Federal Correctional Institution Florence | FCI Florence

Federal Correctional Institution Florence | FCI FlorencePart of FCC Florence facilities including USP Florence Administrative Maximum, USP Florence High, and FCI Florence with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison
Facilities: FCI Florence with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp.
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Florence
5880 Highway 67 South
Florence, CO 81226
Phone: 719-784-9100
Fax: 719-784-9504
Email: FLF/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/flf/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Florence
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Florence
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Florence
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 6000
Florence, CO 81226
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Florence
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 5000
Florence, CO 81226
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 Florence is located on State Highway 67, 90 miles south of Denver, 45 miles south of Colorado Springs, and 40 miles west of Pueblo.
BOP Region: North Central Region (NCR)
BOP Institution Code: FLF for FCI Florence, FLX for Florence Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care Level: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: District of Colorado
Population (as of Sept. 14, 2020): Main: 888; Camp: 300
Background: FCI Florence was opened in 1993. The satellite camp opened in 1992. Both facilities are part of the Florence Federal Correctional Complex (FCC). Notable inmates include Francisco Duran (serving a 40-year sentence for attempting to assassinate U.S. President Bill Clinton), former Baltimore Police Detective William King (serving a life sentence for stealing cash and narcotics), and Brent Beckley (served one year for unlawful internet gambling, wire fraud, and bank fraud).
Housing: Inmates are housed in two-person cells within the eight housing units. In the camp, inmates are housed in dormitories within the two housing units.
Health Services: Sick call, dental call, physical examinations, medications, eyeglasses, chronic care, preventive health services, emergency services, and diagnosis and treatment of chronic conditions, and mental health care are provided to inmates at FCI Florence. Mandatory HIV testing is performed when there are risk factors and the test is clinically indicated and/or surveillance testing is required. MRSA and TB screening are also conducted annually.
Psychology Services: Psychologists are available by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff Member form, or in an emergency, by alerting a staff member. Psychology Services at FCI Florence perform a variety of functions for the inmate population. Some of these functions include presenting psycho-educational classes on anger and stress management, along with sexual abuse/assault prevention and intervention. Counseling alternatives include anger management, self-image groups, and other voluntary groups. Inmate participation in these activities is encouraged upon staff assessment of inmate needs, but participation in such activities is voluntary. Unit staff is available for informal counseling sessions and can also conduct formal group counseling activities in housing units.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): Both FCI Florence and the satellite camp house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). A Drug Education class, the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), and People In Prison Entering Sobriety programs are also provided.
Education Services: FCI Florence provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Courses are also offered in Social Education-Life Skills, Parenting, Adult Continuing Education (ACE), and Career Counseling/Release Preparation. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Florence offers advanced occupational education programs in Building Trades, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Computer Assisted Drafting, and Restaurant Management/Culinary Arts. Both facilities offer Green Energy.
Vocational Training:  FCI Florence does not offer any vocational training aside from its advanced occupational education programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Florence does not offer any apprenticeships.
Library Services: Leisure and law libraries are available through the Education Department. Inmates can check out fiction and nonfiction books, magazines, and newspapers. In the law library, inmates can use the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library computers, typewriters, and a copy machine.
UNICOR: The FCI Florence UNICOR facility produces office furniture.
Commissary: Spending limits are $360.00 per month. Postage stamps, copy cards, and photo tickets are not included in the spending limit. Inmates are permitted to shop once a week in the commissary on a designated day. Various food, drink, hygiene, clothing, and electronic items are available for purchase.
Recreation: At FCI Florence, inmates have access to both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities where personal fitness, group sports, and hobby craft projects can be undertaken.
Visitation Information: See our page on prisoner visitation rules for more information.
Directions to Prison:
A Google Maps image of FCC Florence federal prison in Colorado
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 Florence, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.