance departments. The factory hires handicapped prisoners when positions are available. There is a waiting list for all positions.
      Food/CommissaryMeals served in dining area during the week from 6:30 a.m. to 7:20 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count every day. On weekends meals are served from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. and after the 10:00 a.m. count as well as after the 4:00 p.m. count. The commissary is located next to the dining hall. Hours are posted in housing areas.
      RecreationRecreation includes various indoor and outdoor activities, such as bicycling, life-enhancement activities, and community and social recreation activities.
      MedicalSick call from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at the Federal Correctional Institution hospital annex building behind the lieutenant's office. Prisoners in the Special Housing Unit will have the opportunity to see a physician's assistant every day of the week. Pill call occurs four times a day, hours will be posted. Routine dental care is provided on a priority basis. The Dental Department has an open house Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
      CounselingIn addition to standard counseling services, there is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Courses are offered in English and Spanish.
      VisitsPrisoners may be visited by no more than six people at a time, including children. Visiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday through Monday. Visitors arriving after 1:00 p.m. will not be allowed entry. Prisoners may have no more than 18 people on their visiting list.
      ReligionThere are three full-time staff chaplains: a rabbi, a Catholic priest, and a Muslim imam. A chaplain is on duty every day of the week.
      OtherTransportation to the facility is available by taxi. Telephone numbers for taxis serving the area are 444–4444 and 888–8888.
      Federal Detention Center Miami
      AddressFederal Detention Center Miami P.O. Box 0119118 33 Northwest 4th Street Miami, FL 33101-9118
      LocationEast of Miami International Airport in downtown Miami. The institution is located at the corner of N.E. 4th Street and N. Miami Avenue. Miami is served by Miami International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 305-982-1114 Fax: 305-982-1357
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Florida
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity1,259
      Current Pop.1,552
      Staff311
      History/DescriptionThe Federal Detention Center is primarily a facility for holding U.S. Marshal's prisoners. Some prisoners will also be sentenced to this facility to provide labor for the work cadre. They will be housed on the fifth and sixth floors. Rules and regulations are posted in both English and Spanish in all housing units.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, typing, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are apprenticeships in a variety of areas, including hotel/restaurant, baker, and industry cook. Information about community-based social services is available.
      Food/CommissaryFood is served from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and after the 4:00 p.m. count. On weekends there is a coffee hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. The commissary is open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Prisoners may only purchase 60 stamps at one time.
      RecreationThe recreation deck is open 7 days a week. Exercise equipment and crafts are available.
      MedicalSick call sign-up occurs from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Medicine is dispensed on the pill line at various times throughout the day. Hours will be posted. A dentist is on duty from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Dental sick call is from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSPrior to leaving Federal Detention Center Miami you will be tested for the HIV virus.
      VisitsFor unsentenced (pretrial) and holdover inmates, the visiting list is restricted to immediate family members only. Those prisoners on the work cadre may include up to four of their friends and more distant family members on their visiting list. Visiting hours are posted on the bulletin boards.
      OtherPrisoners may not receive sexually oriented publications about homosexuality, sadomasochism, bestiality, or those involving children. Inmates without funds may request stamps from the prison.
      Federal Prison Camp Miami
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Miami 15801 S.W. 137th Avenue Miami, FL 33177
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Miami.
      Contact NumbersTel: 305-259-2100 Fax: 305-259-2160
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Florida
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity260
      Current Pop.238
      History/DescriptionAdjacent to the Federal Correctional Institution, housing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles. Each dorm has washers and dryers available for inmate's clothing. Mail call is conducted at 5:00 p.m. on weekdays.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are apprenticeships in areas including baker, cook, dental assistant, and horticulture. Law and leisure libraries open every day until 8:30 p.m.
      Drug TreatmentActive Residential Drug Treatment Program. Inmates receive the maximum 1-year sentence reduction upon completion. There is also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      FoodMeals served in dining hall. Clothing regulations must be observed. No smoking in the dining hall.
      RecreationRecreation commences after 4:00 p.m. count. Recreation activities include weights, basketball, softball, soccer/football, handball, volleyball, and bocce.
      MedicalSick call is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Prescribed medication is distributed in the pill line from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
      VisitsMonday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      OtherTelephone hours from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
      Federal Correctional Institution Milan
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Milan P.O. Box 9999 Arkona Road Milan, MI 48160
      LocationForty-five miles south of Detroit and 35 miles north of Toledo, in the town of Milan. Off U.S. 23 (exit 27). The area is served by Detroit Metro and Toledo Express airports, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 734-439-1511 Fax: 734-439-0949
      Judicial DistrictEastern Michigan
      Security LevelLow/administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,065
      Current Pop.1,625
      Staff388
      History/DescriptionOpened May 1933; housing is dormitory style in two-person cubicles.
      Admission and OrientationOrientation within 5 days of admission; includes meeting with and briefing by the unit officer, correctional counselor, case manager, and unit manager. In addition, new inmates will be examined for dental, medical, and psychological needs on the Tuesday following their arrival.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes.
      WorkJobs include working in Food Service, Mechanical Services, Housing Units, Education/Recreation, Safety, and Unicor. The Unicor factory at Milan produces filing cabinets and other miscellaneous metal products. There is a long waiting list.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at various times and on Tuesday for the Special Housing Unit.
      RecreationRecreation includes weight training, seasonal leagues, local and regional competitions, and a highly rated garden program. There are also arts and crafts and a music room.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes, open in the winter.
      ReligionThere are three full-time chaplains, a contract rabbi, and a Native American sweat lodge. In addition, approximately 200 volunteers from the community visit the institution regularly to present their respective religious programs. Besides regularly scheduled programs, special religious events such as choirs, seminars, films, and spiritual retreats are scheduled from time to time. A schedule of the chaplain's hours and all religious programs is posted weekly in the Education Complex and housing units. There is a chapel library as well.
      OtherTown hall meetings are held weekly in each unit. These meetings are held to make announcements and to discuss changes in the policy and procedures of the unit. Inmates are encouraged to ask pertinent questions of the staff and any guests who are present. These questions should pertain to the unit as a whole rather than personal questions or problems. Personal problems will be resolved by unit staff members during the regular work hours posted in each unit.
      Federal Prison Camp Montgomery
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Montgomery Maxwell Air Force Base Montgomery, AL 36112
      LocationOn the bank of the Alabama River, at Maxwell Air Force Base. Off Interstates 65 and 85. Montgomery is served by Montgomery Regional Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 334-293-2100 Fax: 334-293-2274
      Judicial DistrictMiddle Alabama
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity960
      Current Pop.834
      Staff126
      History/DescriptionOpened in September 1930; housing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles. It was originally called Federal Prison Camp Maxwell Field.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There are also vocational training courses in commercial truck driving and apprenticeships in cooking. In addition, Troy State University in Montgomery offers degree programs for inmates. Inmates must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better and pass at least five credits per quarter. College and release preparation courses are voluntary and must be completed outside the normal 7.5-hour workday.
      WorkThere is a Unicor graphics/services factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room during the week from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., from 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (by work detail), and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears. Times on weekends and holidays are from 6:45 a.m. to 7.45 a.m. and after the 10 a.m. count clears, with dinner at the same time as weekdays. Commissary is open on weekdays. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationMusic room, independent recreational activities, hobby crafts. For details on Recreation Department programs, see bulletin boards in the hobby craft area.
      MedicalMedical/dental sick call 6:00 a.m. to 6:20 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, excluding holidays.
      CounselingPsychology Services is made up of one psychologist and five full-time drug treatment specialists. Individual and group therapy, personal adjustment courses, and drug abuse education classes are offered. The chief psychologist's office is located in the Custody/Medical Building on the northeast corner. Open house hours are 3:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If an emergency occurs and no psychologist is on duty, go to the unit officer or the lieutenant on duty and they will contact the psychologist. Alcoholics Anonymous and Gamblers Anonymous meet weekly in the Birmingham Unit Drug Abuse Program area. Contact your unit counselor for details.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Visitations are conducted on an “odd/even” rotation. The last of the first five digits of your registration number determines your status. No more than four visitors are allowed at any one time. There is an outdoor area for children.
      ReligionThere is a full-time chaplain in charge of the Religious Services Department. Spiritual programs are flexible and include general and private worship, Bible study, spiritual development, meditation, and group discussions. The schedule of activities is posted on unit bulletin boards. Open house hours in the chaplain's office are from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The chaplain is assisted by contract employees and community volunteers to make sure that all religious needs are met.
      Release PreparationSocial education programs are offered to assist inmates upon release. They are volunteer courses taught by outside instructors and inmates. The Career Counseling Center provides assistance to inmates who need help with career exploration, curriculum selection, and developmental concerns. A career library is also available to inmates.
      Federal Correctional Institution Morgantown
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Morgantown Greenbag Road P.O. Box 1000 Morgantown, WV 26507-1000
      LocationIn the mountainous region of north central West Virginia, on the southern edge of Morgantown. Off State Highway 857 (Greenbag Road). The area is served by the Morgantown Municipal Airport and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 304-296-4416 Fax: 304-284-3613
      Judicial DistrictNorthern West Virginia
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity935
      Current Pop.1,083
      Staff195
      History/DescriptionOpened in January 1969, this facility was originally called the Robert F. Kennedy Youth Center. It has six housing units with dormitory-style areas, cubicles, and single-room housing. New admissions usually live in the dormitory and cubicle areas before rooms become available. Assignment to a single room is based on seniority and performance on work and program assignments as well as on general conduct.
      Admission and OrientationOne week. Once prisoners are medically cleared, they are assigned to Food Service for a 90-day placement.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Work experience and apprenticeships are available in plumbing, carpentry, automotive mechanics, communications, and dental assistance. Vocational training courses are offered in drafting, graphic arts, microcomputers, business education, and welding.
      WorkUnicor metals factory.
      Food/CommissaryWeekday meals are served in the dining hall from 6:10 a.m. to 7:10 a.m., from 10:50 a.m. to 11:50 a.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Food Service Department prepares and serves picnics on Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day. The commissary schedule is posted in the units.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities, plus a weights room. Musical instruments are available in the recreation area.
      CounselingAll inmates experiencing adjustment problems, emotional difficulties, or personal or family concerns are advised to seek assistance from the Psychology Services Department.
      Drug TreatmentA 9-month, 500-hour, Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program; also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      MedicalSick call from 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 4 days a week, plus 24-hour emergency care.
      GymYes
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday for all even-numbered inmates and on Sunday for all odd-numbered inmates. They also occur Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on holidays for all prisoners.
      ReligionThere are two staff chaplains as well as other contract and volunteer workers.
      OtherEach housing unit is equipped with telephones so prisoners can call their families and friends. Telephones are operational 24 hours a day. Fire drills are conducted quarterly on every shift for all housing units.
