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Federal Medical Center (FMC) - Rochester

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: May 23, 2021
2110 E Center St, Rochester, MN 55904
Mailing Address
PO Box 4000, Rochester, MN 55903

FMC-Rochester 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.

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 Medical Center (FMC) - Rochester'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-Rochester is a federal prison located at 2110 E Center St in Rochester, MN. 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 507-287-0674.

The Federal Medical Center, Rochester (FMC Rochester) is a United States federal prison in Minnesota for male inmates requiring specialized or long-term medical or mental health care. It is designated as an administrative facility, which means 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.

FMC Rochester is located in southeastern Minnesota, 2 miles east of downtown Rochester.

FMC Rochester is one of six medical referral centers within the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Health Services staff at FMC include physicians, a dentist, dental assistants, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, a radiological technician, physical therapists, laboratory technologists and a respiratory therapist. Mental Health Services through the Psychiatry and Psychology Departments are available to all inmates. These include educational groups, therapy groups, individual therapy, intensive diagnosis/assessment, and inpatient treatment. In addition, outpatient substance abuse treatment services are available.

Notable inmates include Jared Lee Loughner, the shooter in the 2011 attempted assassination of US Representative Gabrielle Giffords where six people were murdered. He is serving a life sentence. Keith E. Anderson the owner of a tax preparation company; extradited from Costa Rica in 2002; convicted in 2004 of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering for assisting over 2,000 clients in five countries to evade taxes on millions of dollars of income. Luke Helder who planted homemade pipe bombs in mailboxes in five Midwestern states in 2002; ruled incompetent to stand trial in 2004. Dennis Hastert the former House Speaker was convicted of breaking financial rules in hush money aimed at covering up sexual abuse of teenagers. Jim Bakker the founder of Praise the Lord (PTL) Ministries; convicted of fraud in 1989 for stealing millions of dollars in donations from his members and served five years. Lyndon LaRouche a three-time Presidential candidate; convicted in 1988 of scheming to defraud the IRS and deliberately defaulting on more than $30 million in loans from his supporters.

Housing: Inmates are housed in various settings ranging from individual cells to open dormitories.

Health Services: Health Services staff at FMC Rochester includes physicians, a dentist, dental assistants, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, a radiological technician, physical therapists, laboratory technologists, and a respiratory therapist. Physical examinations, immunizations, sick call, dental care, emergency services, medications, health and wellness programs, preventive health care, and reading glasses are provided to inmates.

Psychology Services: Mental Health Services through the Psychiatry and Psychology Departments are available to all inmates at FMC Rochester. These include screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health problems, individual and group counseling, psychoeducational classes, self-help and supportive services, and referral to Health Services (Psychiatry) for medical treatment of a mental illness.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FMC Rochester does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). It does offer drug abuse programs, a Drug Abuse Education class, and a Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).

Education Services: FMC Rochester provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Incentive awards are provided to recognize inmates making satisfactory progress and successfully completing the literacy (i.e., GED and ESL) program. Inmates may also receive incentives for progressing to various levels in the GED or ESL programs. Graduation ceremonies recognize GED, ESL, and Occupational Education completions. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) and a parenting program are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Vocational Training: FMC Rochester offers vocational training in Landscape Management through Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC).

Apprenticeship: FMC Rochester offers apprenticeships in Biomedical Equipment Repair, Electrical, HVAC, Painting, and Plumbing.

Library Services: Leisure libraries offer inmates a variety of reading materials, including periodicals, 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. Inmates also have access to electric typewriters and a copy machine.

Commissary: Inmates are allowed to shop in the commissary one day per week. Items such as clothing, shoes, food, sodas, drink mixes, radios, MP3 players, and more can be purchased. A $360.00 monthly spending limit is imposed.

Recreation Services: Physical fitness and leisure programs at FMC Rochester are provided to promote positive lifestyle changes. Leisure activities include organized and informal games, sports, physical fitness, table games, hobby crafts, music programs, intramural activities, social and cultural organizations, and movies. Art activities include paintings and sketches rendered in any of the usual media (e.g., oils, pastels, crayons, pencils, inks, and charcoal). Hobby craft activities include ceramics and leatherwork. Wellness programs include screening, assessments, goal setting, fitness/nutrition prescriptions, and counseling.

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) - Rochester 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 507-287-0674 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) - Rochester - Visiting Hours

  • Monday 8:15am – 2:15pm
  • Friday 8:15am – 2:15pm
  • Saturday 8:15am – 2:15pm
  • Sunday 8:15am – 2:15pm
  • Holidays 8:15am – 2:15pm

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