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FCI - Miami Satellite Prison Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: November 26, 2020
Address
15801 SW 137th Ave, Miami, FL 33177
Beds
400
County
Dade
Phone
305-259-2100
Fax
305-259-2160
Email
mia/execassistant@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 779800, Miami, FL 33177

FCI-Miami-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.

The phone carrier is Trulincs, to see their rates and best-calling plans for your inmate to call you.

If you are seeking to send your inmate money for commissary, one recommended for this facility is MoneyGram There is a fee for sending money, see their rates and limitations.

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-Miami-Camp is a federal prison located at 15801 SW 137th Ave in Miami, FL. 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 305-259-2100.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Miami (FCI Miami Camp) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Florida. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), a division of the US Department of Justice. The institution is adjacent to FCI Miami, a low-security prison that also houses adult male inmates. The sleeping arrangements at Miami FPC are similar to what a bunk in an army barracks looks like; there are lockers partially dividing the bunks, there are no cubicles and therefore no privacy.

Many activities that are permitted in other federal prison camps that are not allowed at Miami Camp, that said, there are restrictions at here that are not found in other camps. The population is very different from other federal prison camps. Over half of the prison population is Hispanic; many of them from Puerto Rico. Miami gets the bulk of Puerto Rican federal inmates.

Inmates at Miami FPC are subjected to frequent shakedowns and offer a few jobs outside of the facility at the Homestead Air Force Base. There are fences around most of the camp but no barbed wire. If someone is so inclined they can just walk off. There are stories of limousines lining up on the street after the 10 pm count to take men to see their girlfriends or wives for a few hours. Other inmates will risk walking up the street and buy bags of McDonald's or even bottles of liquor and bring it back to sell for a king's ransom in commissary trades.

Some notable inmates that have spent time in the camp are former Mayor of Atlanta Bill Campbell for tax evasion, Martin Grass, former RiteAid CEO for multi-million dollar stock fraud, Charles W. McCall was sentenced to 10 years in prison following his convictions for four counts of securities fraud and one count of circumventing internal accounting controls at McKesson a public pharmaceutical distribution company, Rabbi Milton Balkany and former Dean of the Bais Yaakov school; convicted in 2010 of extortion and blackmail for threatening to fabricate an insider trading scheme at SAC Capital Advisors unless he was paid $4 million and Lewis B Freeman, Dade County court-appointed receiver stole more than $6 million and received a 10-year sentence. Carlos and Jorge de Céspedes – brothers and majority shareholders of the Pharmed Group – were sentenced in Miami to ten and nine years in prison for their role in a health care fraud and tax evasion case.

The prime benefit to Miami Federal Prison Camp is the weather. If you are going to have to spend time in federal prison, you might as well do it in a warm climate. In other camps, inmates are either trapped inside or forced to shovel snow during the winter. In Miami, an inmate will spend most of his time outdoors walking the track, playing paddleball, basketball, bocce or lifting free weights on the weight pile. There is always a nightly Texas Hold em game played from dinnertime to count time.

The makeup of the population does provide its advantages. There are many inmates who are willing to provide any service for a fee. For example, you can pay an inmate to make your bed and mop the area every day. This costs about $10 per month. Another inmate would wash and fold your laundry twice a week for $4 per week. Another inmate will press your dress greens and shine your shoes for visitation (two tunas each). Another inmate might cook your meals, made up of commissary ingredients and food stolen from the kitchen, and sold to the highest bidder. Every inmate has to have a job. If an inmate does not want to do his job, he will find one of these other inmates to do it for him in exchange for his pay. Finally, the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) at Miami Federal Prison Camp, due to the demographics of the inmate population, the RDAP program is fairly easy to get through, usually to the benefit of the white-collar inmate who might have a more educated background.

Housing: Inmates at the camp are housed in four dormitories, which are made up of bunk beds and lockers

Health Services: FCI Miami Camp provides sick call, physical examinations, prescription medication, dental and eye care, and HIV, TB, and Hepatitis testing. While emergency care is available 24 hours a day, inmates must submit a sick call request in order to be evaluated for routine care needs.

Psychology Services: FCI Miami Camp provides psychological evaluations, provide crisis consultation, make referrals to Health Services, and offer individual and group counseling services in English and Spanish. Psychology Services staff post notices of upcoming treatment offerings in inmate housing units. Inmates must submit a request to staff or visit the open house in order to request program placement.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Miami Camp house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug abuse programming, including a Drug Abuse Education Course and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP), are also available.

Education Services: FCI Miami Camp provides literacy, GED, GED prep, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. An incentive award of $5 is given to an inmate who completes the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), while $25 is awarded to those who pass the GED or ESL examinations. Also offered are courses on parenting, janitorial, Pre-Release Preparation, college, and other correspondence courses. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Apprenticeship: FCI Miami Camp offer apprenticeships in Electrical and HVAC.

Library Services: FCI Miami Camp provides a leisure library and a media lab. Inmates can check out newspapers, magazines, and books. Inmates are provided access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents through the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.

UNICOR: The FCI Miami Camp UNICOR facility produces clothing and textiles.

Commissary: Inmates who have funds posted in their commissary account are permitted to spend up to $360.00 monthly for a variety of commissary items. Stamps and over-the-counter (OTC) medical items are not counted against the monthly spending limit. Each inmate must have an identification card to shop. Inmates must carry their I.D. card at all times. Inmates may check their account balance using the TRULINCS computers located in the housing units. PIN numbers can be obtained in the Business Office, Inmate’s Account Section, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 A.M. to noon. Account balances can also be obtained via the inmate telephone system.

Recreation Services: FCI Miami Camp provides a recreation yard, as well as structured and unstructured recreational activities. The yard allows for recreational and group exercises and sports. Inmates are also allowed to participate in a wide variety of art and hobby craft activities.

Important links:

FCI - Miami Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Orientation & Admissions Handbook
FCI - Miami Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Inmate Legal Activities
FCI - Miami Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Commissary

Inmate Locator

FCI - Miami 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 305-259-2100 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 - Miami Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Visiting Hours

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

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