      Federal Prison Camp Nellis
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Nellis C.S. 4500 North Las Vegas, NV 89036-4500
      LocationFifteen miles from downtown Las Vegas on Nellis Air Force Base, Area II. Las Vegas is served by McCarren International Airport and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 702-644-5001 Fax: 702-644-7282
      Judicial DistrictNevada
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity415
      Current Pop.591
      Staff71
      History/DescriptionOpened in February 1990, this facility is designed to provide labor for the general maintenance of the U.S. Air Force base to which it is adjacent. Housing is dormitory style.
      Admission and OrientationApproximately the first 2 weeks.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. Recent adult continuing education courses have included business, art, language arts and sciences, music, and personal development. Apprenticeship programs include dental assistant and housing maintenance. There is an education library, a law library, and an interlibrary loan service.
      WorkWork includes detail on air force base as well as dorm orderly and Food Services.
      FoodDuring the week, breakfast and dinner are served in the Red Horse Dining Hall and lunch is distributed outside. Breakfast is served in shifts from 5:00 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. and from 6:45 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Lunch is available from 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and dinner from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On the weekends, meals are served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:10 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The commissary is open from Monday through Thursday. Prisoners may have no more than four cartons of cigarettes at any one time. Certain items, including stamps, do not count against the monthly spending limit.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, outdoor yard, movies, music appreciation, arts and crafts, board games, and team games.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call is 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medication is distributed twice a day.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes; also a weight room.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Monday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Visits may occur inside or outside.
      ReligionOne staff chaplain, plus contract rabbi and imam.
      Release PreparationThe Education Department runs a social education course to help prisoners assess career goals and develop job skills.
      OtherTelephones are turned off at 11:00 p.m.
      Metropolitan Correctional Center New York
      AddressMetropolitan Correctional Center New York 150 Park Row New York, NY 10007
      LocationIn downtown Manhattan, adjacent to Foley Square and across the street from the new federal court house. The area is served by LaGuardia, Kennedy, and Newark airports. It is also accessible via Amtrak and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 212-240-9656 Fax: 212-417-7673
      Judicial DistrictSouthern New York
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity507
      Current Pop.876
      StaffCurrently there are 290 staff. A single correctional officer is assigned to each housing unit. He or she is equipped with a body alarm.
      History/DescriptionOpened in July 1975, this was the first high-rise metropolitan correctional center to be designed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates are assigned to 10 separate housing units. These units are virtually self-contained, resulting in little movement within the building. The cells in the housing units are equipped with bunk beds and are overcrowded. There is a shower cubicle for every eight cells; there are no baths. Two of the housing units are open dormitories rather than cells. Two cell blocks at a time are attached to more spacious dayrooms that have facilities for recreation and dining. A separate television room is attached to the dayroom, and there are telephones for inmate use (Home Office, 1985, pp. 10–12).
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. There is also a biweekly parenting program for female offenders in the pretrial unit that includes interviews and one-on-one counseling for female offenders; women participate in visiting activities with their children and receive a completion certificate at end of course. There is a central library and a separate law library.
      WorkOne occupational training program for women: computer applications. One on-the-job training program for women: food service.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served from a central kitchen and are heated on the unit by microwave (Home Office, 1985, p. 10). Commissary is open on weekdays. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationOutdoor recreation occurs on the roof that is covered with steel antihelicopter grid netting. Prisoners are entitled to limited amount of recreation time (Home Office, 1985, pp. 14–15). Activities include team sports, fitness, yoga, and weights.
      MedicalThere is a seven-bed clinic with a full-time doctor and dentist (Home Office, 1985, p. 14). Medical services offers monthly educational sessions on medical issues.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours vary. Hours are posted on housing units. There are special activities for women enrolled in the parenting program.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains.
      Federal Correctional Institution Oakdale
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Oakdale P.O. Box 5050 Oakdale, LA 71463
      LocationIn central Louisiana, 35 miles south of Alexandria and 58 miles north of Lake Charles. Off State Highway 165 on Whatley Road. The area is served by Alexandria International Airport (40 miles from the facility) and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 318-335-4070 Fax: 318-335-3936
      Judicial DistrictWestern Louisiana
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity820
      Current Pop.1,203
      Staff297
      History/DescriptionOriginally opened in March 1986; housing is dormitory style with two- and four-person cubicles. It closed in November 1987 and was then reopened in January 1989. There are four units.
      Admission and OrientationWithin 2 weeks of arrival.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational training courses, including food preparation, retail trades, and barber, as well as apprenticeships, including plumbing and HVAC.
      WorkFood service, unit orderly, maintenance shop, or Unicor textile factory, including commercial sewing, machine repair and maintenance, quality assurance, packaging and warehousing, and clerical positions. There is a waiting list.
      Food/CommissaryMeals will be served in the dining hall. Prisoners may shop once a week at the commissary. They may have no more than 30 packets of cigarettes in their possession at any one time.
      RecreationVarious indoor and outdoor activities.
      MedicalDental and medical sick call from 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Medication is dispensed four times daily. Hours will be posted. Optometrist visits the institution once every 2 weeks on Wednesday. Health Promotion/Disease Prevention runs programs and courses in a range of health topics including diabetes, cholesterol, smoking cessation, stress management, and back pain.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Monday as well as 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the weekend and on federal holidays. Prisoners are allowed eight visits per month.
      ReligionProtestant and Catholic chaplains as well as contract and volunteer representatives of other faiths.
      Federal Detention Center Oakdale
      AddressFederal Detention Center Oakdale P.O. Box 5060 Oakdale, LA 71463
      LocationSee Federal Correctional Institution Oakdale
      Contact NumbersTel: 318-335-4466 Fax: 318-335-4476
      Judicial DistrictWestern Louisiana
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity630
      Current Pop.907
      Staff251
      History/DescriptionOpened in April 1990, this facility is run jointly by the Bureau of Prisons and the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). It holds INS detainees awaiting deportation only. Length of stay in Federal Detention Center Oakdale varies because INS detainees may require lengthy paperwork before deportation can be completed.
      Admission and OrientationTwo-week A&O program.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Recent adult continuing education classes have included Spanish and French, photography, business courses, and typing.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall. A detainee may not have more than 10 packages of cigarettes nor have commissary items in excess of $230 in value. The number of postage stamps is also limited. The commissary is open for sales after the 4:00 p.m. count, usually until 6:00 p.m.
      MedicalMedical sick call 6:15 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on weekdays. Emergency medical care is available at any time; urgent dental care will be evaluated in medical sick call. Prisoners can submit a written request for routine dental care. Pill-line hours will be posted.
      CounselingVarious counseling options available through unit staff as well as other volunteers and professional staff. Additionally, the staff psychologist conducts the Stress Management Group, the Psychological-Educational Support Group, and the Anger Management Group. Each of these groups meets weekly.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Friday 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      ReligionOne prison chaplain as well as contract and volunteer representatives of various faiths.
      OtherDetainees deported to their country will be limited in the property that they may take on their trip back home. The limiting factor to all property will be that no detainee shall be allowed to bring more than what can be placed in a box measuring not more than 12 inches high by 15 inches wide and 18 inches long. All other property will be mailed to an address supplied by the detainee at the detainee's expense.
      Federal Prison Camp Oakdale
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Oakdale P.O. Box 5060 Oakdale, LA 71463
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Detention Center Oakdale.
      Contact NumbersTel: 318-335-4466 Fax: 318-335-4476
      Judicial DistrictWestern Louisiana
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity118
      Current Pop.92
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Federal Transfer Center Oklahoma City
      AddressFederal Transfer Center Oklahoma City P.O. Box 898892 7500 MacArthur Boulevard Oklahoma City, OK 73189-8802
      LocationThree miles west of Interstate 44 and 4 miles south of Interstate 40. Located at and served by the Will Rogers World Airport and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 405-682-4075 Fax: 405-680-4041
      Judicial DistrictWestern Oklahoma
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and Female
      Capacity1,053
      Current Pop.1,417 (of whom approximately 170 are work cadre)
      Staff296
      History/DescriptionOpened in February 1995. Primarily designed to house holdover inmates in transit to other facilities, although it also houses a permanent work cadre, INS, and parole violator inmates. Holdover inmates are usually transferred within 45 days of their arrival. While at Federal Transfer Center Oklahoma, prisoners are held in one- or two-floor housing units consisting of 30 or 59 double-bunked cells with a toilet, a sink, and a common showering facility.
      Admission and OrientationNewly arrived prisoners will be issued clothing, bedding, and towel. Clothing exchange occurs three times a week for all in the holdover unit; bed linen is cleaned once a week.
      EducationFor work cadre inmates, GED, ESL, and some adult continuing education courses. Provides legal materials from law library if requested by prisoners using special inmate request form. Work cadre inmates may work in the law library upon request. Leisure library materials are also available to cadre inmates in English and Spanish. There is also an interlibrary loan program.
      WorkUnit orderly jobs for some holdovers, but most work done by work cadre. Food Service jobs. As with those on holdover status, there are very few job opportunities for parole violators.
      Food/CommissaryMeals served in the unit from 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and immediately following the 4:00 p.m. count. Commissary privileges are available only to those on holdover status who satisfactorily perform work while in the transfer unit. They may spend only the funds earned through such labor.
      RecreationLimited recreation on units, including television and board games. Physical recreation available outside from 6:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
      Medical/DentalMedical sick call on each unit between 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Emergency medical and dental care will be dealt with by the unit officer, who will contact appropriate staff as needed.
      CounselingUnit staff run various voluntary counseling courses for cadre prisoners, including drugs, victim impact, and anger management.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prisoners on holdover may only be visited by their immediate family members if they file an official request. The request will normally take at least 2 days processing time.
      ReligionChaplains visit the holdover units on a weekly basis.
      OtherSmoking is only permitted on the hour on the outside recreation deck. Mail distributed on weekdays only after 4:00 p.m. count.
      Federal Correctional Institution Otisville
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Otisville P.O. Box 600 Otisville, NY 10963
      LocationIn southeast New York, near the Pennsylvania and New Jersey borders, and 70 miles northwest of New York City. The area is served by several airports, the closest of which is in Newburgh, New York. Bus and train service connect Otisville to New York City.
      Contact NumbersTel: 914-386-5855 Fax: 914-386-9455
      Judicial DistrictSouthern New York
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity665
      Current Pop.1011
      StaffThere are currently 320 staff. One correctional officer supervises the housing units.
      History/DescriptionOpened in May 1980, Federal Correctional Institution Otisville is built in a “campus style” around a landscaped grassy area. Buildings are low rise and are located in a woodland setting. The central facilities are housed in one large building that is surrounded by separate housing units. These housing units are part three- and part two-story blocks, with the cells placed along the sides and a dayroom in the middle. There is a separate television room. Cells have toilets. There is one shower for every eight cells. Prisoners are housed according to their offense and character, and visiting to other housing units is prohibited. Access to the common grassy area is restricted through the use of a timed pass system except during free circulation periods at mealtimes (Home Office, 1985, pp. 26–31).
