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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Dublin

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: December 07, 2021
Address
5701 8th St - Camp Parks, Dublin, CA 94568
Beds
1140
County
Alameda
Phone
925-833-7500
Fax
925-833-7599
Email
dub/execassistant@bop.gov

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

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The FCI-Dublin is a federal prison located at 5701 8th St - Camp Parks in Dublin, CA. 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 925-833-7500.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin (FCI Dublin) is a low-security United States federal prison for female inmates in Dublin, California. FCI Dublin opened in 1974. It became an exclusively female prison in 2012 and is one of only four federal prisons for women in the United States (Aliceville, AL, Tallahassee, FL and Waseca, MN). FCI Dublin has 3 separate buildings for housing. Each building contains 2 pods. Each pod has either 56 or 61 double celled units. For the Special Housing Unit, there are 16 beds available. The detention center contains 122 cells, including 3 cells for offenders who need to be placed in the FDC's Special Housing Unit. The facility also has an adjacent satellite prison camp housing minimum-security female offenders.

FCI Dublin is located 20 miles southeast of Oakland on the Parks Reserve Forces Training Area. It is located near Santa Rita Jail, which is operated by Alameda County.

The prison’s education department offers GED and ESL programs, as well as courses in parenting skills. The prison also provides legal and leisure library services in addition to training in the use of various computer software.

FCI Dublin house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). The camp also offers the Drug Education class.

There are two Federal Prison Industries UNICOR programs at FCI Dublin: the Textiles and the Call Center. Textiles employ approximately 150 inmates on the manufacture of custom draperies, parachutes, and disaster blankets. They also sort and repair USPS mailbags. The Call Center employs around 250 inmates on directory assistance inquiries.

It houses inmates who are serving an average sentence of 5 years. Conditions are cramped, with three inmates sharing a cell on the top tier and 4 inmates sharing a cell on the bottom tier designed to house a single prisoner. Meals are served in shifts due to the small size of the dining facilities.

FCI Dublin also contains a SHU (Security Housing Unit), where any prisoners who are deemed to have broken prison rules are kept in segregation under a highly restrictive regime. Prisoners in the SHU spend more time locked in their cell than the general prison population, are only allowed out for limited amounts of time and must be transported to and from their cell wearing handcuffs. Depending on the circumstances, an inmate may spend weeks or even months in the SHU.

FCI Dublin is surrounded by two separate fences with a gap of approximately 10 feet between them. Measuring 14 feet high, each chain-link fence is reinforced with multiple coils of razor wire (at the top and bottom) plus electronic sensors to detect escape attempts.

Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person rooms. Inmates at the camp are housed in both cells and dormitories.

Health Services: Services offered include basic health education programs, intake, periodic health examinations, dental care, specific preventive health examinations (e.g., cancer screening), routine care, medications, emergency care, and specialty care. In addition, female inmates are eligible for pregnancy tests, pap smears, pelvic examinations, and breast examinations during intakes and at routine intervals.

Psychology Services: The FCI Dublin Psychology Services Department consists of the Chief Psychologist, Drug Abuse Program Coordinator, Staff Psychologists, and Drug Treatment Specialists. The camp offers psychotherapy and personal development groups, along with crisis intervention and chemical abuse programming. The STAGES Program is also available for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders. There are also specialty groups for addiction, self-image groups, and other voluntary groups.

Education Services: FCI Dublin provides GED and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes. Parenting and Adult Education Classes (ACE) are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Dublin offers advanced occupational education in Custodial Maintenance, HVAC, Office Technology, and ServSafe. The camp does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.

Vocational Training: FCI Dublin does not provide any vocational training aside from its advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs. The camp does not offer any vocational training programs.

Apprenticeship: FCI Dublin offers apprenticeships in the following occupations: Carpentry, Customer Service Representative, Dental Assistant, Electrician, Building and Grounds Cleaning, General Maintenance, HVAC, Plumbing, and Welding. The camp does not offer any apprenticeship programs.

Library Services: The FCI Dublin law library offers inmates access to supplies and services related to legal matters. Inmates can find relevant and up-to-date constitutional, statutory, and case law materials, applicable court rules, and practice treaties. Most of these materials are available on the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. General library services are offered daily. A variety of reading materials, including newspapers, magazines, books, periodicals, reference sources, and audio-visual materials can be found in the Recreation Barn.

Commissary: Inmates must have a photo identification inmate account card to shop at the commissary. Inmates may shop only once a week. Inmates having funds in their accounts are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month for a variety of articles including candy, cookies, ice cream, instant coffee, toiletries, and greeting cards.

Recreation Services: The FCI Dublin Recreation Department is comprised of both indoor and outdoor components, ranging from individualized arts and craft programs to intramural team sports such as softball and volleyball. A variety of sports activities and exercise programs are offered. Hobbycraft activities are made available through the Recreation staff. Small projects such as needlepoint, crochet, knitting, etc., may be worked on in the housing units, while most other activities will be conducted in the Arts & Crafts rooms.

Notable inmates include Patricia Hearst, daughter of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst was convicted of participating in a 1974 bank robbery with members of the Symbionese Liberation Army who had kidnapped her several months earlier. President Carter commuted her sentence from 7 years to 21 months, President Clinton gave he a complete pardon in 2001. Michael Milken the billionaire banker who created high-yield junk bonds was convicted of securities fraud in one of the largest criminal cases to hit Wall Street. Sara Jane Moore who tried to assassinate President Ford, Heidi Fliess, aka the "Hollywood Madam" ran a high-profile clientele prostitution ring in California. And Stacey Kon and Laurence Powell, the two policemen that were caught on videotape beating Rodney King.

On November 5, 1986, Ronald McIntosh, who had escaped during a prison transfer one month earlier, landed a stolen helicopter in the exercise yard and escaped with Samantha Lopez, who was serving a 50-year sentence for bank robbery. Mr. McIntosh was serving a sentence for wire fraud when he met Ms. Lopez working in the business office of the prison and the two devised the escape plan. They were arrested by FBI Agents 10 days later and subsequently convicted of air piracy and escape. McIntosh received a 25-year sentence and Lopez had five years added to her sentence.

Inmportant links

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Dublin Low - Admission & Orientation Handbook
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Dublin Low - Commissary List
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Dublin Low - Inmate Legal Activities


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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 925-833-7500 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) - Dublin Low - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 2:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am – 2:00pm

All visiting at this facility has been suspended until further notice.

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