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FCI - Big Spring Satellite Prison Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: February 02, 2020
Address
1900 Simpler Ave, Big Spring, TX 79720
Beds
228
County
Howard
Phone
432-466-2300
Fax
432-466-2576
Email
BIG/ExecAssistant@bop.gov

FCI-Big-Spring-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 - Big Spring 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-Big-Spring-Camp is a federal prison located at 1900 Simpler Ave in Big Spring, TX. 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 432-466-2300.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Big Spring Satellite Prison Camp (FCI Big Spring Camp) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Texas. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

FCI Big Spring Camp is located in the city of Big Spring, Texas, midway between Dallas and El Paso. The town is also the location of the privately owned and operated Big Spring Correctional Center, which contracts with the FBOP to house federal detainees at four physical locations. Both FCI Big Spring and the BSCC occupy buildings and facilities repurposed from the closed Webb Air Force Base.

Housing: Inmates in the camp are housed in dormitories.

Health Service: Sick call, dental call, emergency medical treatment, medications, physical examinations, and immunizations are provided at the FCI Big Spring Camp. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day by approaching any staff member. Routine care is available by submitting a sick call form to Health Services.

Psychology Services: All inmates are screened through a brief interview by Psychology Services staff within 14 days of arrival at FCI Big Spring Camp. A psychologist is available to provide counseling and other mental health services to inmates experiencing behavioral, emotional, and/or adjustment problems. These mental health services include crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, pre-release counseling, evaluation, and testing. A variety of special topic groups, such as Relationships, Living Free Values Development, Commitment to Change: Overcoming Errors in Thinking Group, Dealing with Anger, Stress Management, Breaking Barriers, Framework for Recovery, and Victim’s Impact are offered by or co-sponsored by the department.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Big Spring Camp does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A variety of substance abuse services, such as a Living Sober group, are offered. A Drug Education Class is provided. Individual and group counseling is also provided by the drug treatment specialist through the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).

Education Services: FCI Big Spring Camp provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Inmates who obtain a GED while at the institution will receive $25.00 and a graduation photograph. Parenting and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Big Spring Camp offers Building Trades, Commercial Maintenance, Computer Skills/Desktop Publishing, Electrical Trades, Food Service Management, Green Insulation Technology, HVAC, High-Reliability Soldering, Masonry Trades, Plumbing Trades, and Wind Energy Technician.

Library Services: In the leisure library inmates can check out hardcover books, paperback books, magazines, and newspapers. The law library is located in the east end of the Education Building. The law library contains the collection of legal reference materials required by the federal prison system. Most of these legal materials are on the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library Computers. Typewriters are available through a check out procedure. A Debitec copy machine is also available for inmate use. Inmate law library clerks are available to assist in locating legal materials. Legal reference material is available for the preparation of legal documents in the law library.

UNICOR: The FCI Big Spring UNICOR facility produces electronics and plastics.

Commissary: Inmates are allowed to spend $360.00 monthly in the commissary on their assigned shopping days. This limit does not include telephone credits, nicotine replacement therapy patches, over-the-counter medications, copy cards or postage. Inmates can also purchase a number of other commissary items, including food, snacks, candy, ice cream, drinks, clothing, shoes, and more.

Recreation Services: The FCI Big Spring Camp Recreation Department indoor activities include a gym, weight room, track area, recreation center with pool tables, a ping pong table, TV viewing areas, free weights, and cardio area, music rooms, an Issue Room with pool balls, guitars, board games, a gym, and hobby crafts area. Outdoor facilities include a softball/soccer field, 10 Handball/Racquetball courts, a quarter-mile running track, sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a weight pavilion, bocce ball courts, and intramural leagues in a number of sports.

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 adjustment 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 - Big Spring 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 432-466-2300 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 - Big Spring Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am - 3:00pm

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