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United States Penitentiary (USP) - Pollock

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: August 13, 2021
1000 Airbase Rd, Pollock, LA 71467
Grant Parish
Mailing Address
PO Box 2099, Pollock, LA 71467

USP-Pollock is for Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) offenders sentenced up to twelve months.

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 high 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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United States Penitentiary (USP) - Pollock'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 USP-Pollock is a federal prison located at 1000 Airbase Rd in Pollock, LA. This federal high 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 318-561-5300.

The United States Penitentiary, Pollock (USP Pollock) is a high-security United States federal prison for male inmates in Louisiana. It is part of the Pollock Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Pollock) and operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the US Department of Justice. The facility also has an adjacent satellite prison camp for minimum-security male offenders.

FCC Pollock is located in central Louisiana, approximately 15 miles north of Alexandria.

Housing: Inmates are housed in one and two-person cells.

Health Services: Shortly after arriving at the institution, all inmates receive a screening examination. Health services include sick call, routine medical and dental call, emergency medical treatment, and medications. Most medical care is provided through appointments, where inmates are placed on the institutional call-out list. Inmates must present their ID card each time they report to Health Services. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: Inmates meet with a psychologist for a routine intake screening within 14 days of arrival. Psychologists are available for individual psychotherapy on an as-needed basis. Crisis intervention is also available. USP Pollock also offers the Challenge Program, a unit-based, residential treatment program stressing the acquisition and implementation of pro-social values and a non-criminal lifestyle. Group therapy and counseling, personal development groups, individual therapy and counseling, correctional counseling, crisis intervention, pre-release counseling, voluntary groups, and other programs deemed appropriate are available to inmates.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): USP Pollock does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). However, the Drug Education Class and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP) are offered.

Education Services: USP Pollock provides literacy, GED, and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Each student who successfully completes the General Educational Development Test or CASAS certification test will receive a $25.00 achievement award and will be recognized during the Education Department’s graduation ceremony. Parenting and Adult Continuing Education (ACE) programs are also available. Inmates interested in ACE may sign up for various courses that are offered on a rotating basis throughout the year. Schedules of planned courses are posted on the TRULINCS system for review. Examples of ACE courses are Conversational Spanish, Prison to Paycheck, National Geographic Classics, and United States and World History. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: USP Pollock offers advanced occupational educational in Building Trades and Culinary Arts. Both facilities also offer Business Management, Custodial Maintenance, and Microcomputer Applications.

Library Services: The leisure and law libraries offer a variety of services. Fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers are available for inmate use. An Interlibrary Loan Program is also available. The law library offers legal material as mandated by law. The Education Department provides the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library which contains many legal research resources, including federal cases law from every district court and circuit court.

Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend a maximum of $360.00 a month, with a limit of $160.00 per week for regular purchases. Commissary access time is based on housing unit assignment. A point-of-sale computerized commissary withdrawal system is used at USP Pollock that simplifies purchasing and gives inmates an improved, up-to-date record of all account activity. Inmates must register their fingerprint with Commissary prior to shopping. All sales are conducted using fingerprint recognition.

Recreation Services: Recreation at USP Pollock offers both indoor and outdoor activities. Various sports leagues, wellness programs such as health and fitness classes, and cardiovascular conditioning are available to inmates. A music program is also available. Inmates can also participate in hobby crafts which include ceramics, leather craft, and art programs.

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

United States Penitentiary (USP) - Pollock 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 318-561-5300 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

United States Penitentiary (USP) - Pollock High - Visiting Hours

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

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