Federal Correctional Institution Elkton | FCI Elkton

Federal Correctional Institution Elkton | FCI ElktonFacilities: FCI Elkton and an adjacent low-security satellite prison.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Elkton
8730 Scroggs Road
Lisbon, OH 44415
Phone: 330-420-6200
Fax: 330-420-6436
Email: ELK/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/elk/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Elkton
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Elkton
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Elkton
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon, OH 44432
For Satellite Low
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Elkton
Satellite Low
P.O. Box 10
Lisbon, OH 44432
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: Low; Satellite Low: Low
Location: FCI Elkton is located in northeastern Ohio, less than one hour from Pittsburgh, Youngstown, and Canton.
BOP Region: Northeast Region (NER)
BOP Institution Code: ELK for FCI Elkton
Medical Care Level: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Northern District of Ohio
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 1,718; Satellite Low: 341
Background: FCI Elkton was opened in 1997. It is a Sex Offender Management Program (SOMP) facility. Notable inmates include former boss of the Gambino crime family Peter Gotti (serving a 25-year sentence for extortion and conspiracy to commit murder) and Joseph Vas (released in February 2017 after serving 6 years for corruption and other charges).
Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person pods, with a total of six housing units. The satellite low has dormitory-style housing with rows of bunk beds like an army barracks.
Health Services: On-site medical care is available 16 hours a day. Emergency care is available 24 hours a day. Services include intake evaluation, routine health care and dental care, and emergency care. Inmates must submit a triage form to Health Services in order to be scheduled for routine care.
Psychology Services: All inmates are reviewed by Psychology after their arrival at FCI Elkton which may include a face-to-face interview. Various mental health classes and group counseling programs are also available. Depending upon needs and interests, individual counseling for mental health concerns is available. Psychiatric medication is also available. Self-Image groups and other voluntary groups are available for interested inmates. Groups include Cage Your Rage, Re-Entering on Firm Footing, Mentoring, Successful Living, Responsibility for Your Relationships, Attitude – the Choice is Yours, Positive Mental Attitude, Who Moved My Cheese, Memory Power, Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, Self-Discovery, Beat the Street, and Victim Awareness/Impact Panel. A Non-Residential Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP-NR) is also available.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Elkton houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The satellite low does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). Both facilities offer a Drug Abuse Program and the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP).
Education Services: FCI Elkton and the satellite low provide GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. A parenting program and Adult Continuing Education classes (ACE) are also available. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Elkton offers advanced occupational education in Hospitality Management and Building Trades. The satellite low does not offer any advanced occupational education programs.
Vocational Training: FCI Elkton offers vocational training in Culinary Food Preparation and Serving Arts 1 & 2. The satellite low does not offer any vocational training programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Elkton offers apprenticeships in Computer Operator, Cook, Electrician, and HVAC. The satellite low does not offer any apprenticeship programs.
Library Services: The law library is located in the Education Department and contains a variety of legal reference materials via the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library for use in preparing legal papers. Reference materials include the United States Code Annotated, Federal Reporter, Supreme Court Reporter, Bureau of Prisons program statements, institution supplements, indexes, and other legal materials. An inmate law library clerk is available to assist with basic legal research. Legal materials are also available to inmates in detention or segregation status, ordinarily through a delivery system or satellite collection.
UNICOR: The FCI Elkton UNICOR facility is a data services factory that provides proofreading and editing services.
Commissary: Inmates are permitted to spend up to $360.00 per month. Stamps, telephone credits, over-the-counter medications, items approved by the Chaplain for religious purposes, and items approved by the Supervisor of Education for educational purposes are the only items which are exempted from the spending limitation. Inmates are allowed to purchase a wide variety of items from the commissary, including food, snacks, candy, soda, drink mixes, electronics, clothing, and shoes.
Recreation Services: The Recreation Department at FCI Elkton consists of both indoor and outdoor areas. Recreation wellness, leisure time, and health education programs are offered. Inmates can also participate in intramural sports leagues and hobby craft programs. Group and individual activities are also available.
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 Elkton, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.