Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Tallahassee

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: May 15, 2023
501 Capital Cir NE, Tallahassee, FL 32301

FCI-Tallahassee 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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The FCI-Tallahassee is a federal prison located at 501 Capital Cir NE in Tallahassee, 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 850-878-2173.

FCI Tallahassee is a low-security United States federal prison for female inmates in Florida opened in 1938. The facility also has an adjacent detention center that houses administrative security level male inmates. FCI Tallahassee is located 3 miles east of downtown Tallahassee, on Highway 319 at its intersection with Park Avenue and Conner Boulevard.

Notable inmates include Ghislaine Maxwell serving a 20-year sentence for trafficking underage girls for billionaire Jeffrey Epstein​. Russian spy Maria Butina served 5 months for espionage then was departed in 2019. Narcisa Veliz Novack, serving life for orchestrating the beating deaths of her ex-husband and mother-in-law. Colleen LaRose, a US citizen known as "Jihad Jane;" pleaded guilty in 2011 to conspiracy to provide material support to terrorism and conspiracy to kill in a foreign country for using the Internet to recruit people to wage violent jihad in South Asia and Europe. (serving 10 years for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorism and conspiracy to kill in a foreign country); Earth Liberation Front (ELF) member Chelsea Gerlach (released in 2013 after serving 6 years for arson); Catherine May Wood, the serial killer who murdered nursing home patients in conjunction with her lesbian partner Gwendolyn Graham. Jaelyn Delshaun Young is who in 2015 attempted to move to Syria with her fiancé, an American man named Muhammad Oda "Mo" Dakhlalla, to join ISIS to work as a medic. She pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges and was sentenced Young to 12 years in federal prison.​

Security Level: Main: Low; Detention Center: Administrative (Multiple Security Levels)

Housing: Inmates are housed in dormitories. The detention center inmates are housed in cells.

Health Services: FCI Tallahassee provides emergency medical services, physical exams, periodic health exams, female health care, TB and HIV testing, medications, dental services, and eyeglasses. The detention center provides sick call, medication refills, emergency medical services, physical exams, TB and HIV testing, and dental services. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: All inmates at FCI Tallahassee are screened by Psychology Services staff during the institution’s Admission and Orientation Program. Each housing unit also has a unit counselor and psychologist on staff to provide guidance, counseling, and other mental health services to unit inmates. In the detention center psychology services are also available in the form of short-term supportive counseling for those who are identified by themselves, or by staff as having difficulty handling their current circumstances. Requests can also be made to speak to a psychologist. Voluntary groups such as self-image groups are also available. The STAGES Program is available for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Tallahassee houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Drug Abuse Program, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) are also available.

Education Services: FCI Tallahassee offers literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Adult Continuing Education (ACE), marketable skills training, and parenting courses are also available. Due to the short-term nature of the Detention Center, educational opportunities are limited. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: Advanced occupational education programs at FCI Tallahassee include Business Education I & II, Building Trades I & II, Cosmetology, Horticulture, and a Custodial Maintenance Technician Program.

Vocational Training: FCI Tallahassee offers Building Trades, Business Education, and Horticulture vocational training programs.

Apprenticeship: Apprenticeship programs at FCI Tallahassee are available to inmates in Construction, Electrician, Baker, Cook, Horticulturist, Housekeeper, Landscape Management Tech, Landscape Technician, Material Coordinator, Metal Fabricator, Office Apprenticeship, Painter, Plumber, Quality Control Inspector, Refrigeration Apprenticeship, Stationary Engineer, Teacher Aide 1, and Wood Machinist.

Library Services: A leisure and law library are available to inmates in the main prison. In the detention center, reading materials are available in the housing units. The leisure libraries offers fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines. The law libraries offer typewriters, copy machines, and the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library.

UNICOR: The FCI Tallahassee UNICOR facility handles services.

Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend $360.00 per month for regular purchases. Postage stamps and over-the-counter medication are exempt from the spending limit. Inmates may shop once a week on their designated shopping day. Inmate funds are retained by the institution in a trust fund from which the inmate may withdraw money for personal spending in the institution Commissary, family support, or other approved purposes. Accumulated institutional earnings and money sent from outside are given to the inmate upon release or may be mailed home.

Recreation Services: Recreational programs at FCI Tallahassee and the detention center include both indoor and outdoor activities. Indoors, inmates can participate in various artwork and hobbycraft programs. Outdoors, inmates can engage in individual and group exercises, sports, and other leisure activities.

Important links

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Tallahassee Low - Admissions & Orientation Handbook
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) -Tallahassee Low - Inmate Legal Activities
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) -Tallahassee Low - Commissary List
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) -Tallahassee Low - Directions to the Prison

Inmate Locator

Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) - Tallahassee 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 850-878-2173 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) - Tallahassee Low - Visiting Hours

  • Friday 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • Saturday 8:30am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:30am – 3:00pm

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