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Federal Medical Center (FMC) - Carswell

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: May 31, 2022
Naval Air Station J St Bldg 3000, Fort Worth, TX 76127
Mailing Address
PO Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127

FMC-Carswell 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.

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Federal Medical Center (FMC) - Carswell'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 FMC-Carswell is a federal prison located at Naval Air Station J St Bldg 3000 in Fort Worth, TX. 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 817-782-4000.

The Federal Medical Center, Carswell (FMC Carswell) is a United States federal prison in Fort Worth, Texas for female inmates of all security levels with special medical and mental health needs. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has a prison camp for minimum-security female inmates.

FMC Carswell is located in the northeast corner of Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth, formerly known as Carswell Air Force Base. It lies in the northwest part of the city of Fort Worth, near the southeast corner of Lake Worth.

As of 2015, the only female with a federal death sentence is incarcerated at FMC Carswell.

Background: FMC Carswell was opened in 1994. It is the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ medical and psychiatric center for female inmates and houses the BOP’s only Administrative Unit for disruptive female federal prisoners. The Administrative Unit is a high-security unit for women classified with violence and/or escape attempts who are referred to as “special management concerns.” The facility offers a Sex Offender Management Program (SOMP). Notable inmate Marion Jones Thompson, Olympic medalist of three gold, and two bronze medals in the 2000 Summer Olympic games (sentenced to six months for fraud and use performance-enhancing drugs).

Housing: Inmates are housed from open dormitories settings to one-person cells. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories divided into two-person pods.

Health Services: Medical and dental sick call, medications, and medical and dental emergency services are available to inmates. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Inmates are assigned a health care provider who treats them for the duration of their stay.

Psychology Services: Psychology Services at FMC Carswell offer a wide variety of therapeutic programming. Clinical psychologists or Drug Abuse Treatment Specialists are available for evaluation, crisis intervention, and counseling. Consultant support is provided by community and staff psychiatrists. Psychology Services has organized its program for female offenders into four tracks as a means of efficiently offering a wide variety of self-improvement and recovery opportunities. The four tracks are Abuse Recovery, Addictions, Values, and Wellness. FMC Carswell also offers outpatient psychiatric services. Inmates may submit an Inmate Request to Staff addressed to Psychiatry Services to request outpatient care. A Non-Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-NR) is also available. The facility also offers the STAGES Program for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders. And through the Religious Services Department, the Life Connections Program is offered for inmates who desire to grow as a responsible person.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FMC Carswell houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Drug abuse programs, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), a Drug Education class, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and nicotine dependence groups are offered.

Education Services: FMC Carswell provides literacy, GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), and parenting programs. Also available are Adult Continuing Education (ACE) classes, which are taught by fellow inmates and on a variety of topics. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: The main facility at FMC Carswell offers advanced occupational education in Cosmetology and Culinary Arts. The camp offers a Horticulture Master Gardener Program and a program for National Fitness Personal Trainers.

Library Services: The law library contains a collection of legal reference materials as required by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Most of these reference materials, along with federal case law, are on the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library. In the leisure library, inmates can check out both fiction and nonfiction books, newspapers, and magazines.

UNICOR: The FMC Carswell UNICOR facility handles services.

Commissary: Inmates at FMC Carswell are allowed to spend up to $360.00 per month on items such as food, drinks, clothing, shoes, and electronics. Inmates are have issued a Commissary/I.D. card with their registration number and picture on it. This card is to be used for Commissary purchases and identification purposes and must be in the inmate’s possession at all times.

Recreation Services: The FMC Carswell Recreation Department offers a variety of leisure activities such as bingo, organized and informal sports, social activities, arts and hobby crafts, physical fitness, and aerobic activities.

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.

Inmate Locator

Federal Medical Center (FMC) - Carswell 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 817-782-4000 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 Medical Center (FMC) - Carswell - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am – 3:00pm

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