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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Bastrop Low

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: March 30, 2022
Address
1341 Hwy 95 N, Bastrop, TX 78602
Beds
1156
County
Bastrop
Phone
512-321-3903
Fax
512-304-0117
Email
bas/execassistant@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 1010, Bastrop, TX 78602

FCI-Bastrop Low 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.

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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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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Bastrop Low'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-Bastrop Low is a federal prison located at 1341 Hwy 95 N in Bastrop, TX. 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 512-321-3903.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Bastrop (FCI Bastrop) is a low-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Texas. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has an adjacent satellite prison camp that houses minimum-security offenders.

FCI Bastrop is located 8 miles north of the city of Bastrop and 30 miles southeast of Austin.

Background: FCI Bastrop was opened in 1979. Notable inmates include Leandro Luna and Adan Chavez, (both with narcotics convictions), escaped the prison in 2009 in a stolen Federal Bureau of Prisons vehicle on route to Mexico. They were tracked by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, consisting of local authorities, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Marshals. The public wasn’t notified for two days of their escape, and the prison did not share any further details. Both men were apprehended by Mexican authorities six days after the escape.

Notable inmates include former NFL receiver Sam Hurd who pleaded guilty in 2013 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in connection with his attempt to form a cocaine and marijuana ring in Chicago, IL. Richard Causey the former chief accountant of the now-defunct Enron Corporation who pleaded guilty to securities fraud for misleading shareholders about Enron's financial problems, he served four years. Chris Lamprecht a computer hacker; known as the first person to be legally barred from using the Internet; pleaded guilty to money laundering in 1995 for stealing and selling telecommunications equipment.

Housing: Inmates at FCI Bastrop are housed in two-man cells within one of five dormitories.

Health Services: Health services include sick call, dental call, physical examinations, emergency medical and dental care, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic infectious diseases, and prescription medications (over-the-counter medications are available in the commissary). Inmates must submit a sick call form to be evaluated for non-emergency medical needs, for a $2.00 fee charged to the Inmate Commissary Account, per health care visit. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at no fee.

Psychology Services: Inmates at FCI Bastrop have access to a psychologist who provides counseling and other mental health services. Each psychologist has an office inside the institution, and at the camp, where they can be easily reached by inmates to help develop ongoing counseling programs or for personal crisis intervention. Individual and group therapy are available along with a variety of substance abuse programs. Specialty groups for addictions, self-image groups, and other voluntary groups are also available. A contract psychiatrist is also available by referral from the psychologist.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Bastrop houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facilities also provide drug abuse programs, a Drug Abuse Education Course, Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Education Services: FCI Bastrop provides literacy, GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs, Adult Continuing Education (ACE), and special learning needs courses. A parenting program is also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Bastrop offers advanced occupational training in Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Horticulture, and Oil and Gas Field Technician. The camp does not offer any advanced occupational education.

Apprenticeship: FCI Bastrop offers apprenticeships in Baking, Carpentry, Cooking, Dental Assistant, Electrician, Electrician Maintenance, Heating and A/C Installer and Servicer, Maintenance Repairer, Painting, Plumbing, and Quality Control Technicians.

Library Services: The leisure library and the law library are located in the Education Department. Inmate clerks are available to assist in research and preparation. All required legal materials are available for viewing in the law library. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. The leisure library contains books, magazines, and newspapers for use during leisure time. The TRULINCS Electronic Law Library is also available to the inmate population in the Education Department.

UNICOR: The FCI Bastrop UNICOR factory retrofits vehicles for other government agencies.

Commissary: Inmates may use funds in their account to purchase items at the institution commissary, place funds on their inmate phone account, purchase TRU-Units for their TRULINCS account, or otherwise send funds. Inmates are permitted to spend up to $180.00 biweekly for commissary purchases and Special Purchase Orders (SPOs). Remaining money at the end of the period cannot be carried over into the next period. Withdrawals for education and leisure time items are approved by the Supervisor of Education up to $320.00.

Recreation Services: The FCI Bastrop Recreation Department consists of both indoor and outdoor activities. Facilities include a gym, hobby craft shop, weight area, and recreation yard. The satellite camp offers a fitness area and hobby craft shop.

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) - Bastrop Low 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 512-321-3903 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) - Bastrop Low - Visiting Hours

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

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