Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop | FCI Bastrop

Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop | FCI BastropFacilities: FCI Bastrop with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address and Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Bastrop
1341 Highway 95 North
Bastrop, TX 78602
Phone: 512-321-3903
Fax: 512-304-0117
Email: BAS/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/bas/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Bastrop
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Bastrop
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Bastrop
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1010
Bastrop, TX 78602-1010
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Bastrop
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 1010
Bastrop, TX 78602
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male
Security Level: Main: Low; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI Bastrop is located 30 miles southeast of Austin, 8 miles south of Elgin, 8 miles north of Bastrop, off Highway 95.
BOP Region: South Central Region (SCR)
BOP Institution Code: BAS for FCI Bastrop
Medical Level: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Western District of Texas
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 1,096; Camp: 111
Background: FCI Bastrop was opened in 1979. Notable inmates include Leandro Luna and Adan Chavez, (both with narcotics convictions), escaped the prison in 2009 in a stolen Federal Bureau of Prisons vehicle en route to Mexico. They were tracked by the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force, consisting of local authorities, Texas Rangers, and U.S. Marshals. The public wasn’t notified for two days of their escape, and the prison did not share any further details. Both men were apprehended by Mexican authorities six days after the escape.
Housing: Inmates at FCI Bastrop are housed in two-man cells within one of five dormitories. Inmates at the camp are housed in dormitories.
Health Services: Health services include sick call, dental call, physical examinations, emergency medical and dental care, diagnosis and treatment of chronic infectious diseases, and prescription medications (over-the-counter medications are available in the commissary). Inmates must submit a sick call form to be evaluated for non-emergency medical needs, for a $2.00 fee charged to the Inmate Commissary Account, per health care visit. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at no fee.
Psychology Services: Inmates at FCI Bastrop have access to a psychologist who provides counseling and other mental health services. Each psychologist has an office inside the institution, and at the camp, where they can be easily reached by inmates to help develop ongoing counseling programs or for personal crisis intervention. Individual and group therapy are available along with a variety of substance abuse programs. Specialty groups for addictions, self-image groups, and other voluntary groups are also available. A contract psychiatrist is also available by referral from the psychologist.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Bastrop and the camp both house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facilities also provide drug abuse programs, a Drug Abuse Education Course, Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Education Services: FCI Bastrop provides literacy, GED, English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs, Adult Continuing Education (ACE), and special learning needs courses. A parenting program is also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Bastrop offers advanced occupational training in Building Trades, Culinary Arts, Horticulture, and Oil and Gas Field Technician. The camp does not offer any advanced occupational education.
Vocational Training: FCI Bastrop and the camp do not offer any vocational training programs aside from the advanced occupational education and apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Bastrop offers apprenticeships in Baking, Carpentry, Cooking, Dental Assistant, Electrician, Electrician Maintenance, Heating and A/C Installer and Servicer, Maintenance Repairer, Painting, Plumbing, and Quality Control Technicians. The camp offers apprenticeships in Heating and A/C Installer Servicer, Stationary Engineer, and Welding.
Library Services: The leisure library and the law library are located in the Education Department. Inmate clerks are available to assist in research and preparation. All required legal materials are available for viewing in the law library. A copying machine is available to reproduce materials needed for research. The leisure library contains books, magazines, and newspapers for use during leisure time. The TRULINCS Electronic Law Library is also available to the inmate population in the Education Department.
UNICOR: The FCI Bastrop UNICOR factory retrofits vehicles for other government agencies. The satellite camp does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: Inmates may use funds in their account to purchase items at the institution commissary, place funds on their inmate phone account, purchase TRU-Units for their TRULINCS account, or otherwise send funds. Inmates are permitted to spend up to $180.00 biweekly for commissary purchases and Special Purchase Orders (SPOs). The remaining money at the end of the period cannot be carried over into the next period. Withdrawals for education and leisure time items are approved by the Supervisor of Education up to $320.00.
Recreation Services: The FCI Bastrop Recreation Department consists of both indoor and outdoor activities. Facilities include a gym, hobby craft shop, weight area, and recreation yard. The satellite camp offers a fitness area and hobby craft shop.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
A Google Maps image of FCI Bastrop federal prison in Texas
For a comprehensive look at life in federal prison, pick up a copy of Christopher Zoukis’ Federal Prison Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Surviving the Federal Bureau of Prisons. For more detailed information about FCI Bastrop, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.