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Federal Prison Camp (FPC) - Bryan

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: April 26, 2022
1100 Ursuline Ave, Bryan, TX 77803
Mailing Address
PO Box 21409, Bryan, TX 77805

FPC-Bryan 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 minimum 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 Prison Camp (FPC) - Bryan'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 FPC-Bryan is a federal prison located at 1100 Ursuline Ave in Bryan, TX. This federal minimum 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 979-823-1879.

The Federal Prison Camp, Bryan (FPC Bryan) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for female inmates in Texas. It is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the United States Department of Justice.

FPC Bryan is located 95 miles northwest of Houston and 165 miles south of Dallas.

After the American track star Marion Jones was sentenced to federal prison in 2008, an article was published on BleacherReport.com, a sports website owned by CNN, which named FPC Bryan as one of the prisons Jones might possibly be sent to and detailing life there. The article cited accounts of FPC Bryan provided on Prisontalk.com, a portal used by a large number of women who have been in federal prisons.

There are between 800 and 1,100 women at FPC Bryan at any given time. Of these 1,100 women only about 200 have a GED or high school diploma, and of those 200 only half have an education above high school. The average age is about 32.

Background: FPC Bryan was opened in 1989.

Notable inmates include Sylvia Handy the former Commissioner in Hidalgo County, TX, who was sentenced for hiring illegal aliens as county employees, personal caretakers, and stealing their earnings to pay for personal expenses. Ruby Jane McMillan who convicted for conspiracy as part of a methamphetamine distribution ring. Lea Fastow, the former Enron Assistant Treasurer and wife of former Enron CFO Andrew Fastow, pleaded guilty to tax fraud for failing to report over $200,000 in illegal income from the company.

Housing: Inmates are housed in both open dormitories and rooms which house four to ten inmates each.

Health Services: Health services provided at FPC Bryan include, sick call, emergency health treatment, medications, contact lenses, physical examinations, chronic care, HIV testing, dental services, and initial screening. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Routine care is obtained by submission of a sick call form.

Psychology Services: FPC Bryan provides screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health and drug abuse problems, individual and group counseling, psycho-educational classes, self-help and supportive services, and referral to Health Services for medical treatment of mental illness. Comprehensive assessments of inmate’s strengths and weaknesses are made, along with programming recommendations specific to meet psychological needs. Brief counseling and long-term therapy, as determined by the psychologist, is available. Medication monitoring and evaluation for medication referral are available. Mental health programs are designed to help inmates with severe emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems are available for inmates who are having difficulty functioning in a mainline institution due to a psychological disorder. The STAGES Program for inmates with serious mental illness and personality disorders is also offered.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FPC Bryan houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). It also provides a drug abuse program, Drug Abuse Education Course, and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).

Education Services: FPC Bryan provides literacy, GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL), Adult Continuing Education (ACE) courses, and parenting classes. Incentive awards are provided to inmates making satisfactory progress and successfully completing the literacy programs. 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. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: FPC Bryan offers advanced occupational education in Accounting Technology, Administrative Assistant Specialist, Cosmetologist, HVAC, Horticulture, Medical Transcription, and Coding Specialist, Microsoft-Business Applications, and Small Business Management.

Library Services: FPC Bryan offers both leisure and law libraries. The leisure libraries offer inmates a variety of reading materials, including periodicals, newspapers, fiction, nonfiction, and reference books. An interlibrary loan program with local, state, and college libraries and available bookmobile services is also available. The TRULINCS Electronic Law Libraries provide inmates with access to legal materials and an opportunity to prepare legal documents. A copy machine and electric typewriters are also available for inmate usage.

UNICOR: The FPC Bryan UNICOR faculty handles services.

Commissary: Inmates are allowed to spend $360.00 monthly in the commissary on their assigned shopping days. Inmates may use funds in their account to purchase items at the institution commissary, place funds on their inmate phone account, purchase TRU-Units for their TRULINCS account or send funds in another manner. Often inmates carry their purchases in laundry bags back to their housing unit.

Recreation Services: Leisure activities at FPC Bryan include organized and informal games, sports, physical fitness, table games, hobby crafts, music programs, intramural activities, social and cultural organizations, and movies. Art and hobby craft programs, wellness programs and other recreation programs are also available.

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 Prison Camp (FPC) - Bryan 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 979-823-1879 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 Prison Camp (FPC) - Bryan Minimum - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Holidays 8:00am – 3:00pm

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