Federal Prison Camp - Montgomery
Federal Prison Camp - Montgomery, or FPC Montgomery, is a minimum-security federal prison camp in Montgomery, Alabama, that houses a total population of 781 male offenders.
FPC Montgomery is located on the grounds of Maxwell Air Force Base, and there are three housing units that are set up like dormitories. Each dormitory is divided into cubicles big enough for two inmates per cubicle.
Many notable inmates have served time at FPC Montgomery, including John N. Mitchell, the United States Attorney General under President Richard Nixon, who pleaded guilty to lying to a grand jury in 1974 in connection with the Watergate Scandal. He was also found guilty of obstruction of justice.
Also, Charles Kushner, American real estate developer and father to President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, served 14 months at FPC Montgomery after he pleaded guilty to 18 counts of illegal campaign contributions, tax evasion, and witness tampering. And, infomercial star Kevin Trudeau is currently serving a ten-year sentence after being convicted of contempt of court. He is scheduled to be released in 2022.
Other notables include former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling, Jesse Jackson Jr, IndyCar driver John Paul, Jr., and Charles Colson, special counsel to President Nixon.
Federal Prison Camp - Montgomery
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Visiting Hours and Rules
Visiting hours at FPC Montgomery are on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The maximum number of visitors an inmate may have at one time is four adults. And, all visitors 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Getting on the Approved Visit List
Authorized visitors who can visit an inmate include family, friends, and associates. You can't visit an inmate unless he puts you on the visiting list.
Everyone must fill out a visitor form, and they must have a relationship with the inmate prior to incarceration. If a potential visitor does not have a prior relationship with the inmate, their request will be reviewed by the warden.
Once the inmate requests to add someone to their visit list, a correctional counselor will provide them with a visiting form, and the inmate is responsible for mailing these out and letting the potential visitor know that they need to fill out the form and return it to the institution staff.
The unit team will do a background check and determine if a visitor application is approved. They make their decision based on constructive and security factors. The process takes about a week, and the unit staff will notify the inmate when the requested visitor is approved or refused.
It is the inmate’s responsibility to notify the visitor of the decision, and the process is the same for both adult and minor visitors.
Basic Visit Procedures and Rules
If you are 16 years of age or older, you must bring a valid photo ID with you to the visit, like a state or federal ID card, driver's license, or current passport. Birth certificates are not valid forms of ID.
All visitors are subject to a visual and pat search by an officer. You will also be scanned by a metal detector.
Any item you bring into the facility will be opened and searched by a staff member, and anyone who refuses a search of themselves or their property will not be allowed to visit with the inmate.
Visitors may bring the following items into the institution:
- One small change purse, made of clear plastic
- Vehicle keys
- Feminine hygiene articles
- One small diaper bag, made of clear plastic
- Disposable diapers (one day's use)
- One change of clothing for infants (limited to undershirt, shirt and pants)
- Food items for infants (one day’s use)
- Milk or formula, (factory sealed)
- Prepared baby food, (factory sealed)
- Washcloth or small pack of disposable wipes
- One small baby blanket
- One small collapsible stroller (umbrella type only).
- In the case of twins, two collapsible strollers or one stroller with two seats(umbrella type only) is allowed
Visitors are not allowed to bring items into the institution to give to an inmate. Lockers are not available for the storage of personal items not allowed in the institution, so these items must be returned to the visitor's personal vehicle.
Cell phones, pagers, cameras, or electronic devices of any type are not authorized inside the institution.
All visitors are required to be dressed appropriately and are not permitted to enter the Visiting Room in revealing or provocative clothing. Undergarments shall be worn at all times.
Sleeveless clothing, halter tops, see-through clothing, tank tops, spandex or strapless dresses, or any other apparel of a potentially revealing nature is not permitted.
Clothing which displays any form of derogatory or offensive logo, any profane language, or other types of caricatures or designs which may be deemed offensive by others shall not be permitted in the Visiting Room.
Culottes, shorts, skorts, skirts or skirts with splits cannot be any shorter than two inches above the knee.
Visitors are not permitted to remove their footwear while in the Visiting Room. The dress code applies to children as well as adults.
