FCI - Talladega Satellite Prison Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: November 14, 2021
565 E Renfroe Rd, Talladega, AL 35160
Mailing Address
PO Box 2000, Talladega, AL 35160

FCI-Talladega 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.

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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FCI - Talladega 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-Talladega Camp is a federal prison located at 565 E Renfroe Rd in Talladega, AL. 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 256-315-4100.

FCI Talladega Satellite Camp a minimum-security prison camp for adult male inmates located adjacent to the medium-security US prison Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Talladega. The camp was opened in 1989 and is about 50 miles from Birmingham, AL and 100 miles from Atlanta, GA.

Notable inmates include Eric Ian Baker a member of the white supremacist group Aryan Nations; pleaded guilty to arson in connection with the 2008 firebombing of the Islamic Center of Columbia in Columbia, TN; two accomplices were also sentenced to prison; Clarence Heatley, the leader of the Preacher Crew, a New York City street gang; pleaded guilty in 1999 to racketeering and conspiracy for directing gang members to commit murders, narcotics trafficking, extortion, robberies and kidnappings in the Bronx and Manhattan; Cecil McCrory with his crime partner, former Mississippi state corrections director Chris Epps, ex-state legislator McCrory shook down for-profit prison operators and subcontractors for over a million dollars in bribes.

Notable incidents include a 1991 riot started by 121 Cuban inmates capturing hostages in a 10-day stand-off, in order to block their deportation back to Cuba. Approximately 200 specially trained agents converged on the cell building and used explosives to break open doors after hearing several loud explosions inside the section of the prison where the hostages were being held. All hostages were rescued, and all 121 inmates were taken into custody.

Housing: Inmates are housed in five different housing units in one or two-person cells. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories which are divided into two-person cells.

Health Services: Intake screening, routine medical and dental care, emergency medical care, physical examinations, and medications are available to the inmate population. Inmates must submit a sick call form in order to be evaluated for routine care needs. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: Psychological services include crisis counseling, suicide prevention, and individual and group counseling. Groups tend to include anger management, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and criminal thinking. Inmates can request program placement through the submission of an Inmate Request to Staff.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Talladega does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The camp does house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities offer the Drug Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Education Services: FCI Talladega provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes taught by fellow inmates on a wide variety of topics and parenting programs are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Talladega offers Electrical 1 & 2, Forklift, HVAC 2, Job Readiness, Mason 1, 2, & 3, NCEER Core, Office Technology, ServSafe, and Welding.

Vocational Training: FCI Talladega does not offer any vocational training aside from its advanced occupational education programs. The camp offers vocational training in ServSafe, Carpentry 1 & 2, and Forklift.

Apprenticeship: FCI Talladega offers apprenticeships in the following occupations: Baker, Barber, Carpentry, Cook, Dental Assistant, Electrician, HVAC, Landscape Tech, Masonry, Painter, Plumber, Quality Assurance, Sheet Metal, Teacher’s Aide, and Welding.

Library Services: A leisure and law library are available to inmates in the general population. The leisure library offers newspapers, fiction and nonfiction books, and magazines. The law library has the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library, a copy machine, and electric typewriters.

UNICOR: The FCI Talladega UNICOR facility produces furniture.

Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month on a wide variety of items. Such items include ice cream, radios, MP3 players, food, clothing, and more. Inmates are allowed to shop once a week on their designated shopping day.

Recreation Services: FCI Talladega and the camp offer indoor and outdoor recreational activities, including a hobbycraft program, leisure and fitness programs, intramural sports and a music program. The Recreation Department is open seven days a week.

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 - Talladega 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 256-315-4100 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 - Talladega Satellite Prison Camp - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Sunday 8:00am - 3:30pm
  • Holidays 8:00am - 3:30pm

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