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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Coleman Low

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: May 18, 2021
Address
846 NE 54th Terr, Coleman, FL 33521
Beds
1872
County
Sumter
Phone
352-689-4000
Fax
352-689-4008
Email
coa/publicinformation@bop.gov
Mailing Address
PO Box 1031, Coleman, FL 33521

FCI-Coleman-Low is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Coleman 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-Coleman-Low is a federal prison located at 846 NE 54th Terr in Coleman, FL. 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 352-689-4000.

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI), Coleman refers to either of two separate and distinct FCIs housing male offenders, located in Sumter County, Florida, namely Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman Low or Federal Correctional Institution, Coleman Medium. Both institutions form part of the Federal Correctional Complex (FCC) Coleman and are operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

FCI Coleman Low is a low-security correctional institution holding male offenders. The facility has over 1800 inmates currently, although it was originally designed to have a bed capacity of only 1536.

Notable inmates that have served time in FCI-Coleman Low are Matthew Bevan Cox a former mortgage broker and US Secret Service Most Wanted fugitive; pleaded guilty in 2007 to masterminding a mortgage fraud scheme, stealing $15 million from 100 victims in eight states; the story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed. Cox was set to serve a 26-year sentence, scheduled for release in 2029 but was released early to the Orlando RRM and will be free 7-26-19 (plea agreement contained a cooperation provision - Rule 35 provides that a court "may reduce a sentence" if the defendant provided "substantial assistance" also known as snitching); James Nichols was convicted in 2003 of orchestrating the Miracle cars scam, one of the largest advance fee frauds in US history, during which 4,000 people bought cars that did not exist, losing over $21 million; the story was featured on the CNBC television show American Greed is currently serving a 24-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2024; Justin Volpe is a former New York City Police officer; convicted in 1999 of torturing prisoner Abner Louima in the bathroom of the 70th Precinct stationhouse in Brooklyn, New York in 1997 in one of the most high-profile cases of police brutality in US history is serving a 30-year sentence; scheduled for release in 2025; Terry Flenory was the co-founder of the Black Mafia Family criminal organization; pleaded guilty in 2007 to leading a national drug trafficking operation based in Detroit, MI with his brother, Demetrius Flenory, who was also sentenced to 30 years, both scheduled for release in 2032.

Background: FCI Coleman Low was opened in 1995. It is part of the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex (FCC).

Housing: The prison consists of 12 different housing units. Inmates can be housed in 1 of the 3 two-story buildings that are each comprised of 4 different housing units. Each housing unit further divided into two different wings, which each have 64 cells. The cells are designed for 2 inmates, however, some cells have three beds, due to the increased population of offenders.

Health Services: FCI Coleman Low provides sick call, emergency care, intake screening, physical examinations, medications, dental services, HIV testing, eye exams, and prescription glasses. No fees are charged for health care services based on health care staff referrals, health care staff-approved follow-up treatment for a chronic condition, preventive health care services, emergency services, diagnosis or treatment of chronic infectious diseases, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment. The $2.00 co-pay is also not charged when a health care provider orders or approves any of the following services: blood pressure monitoring, glucose monitoring, insulin injections, chronic care clinics, TB testing, vaccinations, wound care, or patient education.

Psychology Services: FCI Coleman Low offers individual counseling, group counseling, psychological assessment, psychiatric consultation, crisis intervention, and AIDS counseling. Upcoming group offerings are posted in inmate housing units. Inmates must submit a cop-out in order to request program placement. Self-help programs are also available including Sexually Abusive Behavior Prevention and Intervention.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Coleman Low houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facility also offers the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP), Drug Education class, Freedom from Drugs course, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).

Education Services: FCI Coleman Low offers literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes and a parenting program are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Coleman Low offers advanced occupational education in Culinary Arts, Cook, HVAC, Electric, Custodial Maintenance, Microsoft 07, Horticulture, and the Mavis Beacon Typing program.

Apprenticeship: FCI Coleman Low offers Dental Assistant, HVAC, Landscape Tech, and Plumber apprenticeship programs.

Library Services: FCI Coleman Low has both a leisure library and a law library. Both libraries are open six days a week, excluding Sundays and holidays. The leisure library allows inmates to check out fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers. The law library permits inmates access to the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A photocopy machine is also available in the leisure library.

UNICOR: The FCI Coleman Low UNICOR facility produces office furniture.

Commissary: The spending limit is $360.00 per month. Inmates are issued an identification card, which must be presented when shopping in the commissary. All account balances can be checked from the AIMS machine located beside the commissary. Commissary items include food, drinks, clothing, shoes, radios, MP3 players, over-the-counter medications, and more. Commissary items are delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Recreation Services: The FCI Coleman Low Recreation Department consists of both indoor and outdoor activities. The recreation yard includes a flag football/soccer field, volleyball court, handball/racquetball courts, horseshoe pits, walking/running track, softball fields, basketball courts, a multi-purpose court, bocce courts, and fitness stations. Major and minor intramural leagues are offered for soccer, softball, volleyball, handball, flag football, basketball, tennis, horseshoes, bocce, and racquetball. There is also a music room, arts and crafts program, games (e.g., board games), and fitness classes (e.g., yoga).

All inmates are required to be part of education courses and have a job. Inmates will be tested when they first arrive at the facility to see what kind of education courses would be most beneficial for them. The Education Department also requires all inmates to either have a high school diploma or a GED equivalent. If an inmate does not have either, they will be placed into a GED program in order to receive this certificate. For inmates who do not speak English as a first language, the facility offers a program to help those learn the English language. Classes are taught on Monday through Friday.

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Coleman Low - Admissions & Orientation Handbook
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Coleman Low - Commissary List
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Coleman Low - Legal Activities
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Coleman Low - Directions

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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Coleman 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 352-689-4000 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) - Coleman Low - Visiting Hours

Monday 8:00am – 3:00pm

Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm

Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm

Holidays 8:00am – 3:00pm

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