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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Otisville

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: July 16, 2021
Two Mile Dr, Otisville, NY 10963
Mailing Address
PO Box 1000, Otisville, NY 10963

FCI-Otisville 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 medium facility.

The phone carrier is Global Tel Link (GTL) - ConnectNetwork, 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.

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Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Otisville'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-Otisville is a federal prison located at Two Mile Dr in Otisville, NY. This federal medium 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 845-386-6700.

The Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville (FCI Otisville) is a medium-security United States federal prison for male inmates located near Otisville, New York. 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. The prison has services catering to religious Jewish inmates.

FCI Otisville is located in southeastern New York State, near the Pennsylvania and New Jersey borders, and 70 miles northwest of New York City. It is .25 miles from the Otisville Correctional Facility, a medium-security state prison. It is 22 miles from Monticello, New York, 28 miles from Kiryas Joel, and 51 miles from Monsey.

Aleph Institute's prison outreach director, Rabbi Menachem Katz, stated that the BOP "kind of unofficially designated it to meet the needs of Orthodox Jews" due to the proximity to the Jewish population of New York City. Circa 2008 the warden of the prison stated 58 prisoners were Jewish, while Jewish Prisoner Services International chairperson Gary Friedman stated that about 120 prisoners were Jewish. FCI Otisville offers seders, done in the prison cafeteria. Until other prisons began offering seders, prisoners at those institutions took buses to Otisville to partake in seders. Religious Jewish inmates request assignment to FCI Otisville for these reasons.

Notable inmates include Sholom Rubashkin, former CEO of Agriprocessors, once the largest slaughterhouse in the US convicted of bank fraud against Firstbank Business Capital for $26 million, the story was the subject of the CNBC television show American Greed. Walter Forbes Former Chairman of Cendant Corporation convicted in 2007 of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and making false statements for masterminding the largest accounting fraud of the 1990s; Forbes was also ordered to pay $3.275 billion in restitution. Kenneth Ira Starr Former financial adviser for Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese and Sylvester Stallone; pleaded guilty in 2010 to fraud and money laundering for diverting $33 million of his clients’ money to pay for personal expenses; the story was featured on the CNBC program American Greed. Sholam Weiss Convicted in 2000 of fraud, racketeering and money laundering for stealing $450 million from the now-defunct Heritage Life Insurance Corporation; the story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed.

Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person cells. Inmates in the camp are housed in cubes and dormitories.

Health Services: Routine health care, physical examinations, emergency care, medications, eyeglasses, and dental services are available to inmates at FCI Otisville. All inmates at the camp who wish to be seen for sick call must report to the common area during designated hours. In emergency situations, inmates must let the unit officer, unit team, or any other staff know, who will then contact Health Services.

Psychology Services: FCI Otisville psychology services include intake screening for designated inmates, evaluations requested by staff or the court, group and/or individual treatment, and crisis intervention. Some individuals may be evaluated as a result of court orders, parole commission requests, or Unit Team referrals. Psychology Services also conducts halfway house interviews. In the camp, psychologists are available for individual and group psychotherapy. Inmates interested in services may submit an Inmate Request to Staff Member to Psychology Services. Mental health services are offered in areas of behavioral and emotional problems.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Otisville does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), but referrals can be made to institutions which do provide RDAP. A Drug Education Program, the Non-Residential Treatment Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are also available.

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

Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Otisville offers advanced occupational education in Computer Skills, Floor Care Maintenance, Custodial Technician, Horticulture/Landscape, Textiles, and Production.

Library Services: FCI Otisville offers both a leisure and law library. The leisure library contains reference materials, encyclopedias in English and Spanish, newspapers, videotapes, and periodicals. The law library provides access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents through the use of the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.

UNICOR: The FCI Otisville UNICOR facility produces electronics and plastics. The camp does not house a UNICOR facility.

Commissary: A spending limitation of $360.00 per month is available for inmates. Items exempt from the monthly limit are postage stamps, copy cards, over-the-counter medications, and TRUFONE credits. Commissary purchases can be made one time per week in accordance with the scheduled shopping days. A wide variety of items are available for inmate purchase.

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.

Recreation Services: Recreation and leisure activities at FCI Otisville include a variety of options. Weights, cardio equipment, bocce ball, horseshoes, basketball court, handball court, tennis area, baseball field, running, and walking are all available. All recreation programs are posted on the Unit Bulletin Boards. Times and special events are also posted throughout the units and in the recreation/leisure times areas.

Inmate Locator

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Otisville 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 845-386-6700 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) - Otisville Medium - Visiting Hours

  • Monday 8:00am – 2:45pm
  • Friday 8:00am – 2:45pm
  • Saturday 8:00am – 2:45pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 2:45pm
  • Holidays 8:00am – 2:45pm

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