Inmate Mailing Address(es)
INMATE NAME & REGISTER NUMBER
FEDERAL PRISON CAMP
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE
MONTGOMERY, AL 36112
There is no limit on the amount of mail that inmates receive, but all correspondence must have the inmate’s complete name, registration number, facility name, and address.
You can only send cards or letters to these addresses. Paperback books, newspapers, and magazines must come directly from the publisher via a subscription or mail order.
Inmates cannot receive packages through the mail, with the exception of a package of release day clothing. You can't send the release day package until 30 days prior to the scheduled release date.
How to Call an Inmate
Federal inmates are not allowed to have cellphones and they can't receive inbound calls. They can make outbound calls during approved hours, and they must pay for them with the money that is on their personal account or call collect.
Inmates will use TRULINCS to call to both landline and cell phones. This is also how inmates are able to send and receive emails. Your number must be added to the contact list for approval.
All phone calls are limited to 15 minutes, and will be monitored and recorded.
How to Send Money
Sending money is one of most important things you can do for an inmate. The prison will issue each prisoner the minimum amount of clothing and hygiene items, and provide them with three meals a day. But, it is extremely difficult for prisoners to have any level of comfort when living with just the items that are prison-issued.
Inmates can receive outside funds while incarcerated at a BOP-managed facility, which are deposited into their commissary accounts.
For federal prisoners, you can send money through the United States Postal Service by MONEY ORDER to the following address:
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Eight-Digit Register Number
Post Office Box 474701
Des Moines, Iowa 50947-0001
Send the funds to the address above. Replace the second line with the inmate's valid, full committed name. Replace the third line with the inmate's eight digit register number.
Never send money directly to the prison. If you are using the postal service, you must always send your money order to the bureau of prisons using the above address.
You can send an inmate funds electronically using MoneyGram's Express Payment Program.To send funds using this method, please read and follow these steps carefully:
- Wait until an inmate has physically arrived at FPC Montgomery.
- Gather the information you'll need. Which includes the inmate’s name and number.
- Visit moneygram.com to complete your payment.
Information needed to complete MoneyGram payment:
- Account Number: Inmate's eight-digit register number with no spaces or dashes, followed immediately by the inmate's last name (example: 12345678DOE).
- Company Name: Federal Bureau of Prisons
- City & State: Washington, DC
- Receive Code is always: 7932
- Beneficiary: Inmate's full committed name
You will need to know the inmate’s full name and number, and you can pay with a debit or credit card at westernunion.com. Remember, any time you send money to an inmate you must always include their name and registration number on everything.
There are a few things that inmates can spend their money on. This includes phone calls, emails, and commissary. The commissary is the prison store, where inmates can buy things like beverages, meals and snacks, OTC medications, stationary, personal hygiene items, clothing, or other miscellaneous products.
Please be aware that prisoners have their own economy inside the prison walls just like we do in the real world. Inmates that have a lot of money can do a lot of things both legal and illegal. Prisoners can potentially use the money in their account to buy things for other inmates in exchange for drugs and paraphernalia. This activity is illegal and can get an inmate in a lot of trouble.
Is important to keep track of how much money you are sending your incarcerated loved one, and watch out for any suspicious behavior.
Programs For Inmates
- Anger Management
- HIV/AIDS awareness
- Stress Management
- Criminal Thinking
- Drug Abuse Education Course
- Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP)
- Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- High School Diploma (via paid correspondence)
- Post-Secondary Programs (via paid correspondence)
- Advanced occupational education in Building and Grounds Cleaning, Horticulture, Mechanics, Computer Applications, A+ Certification, WordPerfect, and Culinary Arts
- Vocational training Commercial Driver’s License
- Apprenticeship programs in Electric Technician, Greens Keeper, Small Engine Repair, Plumber, Horticulture, Housekeeping, HVAC, and Landscaping
- UNICOR facility that handles laundry services
- Wellness classes
- Inmates Providing Animal Care and Training (IMPACT)
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Careers at Federal Prison Camp - Montgomery
If you are interested in pursuing a career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, you can find available positions at FPC Montgomery by visiting USAJobs.gov. The salaries at the facility begin around $40,000 and can go up into the six-figure range, depending on the position.
Reviews from employees at FPC Montgomery report that it was a great work environment and they learned a lot. Advancement opportunities are available if you are willing to relocate. The work/life balance is good, and the salary and benefits are considered above average.