FCI Butner Medium 1 | Federal Correctional Institution Butner Medium 1

Federal Correctional Institution Butner Medium 1 | FCI Butner Medium 1
FCC Butner Facilities include FMC Butner, FCI Butner Medium 1 with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp, FCI Butner Medium 2, and FCI Butner Low.

Facilities: FCI Butner Medium 1 with an adjacent minimum-security prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Butner Medium 1
Old North Carolina Highway 75
Butner, NC 27509
Phone: 919-575-4541
Fax: 919-575-5023
Email: BUF/[email protected]
BOP Website: http://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/but
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Complex%2C_Butner
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Butner
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Butner Medium 1
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1000
Butner, NC 27509
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Butner Medium 1
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 1000
Butner, NC 27509
NOTE: Funds cannot be sent directly to federal inmates. See our page on sending money to federal prisoners for more information.
Sex: Male
Security Level: Main: Medium; Camp: Minimum
Location: FCI Butner Medium 1 is located in North Carolina near the Research Triangle area of Durham, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill. It is 5 miles off I-85 on Old Highway 75.
BOP Region: Mid-Atlantic Region (MXR)
BOP Institution Code: BUT for Butner Medium 1, BUX for Butner Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care Level: Level 3/4. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Eastern District of North Carolina
Population (as of Sept. 14, 2020): Main: 594; Camp: 169
Background: FCI Butner Medium 1 was opened in 1976 and houses an in-patient psychiatric hospital. The Satellite Camp is adjacent to FCI Butner Medium 1. Both buildings are part of the Butner Federal Correctional Complex. Notable inmates include Bernie Madoff (serving a 150-year sentence for fraud, money laundering, perjury, and theft) and former Colombo family crime boss Carmine Persico (serving a 139-year sentence for murder, loansharking, bribery, and extortion).
Housing: FCI Butner Medium 1 inmates are housed in eight units with two-person dorm rooms. The camp houses inmates in two-person rooms.
Health Services: Inmates receive a medical screening upon arrival at FCI Butner Medium 1. Inmates are then scheduled for routine physical examinations, laboratory studies, physical and dental examinations, and assessment of any health needs. Sick call, dental call, emergency care, medications, chronic care, physical examinations, periodic health screenings for HIV, TB, colon cancer (for inmates over 50 years of age), diabetes and cholesterol screening (for inmates over 45), and vaccinations as recommended are available. Other preventive health services may be available based on the inmate’s age and needs.
Psychology Services: Each housing unit at FCI Butner Medium 1 has a psychologist assigned to provide counseling and other mental health services to inmates. These services include individual counseling and group therapy. Groups include stress management, anger management, and others.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Butner Medium 1 houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP).  The Drug Education Class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) are also offered.
Education Services: FCI Butner Medium 1 offers GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) courses to inmates. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Butner Medium 1 offers advanced occupational education in Carpentry, Electrical, Horticulture 1, 2 & 3, and Logistics. The camp offers Horticulture 1 & 2.
Vocational Training: FCI Butner Medium 1 does not offer any vocational training programs aside from its advanced occupational training and apprenticeship programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Butner Medium 1 offers an apprenticeship in Logistics Coordinator.
Library Services: FCI Butner Medium 1 offers a legal and leisure library to inmates. The leisure library has numerous books and other reading materials available, including magazines, newspapers, career planning, multicultural studies, parenting, fiction and nonfiction selections. At FCI Butner Medium 1 and the camp, the law library is located in the Education Department, which contains a variety of legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers.
UNICOR: FCI Butner Medium 1 does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: The commissary is available to prisoners to shop only once per week. The monthly spending limit for inmates is $360. Inmates are assigned a specific shopping day when they may shop.
Recreation: Recreation programs at FCI Butner Medium 1 include indoor and outdoor activities, and range from individualized arts and crafts programs to intramural team sports such as baseball, basketball, and volleyball. Physical fitness, weight reduction, hobbycraft, and musical programs are also available to inmates at both facilities.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
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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 Butner Medium 1, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.