Federal Correctional Institution, Memphis
Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Memphis, built in 1977, is a medium-security institution and detention center. In addition to the FCI, the prison also includes a Camp with minimum security around 30 minutes away. The institution is located in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee. Originally, FCI Memphis was intended to house youthful offenders, but in 1984, this was changed. There are no female inmates at any of the FCI Memphis facilities. There are currently 1,131 inmates at the FCI and Federal Detention Center (FDC), while there are 100 inmates inside the Camp. The maximum capacity of the FCI is 1,012 inmates, while the maximum capacity of the Camp is 296 inmates. The FCI consists of 5 major housing units with multiple occupancy cells and 6 single-occupancy housing units. Additionally, the FCI offers a Special Housing Unit with 24 beds. The satellite Camp comprises 4 dormitories with open bays.
Inmates are encouraged to engage in self-improvement and educational programs. The Education Department offers General Education Development (GED), English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Literacy and Continuing Education, vocational education and training, Advanced Occupational Education, apprenticeship, and parenting programs. Additionally, convicts have access to career counseling in order to develop a re-entry career plan. The Psychology Department operates both residential as well as non-residential drug abuse programs. Medically cleared inmates are given work assignments.
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