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There are also vocation training courses and apprenticeships available.
      WorkUnicor textile factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in a central dining hall that overlooks the common grassy area. Staff, inmates, and visitors dine together (Home Office, 1985, p. 28).
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      RecreationRecreation occurs outdoors in a space of around 5 acres. Activities include team sports, arts, and crafts.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Prisoners are entitled to four visits per month.
      DisciplineOne of the housing units with 30 rooms near to the warden's office contains segregation cells. Cells in the disciplinary unit are spartan.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains, one full-time rabbi. The prison has multiuse auditorium for religious, community, and stage activities.
      Federal Prison Camp Otisville
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Otisville P.O. Box 600 Otisville, NY 10963
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Otisville.
      Contact NumbersTel: 914-386-5855 Fax: 914-386-9455
      Judicial DistrictSouthern New York
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity100
      Current Pop.113
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      RecreationAs above.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the weekends. There is a separate television room for children.
      ReligionAs above.
      Federal Correctional Institution Oxford
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Oxford Box 500 Oxford, WI 53952-0500
      LocationIn central Wisconsin, 60 miles north of Madison. Off U.S. 51 at the intersection of County Road G and Elk Avenue. The area is served by Dane County Regional Airport and by commercial bus service in Portage and Wisconsin Dells.
      Contact NumbersTel: 608-584-5511 Fax: 608-584-6371
      Judicial DistrictWestern Wisconsin
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity586
      Current Pop.1003
      Staff340
      History/DescriptionOpened October 1973. There are four housing units, some of which are privilege units with better facilities. The units have washers and dryers, and housing is in one- and two-man cells.
      Admission and OrientationTwo weeks.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Prisoners may also study for an associate's degree through University of Wisconsin-Baraboo. In addition, there is a vocation training course in janitorial services, and various apprenticeships are available, including bricklayer, carpenter, dental assistant, dental lab technician, HVAC, electrician, machinist, and welder.
      WorkWork options include Food Service, maintenance shop, and the Unicor electronics factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall. Breakfast begins at 6:35 a.m. The commissary is open Monday through Friday.
      RecreationOutside recreation yard, crafts center, and arts program.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medicine is dispensed four times a day; see hours.
      CounselingVarious self-help groups, including self-image and positive mental attitude. Counseling is also available through the chaplains and the Psychology Department.
      Drug TreatmentTwo Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Programs, a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes. The gym has a basketball court, weight-lifting room, pool table, and table game area. It also has a band room and a number of smaller music rooms for individual practice.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday through Monday and federal holidays.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains.
      Federal Prison Camp Oxford
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Oxford Box 500 Oxford, WI 53952-0500
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Oxford.
      Contact NumbersTel: 608-584-5511 Fax: 608-584-6371
      Judicial DistrictWestern Wisconsin
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity156
      Current Pop.179
      Staff340
      History/DescriptionHousing is dormitory style with four-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      RecreationIndoor and outdoor team sports, arts, and crafts.
      MedicalAs above.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      Federal Correctional Institution Pekin
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Pekin P.O. Box 7000 Pekin, IL 61555-7000
      LocationLocated on Route 29 South in Pekin, approximately 10 miles south of Peoria, 180 miles southwest of Chicago, and 180 miles northeast of St. Louis. The area is served by the Greater Peoria Regional Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus service to Peoria.
      Contact NumbersTel: 309-346-8588 Fax: 309-477-4688
      Judicial DistrictCentral Illinois
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity752
      Current Pop.1,247
      Staff311
      History/DescriptionOpened in October 1994, the prison is divided into four housing units that are referred to as A Unit, B Unit, C Unit, and D Unit. Housing in these units is in two- and three-man cells. Emphasis is placed on maintaining a racial balance in each housing unit.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Vocational training programs in welding and machine shop are also available. The law library is open from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. on Saturday. There is also a leisure library.
      WorkUnicor metals factory produces a variety of stainless steel, aluminum, and carbon steel welded objects, including prison security doors, bars, and grills for cell doors. Other institutional jobs include CMS, Food Service, compound crew, mechanical services, education and law library, and the chapel.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count clears on the weekdays. On the weekend or on federal holidays, there is a coffee hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., brunch after the 10:00 a.m. count clears, and dinner after the 4:00 p.m. count clears. The commissary is open Monday through Thursday. Sales occur after the 4:00 p.m. count clears until 7:00 p.m. Inmates may shop once an evening.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call is held between 6:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Emergency care is available at all times. Pill line occurs at various times throughout the day. Hours will be posted.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, exercise equipment, music room, pool tables, metal/welding shop.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Prisoners may be visited by up to five adults at any one time and by an unlimited number of children.
      Federal Prison Camp Pekin
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Pekin P.O. Box 7000 Pekin, IL 61555-7000
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Pekin.
      Contact NumbersTel: 309-346-8588 Fax: 309-477-4688
      Judicial DistrictCentral Illinois
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity256
      Current Pop.257
      History/DescriptionHousing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are three occupational training programs, all of which lead to outside certification or accreditation: building trade, horticulture, and office technology. The Parenting Program combines community and institutional resources to offer seminars on a range of topics, including toy safety, HIV/AIDS awareness, pregnancy care, and nutrition. Classes in program include parenting young children, parenting teenagers, systematic training for effective parenting, and drug abuse resistance education for adults (DARE).
      WorkThe U.S. Department of Labor recently approved four apprenticeship programs that will also lead to outside certification or accreditation and which will be implemented in the near future: auto mechanic, building maintenance repairer, horticulturist, and welder.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open from Tuesday through Thursday in the early evening.
      RecreationAs above.
      Drug TreatmentCourses on drug abuse resistance education for adults (DARE) as part of parenting program; also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSOccasional seminars on HIV/AIDS awareness as part of parenting program.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. No more than five adults may visit at any one time, although an unlimited number of children are allowed. There is a separate children's room.
      Release PreparationJob interview experience through mock job fair.
      Federal Prison Camp Pensacola
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Pensacola 110 Raby Avenue Pensacola, FL 32509-5127
      Location175 miles west of Tallahassee and 50 miles east of Mobile, Alabama, on Saufley Field. Off Interstate 10. The area is served by Pensacola Municipal Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 850-457-1911 Fax: 850-458-7295
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Florida
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity424
      Current Pop.480
      Staff94
      History/DescriptionOpened November 1988; housing varies from eight-person rooms to open dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training classes include culinary arts, computer applications, and horticulture. Apprenticeships are available in a number of areas, including bricklayer, baker, cabinetmaker, and HVAC.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
      RecreationRecreation includes exercise equipment, a limited music room, weights, team sports, and crafts.
      MedicalSick call from 6:00 a.m. to 6:10 a.m.; 24-hour emergency care is available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is no children's area.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain is available from Sunday through Thursday. Services are available in English and Spanish.
      Federal Correctional Institution Petersburg
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Petersburg P.O. Box 1000 Petersburg, VA 23804-1000
      LocationTwenty-five 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. The area is served by airports in Petersburg and Richmond, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 804-733-7881 Fax: 804-733-7881
      Judicial DistrictEastern Virginia
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity828
      Current Pop.1,120
      Staff360
      History/DescriptionOpened April 1930, this facility was originally called Camp Lee. Housing is two-person rooms or dormitory style. Some single rooms are also available.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Vocational training is available in brick masonry, machine trades, welding, auto body repair, and electronics. Apprenticeship programs are available in machine trades, welding, painting, electronic quality control, auto body repair, graphic arts, professional cooking, professional baking, and dental assistance.
      WorkUnicor graphics/services and electronics, cable and print factory.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on weekday evenings. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes hobby crafts and indoor and outdoor activities. Facilities include a modern gymnasium, indoor and outdoor weight-lifting areas, a large athletic field, blacktop areas, an auditorium, and art and music rooms.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, Friday, weekends, and federal holidays. There is a small television room for children.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains, as well as a contract rabbi and imam and a Native American sweat lodge; volunteer representatives of other faiths also available
      Federal Prison Camp Petersburg
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Petersburg P.O. Box 1000 Petersburg, VA 23804-1000
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Petersburg.
      Contact NumbersTel: 804-733-7881 Fax: 804-733-7881
      Judicial DistrictEastern Virginia
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Current Pop.693
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1978.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkUnicor furniture refurbishing factory.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      Federal Detention Center Philadelphia
      AddressFederal Detention Center Philadelphia 700 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
      LocationIn downtown Philadelphia. The area is served by Philadelphia International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 215-521-4000
      Judicial DistrictEastern Pennsylvania
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity929
      Current Pop.1,098
      Staff265
      History/DescriptionOpened April 2000. Facility has three primary types of units: Pretrial Units, Special Housing Unit, and a Cadre Unit. Those who are sentenced to serve their time at Federal Detention Center Philadelphia will normally be housed in the Cadre Unit.
      Admission and OrientationBilingual A&O pack.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkWork includes barber.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served on each unit. They are delivered in a food cart. Hours of dining are posted. Prisoners can purchase items from the commissary on a weekly basis.
      RecreationRecreation equipment is available in each housing unit.
      MedicalSick call is held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Prisoners sign up at their housing units. A full-time dentist is also available.
      Drug TreatmentDrug education course for Cadre inmates and transitional services for Cadre inmates who have completed the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program elsewhere.
      VisitsPretrial and holdover inmates may visit only with their immediate family. Visiting hours and numbers of people on visiting list vary for Cadre and pretrial inmates. All prisoners are allowed up to four visitors at any time, not including infants.
      ReligionSchedule of religious activities is posted in each housing unit.
      OtherTypewriters are located on the housing units. Smoking is limited to certain areas of the units.
      Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Phoenix 37900 N. 45th Avenue Department 1680 Phoenix, AZ 85027-7003
      LocationThirty miles north of downtown Phoenix, off Interstate 17, Pioneer Road exit. The area is served by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, seven regional airports, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 602-465-9757 Fax: 602-465-5133
      Judicial DistrictArizona
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity740
      Current Pop.1,362
      Staff349
      History/DescriptionOpened in April 1985, Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix is located in the Arizona desert some miles out of Phoenix. Housing units are triangular in form and are paired. There are 66 rooms in each unit on two floors. Cells are located around the sides with a dayroom in the middle. The two housing units are linked by a lobby (Home Office, 1985, pp. 54-55).
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Academic and vocational training programs; classes scheduled between 7:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Inmates will be excused from work detail to attend.
      WorkWork details include Food Service, mechanical services (electricians, plumbers, cement finishers, masons, mechanics, welders, painters, motor repairmen, laborers, and clerks), business office, institution hospital, education (librarians, clerks, orderlies), clothing room, and institution maintenance. There is also a Unicor electronics factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served during the week from 5:45 a.m. to 6:45 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. On weekends and holidays the hours are the same except that breakfast is replaced by a coffee hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Commissary is open on weekday evenings. Prisoners may shop at least once per week.
