Federal Detention Center (FDC) - Miami

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: September 25, 2022
33 NE 4th St, Miami, FL 33132
Mailing Address
PO Box 019120, Miami, FL 33101

FDC-Miami 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 maximum (FDC) 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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Federal Detention Center (FDC) - Miami'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 FDC-Miami is a federal prison located at 33 NE 4th St in Miami, FL. This federal maximum (FDC) 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 305-577-0010.

FDC Miami houses pre-trial inmates and prisoners of the U.S. Marshals Service. Many of the prisoners are involved in federal court proceedings in the Southern District of Florida. FDC Miami aims to provide safe and humane confinement of inmates and detainees. "The Building" as it is also known as is located in downtown Miami next to the Federal Courthouse. The Port of Miami and the Miami Arena are within walking distance and can be seen in the picture.

Some notable inmates that have spent time in the downtown facility are South Florida rappers Kodak Black (recently sentenced to 46 months in prison on weapons charges) and Pooh Sheisty awaiting sentencing after taking a plea on a similar charge; Ponzi-schemer Scott W. Rothstein, formerly prominent Florida attorney who pleaded guilty in 2010 to defrauding investors out of $1.2 billion; his story was featured on the CNBC television program American Greed. His whereabouts are unknown as he is serving a 50-year sentence in the Federal Witness Protection Program. Also, Colton-Harris Moore, an American criminal and former fugitive known as the "Barefoot Bandit"; pleaded guilty in 2011 to engaging in a multi-state crime spree during which he stole several small planes and a boat, and committed numerous burglaries and Jatavia Johnsons, also known as JT of notable rap duo City Girls; charged with aggravated identity theft and sentenced to serve a term of 24 months; Joseph Cartagena the American rap artist and Grammy Award nominee known as "Fat Joe"; pled guilty in 2012 to failing to file tax returns from 2007 to 2010 in order to avoid paying federal taxes. Harlem Suarez ISIS sympathizer; serving a life sentence for attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction for planning to detonate a backpack bomb on a public beach in Key West, FL.

Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person cells.

Health Services: Services available to inmates include sick call, x-rays, lab, dental, pharmacy, female health care, and emergency treatment. The clinic is open 24 hours a day for emergency care needs.

Psychology Services: FDC Miami offers crisis intervention, brief counseling session, individual counseling, and follow-up with inmates who are prescribed psychotropic medication. Psychology Services also offers a number of specialized programs dealing with mental health care including The Resolve Program (focuses on physical and/or sexual abuse) and nonresidential counseling groups which focus on coping skills, building healthy relationships, and enhancing emotional stability. Inmates can request program placement by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff form (cop-out).

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FDC Miami does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). However, it does offer drug abuse programming, including a Drug Abuse Education Course and Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (NR-DAP).

Education Services: FDC Miami provides mandatory literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FDC Miami offers advanced occupational education in Computerized Engraving, Custodial Technician, and Food Handler programs.

Library Services: Leisure and law libraries are provided at FDC Miami. The leisure library offers magazines, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books. Inmates are provided 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: FDC Miami does not house a UNICOR facility.

Commissary: Inmates can spend up to $360.00 per month on items such as sodas, ice cream, food, clothing, electronics, and shoes. Each inmate at FDC Miami receives a commissary card upon arrival. They must have their commissary ID card in their possession at all times.

Recreation Services: Inmates at FDC Miami have access to organized and informal games, wellness activities, curricular and extracurricular activities, sports, social activities, artwork, hobbycrafts, physical fitness, table games, and board games. Board games include chess, checkers, dominoes, table tennis, Monopoly, Uno, Scrabble, Risk, Parcheesi, backgammon, and card games. Leisure activities for inmates include crocheting, step aerobics, stair stepping machines, calisthenics, and exercise bikes. Competitive tournaments take place weekly in basketball, soccer, handball, dominoes, spades, bingo, and bowling.

Links that will help:

Federal Detention Center (FDC) - Miami - Admissions & Orientation Handbook
Federal Detention Center (FDC) - Miami - Commissary List
Federal Detention Center (FDC) - Miami - Inmate Legal Activities

Inmate Locator

Federal Detention Center (FDC) - Miami 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 305-577-0010 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 Detention Center (FDC) - Miami - Visitation

The Federal Detention Center encourages social visiting that helps to enhance family and community relationships of inmates. However, all parties are reminded that the mission of this institution is to facilitate trial preparation. Therefore, inmates must have an appropriate amount of time with legal counsel to prepare for their court appearance. Consequently, legal visits will always receive priority over social visits. Social visiting is scheduled based on the housing unit the inmate is assigned to. Below is a list of the visiting hours and days for each housing unit: Housing Unit/Visiting Days/Hour.

Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:30a.m. - 11 :30 a.m. (1 hour)

Sunday 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 11 :30 a.m. (1 hour)

Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (1 hour)
Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (1 hour)
Monday and Thursday No Visits
Tuesday 5:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. (4 hours)
Wednesday 7:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. (2 hours)
Friday 5:00p.m.- 7:00p.m. (2 hours)

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Sunday 7:00a.m.- 9:00a.m.
Thursday 9:30a.m.- 11:30 a.m. (1 hour)

Monday 9:30 a.m. - 11 :30 a.m.
Saturdav 7:00a.m.- 9:00a.m. (1 hour)

Monday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Saturday 7:00a.m. - 9:00 am (1 hour)

Monday 12:00 p.m.-3:00p.m.
Saturday 9:30a.m.- 11:30 a.m. (1 hour)

Sunday 12:00 p.m.-3:00p.m.
Friday 7:00a.m.- 9:00a.m. (1 hour)

Tuesday 7:00a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m.-3:00p.m. (1 hour)

Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (1 hour)

Wednesday 5:00p.m.- 7:00p.m.
Saturday 7:00a.m. -9:00a.m. (1 hour)

Sunday 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m.-3:00P.m. (1 hour)

Tuesday 12:00 p.m.-3:00p.m.
Saturday 7:00 P.m. - 9:00 p.m. (1 hour)

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