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USP - Lompoc Satellite Prison Camp

Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)

Last Updated: May 18, 2022
3705 W Farm Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436
Santa Barbara

USP-Lompoc-Camp 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 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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The USP-Lompoc-Camp is a federal prison located at 3705 W Farm Rd in Lompoc, CA. 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 805-735-2771.

The United States Penitentiary Satellite Camp, Lompoc (USP Lompoc Camp) is a minimum-security United States federal prison for male inmates in California. It is part of the Lompoc Federal Correctional Complex (FCC Lompoc) and is operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a division of the US Department of Justice. It was formerly a military disciplinary barracks on Camp Cooke. USP Lompoc Camp is located within the city of Lompoc, 175 miles northwest of Los Angeles, adjacent to Vandenberg Air Force Base where the lowest risk inmates work during the day.

USP Lompoc Camp requires all inmates to participate in work assignments or educational programs. Work assignments include food service (cooks, bakers, butchers), mechanical service (electricians, plumbers, carpenters), education/recreation service (librarians, clerks, tutors), laundry, and unit orderlies. The penitentiary also operates a farm where the inmates can also be assigned work. Educational programs available to the prisoners include General Education Development Program (the GED Program), the Spanish GED, English as a Second Language, Adult Continuing Education, Post-Secondary Education, Parenting, Vocational Training, apprenticeships, and release preparation. Recreational activities are also organized for the inmates. Recreational activities include softball, basketball, crafts, and other leisure activities.

Lompoc United States Penitentiary has had many notable inmates. Ivan Boesky the infamous Wall Street speculator made $80 million using an insider trading scheme, Reed Slatkin the co-founder of Earthlink plead guilty to stealing $593 million from investors in a Ponzi scheme that was later featured on CNBC's tv program American Greed, H.R. Haldeman was the White House Chief of Staff for President Richard Nixon was convicted in 1975 of conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to Watergate. Herbert W. Kalmbach was the personal attorney for President Nixon also did time here. Chuck Muncie, who was a former NFL player served 18 months at Lompoc after pleading guilty to selling cocaine to an undercover FBI agent.

Housing: Inmates at the camp are housed in open dormitories.

Health Services: USP Lompoc Camp offers sick call, chronic care, medications, routine dental care, medical and dental emergency care for injuries and sudden illness, eyeglasses, age-appropriate preventive care to promote optimal health and functional status, restorative care to promote achievable functional status, long-term care, and end-of-life care. Inmates must submit a triage form to be evaluated for non-emergency health care needs. Emergency medical services are available 24 hours a day.

Psychology Services: USP Lompoc Camp inmates have access to intake screening, assessment, and treatment of mental health and drug abuse problems, individual and group counseling, psycho-educational classes, self-help, supportive services, and referral to Health Services for medical treatment of mental illness. Regular treatment groups include anger management, HIV/AIDS Awareness, and criminal thinking.

Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): USP Lompoc Camp does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP), FCI Lompoc Camp does. The facility does provide a Drug Abuse Education Course, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).

Education Services: USP Lompoc Camp 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. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.

Advanced Occupational Education: USP Lompoc Camp offers advanced occupational education in the following occupations: Welding, Barber, and Construction.

Vocational Training: USP Lompoc Camp offers vocational training in hydroponics and construction.

Library Services: USP Lompoc Camp houses both leisure and law libraries. The leisure library offers magazines, 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. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. Electric typewriters are also available for inmate use.

UNICOR: The USP Lompoc Camp UNICOR facility produces electronics and plastics and handles services.

Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month. Inmates may only shop once a week on their designated shopping day. Copy cards, postage stamps, and over-the-counter medications do not count against the spending limitation.

Recreation Services: Recreation, leisure, wellness, and social programs are available to USP Lompoc Camp inmates. 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 painting and sketching rendered in any of the usual media (e.g., oils, pastels, crayons, pencils, inks, and charcoal). Hobbycraft activities include ceramics, leatherwork, models, clay, mosaics, crochet, knitting, sculptures, and woodworking. Wellness programs include screening, assessments, goal setting, fitness/nutrition prescriptions, and counseling.

Important links

USP - Lompoc Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Admission & Orientation Handbook
USP - Lompoc Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Commissary List
USP - Lompoc Satellite Prison Camp - Minimum - Inmate Legal Activities

Inmate Locator

USP - Lompoc Satellite Prison Camp 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 805-735-2771 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

USP - Lompoc Satellite Prison Camp - Visiting Hours

  • Saturday 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday 8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Holidays 8:30am - 3:00pm

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