      RecreationCurrently, there are leagues for football, basketball, soccer, and softball that incorporate varsity and intramural and over 35 teams to provide for the greatest number of inmate participants possible. There is a weight-lifting area outdoors, and Universal machines are located at the far north of the compound. There is a quarter-mile track for walking and running on the main recreation yard. Stationary bicycles are also available. The main recreation yard is open when the signal is given over the loudspeaker and is closed in the same manner. The weight-lifting area closes at 8:30 p.m. for clean-up. Indoor recreation includes games and cards, and ping-pong and pool tables are available. Hobby craft programs include ceramics, art, and a unit art program, allowing inmates to work on small projects in their units. The recreation department also provides music rooms. Equipment on hand includes drums, congas, electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, keyboards, microphones, and speakers. Tournaments and special activities are scheduled for holidays.
      MedicalSick call 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      CounselingPsychologists are available for individual psychotherapy as needed. Group psychotherapy and personal development groups are offered. The types of groups vary according to inmate's needs and interests. Announcements for groups will be made in town hall meetings and posted on unit bulletin boards. In the instance of an emergency/crisis situation, a psychologist will see you as soon as possible, usually the same day.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program. Substance abuse programs are tailored to meet individual needs and may include one or more of the following: group or individual therapy, personal development groups, talking circles, correctional counseling, consultation with chaplains, crisis intervention, self-help groups, prerelease counseling, and 12-step recovery groups. There is also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Programs are offered in English and Spanish.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays and from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Each inmate is given 10 visiting points at the beginning of each month. All visits received on Saturday and Sunday cost 2 points. Total visits received Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays will result in the reduction of 1 point. The warden will establish if point deductions are applicable for holidays as they occur.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains.
      Federal Prison Camp Phoenix
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Phoenix 37900 N. 45th Avenue Department 1680 Phoenix, AZ 85027-7003
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix.
      Contact NumbersTel: 602-465-9757 Fax: 602-465-5133
      Judicial DistrictArizona
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity272
      Current Pop.163
      Staff349
      History/DescriptionBuilt in the 1980s, college campus style, women housed in cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are three vocational training programs: computer word processing, bicycle repair, and computer refurbishing theory. There are also three apprenticeship programs (all of which lead to outside accreditation or certification): Unicor quality assurance, food service and food service management. The Parenting Program includes basic parenting and communication skills to strengthen family ties. Special visiting activities are also part of the program.
      WorkThere is a Unicor warehouse.
      MedicalSick call from 6:45 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 4 days per week; 24-hour emergency care available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is an outdoor children's area.
      Federal Prison Camp Pollock
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Pollock P.O. Box 2099 Pollock, LA 71467
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Pollock
      Current Pop.113
      Contact Numbers(318) 561-5300
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      History/DescriptionOpened in 2001.
      Admission and OrientationPrisoners should receive a physical examination within 14 days of their arrival.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. The law and leisure libraries are open most days and evenings. Hours will be posted.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 11.45 a.m., and from 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. during the week. On weekends and federal holidays, meals are served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Emergency medical treatment is available at all times. Medication is dispensed at various times throughout the day. Hours are posted on housing units.
      CounselingIndividual therapy, group counseling, crisis intervention, short-term therapy, and a drug abuse program are available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSHIV/AIDS counseling available from the Psychology Department.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Prisoners are allowed up to a total of five visitors at any one time.
      OtherSunbathing is prohibited in all areas of the camp.
      U.S. Penitentiary Pollock
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Pollock 1000 Airbase Road P.O. Box 1000 Pollock, LA 71467
      LocationAbout 15 miles north of Alexandria
      Contact NumbersTel: 318 561 5300 Fax: 318 561 5664
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Current Pop.961
      Federal Correctional Institution Ray Brook
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Ray Brook P.O. Box 300 Ray Brook, NY 12977
      LocationIn the Adirondack Mountains region of upstate New York, midway between the towns of Lake Placid and Saranac Lake. Off Route 86. The area is served by the Adirondack Airport, the Albany Airport, and the Burlington, Vermont, Airport; Amtrak in Albany; and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 518-891-5400 Fax: 518-891-0011
      Judicial DistrictNorthern New York
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity780
      Current Pop.1,211
      Staff278
      History/DescriptionOpened January 1981; housing is in two- or four-person rooms.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, horticulture and landscaping classes are offered during warm weather. Computer and electronics classes are offered as well.
      WorkUnicor textile factory.
      Food/CommissarySoup, salad, and beverage bar available in the dining hall. A monitor in the dining room displays the menu each day, including calorie, fat, and sodium content. Meals are served during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On weekends, breakfast is replaced by a coffee hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
      RecreationRecreation includes arts and crafts such as painting and ceramics, weights, and intramural team sports in softball, basketball, and volleyball. One completed project and one uncompleted project are allowed in an inmate's room at a time. Approved completed projects may be mailed home. Musical instruments are available in the recreation area for inmate use. Inmates may receive authorization to purchase their own instruments. Electronic instruments are not allowed. Recreation areas may also be used for other sports, board games, or general fitness exercises. Outside recreation areas are open during daylight hours only.
      MedicalSick call is 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Inmates must have their commissary ID to make an appointment. If the inmate is more than 15 minutes late, the appointment will be canceled. Inmates must be dressed in institutional khakis when visiting the Health Services Unit.
      CounselingPsychologists are available to provide counseling and other mental health services. A contract psychiatrist is available by appointment.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
      Release PreparationPrerelease program offers information seminars concerning the personal, legal, and social responsibilities of civilian life. Information sessions are scheduled with probation officers, parole commission members, and other agencies and employers.
      Federal Medical Center Rochester
      AddressFederal Medical Center Rochester P.O. Box 4600 2110 East Center Street Rochester, MN 55903-4600
      LocationIn southeastern Minnesota, 2 miles east of downtown Rochester. Off State Highway 296 (Fourth Street). The area is served by the Rochester Airport and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 507-287-0674 Fax: 507-287-9601
      Judicial DistrictMinnesota
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity677
      Current Pop.799
      Staff465
      History/DescriptionOpened October 1984, Federal Medical Center Rochester provides mental and physical care. It is in a former state mental hospital and offers a variety of types of housing from individual rooms to dormitories. It is the main psychiatric and medical referral center for the Bureau of Prisons. It also houses a work cadre.
      Admission and OrientationOne day.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkAll inmates who are medically sound are expected to work. Work includes Food Service, barber, maintenance shop, and orderlies. Unicor electronics factory run by Unisat is a satellite Federal Prison Industries Program that employs mainly mental health inmates.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:30 a.m., at 10:30 a.m., and after the completion of the 4:15 p.m. count during the week. On the weekend, the times are the same except that lunch is served at 10:00 a.m. The commissary is open for sales on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
      RecreationRecreation includes aerobics, crafts, and exercise equipment. There are also television rooms available in the units.
      MedicalMedical Services staff at Federal Medical Center include physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, and allied health care professionals such as pharmacists, radiological technicians, physical therapists, laboratory technologists, and respiratory therapists. Medical sick call occurs at various times depending on unit; hours will be posted. Dental sick call sign-up is between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. for dental emergencies. Urgent and after-hours medical care is available at all times. Medication is dispensed twice a day. See hours. The medical personnel also offer a wide range of health promotion/disease prevention courses on wellness and other health matters.
      CounselingMental health services through the Psychiatry and Psychology Departments are available to all inmates. These include educational groups, therapy groups, individual therapy, intensive diagnosis/assessment, and inpatient treatment. In addition, outpatient substance abuse treatment services are available.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Thursday through Monday. Prisoners are allowed eight visits per month. No more than five adults may visit at any one time. There is a separate children's room.
      HIV/AIDSAll new inmates will be screened for HIV.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains.
      OtherMail is distributed by the unit officer after the 4:15 p.m. count. There is no smoking inside any buildings at the Federal Medical Center. Outside smoking areas are provided.
      Federal Correctional Institution Safford
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Safford RR 2, Box 820 Safford, AZ 85546-9729
      LocationIn southeastern Arizona, 127 miles northeast of Tucson, 165 miles east of Phoenix. Off Highway 191, 7 miles south of the town of Safford. The area is served by airports in Tucson and Phoenix, Amtrak in Phoenix and Tucson, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 602-428-6600 Fax: 602-348-1331
      Judicial DistrictArizona
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity421
      Current Pop.804
      Staff178
      History/DescriptionOpened in November 1958, this was originally a minimum-security camp. Housing is dormitory style with eight-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. College-level courses in a classroom setting are offered through Eastern Arizona College, as well as through correspondence. Inmates are required to pay for tuition and books. No financial assistance is available. Vocational training programs available.
      WorkThere is a Unicor textile factory.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 10:15 a.m. by rotation, and after the 4:15 p.m. count. On the weekends, times are from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after the 4:15 p.m. count. Commissary is open daily after the 4:00 p.m. count. Prisoners may shop at least once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes baseball field and walking and jogging track; weights, basketball, and volleyball; arts and crafts.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
      CounselingPsychology Services provides testing, evaluations, and individual and group psychotherapy. The department's primary focus is to promote and provide a positive learning atmosphere conducive to prosocial patterns of behavior and thinking.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays. Only four visitors (including noninfant children) will be allowed at once.
      ReligionFull-time chaplain on staff. Books are available in the chapel library. Greeting cards are given away freely. The chapel at Federal Correctional Institution Safford was built by and for the men there.
      OtherInmate organizations include Toastmasters; the Swift Trail Toastmasters Club is a public speaking organization, and anyone interested should contact any Toastmaster or the club sponsor. The Black Culture Workshop is open to the general population regardless of race. The American Indian Association participates in a Native American sweat lodge on the weekends.
      Metropolitan Correctional Center San Diego
      AddressMetropolitan Correctional Center San Diego 808 Union Street San Diego, CA 92101-6078
      LocationIn downtown San Diego, adjacent to the federal court house. San Diego is served by Lindberg Field Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 619-232-4311 Fax: 619-595-0390
      Judicial DistrictSouthern California
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and Female
      Capacity612
      Current Pop.901
      StaffCurrently there are 266 staff. A single correctional officer is assigned to each housing unit. He or she is equipped with a body alarm.
      History/DescriptionOpened in November 1974, Metropolitan Correctional Center San Diego is a high-rise facility on a central city site. It has nine virtually self-contained housing units that have 48 cells each. The cells have sinks and toilets. There is one shower for every 6 cells. Prisoners are grouped according to their offense and character (Home Office, 1985, pp. 16–19).
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. The Parenting Program for female offenders lasts 8 weeks. Parenting and Health Education are required courses for inmates in release preparation status.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are prepared in advance and delivered to each floor. Meals are to be eaten in designated areas, only one piece of fruit may be taken to one's room/quad. Meals are served at approximately 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 4:30 p.m. (after count). Commissary is open on weekdays.
