Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Low | FCI Forrest City Low

Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Low | FCI Forrest City LowPart of FCC Forrest City facilities including FCI Forrest City Medium, as well as FCI Forrest City Low (with an adjacent minimum security satellite prison camp).
Facility Address & Contact Information
Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Low
1400 Dale Bumpers Road
Forrest City, AR 72335
Phone: 870-630-6000
Fax: 870-494-4496
Email: FOR/[email protected]
BOP Website: https://www.bop.gov/locations/institutions/for/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Correctional_Institution,_Forrest_City
Inmate Correspondence Address
For FCI Forrest City Low
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Forrest City Low
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 9000
Forrest City, AR 72336
For Satellite Prison Camp
Inmate Name and Registration Number
FCI Forrest City Low
Satellite Prison Camp
P.O. Box 8000
Forrest City, AR 72336
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 Forrest City Low is located in eastern Arkansas, between Little Rock (85 miles east) and Memphis (45 miles west), near I-40.
BOP Region: South Central Region (SCR)
BOP Institution Code: FOR for FCI Forrest City Low, FOX for Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex
Medical Care: Level 2. See our page on Medical Care Levels and Procedures for more information.
Judicial District: Eastern District of Arkansas
Population (as of Sept. 23, 2020): Main: 1,617; Camp: 156
Background: FCI Forrest City Low and the satellite camp were opened in 1997. They are part of the Forrest City Federal Correctional Complex (FCC).
Housing: Inmates are housed in dormitories which are divided into cubicles.
Health Services: Sick call, medical and dental emergency care, medications, periodic examinations, optometry, and eyeglasses are available at FCI Forrest City Low. All inmates receive a physical examination within their first 14 days of arriving at the facility. Emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day. Routine care is available through the submission of a sick call form.
Psychology Services: Psychology staff at FCI Forrest City Low offer comprehensive individual and group therapy programs. These programs address the full range of clinical disorders, provide self-help options, assess and treat behavioral and emotional problems, and facilitate overall adjustment. Crisis intervention is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Typical groups include anger management, criminal thinking, and others.
Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP): FCI Forrest City Low houses a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The camp does not house a Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP). The facilities also provide various drug abuse programs, a Drug Abuse Education Course, and Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NR-DAP), and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA).
Education Services: FCI Forrest City Low provides GED and English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) programs. Instructors use the Adult Basic Learning Exam (ABLE), Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), and Spanish Assessment of Basic Education (SABE) tests to determine each inmate’s academic abilities. Adult Continuing Education (ACE) and parenting classes are also available to the inmate population. High school diplomas and post-secondary programs are available through paid correspondence programs.
Advanced Occupational Education: FCI Forrest City Low offers advanced occupational education in Building Trades, Diesel Technology, and Drafting Technology. Both the main facility and the camp offer Drafting Technology and Office Technology.
Vocational Training: FCI Forrest City Low does not offer vocational training aside from its advanced occupational education programs.
Apprenticeship: FCI Forrest City Low does not offer any apprenticeships.
Library Services: The law library contains a variety of legal reference materials for use in preparing legal papers. Reference materials include the United States Code Annotated, Federal Reporter, Supreme Court Reporter, federal case law, Bureau of Prisons program statements, institution supplements, and other legal materials. All of these are available on the TRULINCS Electronic Law Library computers. The law library is located in the Education Department. A leisure library is also available to inmates, where they can check out newspapers, magazines, and fiction and nonfiction books.
UNICOR: The FCI Forrest City Low UNICOR facility produces office furniture. The camp does not house a UNICOR facility.
Commissary: FCI Forrest City Low inmates are allowed to shop once per week on their designated shopping day. Inmates are allowed to spend up to $360.00 per month on items such as food, drinks, clothing, electronics, and more.
Recreation Services: FCI Forrest City Low offers a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. The leisure center offers music rooms, TV (sports or news only), patio area, billiard table, flag football, ping-pong, table games and multi-purpose rooms, a hobby craft area, a fitness area, and a gym. The recreation yard offers a variety of outdoor activities, programs, and classes such as abs classes, step aerobics, exercise classes, spinning, and circuit training on the fitness equipment. Intramural sports are also open to the general population.
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 Forrest City Low, please buy a copy of the Directory of Federal Prisons: The Unofficial Guide to Bureau of Prisons Institutions by Christopher Zoukis.