Federal Correctional Institution, Butner Low
FCI Butner Low is a men’s minimum-security Federal Correctional Institution located about 30 miles north of Raleigh in Butner, North Carolina. Currently, it houses 716 inmates. It began operations in 1995 as a component of the Butner Federal Correctional Complex, containing 2 medium-security prisons and a federal medical center.
At Butner Low Prison, offenders are housed in cubicles that can accommodate two to three inmates in each of the prison’s four housing units. The unit director is responsible for arranging and organizing inmate events and ensuring inmates’ safety.
Additionally, the unit director and the rest of the staff verify that convicts adhere to the rules and establish appropriate disciplinary action when regulations are violated.
Though it is a minimum-security facility, this penitentiary nonetheless houses some notable offenders, most of whom are serving time for white-collar offenses. Troy Titus, a Ponzi scheme operator, and Samuel Israel, an investor defrauder, are both being imprisoned here.
At FCI Butner Low, the typical wake-up call is at 6:00 a.m. On a rotating schedule, units are summoned to breakfast, and convicts may depart for breakfast at that time if they wish. Inmates are accountable for reporting to their assigned jobs on schedule.
Additionally, inmates must become accustomed to being prepared for daily counts. Counts guarantee that no inmates have fled and that their whereabouts are known. Daily counts at Butner Low Prison require convicts to be in their cells next to their beds. This count occurs on weekdays at 4:00 p.m. and weekends and Federal Holidays at 10:00 a.m.
Additionally, inmates are responsible for keeping their scheduled appointments. The appointment schedule is posted via the call-out system at 4:00 p.m. the day prior. Inmates must check for and attend any appointments. Appointments for emergencies will be scheduled as soon as feasible.
When inmates receive their cell assignment, they should inspect it for any damage. They may be held liable for any damages sustained in the cell. In addition, inmates are responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of their cells, which includes making their beds and mopping the floor.
Cells must be neat and ordered, with no items affixed to the walls, including photographs. Each inmate is provided with a locker in which to store personal belongings. Lockers must be kept clean both inside and out. Items cannot amass to the point that they pose a fire or sanitation danger.
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