      RecreationOutdoor recreation occurs on the roof, which is fitted with helicopter protection and netting (Home Office, 1985, p. 19). Cards, pool, table tennis, and other games are available in each housing unit. Television can be viewed in the evening until 10:00 p.m. in English and Spanish. Movies are provided in housing units and alternate weekly between English and Spanish. Volleyball, basketball, handball, stationary bikes, and stair steppers are available in the outdoor recreation area. There is also a leisure center located on the sixth floor in the Education Department. It is open to all housing units, and a sign-up sheet is available. Bingo, cards, and tournaments are offered there.
      MedicalThe sick-call sheet will be put out between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. the night before Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
      CounselingCounseling services for victims and perpetrators of sexual assault are available. Psychology Services offers crisis intervention, short-term therapy and counseling, and diagnostic evaluations. A contract psychiatrist is also available.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 2.45 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Prisoners are permitted a 1-hour visit on each of their approved visiting days, up to three visits with three adult visitors per visit. Visiting is allowed on an odd/even rotation based on the last number of the first five digits of the inmate's register number. The visiting schedule for inmates in the special housing unit is Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
      ReligionChaplains are available 7 days a week. A schedule of religious services and activities is posted at the chapel entrance and on unit bulletin boards.
      Federal Correctional Institution Sandstone
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Sandstone Kettle River Road Sandstone, MN 55072
      LocationOne hundred miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul and 70 miles southwest of Duluth. Off Interstate 35 (Sandstone exit, follow Highway 23 to Route 123 east). The area is also served by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 320-245-2262 Fax: 320-245-0385
      Judicial DistrictMinnesota
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity376
      Current Pop.892
      Staff246
      History/DescriptionOriginally opened in April 1939. This first facility was closed in June 1949 and then re-opened in July 1959. Housing is mainly dormitory style with two-man cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, effective parenting and fitness, career counseling, and correspondence classes. There are also college classes from Cambridge Community College; various apprenticeships, including baker, cook, and dental assistant; and vocational training in auto mechanics and welding.
      WorkUnicor glove factory and printing department. There is a long waiting list. The glove factory has a preindustrial training program.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in a dining hall. Commissary is held on weekday evenings. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities such as hobby crafts, weights, intramural sports, and stress reduction courses.
      MedicalSick call 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medication is distributed four times a day. Hours will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday and federal holidays. Prisoners are limited to eight visits per month, with no more than six visitors at any one time.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains.
      Federal Correctional Institution Schuylkill
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Schuylkill P.O. Box 700 Minersville, PA 17954
      LocationOne hundred miles northwest of Philadelphia and 46 miles northeast of Harrisburg. West of Interstate 81, off State Highway 901. The area is served by Harrisburg International Airport, Amtrak in Harrisburg, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-544-7100 Fax: 717-544-7225
      Judicial DistrictEastern Pennsylvania
      Security LevelMedium/administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity729
      Current Pop.1,209
      Staff336
      History/DescriptionOpened in December 1991, Federal Correctional Institution and Federal Prison Camp Schuylkill occupy a 600-acre site. Federal Correctional Institution Schuylkill has four separate living units, each of which is made up of two wings. The buildings in the complex are separated from each other and flank a grassy area with trees. Each wing contains televisions and other recreational facilities, including pool tables and card tables. The cells have bunk beds and toilets; showers and interview rooms are also available. Because of overcrowding, bunk beds are often placed in the association areas (Her Majesty's Prison Service, 1993, pp. 161–162)
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkUnicor metals factory.
      Food/CommissaryAll prisoners use a central dining room for meals. The staff use a small dining room nearby and eat the same food as the prisoners. The food is reported to be excellent (Her Majesty's Prison Service, 1993, p. 162).
      MedicalThe prison has no inpatient facility and no nursing staff, so all nonroutine care is referred either to the medical facility at Federal Institution Rochester, or to local community services. The health care center has an emergency room and an X-ray facility. All new admissions have their medical history taken and undergo various physical examinations, including an audiogram and a dental examination, within 14 days of arrival. Checkups are provided, upon request, every 2 years or every year for inmates over 50 and just before release. Medications are distributed three times a day (Her Majesty's Prison Service, 1993, p. 83).
      CounselingIn addition to standard counseling services there is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      Gym/SportsThe gym is well equipped with a weights room attached, but it is not big enough for the population it serves. The prison also has a sports field with fixed tables and chairs, an additional, covered, weights area, a 300-meter running track, handball courts, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and a soccer field (Her Majesty's Prison Service, 1993, p. 162).
      VisitsVisiting hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The visiting room is open with comfortable modern furniture. All prisoners are strip searched after visits, and all visitors must pass themselves and their belongings through an X-ray machine and portal (Her Majesty's Prison Service, 1993, pp. 161–163).
      DisciplineFor those prisoners who are punished for more severe offenses, the prison has a segregation unit with 94 cells in two wings. One wing holds prisoners under punishment; the other has prisoners in protective custody. The wing has a small secure exercise area that is divided into cages. The normal segregation cells house two inmates at a time. There is a “strap-down cell” for “difficult prisoners” that has a steel bed bolted to the floor upon which prisoners may be restrained (Her Majesty's Prison Service, 1993, p. 163).
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain and a contract rabbi and imam.
      Federal Prison Camp Schuylkill
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Schuylkill P.O. Box 700 Minersville, PA 17954
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Schuykill.
      Contact NumbersTel: 717-544-7100 Fax: 717-544-7225
      Judicial DistrictEastern Pennsylvania
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity282
      Current Pop.296
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1991, Federal Prison Camp Schuylkill houses prisoners in dormitories in bunk beds. The routine for the prisoners is very similar to that in Federal Correctional Institution Schuylkill.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkWork includes prison garden, Unicor.
      Food/CommissaryDining hours from 6:00 to 7:00 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., and after the 4:15 p.m. count clears during the week. On the weekend there is a coffee hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and brunch from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with dinner at the same time as during the week.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities such as crafts, weight room, music room, table games, softball field, basketball courts, a weight pile, handball/racquetball courts, a volleyball court, and several horseshoe pits. There is also a nature trail built by prisoners. Monthly schedules of activities and programs organized by the Recreation Department will be distributed.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      CounselingPsychology Services is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Priority services include court-ordered evaluations, intake screenings, treatment of major mental disorders, crisis intervention, and suicide prevention. Other services may include adjustment counseling, individual and group psychotherapy, prerelease counseling, drug and alcohol education and counseling, and other self-help, support, and educational programs.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and all federal holidays. Visits are limited to five per month.
      ReligionThere is no chapel.
      Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Seagoville 2113 North Highway 175 Seagoville, TX 75159
      LocationEleven miles southeast of Dallas, off Highway 175 (Hawn Freeway). The area is served by the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Amtrak in Dallas and Fort Worth, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 972-287-2911 Fax: 972-287-5466
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Texas
      Security LevelLow/administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity866
      Current Pop.1,101
      Staff292
      History/DescriptionOriginally opened in August 1940 as a prison for women, it closed in June 1942, reopening 3 years later as a prison for men in June 1945.
      Admission and OrientationOne week. A&O pack very detailed.
      EducationAccording to its A&O pack, Federal Correctional Institution Seagoville stresses education. It offers classes in GED, ESL, adult continuing education, including conversational Spanish, income tax preparation, office skills, and music theory, as well as a certificate course in Microsoft Office Proficiency. There is also a Parenting Program. Vocational training is offered in a range of areas, including auto mechanics, small appliance repair, and horticulture. The law library is open from Monday through Saturday at various hours. The leisure library is open similar hours and holds books in Spanish and English.
      WorkMechanical Services, Food Service, Business Office; Unicor textile factory, business office, and quality control.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 10 minutes after last call, and following the clearance of the 4:00 p.m. count. On the weekends they are served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., following the 10:00 a.m. count, and following the 4:00 p.m. count. The commissary (also called the Trust Fund Sales Unit) is located in Building 4. Shopping hours are Monday through Friday after the 4:00 p.m. count until 8:30 p.m. Prisoners may shop only once per day.
      RecreationInmate wellness program, indoor and outdoor sporting recreation, hobby crafts, music room, auditorium for musical events and movies, and the Pros and Cons Toastmasters club.
      MedicalSick call, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Emergency dental care can be signed up for at these same times. Medication is distributed three times each day. Hours will be posted. Over-the-counter medication, including Tylenol, aspirin, and Sudafed, may be bought at the commissary.
      CounselingPsychology Department is located in Building 9.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous. Programs offered in Spanish and English.
      GymAn indoor weight-lifting/fitness equipment area.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on the weekends and federal holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Prisoners receive 5 visiting points per month, with a weekday visit costing 1 point and a weekend visit equivalent to 2 points. Prisoners may be visited by a maximum of four adults and four children at any one visit.
      ReligionThree staff chaplains, as well as several part-time chaplains and over 100 citizen volunteers.
      Release PreparationA course is offered by the Education Department for prisoners within 24 months of release.
      OtherMail is delivered Monday through Friday after the 4:00 p.m. count at the unit officer's station. Postage stamps cannot be received through the mail.
      Federal Detention Center Seatac
      AddressFederal Detention Center SeaTac P.O. Box 13901 Seattle, WA 98198
      LocationTwelve miles south of Seattle and 16 miles north of Tacoma, 1 mile west of Interstate 5 (200th Street exit). SeaTac International Airport is 1 mile from the facility. Amtrak and commercial bus lines also serve the area. The street address is 2425 South 200th Street.
      Contact NumbersTel: 206-870-5700 Fax: 206-870-5717
      Judicial DistrictWestern Washington
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale and female
      Capacity677
      Current Pop.592
      Staff144
      History/DescriptionOpened in September 1997. Sentenced inmates may be eligible for escorted trips, furloughs, or halfway house (community corrections) placements. The institution also holds pretrial, holdover, and INS inmates. Housing is in two-person cells and dormitories.
      Admission and OrientationOn arrival, prisoners will be issued a “standard bed roll” consisting of bedding and towels. Once you are assigned to a unit, you will be given clothes. You will estimate your size for these clothes during R&D. Prisoners will also be issued an identification card during admission that they must carry with them at all times, except to and from the showers. Prisoners designated to serve their sentence at SeaTac will be classified within 28 days of arrival. Those who are transfers, parole violators, mandatory release violators, or supervised release violators will be classified within 14 days. Program reviews will be held every 90 to 180 days thereafter, depending on the amount of time remaining to serve.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There is a law library with a photocopy machine and typewriters.
      WorkBuilding, maintenance, Food Service. Pay rates from $0.12 an hour to $0.40 an hour.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are delivered to each housing unit from a central kitchen. They are served during the week at 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and after the 4:00 p.m. count. On the weekends and holidays, breakfast is served at 7:00 a.m. Prisoners must submit a request for items from the commissary.
