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FCI - Bennettsville Satellite Prison Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: December 24, 2020
Address
696 Muckerman Rd, Bennettsville, SC 29512
Beds
141
County
Marlboro
Phone
843-454-8200
Fax
843-454-8219
Email
BEN/ExecAssistant@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 52020, Bennettsville, SC 29512

FCI-Bennettsville-Camp is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

All prisons and jails have Security or Custody levels depending on the inmate’s classification, sentence, and criminal history. Please review the rules and regulations for federal minimum facility.

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If you are unsure of your inmate's location, you can search and locate your inmate by typing in their last name, first name or first initial, and/or the offender ID number to get their accurate information immediately Registered Offenders

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FCI - Bennettsville Satellite Prison Camp's comprehensive information to help guide you through the federal prison process, specifically on how to remain connected to your inmate while they are incarcerated.

The FCI-Bennettsville-Camp is a federal prison located at 696 Muckerman Rd in Bennettsville, SC. This federal minimum security prison is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to hold inmates who have been convicted to and sentenced for a federal crime through the US Department of Justice (DOJ).

Locate all federal inmates here. If you would like to speak with a case manager or counselor, call 843-454-8200.

The Federal Correctional Institution Satellite Prison Camp, Bennettsville is a minimum-security prison for adult male inmates. FCI Bennettsville is located in Marlboro County, approximately 70 miles from Myrtle Beach and 100 miles from Columbia, the state capital.

Background: FCI Bennettsville Camp is a penal camp located next to, but outside of the main medium-security prison facility located on the right-hand side of the main institution and contains the warehouse, facility maintenance, and a mechanics garage.

Housing: Dormitory housing for up to 150 inmates.

Health Services: Shortly after arrival all inmates receive an initial medical screening. Health services for all inmates include medical and dental sick call, medications, eyeglasses, and routine physical examinations. Inmates are assigned to a specific health care provider who treats them for the duration of their stay. Camp inmates can complete an Inmate Request to Staff Member form (cop-out) for routine appointments. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: The Camp provides intake screening, crisis intervention, and individual and group counseling for all inmates. The intake interview gathers information to assess the inmate’s current psychological functioning. Regular group counseling services include anger management and criminal thinking.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Bennettsville does not offer a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but inmates may be transferred to other institutions that offer RDAP. A Drug Education Class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), are offered.

Education Services: The Camp offers literacy, GED instruction in English and Spanish languages and the English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) program. Classes are separated into Advanced GED, GED, pre-GED, and Special Learning Needs levels. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes and a parenting program are also available. Inmates can also complete high school diplomas and post-secondary programs through paid correspondence courses.

Vocational Training: Vocational training programs offered here are approved by the Automotive Service Excellence, National Construction Center for Education and Research (NCCER), Green Clean Institute, and the National Restaurant Association. Course offerings include Automotive Service, Electrical Technology, Green Technology (NCCER), HVAC, Mechanical Maintenance and Systems, Construction and Extraction, NCCER Core, and Welding. The NCCER Core class is offered in English and Spanish. The camp offers Welding.

Library Services: The main library is located in Education Department, and the auxiliary library is located in the Recreation Leisure Center. The library at the camp is located in the camp education area. Fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines can be checked out. The law libraries primarily consist of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library.

Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend up to $90 per week for regular and special purchases on their assigned shopping day. Stamps and phone time are excluded from this spending limitation. Commissary deposits made through outside sources must include the inmate's committed name and inmate number. Deposits can include money brought at the time of arrival, sent from outside sources, or earned from work assignments. Requests for Withdrawal of Inmate’s Personal Funds are processed within one (1) week of receipt by the Financial Management Department. Inmates are responsible for keeping track of balances and knowing the amount of money available in their commissary account. Balances can be checked via the automated inquiry machine (AIM) next to the Barber Shop or through the Inmate Telephone System.

Recreation Services: Recreation for inmates here offers an outdoor recreation yard and an indoor recreation-leisure center. Exercise activities included basketball, flag football, softball, soccer, racquetball/handball, walking/running track, bocce ball, horseshoe pits, and workout equipment. Other leisure and social activities include ceramics, art, crochet, board games, playing cards, dominoes, chess, checkers, and Scrabble. A music program is also available and consists of established inmate bands, self-taught practice sessions, and instructional books. The musical equipment includes drums, congas, electric guitars, amplifiers, speakers, brass instruments, microphones, and cords.

Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Handbook - This document provides you with general information about the institution, programs, rules, and regulations that you will encounter during your confinement. Familiarizing yourself with this information and knowing your responsibilities will help you to adjust to institution life.

Commissary List - In 1930 the Department of Justice authorized and established a Commissary at each Federal institution. The Commissary provides a bank type account for your money & for the procurement of articles not issued regularly as part of the institution administration. Funds deposited by your family, friends, or other sources are stored in your commissary account that we maintain.

Legal Activities - This document outlines the procedures for access to legal reference materials and legal counsel and the opportunities that you will be afforded to prepare legal documents while incarcerated.

Inmate Locator

FCI - Bennettsville Satellite Prison Camp is a facility in the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) publishes the names of their inmates currently in one of their locations nationwide. Your search should start with the first locator to see if your loved one is there. You will need the offender's first and last name and it must be spelled exactly. If you have a nine-digit BOP Inmate ID number (xxxxx-xxx)

If you cannot find your inmate in the federal search, the second box is the InmateAid Inmate Search. This database of inmates is all the inmates currently incarcerated in all prisons, jails and detention centers. You do not need to sign up to use this free inmate locator.

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Covid Visitation Information

We remind all visitors to carefully review our special visiting procedures during the COVID pandemic, and also remind all visitors to observe applicable state and local COVID travel restrictions in planning your visit to the institution.

Please call 843-454-8200 prior to your visit to get the latest updates, time changes or visitation cancellations.

All visitors will be temperature checked with results annotated at the screening site prior to entrance. All staff working the screening site will be in proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Visitors will be in-processed on a first come first serve basis, adhering to social-distancing requirements. If distancing requirements cannot be met, visitors may be asked to wait outside for systematic in-processing to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Inmates on quarantine or isolation status will not be permitted visits - it will be the visitor's responsibility to check with the institution prior to arrival to ensure the scheduled visit can still take place.

The visiting room is designed to maximize social distancing, with a minimum of six feet between persons. Inmates are permitted two visitors per visit. To ensure equal opportunities, the frequency of visits determines any termination. Appropriate face coverings are mandatory for all inmates and visitors, all visitors wearing a mask will be provided one by the institution, theirs will be secured in the lockers in the lobby. No physical contact, photographs, food, or drink is permitted. A hand hygiene station, including alcohol-based hand sanitizer, is available at all visiting entrances and exits. Orderlies are assigned to each visitation room and will continually sanitize all touch surfaces, restrooms, etc.

Visitation Information

FCI - Bennettsville Satellite Prison Camp - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:30am - 3:00pm

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