Federal Medical Center (FMC) - Lexington

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: March 28, 2023
3301 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY 40511
Mailing Address
PO Box 14500, Lexington, KY 40512

FMC-Lexington 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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The FMC-Lexington is a federal prison located at 3301 Leestown Rd in Lexington, KY. 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 859-255-6812.

The Federal Medical Center, Lexington (FMC Lexington) is a United States federal prison in Kentucky for male or female inmates requiring medical or mental health care. It is designated as an administrative facility, which means that it holds inmates of all security classifications. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice. The facility also has an adjacent minimum-security satellite camp for female inmates. The FMC consists of 5 general housing units and 2 medical units. Each housing unit has basic hygiene furnishings, shower facilities, a TV area, and a multipurpose room.

FMC Lexington is located 7 miles north of Lexington (Fayette County) and 20 miles southeast of Frankfort, the KY state capital.

History - The site opened in 1935 on 1,00,0 acres under the name "United States Narcotic Farm" (which included a farm where patients would work and rehabilitate), then shortly thereafter to "U.S. Public Health Service Hospital." Its original purpose was to treat people who "voluntarily" were admitted with drug abuse problems and treat them, with mostly experimental treatments; it was the first of its kind in the United States.

In 1974, the institution became a federal prison but maintained a "psychiatric hospital" title until 1998, the year two inmates killed another with a fire extinguisher. Most psychiatric patients were subsequently moved to other federal medical centers, although the change in mission was due to the psychiatric function being transferred to a new Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, and not the inmate's murder.

The facility has also had several notable inmates, including Narseal Batiste aka Brother Naz" the ringleader of the Liberty City Seven a Miami FL-based domestic terrorist organization that plotted the bombing of the Sears Tower in Chicago and the FBI Building in Miami who served 13 years - released in 2018. Daniel Cowart plotter the assassination of then President Barack Obama in Tennessee as the Democratic nominee. Kinde Durkee the former Democratic campaign treasurer pleaded guilty to five counts of mail fraud in 2012 and was sentenced to more than eight years for stealing $10.5 million. Larry Paul Langford the former mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama serving out a 15-year federal bribery felony sentence. At the time of his death (January 8, 2019), Langford was hospitalized on compassionate release. Riccardo Tolliver is serving a 32-year sentence for gun-running and marijuana smuggling across the Canadian border. Apollo Nida the Real Housewives of Atlanta reality show convict serving 6 years for bank fraud.

Housing: Inmates have one, two, and four-person cells and dormitories.

Health Services: Sick call, physical examinations, medications, and dental care are all provided to inmates at FMC Lexington. Additional services such as physical therapy, medical laboratory, radiology, nutritional services, and vaccinations are available.

Psychology Services: Individual services such as crisis intervention, brief counseling, and individual psychotherapy are available at FMC Lexington. Groups are offered in stress management, anger management, sexual abuse issues, and values clarification. Programs such as the Suicide Prevention Program, Hospice Volunteer and Compassion Program, and HIV/AIDS Education are offered. Furthermore, several housing units have particular missions, for example, Forensic Studies or Behavioral Medicine. In addition, the camp offers behavioral medicine programs (weight loss/control, chronic pain management, and biofeedback). The camp also houses the Resolve Program for inmates who are dealing with mental illness as a result of trauma.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FMC Lexington houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Drug Education class, Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are also offered. The camp does not offer RDAP.

Education Services: FMC Lexington offers GED instruction and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL). Classes are separated into Advanced GED, GED, pre-GED, and Special Learning Needs levels. A Career Resource Center and a guidance counselor are available to assist inmates in exploring and learning more about potential careers. Parenting programs are also available to inmates. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FMC Lexington offers advanced occupational education in Small Business Management.

Vocational Training: FMC Lexington offers vocational training in Carpentry, Culinary Arts VT, Greenhouse, Masonry, Residential Electrical, Welding and Horticulture.

Apprenticeship: FMC Lexington offers apprenticeships in Electromechanical Wire Harness Assembler, Building Maintenance Service and Repair, Carpentry, Construction Craft Laborer, Cook, Customer Service Representative, Electrician, Healthcare Sanitation, Heating & Air Conditioning Installer & Servicer, Horticulturist, Machinist, Maintenance Mechanic (any industry), Material Coordinator, Office Manager/Administrative Services, Painter, Pipefitter-Steamfitter, Plumber, Power Plant Operator, Quality Assurance Inspector, and Welder. The camp offers apprenticeships in Automobile Mechanic, Building Maintenance Service and Repair, Cook, Material Coordinator, and Small-Engine Mechanic.

Library Services: The FMC Lexington Education Department maintains a leisure and law library. The leisure library has numerous books available for circulation and reference. The law library provides law books, policy statements, institution supplements, and other materials. Inmates also have access to typewriters in the law library.

UNICOR: The FMC Lexington UNICOR facility houses an electronic cable factory, quality control department, business office, customer service center, and an accounts receivable operation.

Commissary: Inmates may withdraw funds for family support, legitimate debt payment or to purchase personal items from the institution Commissary. Inmates have a monthly spending limitation of $360 which can be spent on food, drinks, clothing, and other items. This set dollar amount of purchases allowed is increased for November and December. Inmates are assigned a specific shopping day when they are allowed to buy items in the commissary.

Recreation Services: Recreation at FMC Lexington includes structured fitness classes, such as circuit training, step aerobics, yoga, jump rope, and spinning. Equipment, exercise books, track, health education classes, and a health resource area are also available. The Recreation Department also offers intramural sports leagues. Outdoor leagues include basketball, soccer, flag football, softball, volleyball, and bocce ball. Indoor leagues include basketball, volleyball, and billiards. Hobby craft programs include a Unit Art Program, ceramics, painting, crochet, leather works, and t-shirt design. Movies on DVD are rented weekly.

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) - Lexington 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 859-255-6812 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) - Lexington - Visiting Hours

  • Monday 2:25pm - 8:30pm
  • Thursday 2:25pm - 8:30pm
  • Friday 2:25pm - 8:30pm
  • Saturday 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Holiday 8:30am - 3:00pm

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