      RecreationLimited indoor and outdoor facilities available.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick-call appointments are given on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in the medical examination room in each housing unit. Prisoners must submit a written request the evening before one of the sick call days. Emergencies should be seen immediately. Medication is distributed in pill line twice a day, after the 5:00 a.m. count and then again at 7:00 p.m. There is also a morning and afternoon insulin line.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      ReligionCentral chapel for whole population. Weekly Native American prayer circle in one of the housing units when chaplain is available.
      Release ProgramJob hunting, interview techniques, stress management, and other coping skills.
      OtherSmoking is allowed only in outdoor recreation area.
      Federal Prison Camp Seymour Johnson
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Seymour Johnson Caller Box 8004 Goldsboro, NC 27533-8004
      LocationNear Goldsboro, North Carolina, on Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Off Interstate Highways 40 and 95 and U.S. 70. The area is served by the Raleigh/Durham International Airport and the Kinston Airport, Amtrak in Raleigh and Durham, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 919-735-9711 Fax: 919-735-0169
      Judicial DistrictEastern North Carolina
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity576
      Current Pop.530
      Staff101
      History/DescriptionOpened March 1989; housing is dormitory style with two-person cubicles. Prisoners serve as labor force for adjacent air base.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. An associate's degree in business is offered through Wayne Community College, and there are vocational and apprenticeship programs.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on weekday nights. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes a small weights area, outdoor sports, music, and crafts.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is no restriction on the number of visits allowed. There is a separate children's area.
      ReligionOne full-time chaplain plus community volunteers.
      Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Sheridan P.O. Box 8000 27072 Ballston Road Sheridan, OR 97378-9601
      LocationIn northwestern Oregon, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, 90 minutes from Portland. Off Highway 18 on Ballston Road. The area is served by Portland International Airport, Amtrak in Portland and Salem, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 503-843-4442 Fax: 503-843-3408
      Judicial DistrictOregon
      Security LevelMedium/administrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity923
      Current Pop.1,406
      StaffThere are currently 379 staff members. All staff members, including education, psychologists, industrial instructors, and administrators, are trained as custody officers (Her Majesty's Prison Service, 1993, p. 171).
      History/DescriptionFederal Correctional Institution Sheridan opened in August 1989. The buildings are constructed of solid concrete with timber facades. Housing is in two-person cells.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open Tuesday through Thursday in the evenings for the mainline population and on Friday for those in hospital and the special housing unit. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There are also vocational training classes such as drafting, building, and culinary arts, and apprenticeships in electrical wiring.
      MedicalSick call 6:00 a.m. to 6:25 a.m., four times per week; 24-hour emergency care also available.
      WorkUnicor factory. There is also a production shop where prisoners make objects whose sale contributes toward a school for children with serious illnesses.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymThe gym is large, with a basketball court and a running track that goes around the wall and is mounted 20 feet above the gym floor. The principal weight-lifting area is outside and covered.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Inmates are given 40 points each month. Weekday visits cost 1 point and weekend visits cost 2 points. Up to four adults may be present at any one time.
      Federal Prison Camp Sheridan
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Sheridan P.O. Box 8000 27072 Ballston Road Sheridan, OR 97378-9601
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Sheridan.
      Contact NumbersTel: 503-843-4442 Fax: 503-843-3408
      Judicial DistrictOregon
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity512
      Current Pop.456
      History/DescriptionThe prison camp opened in 1989. Housing is dormitory style with four-person cubicles. The institution is overseen by a camp administrator who reports to the warden of the total institution.
      Admission and OrientationNewly arrived prisoners will be assigned to Unit 5(E) or Unit 6(F).
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There are also vocational training programs available, including horticulture and HVAC. Apprenticeships include dental assistant, HVAC, boiler operator, and electrical.
      WorkMechanical Services, Food Service, Business Office, and Unicor packing, shipping, warehousing, and quality control. Unicor offers postsecondary scholarships to selected inmates.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall at various times depending on work assignment. Commissary open 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and sales are limited to one sale per week.
      RecreationVarious indoor and outdoor activities. Two weight-lifting/fitness areas in the camp recreation area.
      MedicalSick call from 6:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Emergency care available at all times. Medicine dispensed at various times throughout the day. Hours are posted. Dental sick call from 7:15 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Visits are distributed according to a points system. Inmates are allocated 40 points per month, and one weekday hour visit costs 1 point, while one weekend hour visit costs 2 points. No points are charged on visits occurring New Year's Day, July 4, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
      ReligionThree chaplains who are also available for counseling services.
      OtherIt is against prison rules to feed birds on the compound. Unit televisions may remain on 24 hours a day.
      Medical Center for Federal Prisoners Springfield
      AddressMedical Center for Federal Prisoners Springfield P.O. Box 4000 1900 West Sunshine Springfield, MO 65801-4000
      LocationIn Springfield, at the corner of Sunshine Street and the Kansas Expressway. Off Interstate 44. The area is served by the Springfield Municipal Airport and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 417-862-7041 Fax: 417-837-1711
      Judicial DistrictWestern Missouri
      Security LevelAdministrative
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity912
      Current Pop.1,145
      Staff672
      History/DescriptionOpened in September 1933, this is the major medical, surgical and psychiatric referral center for the Bureau of Prisons and contains a 20-bed mental health unit for Mariel detainees. It was originally called the Hospital for Defective Delinquents. A range of different housing is available, from one- and two-man rooms to open dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Food/CommissaryPrisoners may shop once per week. Hours will be posted on unit.
      MedicalSpringfield houses the bureau's first prison hospice. The hospice team includes a chaplain and two nurse managers. There are two 20-bed wards, one for patients with cancer and the other for AIDS patients. The hospice is staffed with the assistance of inmate volunteers who receive 30 hours of initial training in counseling and supportive services in addition to bimonthly training sessions.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSInmates in the terminal stages of AIDS-related illnesses may be housed in the institution's hospice (see above).
      GymYes, with weights.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. from Thursday through Monday. Prisoners are given 8 visiting points per month. Weekend visits are worth 2 points, and weekday visits are worth 1 point.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains.
      Federal Correctional Institution Taft
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Taft 1500 Cadet Road Taft, CA 93268
      Contact NumbersTel: 661-763-2510 Fax: 661-765-3002
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,767
      Current Pop.1,880
      Staff390
      History/DescriptionFirst fully privatized federal facility. Opened in December 1997 and run by Wackenhut Corrections Corporation (WCC). According to WCC's description of the facility, both the Federal Correctional Institution and the Federal Prison Camp are made up of cubicles in open dormitories. The Federal Correctional Institution covers 75% of total program area (approx. 398,000 square feet) and is enclosed by a double security fence. Inmate housing is provided in three two-story buildings, each of which has two wings containing two units. Units are governed by unit manager, case managers, and counselors. Each wing has an officers' station overlooking 64 inmate cubicles. Adjacent to the officers' station are multipurpose spaces, TV rooms, toilets, showers, and laundry rooms.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There are also various vocational training classes. The leisure library has a collection of Spanish books.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room.
      WorkThere is a Unicor furniture factory and a Unicor ink cartridge factory.
      RecreationRecreation includes sporting activities and arts and crafts.
      MedicalSick call 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 7 days a week. Mental health screening; full medical, dental, pharmaceutical, radiology, and mental health services.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, weekends, and federal holidays. Visits on Saturday end at 9:00 p.m. A total of six visitors (adults and children) may be present at any one time.
      ReligionCatholic priest, Protestant minister, and volunteers from other faith groups.
      Federal Prison Camp Taft
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Taft 1500 Cadet Road Taft, CA 93268
      Contact NumbersTel: 661-763-2510 Fax: 661-765-3002
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity512
      Current Pop.460
      History/DescriptionFirst fully privatized federal facility. It opened in December 1997 and is run by Wackenhut Corrections Corporation (WCC). According to WCC's description of the facility, both the Federal Correctional Institution and the Federal Prison Camp are made up of cubicles in open dormitories. The Federal Prison Camp covers approximately 80,000 square feet. It offers the same inmate services and programs as the Federal Correctional Institution. It has one two-story housing unit with two wings. Each wing holds two units of open dormitories with low partitions, holding 64 inmates per wing, per floor. The counselor's offices, TV rooms, multipurpose rooms, toilets, shower, and laundry are all shared and grouped in the central part of the building.
      WorkWork includes a Unicor warehouse, Food Services, and grounds maintenance.
      MedicalAs above.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, weekends, and federal holidays. Each month prisoners are given 20 visiting points. Friday visits cost 2 points, Saturday visits cost 6 points, Sunday visits 4 points. Federal holiday visits that fall on any other day will not be deducted from the inmate's monthly total. Up to six visitors may be present at any one time.
      ReligionAs above.
      Federal Correctional Institution Talladega
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Talladega 565 East Renfroe Road Talladega, AL 35160
      LocationIn the foothills of northern Alabama, 50 miles east of Birmingham and 100 miles west of Atlanta, Georgia. Off Interstate 20 on Renfroe Road.
      Contact NumbersTel: 205-362-0410 Fax: 205-315-4495
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Alabama
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity644
      Current Pop.1090
      Staff343
      History/DescriptionOpened in November 1979. Five different units, Gamma, Delta, Sigma, Beta, and Omega, with housing units. It contains a high-security unit for Mariel detainees within 60 days of repatriation to Cuba and a secure housing unit for Mariel detainees deemed to be disruptive elsewhere.
      Admission and OrientationOne-week program, during which incoming inmates will be housed in Omega Unit. A dental exam will be part of the physical examination of all new arrivals.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational training programs in cabinetmaking, carpentry, welding, masonry, and drafting. There are also apprenticeship programs for bricklayer, carpenter, cook, architectural drafter, wood machinist, painter, plumber, sheet metal worker, and welding technician. Recent adult continuing education courses have included typing and word processing, accounting, creative writing, and Spanish.
      WorkFacility Department offers a range of employment, including automotive mechanics shop, carpenter shop, communications shop, construction shop, electrical shop, landscaping shop, construction 2 shop, plumbing shop, heating, refrigeration and air conditioning shop, utilities shop, and welding shop. There is also a Unicor furniture factory. Other avenues of employment used to support the industrial operation include the business office, quality assurance, and warehousing. There is a long waiting list for Unicor jobs.
      Food/CommissaryFood served in dining room, cafeteria style. During the week, meals will be held from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and from 4:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. On the weekend and on holidays, there will be a coffee hour from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., followed by brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and dinner from 4:40 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The commissary sales unit or store is located next to the laundry. It sells a variety of food items, beverages, tobacco products, and toiletry items. Each prisoner is allowed to shop once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities. Cardiovascular training is available.
      ReligionA variety of faith groups are represented in the chapel program, including Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Nation of Islam, Moorish Science Temple, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Native American. Bible studies are conducted by Prison Fellowship, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Charismatic volunteers.
