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FCI - Schuylkill Satellite Prison Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: February 08, 2021
Address
Interstate 81 & 901 W, Minersville, PA 17954
Beds
340
County
Schuylkill
Phone
570-544-7100
Fax
570-544-7224
Email
sch/execassistant@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 670, Minersville, PA 17954

FCI-Schuylkill-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 Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, 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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FCI - Schuylkill 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-Schuylkill-Camp is a federal prison located at Interstate 81 & 901 W in Minersville, PA. 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 570-544-7100.

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

FCI Schuylkill is located in north-central Schuylkill County, 46 miles north the state capital of Harrisburg, and 175 miles north of Washington, D.C.

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

Health Services: Sick call, dental sick call, routine dental care, emergency medical treatment, medications, physical examinations upon admission and release, preventative health care examinations, optometry, and flu vaccines for inmates are available to inmates. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: All FCI Schuylkill Camp inmates must complete a Psychology Services screening. If a crisis exists, any staff member can contact a member of the Psychology Department for inmates. Inmates can also talk with a member of the Psychology Department at mainline. Priority services include suicide prevention, intake screening, the treatment of major mental disorders, and crisis intervention. Other services may include adjustment counseling, short-term individual counseling, and group therapy. The Psychology Department provides educational and therapeutic groups that address special concerns faced by inmates. The group schedule and classes vary and have previously included Criminal Lifestyles, Relapse Prevention, and Anger Management.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Schuylkill houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The camp does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Drug Abuse Program, Drug Abuse Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), a 12-Step Group, and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) are also available.

Education Services: FCI Schuylkill Camp provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Pre-release, parenting and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs are also available to the inmate population. An incentive award of $25.00 is given upon completion for both the GED and ESL programs, including a graduation ceremony, certificates of achievement, a tassel, and two cap and gown photos. Additional certificates are given upon completion of specific achievement levels, or when selected as “Student of the Month.” High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Schuylkill Camp offers advanced occupational education in Commercial Driver’s License Class A, Horticulture, and Landscaping.

Apprenticeship: FCI Schuylkill Camp offers an apprenticeship in Cooking.

Library Services: FCI Schuylkill offers both a leisure and law library. The leisure library includes newspapers, magazines, periodicals, and reference books. An interlibrary loan program is also available. Inmates can use the law library to conduct legal research through TRULINCS Electronic Law Library terminals. Federal Register documents, institution supplements, and the Black’s Law Dictionary are maintained in hard copy format and in the main law library and in the Special Housing Unit. Typewriters and a photocopier are available for inmate use.

Commissary: Inmates are allowed to spend $360.00 monthly in the commissary on their assigned shopping days. Clothing, shoes, food, drink mixes, and other items are available for purchase. Spending limits on certain items may apply.

Recreation Services: The Recreation Department at FCI Schuylkill Camp consists of three areas: a gymnasium, outside recreation yard, and Leisure Center (arts and crafts/music areas). provides Activities include basketball, racquetball, bocce ball, soccer, handball, volleyball, horseshoes, jogging/walking, softball, whiffle ball, flag football, indoor floor hockey, physical fitness, and health education programs. Leisure activities include table games include backgammon, bid whist, billiards, gin, checkers, dominoes, foosball, chess, spades, table tennis, bridge, and pinochle. A music program and arts and hobby craft are available, as well as special programs and activities throughout the year (e.g., movies, holiday sporting events, tournaments/contests, and inmate music shows). In the camp, the indoor recreation area has a hobby craft area, weight room, a music room, and a game room with various table games. The outdoor recreation yard offers a softball field, basketball courts, bocce court, a weight lifting area, handball/racquetball courts, a volleyball court, and several horseshoe pits.

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 - Schuylkill 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 570-544-7100 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 - Schuylkill Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:30am – 3:00pm

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