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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Ashland

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: August 29, 2022
SR 716, Ashland, KY 41105
Mailing Address
PO Box 6000, Ashland, KY 41105

FCI-Ashland 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 low 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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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Ashland'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-Ashland is a federal prison located at SR 716 in Ashland, KY. This federal low 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 606-928-6414.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Ashland (FCI Ashland) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in the unincorporated area of Summit in Boyd County, Kentucky, approximately 5 miles outside the city of Ashland. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. It also includes a satellite prison camp for minimum-security male offenders.

FCI Ashland is located approximately 125 miles east of Lexington, KY.

Background: FCI Ashland was opened in 1940. It is designed for adult males with sentence limitations and serves as a phasing down program for inmates who are nearing the end of their sentences in one of the regional penitentiaries.

Notable inmates include former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella is serving 28 years for racketeering, fraud, money laundering, extortion, bribery, and tax evasion stemming from his involvement in the kids for cash scandal. Ryan Collins hacked into a number of celebrity-owned Google Drive and iCloud accounts to steal explicit photos.David Kernell served 10 months for unauthorized access to a computer and obstruction of justice, and Azamat Tazhayakov served 3 years after lying to federal investigators regarding the Boston Marathon bombing.

Housing: FCI Ashland has two-person cells, two-person dorms, and two-person cubicles. There is also one unit of one-person rooms.

Health Services: At FCI Ashland, inmates must complete an admission physical, including but not limited to a hands-on physical exam, urinalysis, serology (Test for Syphilis), PPD skin test (Tuberculosis), Tetanus Toxoid, dental examination, an EKG (for inmates age 50 and older), hearing and vision screening, and testing for HIV. Emergency medical care, medical and dental sick call, and medications are provided.

Psychology Services: FCI Ashland offers assessment and treatment of mental health problems, individual and group counseling, as well as psycho-educational classes, supportive services, and self-help and chronic care clinics for inmates with mental illnesses.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Ashland houses the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Drug Abuse Education Course, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are also available. Some inmates are required to participate in the Drug Abuse Education Course, while others can opt-in to the program if so desired.

Education Services: FCI Ashland offers GED (in English and Spanish languages) and the English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) program. Classes are separated into Advanced GED, GED, pre-GED, and Special Learning Needs levels. Incentive awards are provided to recognize inmates making satisfactory progress and successfully completing the literacy (i.e., GED and ESL) program. Inmates may also receive incentives ($25.00) for completing the GED or ESL programs. Graduation ceremonies recognize GED, ESL, and Occupational Education completions. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses and a parenting program are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Ashland offers advanced occupational education in Autobody and Car Care. The FCI Ashland camp offers a Gardener Program and Welding.

Apprenticeship: FCI Ashland offers apprenticeships in Baking, Cooking, Dental Assistant, Maintenance Electrician, and Welding. The camp offers apprenticeships in Baking and Cooking.

Library Services: The FCI Ashland leisure library offers inmates a variety of reading materials which include periodicals, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books. Both institutions also participate in an interlibrary loan program with local, state, and college libraries and available bookmobile services. The TRULINCS Electronic Law Library offers inmates access to legal materials, case law, and Bureau program statements. Resources are available for inmates to prepare legal materials. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research.

UNICOR: FCI Ashland’s UNICOR factory manufactures office furniture. In addition to FCI Ashland’s furniture factory products, there are three support sections: Quality Assurance, Business Office, and Warehouse. The FCI Ashland camp does not house a UNICOR factory.

Commissary: Inmates can spend up to $360.00 each month. Commissary and validation schedules are posted on the inmate bulletin boards. An account is established for the inmate’s committed name and register number. An Inmate Identification Card is issued to each inmate. This card must be presented when shopping. Inmates can purchase include food items, drink mixes, sodas, clothing, and other items.

Recreation: FCI Ashland’s recreation includes physical fitness and leisure programs. Leisure activities include organized and informal games, sports, physical fitness, table games, hobby crafts, music programs, intramural activities, social and cultural organizations, and movies. Art activities include paintings and sketches rendered in any of the usual media (e.g., oils, pastels, crayons, pencils, inks, and charcoal). Hobbycraft activities include ceramics, leatherwork, models, clay, mosaics, crochet, knitting, sculptures, and woodworking. In the camp, the Recreation building also contains three pool tables, cable television, and exercise equipment and each housing unit is equipped with cable television and card tables for playing board games.

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

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Ashland 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 606-928-6414 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

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Ashland - Visiting Hours

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

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