      MedicalMedical sick call 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday through Friday. Dental sick call for those experiencing pain is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. at the Health Services Unit (HSU). Emergency care is available at all times. Pill line daily from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., except on weekends and holidays, when the morning line will occur from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
      CounselingTwo psychologists, of whom one is assigned to Gamma and Delta Units and the other to Sigma and Beta. Both may be reached by inmate request forms in the listed units or by staff phone calls to the assigned units. Suicide prevention program, parenting program, stop smoking program, and stress management. There is also a victim impact program in which prisoners learn about the impact of crime from victims.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSNew arrivals will be randomly tested for HIV; all those about to be released will be tested as well.
      VisitsVisiting hours 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and federal holidays. All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Visiting room is nonsmoking. There is no separate children's area.
      OtherHair may be worn in any style and length an individual desires, but artificial hair pieces (wigs, toupees) are not allowed. Mail is distributed during the week after 4:10 p.m. count.
      Federal Prison Camp Talladega
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Talladega 565 East Renfroe Road Talladega, AL 35160
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Talladega.
      Contact NumbersTel: 205-362-0410 Fax: 205-315-4495
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Alabama
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity296
      Current Pop.324
      History/DescriptionOpened in 1989; housing is dormitory-style in two-person cubicles.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkThere is a Unicor warehouse.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open in the middle of the day from Tuesday through Thursday. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes exercise bikes, music room, and games.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There is no children's room.
      Federal Correctional Institution Tallahassee
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Tallahassee 501 Capital Circle, N.E. Tallahassee, FL 32301-3572
      LocationThree miles east of downtown Tallahassee, on Highway 319 at its intersection with Park Avenue. Tallahassee is served by Tallahassee Regional Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 904-878-2173 Fax: 904-216-1299
      Judicial DistrictNorthern Florida
      Security LevelLow: administrative
      Male/FemaleFemale: Male
      Capacity652
      Current Pop.1,383
      Staff339
      History/DescriptionOpened in November 1938; housing is in open dormitories.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are 15 apprenticeship programs, all of which lead to outside accreditation or certification: baker, butcher, cook, dental assistant, dental technician, electrician, horticulturalist, landscape management technician, landscape technician supervisor, metal fabricator, painter, plumber, quality assurance technician, refrigeration mechanic, and stationary engineer. There are also seven vocational training programs, all of which lead to outside accreditation or certification: barbering/cosmetology, business education, electronics, horticulture, masonry, small engine repair, and woodworking. The 14-week parenting program for female offenders is designed to support positive relationships between inmates and their spouses and children during and after incarceration. Topics covered include distance parenting, communication with children, child development, family literacy, and substance abuse. The program includes a visiting room component.
      WorkThere is a Unicor furniture factory.
      CounselingProgram for female victims of domestic violence and physical and sexual assault.
      Drug TreatmentOne of five national residential drug treatment programs for female offenders. The program is based on cognitive-behavior therapy. The participants are taught that they are responsible for their own behavior and the choices they make. They learn skills to improve their ability to manage their lives and to prevent a relapse. There is also a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours for men are from 8:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, weekends, and federal holidays. For women, visiting hours are from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There are special activities for mothers enrolled in the parenting program.
      Federal Correctional Institution Terminal Island
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Terminal Island 1299 Seaside Avenue Terminal Island, CA 90731
      LocationOn a pier in Los Angeles Harbor, between San Pedro and Long Beach. Off Harbor Parkway to San Pedro (cross the Vincent Thomas Bridge and take Seaside Avenue to the main gate). The area is served by Los Angeles International Airport and Long Beach Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 310-831-8961 Fax: 310-732-5335
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity452
      Current Pop.1,037
      Staff318
      History/DescriptionOriginally opened in June 1938, it closed in January 1942 and was reopened in May 1955. Housing is in open dormitories, with some single- or two-person rooms available.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are a number of vocational training courses such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, and heating/ventilation and air conditioning. Thirty-day courses are offered in contractor's licensing, home inspections, and auto air conditioning. Three-year apprenticeships are also offered.
      WorkThere is a Unicor metals factory.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities, including individualized arts and crafts programs and intramural team sports such as basketball, baseball, and volleyball. Physical fitness and weight reduction programs are also offered. Some musical instruments are available in the recreation area. Harmonicas may be purchased through the Recreation Department. Instrument playing is never allowed in the units.
      MedicalSick call is Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      CounselingPsychology Services offers screening, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, drug abuse treatment, and individual and group psychotherapy.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Thursday, and Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and holidays. Each inmate will have 40 points each month for visitation. On weekends and holidays, 1 hour is equivalent to 2 points. On Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 1 hour of visitation is equivalent to 1 point.
      ReligionStaff chaplains as well as contract and volunteer representatives of many faiths are available. Spiritual and family counseling is also available through the chaplains.
      Release PreparationStandard prerelease programming.
      Federal Prison Camp Terre Haute
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Terre Haute Highway 63 South Terre Haute, IN 47808
      LocationAdjacent to U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute.
      Contact NumbersTel: 812-238-1531 Fax: 812-238-9873
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Indiana
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity340
      Current Pop.383
      History/DescriptionHousing in 2-, 8-, and 12-person rooms
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open Monday through Wednesday.
      RecreationRecreation includes organized sports, miniature golf, crafts, television, and cards.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. 4 days a week with 24-hour emergency care.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Monday and Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on the weekend from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There is a small children's room.
      ReligionSee below.
      U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute
      AddressU.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute Highway 63 South Terre Haute, IN 47808
      LocationTwo miles south of the city of Terre Haute, which is 70 miles west of Indianapolis on Interstate 70. The institution is located on Highway 63. Terre Haute is served by Hulman Regional Airport and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 812-238-1531 Fax: 812-238-9873
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Indiana
      Security LevelHigh
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity741
      Current Pop.1,303
      Staff510
      History/DescriptionOpened October 1940; facility has four housing units. Housing is in two-person cells or dormitory style in two-man cubicles. Since 1994, it has held federal prisoners on death row. It also contains a reception and classification unit for Mariel detainees as they enter bureau custody.
      Admission and OrientationOne day.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, specialized training programs are offered through Indiana Vocational Technical College in barber training.
      WorkJobs include Food Service, facilities, law library clerks, janitors, and a Unicor textile factory that makes towels and washcloths. There is also a Unicor mailbag repair factory.
      MedicalSick call is at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
      RecreationRecreation includes weights, hobby crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, sports, physical fitness, and weight reduction programs. Two movies a week are shown on Fridays and Saturdays in the housing units. There is a quarter-mile paved track and a half-mile dirt track.
      Drug TreatmentA 500-hour comprehensive residential drug treatment program, a nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Prisoners may have no more than seven visits per month.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains, as well as contract and volunteer representatives of other faiths and a Native American sweat lodge.
      Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Texarkana P.O. Box 9500 Texarkana, TX 75505
      LocationIn northeast Texas near the Arkansas border, 70 miles north of Shreveport, Louisiana, and 175 miles east of Dallas. Off Route 59 south, on Leopard Drive.
      Contact NumbersTel: 903-838-4587 Fax: 903-223-4424
      Judicial DistrictEastern Texas
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity749
      Current Pop.1,269
      Staff316
      History/DescriptionOpened in August 1940; housing varies from two-person rooms to open dormitories.
      Admission and OrientationDuring admission and orientation, prisoners will be seen in the dental clinic for a full dental exam. If follow-up appointments are needed, they will be made at that time. Prisoners will also be given full physical and psychological screening at this time.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. The adult continuing education curriculum is established by results of surveys completed by the inmate population. In addition, there are vocational training courses that include HVAC, auto mechanics, and welding, and apprenticeships that include cooking, dental assistance, and plumbing.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall. During the Christmas/New Year holiday season, the spending limit at the commissary will increase by $50.
      WorkUnicor furniture factory.
      RecreationMusical instruments (acoustic guitars, accordions, and percussion instruments) are available for use in the leisure center. Hobby craft programs in wood, leather, beads, knitting, and art are also available. The following programs are available; Walk-Run Club, Bike Club, Stair Master Club, calisthenics, yoga, and Health Promotion-Disease Prevention Program. These programs are open on a continued basis. Beginners' and intermediate acoustic guitar and art classes are available on a 12-week basis. The leisure center opens every day at 1:00 p.m. except on Thursdays, when it opens at 5:00 p.m.
      MedicalMedical sick call from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Pill lines from 7:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., from 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., and from 8:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Eye exams and glasses are available. Glasses usually take from 4 to 6 weeks to arrive. Emergency medical care is always available. Inmates confined in SHU will be offered sick call once a day by a health care provider. Dental services will be limited to dental emergencies only. Pill lines will be conducted up to four times a day according to a schedule that will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSAs part of the A&O process, prisoners will receive detailed instructions about HIV and AIDS, how it is contracted, and how it is treated. The A&O pack contains more details. Prisoners who are tested will be counseled before the test and when they receive the results. If a prisoner is HIV positive, his condition will be monitored. He will remain in regular housing and work assignments unless his condition warrants a duty restriction.
      VisitsVisiting hours are Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
      ReligionProtestant and Catholic services are available as well as contract and volunteer representatives of other faiths.
      Federal Prison Camp Texarkana
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Texarkana P.O. Box 9500 Texarkana, TX 75505
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Texarkana.
      Contact NumbersTel: 903-838-4587 Fax: 903-223-4424
      Judicial DistrictEastern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity220
      Current Pop.270
      EducationAs above.
      RecreationAs above.
      MedicalSick call 6:30 a.m. to 6:45 a.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Emergency dental care may also be arranged at these times.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      ReligionAs above.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. A separate children's room is available.
      Federal Correctional Institution Three Rivers
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Three Rivers P.O. Box 4000 Three Rivers, TX 78071
      LocationAbout 80 miles south of San Antonio and 73 miles northwest of Corpus Christi. On Interstate 37, 9 miles west of the town of Three Rivers; near the Choke Canyon Reservoir.
      Contact NumbersTel: 361-786-3576 Fax: 512-786-4909
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Texas
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity784
      Current Pop.1,062
      Staff309
      History/DescriptionOpened in March 1991; contains four living units with four-man cells.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. In addition, there are vocational training courses that include HVAC and building, as well as apprenticeships that include dental assistance, HVAC, and plumbing.
      WorkWork includes Food Service, orderlies, maintenance, and the Unicor factory. Unicor Three Rivers is a vehicular component repair operation that rebuilds component parts for forklifts to be resold to government or military agencies. It also refurbishes buses for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining hall. The commissary is open on weekdays. Hours will be posted. Prisoners may shop once per week.
      RecreationRecreation includes limited weights; indoor and outdoor activities, including Walk-Run Club, Bike Club, Stair Master Club, calisthenics, yoga, and Health Promotion-Disease Prevention Program; beginners' and intermediate acoustic guitar and art classes.
