FCI - Estill Satellite Prison Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: June 26, 2023
100 Prison Rd, Estill, SC 29918
Mailing Address
PO Box 699, Estill, SC 29918

FCI-Estill-Camp is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders found guilty of a federal crime and sentenced to incarceration in accordance with the Department of Justice Sentencing Guidelines.

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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The FCI-Estill-Camp is a federal prison located at 100 Prison Rd in Estill, 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 803-625-4607.

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

FCI Estill is located approximately 50 miles north of Savannah, Georgia, 96 miles west of Charleston, South Carolina, and 95 miles south of the state capital, Columbia, South Carolina.

Background: FCI Estill was opened in 1993. The camp is located adjacent to and provides support services for, FCI Estill. In June 2023, the BOP Director Colette Peters will transition from male prisoners to female. FCI Estill camp, now renovated, was destroyed and the main facility was heavily damaged in April 2020 when an EF-4 tornado ripped through the campus.

Housing: Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories in two-person cubicles.

Health Services: Inmates arriving at FCI Estill receive an initial medical screening during intake. Medical and dental sick call, routine sick call visits, medication, medical emergencies, eyeglasses, medically indicated footwear, and routine physical examinations are also provided. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: Psychology services include intake screenings, crisis intervention, and group counseling. Regular treatment groups include criminal thinking and anger management.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Estill Camp does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but inmates can be transferred to institutions which offer the program. Both facilities offer a Drug Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Treatment Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Education Services: FCI Estill Camp provides literacy, GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs, and pre-release training programs. Parenting and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs are also available. Twice a year a graduation ceremony is scheduled for education classes (GED and ESL), as well as vocational occupation classes. Certificates and $25 are awarded for successful completion and participation. Achievement incentives, such as commissary-type items are also given. Additional dollar incentives of $5 are given out for achieving a basic literacy level, and those who achieve a score of 500 or higher in each subject area of the practice GED examination are given $10. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Estill Camp offers Electrical, Plumbing and Serve Safe.

Apprenticeship: Both FCI Estill Camp offer apprenticeships in Baking, Cooking, Electrical, Housekeeping, HVAC, and Welding.

Library Services: Inmates can access a leisure and law library at both facilities. The law library contains the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, typewriters, and a copy machine. The leisure library allows inmates to check out fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. The law library schedule is posted in the Education building.

Commissary: Inmates at FCI Estill are permitted to spend up to $360.00 each month for regular and special purchases. Stamps, over-the-counter medicine, copy cards, TRULINCS units and phone time are excluded from this spending limitation. Ice cream, foods, beverages, electronics, clothing, and shoes can be purchased in the commissary.

Recreation Services: Inmates at both facilities have to access to a recreation yard, hobby craft program, sports and musical equipment, wellness classes, and a photo program. Table games, tournament, and league events are available. Intramural team sports in softball, basketball, and volleyball are also available. The hobby craft area is located in the recreation leisure center. Classes are taught for leather, art, drawing, beadwork, and crochet. The Recreation Department is open seven days a week.

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 - Estill 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 803-625-4607 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 - Estill Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am – 3:00pm

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