      MedicalSick call from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, except for holidays. Medications are dispensed four times per day. Hours will be posted.
      CounselingAmong some of the services provided by the Psychology staff are individual and group therapy, a 40-hour drug prevention program, relapse prevention groups, psychoeducational programs, and crisis intervention.
      Drug TreatmentResidential Drug Abuse Treatment Program, nonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      HIV/AIDSAs part of the A&O process, prisoners will receive detailed instructions about HIV and AIDS, how it is contracted, and how it is treated. Those scheduled to take part in a furlough will be tested.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Prisoners will be allowed six visitors at any one time, and their visits may last for a maximum of 2 hours. There is no separate children's room.
      ReligionProtestant and Catholic services are available as well as contract and volunteer representatives of other faiths.
      Federal Prison Camp Three Rivers
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Three Rivers P.O. Box 4000 Three Rivers, TX 78071
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Three Rivers.
      Contact NumbersTel: 361-786-3576 Fax: 512-786-4909
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Texas
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity256
      Current Pop.268
      History/DescriptionHousing is in open dormitories. Prisoners provide labor to main institution.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes.
      WorkUnicor warehouse.
      Food/CommissaryCommissary is open on Tuesday and Wednesday.
      MedicalSick call is from 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. 4 days a week.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Prisoners may be visited by up to six visitors at any one time, and visits may be no longer than 2 hours. There is no separate children's room.
      Federal Correctional Institution Tucson
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Tucson 8901 South Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ 85706
      LocationIn southern Arizona, 10 miles southeast of the city of Tucson, near Interstate 10 and Wilmot Road. Tucson is served by Tucson International Airport, Amtrak, and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 520-574-7100 Fax: 520-670-5674
      Judicial DistrictArizona
      Security LevelMedium; administrative
      Male/FemaleMale; male and female
      Capacity392
      Current Pop.848
      Staff237
      History/DescriptionOpened in March 1982, this facility was originally a Metropolitan Correctional Center. It holds pretrial male inmates and those who are sentenced and awaiting transfer plus a small population of pretrial and short-term women. Housing is in two-person cells.
      Admission and OrientationMedical and psychological screening.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. In addition, there is vocational training in environmental technology. There is also a monthly mothering support group for pretrial and holdover female offenders that provides crisis management information.
      WorkWork includes a Unicor textile factory. Facilities operations also offers work in building or maintenance trades, including mechanical, construction, electrical, plumbing, air conditioning/heating, carpentry, welding, painting, and landscaping. All inmates are required to do a 90-day assignment in Food Service.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are eaten together in the dining room. Religious diets available if approved by chaplain, and medical diets may be assigned by health services department. All-you-can-eat soup and salad bar, Monday through Friday. Men may shop at the commissary Tuesday through Thursday after 4:00 p.m. count. Pretrial and presentence inmates shop on Fridays during the day, and women shop on Wednesday during the day. There is a monthly limit to how much can be spent.
      RecreationTelevision, pool tables, checkers, cards, and dominoes. Wellness program, acoustic guitars, music program for percussion, wind and string instruments. Hobby crafts in art, beadworking, and leathercraft.
      MedicalSick call sign-up 6:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Eye examinations may be requested. Contract psychiatric services 3 days each month.
      CounselingTwo full-time psychologists and one drug treatment specialist. A 40-hour drug abuse treatment program includes individual and group counseling. Individual or group psychotherapy/counseling available. In addition, there are groups including inmate suicide-companion program, errors-in-thinking group, anger management, coping skills and stress management, Spanish circle, and alternatives-to-violence program.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymRecreation yards offer equipment for basketball, boccie ball, handball, heavybag and speedbag training, horseshoes, jogging, soccer, softball, volleyball, walking, weight and fitness training.
      VisitsVisiting hours 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays; 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
      ReligionTwo full-time chaplains, five contract chaplains from various religious groups. Pastoral visits from outside clergy may be arranged by chaplains.
      Federal Correctional Institution Victorville (Medium)
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Victorville (Medium) 15115 Nisqualli Road Victorville, CA 92394
      LocationIn San Bernardino County, approximately 85 miles northwest of Los Angeles, on Interstate 15. The area is served by Ontario International Airport, Amtrak, and by commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 760-951-0779 Fax: 760-951-5792
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelMedium
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,053
      Current Pop.1,683
      Staff325
      History/DescriptionOpened June 2000.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. Contact the education department for a list of courses.
      WorkUnicor factory.
      Food/CommissaryFood is served in the dining room from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count during the week. On weekends and holidays, there is a coffee hour from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and brunch after the 10:00 a.m. count. Dinner is at the same time as on weekdays.
      RecreationIndoor and outdoor activities include basketball, handball, jogging, and soccer, as well as cardiovascular room, hobby crafts, and music.
      MedicalEmergency medical care is available at all times. Sick-call and pill-line hours will be posted.
      CounselingGroup and individual work.
      Drug TreatmentAlcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours 1:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Mondays, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Each month, prisoners are allocated 40 visiting points. Two points per hour or fraction thereof will be deducted on weekends and holidays. One point per hour will be deducted for visits during the week. A maximum of 20 visits may be on a prisoner's approved visitors' list. A maximum of four people, including children, may visit at any one time.
      Federal Prison Camp Victorville
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Victorville 15115 Nisqualli Road Victorville, CA 92394
      LocationAdjacent to Federal Correctional Institution Victorville.
      Contact NumbersTel: 760-951-0779 Fax: 760-951-5792
      Judicial DistrictCentral California
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleFemale
      Capacity86
      Current Pop.176
      History/DescriptionOpened January 2000.
      EducationGED; no further education or vocational courses as of yet.
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in the dining room during the week from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and after the evening stand-up count. On weekends and federal holidays they are served from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and after the evening stand-up count.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities such as jogging/walking trail, basketball, cardiovascular room, table games, and hobby crafts.
      MedicalEmergency medical care is available at all times. Sick-call and pill-lines hours will be posted.
      VisitsVisits are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. There are no limitations on the number of visits an SCP inmate may receive.
      Federal Correctional Institution Waseca
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Waseca P.O. Box 1731 University Drive, S.W. Waseca, MN 56093
      LocationIn southern Minnesota, 75 miles south of Minneapolis on Interstate 35; 13 miles west of Owatonna on State Highway 57. The area is served by airports in Minneapolis (75 miles from the facility) and Rochester (70 miles away).
      Contact NumbersTel: 507-835-8972 Fax: 507-837-4558
      Judicial DistrictMinnesota
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity710
      Current Pop.1,080
      Staff205
      History/DescriptionOpened August 1995; prisoners are housed in cells and cubicles.
      Admission and OrientationOne or 2 weeks.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, and correspondence classes. There is also a vocational training program in horticulture.
      WorkUnicor textile factory
      Food/CommissaryMeals are served in a dining room, cafeteria style.
      RecreationRecreation includes a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, such as exercise equipment and crafts.
      MedicalSick call is held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Pill line is held at various times throughout the day. Hours will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      GymYes.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays. Each prisoner may have up to 16 visits per month, with a total of five adult visitors at any one time.
      ReligionServices are conducted regularly by a priest, a rabbi, an imam, medicine men, a Jehovah's Witness representative, Prison Fellowship programs, the Minneapolis Bible Fellowship, and others. The chapel is open most evenings, and a chaplain is usually present.
      Release PreparationProgram offers classes and information seminars concerning the personal, social, and legal responsibilities of civilian life.
      Federal Prison Camp Yankton
      AddressFederal Prison Camp Yankton Box 680 Yankton, SD 57078
      LocationIn southeastern South Dakota, 60 miles northwest of Sioux City, Iowa, and 85 miles southwest of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Off Interstate 81. The area is served by airports in Sioux City and Sioux Falls, as well as by Yankton Municipal Airport.
      Contact NumbersTel: 605-665-3262 Fax: 605-665-4703
      Judicial DistrictSouth Dakota
      Security LevelMinimum
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity655
      Current Pop.641
      Staff110
      History/DescriptionOpened January 1989; facility is housed in a former college.
      Admission and OrientationFirst week or two.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, and correspondence classes. Vocational training in horticulture and an apprenticeship in cooking and baking are also available. The law library is open at various times 7 days a week excluding federal holidays. Hours will be posted.
      WorkOrderlies, barbers, Facilities Department.
      Food/CommissaryMeals served from 6:30 a.m. to 7:20 a.m., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:25 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. Commissary is open on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
      RecreationRecreation includes indoor and outdoor activities such as music, hobby crafts, physical fitness, team sports, and a weight reduction program. There is also the Gavel Club, an inmate organization formed for self-development.
      MedicalMedical and dental sick call is from 6:45 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Emergencies can be seen at any time. Pill-line hours will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekends and federal holidays.
      Release preparationStandardized courses and topics will be offered throughout the year.
      OtherPrisoners are not entitled to receive stamps through the mail.
      Federal Correctional Institution Yazoo City
      AddressFederal Correctional Institution Yazoo City P.O. Box 5050 Yazoo City, MS 39194
      LocationAbout 60 miles north of Jackson, Mississippi, off Highway 49. The area is served by most major carriers at the airport in Jackson. Yazoo City also is served by Amtrak and commercial bus lines.
      Contact NumbersTel: 601-751-4800 Fax: 601-751-4905
      Judicial DistrictSouthern Mississippi
      Security LevelLow
      Male/FemaleMale
      Capacity1,976
      Current Pop.1,907
      Staff288
      History/DescriptionOpened in March 1997. There are six housing units, each of which has a laundry.
      EducationEducation includes GED, ESL, adult continuing education, parenting, computer classes, and correspondence classes. In addition, vocational training classes include carpentry, sewing, and advanced drafting.
      WorkFood Service, Facilities, and a Unicor textile factory.
      Food/Commissary.Meals are served at 6:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and after the 4:00 p.m. count during the week. On the weekend, there is a coffee hour at 7:00 a.m. and brunch at 10:00 a.m., followed by dinner after the 4:00 p.m. count. Prisoners will be allowed to visit the commissary once a week Monday through Thursday. Special housing unit sales will occur on Fridays.
      RecreationRecreation includes intramural programs in basketball, unit league, draft league, over-40 league, softball, soccer, volleyball, and flag football. There are also programs in music, cycling, calisthenics, yoga, aerobics, painting, rowing machines, horseshoes, racquetball, boccie, board games, band, art, and leathercraft.
      MedicalSick call from 6:40 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Medication is dispensed at various times each day. Hours will be posted.
      Drug TreatmentNonresidential drug program, drug education, and a range of volunteer groups, including Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous.
      VisitsVisiting hours are from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays. Each prisoner is allowed four visits per month, with up to five adults and the prisoner's children at any one time.
      ReligionThree full-time chaplains.
      OtherSmoking is prohibited in all buildings.
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